Hold That Tiger, a half-brother to Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Editor's Note, won Sunday's Anheuser Busch Railway Stakes (Ire-III) at The Curragh. The 2-year-old son of Storm Cat defeated three rivals in a hard rain to capture his first added-money event.
Hold That Tiger raced in second in the early going of the six-furlong Railway. Under Mick Kinane, he gained the lead with a furlong to run. Bertram Forestone's Pakhoes challenged Hold That Tiger in the final furlong, but he could not pass the leader and finished a neck behind him at the wire. Luminata finished third, 11 lengths behind Pakhoes. The early leader, Newfoundland, finished last. The winner covered the distance in 1:17 over a good to yielding course.
Aidan O'Brien trains Hold That Tiger for Michael Tabor and also conditions Newfoundland, who is owned by Sue Magnier. Hold That Tiger broke his maiden in his only other start, a maiden event at Leopardstown on June 12.
Ten Broeck Farm bred Hold That Tiger in Kentucky. His dam, Beware of the Cat (by Caveat), produced 1996 Belmont Stakes winner Editor's Note (by Forty Niner), plus stakes winners Catnip (by Flying Paster) and Catfriend (by Capote).
Demi O'Byrne purchased Hold That Tiger for $1,100,000 at the 2000 Keeneland November mixed sale. Lane's End Farm, agent, consigned the colt on behalf of Ten Broeck.