Cat's At Home, who was Canada's leading freshman sire last year, died suddenly March 24 at Windfields Farm near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. The 10-year-old son of Tabasco Cat was owned by Windfields and his breeder/owner, Edward P. Evans.
"He was a strikingly handsome individual, and a true favorite among those who cared for him as well as farm visitors," said director of farm operations Simon Cassidy. "His first crop came out running, and we were hearing great reports from trainers about their Cat's At Home horses getting ready to run when Woodbine opens (March 31)."
Cat's At Home was represented in 2006 by stakes winner Spread the News and stakes-placed River Barrow.
As a racehorse, Cat's At Home won five stakes, including the Philip H. Iselin (gr. II), Excelsior Breeders' Cup (gr. III), and Westchester (gr. III) Handicaps. All three of his stakes-placings came in graded events. He retired with nine wins from 31 races and earnings of $708,575 for trainer Mark Hennig.
Produced from the Buckaroo mare Homewrecker, Cat's At Home was a half-brother to graded stakes winners Giant Wrecker, Honor the Hero, and Prenup.