2nd at 6ARLINGTON H.
(gr. IIIT , 10f , to Stream Cat, defeating Corrupt, Tiger Woodman ).
In his first start in almost nine months, Stream Cat won the July 12 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT) by 33Ú4 lengths at Arlington Park. In doing so, he defeated race favorite Cosmonaut, who was trying for his third consecutive victory in the local prep race for the Arlington Million (gr. IT).
With the victory, Stream Cat found the winnerÕs circle for the first time since taking an allowance race at Keeneland in April 2007. The 5-year-old Black Minnaloushe gelding is a multiple graded stakes winner, and last year was the only year he did not win an added-money contest since he started racing in 2005.
ÒClass horses get ready easy and make you look good,Ó said trainer Rusty Arnold. ÒIt was easy because heÕs a good horse. IÕve only had him a month and a half.Ó
Owned by Fabien OuakiÕs Fab Oak Stable, former Duke University All-American Bobby Hurley, and John Goldthorp, Stream Cat was in the care of trainer Patrick Biancone for the majority of his career before receiving a break from the races and being transferred to Arnold.
Goldthorp bought Stream Cat as a yearling for $120,000 at the 2004 Keeneland September sale from Three Chimneys Sales, agent. The gelding was bred by Matthews Breeding and Racing, and he was foaled at Robert N. ClayÕs Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
Stream Cat was bred out of the unraced Irish River mare Water Course, who Matthews Breeding and Racing bought in foal to Miswaki for $97,000 at the 1998 Keeneland November mixed sale from Three Chimneys Farm, agent. Water Course was sold again at the 2003 edition of that sale, when Stoneriggs Farm bought her for $3,500.
Water Course, who also produced stakes winner Deep Water, died in 2005 after foaling a Hold that Tiger filly named Quite Familiar. She was 19.
Black Minnaloushe is the sire of 10 stakes winners including additional 2008 added-money winners Black Mamba (gr. IIT), Dancing in Silks, Malt or Mash (in England), Changing Eyes (in Australia), and Jazzella (in Australia). The 10-year-old son of Storm Cat stands at Main Chance Farms in South Africa for a fee of 102,600 rands (about $13,500).ÑA.H.D.
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