Cowtown Cat Moves to Ohio's Mapleton for 2015

Multiple graded stakes-winning son of Distorted Humor previously stood in Florida.

Sire Cowtown Cat , a son of Distorted Humor  who previously stood in Florida, is moving to Mapleton Thoroughbred Farm near Polk, Ohio, in 2015.

A two-time graded stakes winner of $562,228, 10-year-old Cowtown Cat was acquired by Dr. George Sikora and Dr. John Bryk's Mapleton operation along with Ochterski Thoroughbred Holdings. The deal was brokered by Steve Castagnola's Kempton Bloodstock. 

Out of the Storm Cat mare Tom's Cat, Cowtown Cat previously stood at Journeyman Stud near Ocala. His fee for 2014 was $2,500. His 2015 stud fee will be announced soon.

A $1.5-million 2-year-old in training purchase, Cowtown Cat was a maiden winner at 2. As a 3-year-old, he captured both the Illinois Derby (gr. II) and the Gotham Stakes (gr. III).

Cowtown Cat's 2014 stakes winners include Calgary Cat, a leading contender for a Sovereign Award as Canada's top sprinter with brilliant wins in the Kennedy Road (Can-II)in 1:08.46 for six furlongsand the Bold Venture (Can-III) stakes over Polytrack at Woodbine.

"With the recent announcement that the Ohio-Bred Fund will almost double next year, topping $5 million, we feel the future of racing in Ohio is very bright," Sikora said in a statement. "To bring a young, proven son by perennial leading sire Distorted Humor to the state indicates our commitment to Ohio racing."

Cowtown Cat will stand along side Lunarpal and Mobil  at Mapleton.