Bluegrass Cat will shuttle from his base at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., to Norman Fox's Haras Lacala in Uruguay for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
The 11-year-old by Storm Cat--She's a Winner, by A.P. Indy, currently stands for a $7,500 fee. Bluegrass Cat has been New York's leading sire by number of winners and progeny earnings since moving to the Empire State in 2012.
From 531 foals in five crops of racing age, Bluegrass Cat is the sire of 234 winners, including 19 stakes victors, six of those in graded stakes. His 342 starters have amassed progeny earnings of $18,054,838 through June 13.His top offspring include multiple graded stakes winner and $584,327-earner Kathmanblu and grade II winner and $414,950-earner Teeth of the Dog, both of whom are grade I-placed.
"Bluegrass Cat has an exceptional pedigree and has proven his ability to sire precocious stock, and we couldn't be happier to be bringing him to Uruguay this season," Fox said. "We are particularly excited about his ability to sire good juveniles and horses that train on."
The deal was brokered by TBS Agency of Brazil and Wynrose Equine.
Bluegrass Cat's dam is a full sister to the dams of 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver and grade I winner Imagining . Racing as a homebred for WinStar Farm, he won the 2006 Haskell Invitational (gr. I) and finished second in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Belmont Stakes (gr. I), and Travers Stakes (gr. I) while earning a lifetime bankroll $1,761,280.
Bluegrass Cat previously shuttled to Chile for the 2011 and 2012 Southern Hemisphere seasons.