Mountcat, a half sister to undefeated champion Zenyatta’s dam, Vertigineux, is scheduled to be offered during the Magic Millions national broodmare sale in June in Australia. She will be part of the Glenmore Park Stud dispersal.
An 11-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Mountain Cat and the winning, stakes-producing Forli mare For the Flag, Mountcat finished third once in her two career races in France. She has produced the winners Mount Bay (by Alamo Bay), Ringcat (by Bering), and To Much Fun (by Act One).
Mountcat is in foal to champion and 2007 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Street Sense , who is a son of Zenyatta’s sire, Street Cry.
"What an incredible opportunity to buy a mare carrying such a close relation to one of the greatest mares the world has ever seen," said Magic Millions managing director David Chester. "You can just imagine what sort of value the resultant foal will have, and you could book her straight into Street Cry and produce a three-quarter relation to a champion. Opportunities like this don't come up often, but as we've told everybody already, this year's national broodmare sale is packed with quality. I know we haven't had such an international catalog before with a number of young stakes winning mares from abroad to go under the hammer."
In addition to Zenyatta, Vertigineux’s offspring include three-time grade I winner Balance (by Thunder Gulch) and Where’s Bailey (by Aljabr), who captured a division of the 2005 Remington Park Oaks.
Also in the auction’s catalog, according to Chester, are three stakes-winning mares in foal to Medaglia d'Oro, the sire of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra.
"We all know Medaglia d'Oro is coming to stand at Darley in the Hunter Valley this spring, but these mares will give Australian breeders a head start with one of the world's hottest sires," Chester said.