Joy B. Gilbert

Millionaire Johar's First Winner

BC Turf winner Johar's first winner scores at a mile on grass.

Johar, who deadheated for first in the 2003 John Deere Breeders’ Cup Turf (gr. IT), was represented by his first winner when a daughter, Majestic Feline, won July 17 at Ellis Park for Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey. The filly won the mile turf race in 1:39.27 in her second start.

Bred by Jess Jackson’s Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, Majestic Feline is a half-sister to stakes winner Saki to Me and is the fourth winner from four foals of racing age from the winning Storm Catmare Buy the Cat. Next dam is grade I winner Buy the Firm.

A millionaire, Johar (Gone West—Windsharp, by Lear Fan) stands at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, where his 2008 fee was $12,500. The farm is owned by Alice Chandler and her husband, Dr. John Chandler.