Ministers Wild Cat to Stand at Tommy Town in California

California stakes winner Ministers Wild Cat will enter stud at Tom Stull's Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif., following the conclusion of his racing career. The son of champions Deputy Minister and Hollywood Wildcat is unbeaten in three races this year and has won a career total of six of 19 starts and earned $356,048.

Bred by Irving and Marjorie Cowan and raced by them with Hal Snowden Jr., Ministers Wild Cat started the year with a stakes win over one of the strongest fields assembled this year at Woodbine. Making his 5-year-old debut, he defeated Canadian champions Judiths Wild Rush, Wando, and Wake At Noon in winning the Jacques Cartier Stakes. In his next start, he recorded one of the year's highest Beyer Speed Figures, a 112, in winning a Woodbine allowance race.

Ministers Wild Cat's first stakes win came right after his maiden win. Ministers Wild Cat captured the Golden State Mile Stakes in February of 2003, then ran second in the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III), with Ten Most Wanted finishing third. That summer, Ministers Wild Cat ran second in the Affirmed Handicap (gr. III).

Ministers Wild Cat is one of three stakes winners from Hollywood Wildcat (by Kris S.), who won the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I). Ministers Wild Cat is a half-brother to Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner and promising young sire War Chant; to stakes winner Double Cat; and to Ivan Denisovich, winner of the recent TNT July Stakes (Eng-II).