Keyword: Ben's Cat

  • Ben's Cat underwent colic surgery July 6 in Kentucky but did not survive complications

    Maryland Horse of the Year Ben's Cat Dies

    Four-time Maryland Horse of the Year and multi-million dollar-earner Ben’s Cat, who underwent colic surgery July 6 to repair an epiploic foramen entrapment, was euthanized July 18 due to complications that arose during his recovery. 

  • Laurel Park

    Laurel Park Fall Meet Features 44 Stakes Races

    Highlighted by the Maryland Million program, four graded events, and a tribute to recently retired Mid-Atlantic legend Ben's Cat, the Maryland Jockey Club will offer 44 stakes worth $4.42 million in purses during its fall meet at Laurel Park.

  • Ben’s Cat at his new home at Chris and Bayne Welker’s Spring Ridge Farm near Versailles, Ky., June 29

    Ben's Cat Settles Into New Kentucky Home

    Chris Welker spent the morning sitting under a tree in a paddock watching Ben's Cat settle into his new home on a breezy June 29 at Spring Ridge Farm near Versailles, Ky. She considered pinching herself, but didn't want to spoil the tranquility.

  • Ben's Cat, with Trevor McCarthy up, after winning the 2016 Jim McKay Turf Sprint at Pimlico

    Ben's Cat Goes for Sixth Jim McKay Turf Sprint

    Popular Maryland-bred multi-millionaire Ben's Cat will have to end one streak to continue another as the 11-year-old gelding seeks his fifth straight victory in the $100,000 Maker's Mark Jim McKay Turf Sprint May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Made Bail scores in a close finish at Laurel Park

    Made Bail Spoils Return of Ben's Cat

    Made Bail held off late bids from four horses in the stretch, including 26-time stakes winner Ben's Cat in his 11-year-old debut, to capture the featured seventh race allowance April 16 at Laurel Park.

  • Pure Sensation wins Jaipur Invitational at Belmont

    Top Turf Sprinters Entered in Parx Dash

    Two sharp turf sprinters owned by Colts Neck Stables, along with The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat and recent grade III winner Pure Sensation, are among 10 horses entered in the $200,000 Parx Dash (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds and up July 9 at Parx Racing.

  • Bens Cat Better Than Ever

    Ben's Cat: Better Than Ever

    Fan favorite Ben’s Cat continues to excel for Hall of Famer King Leatherbury. The Blood-Horse caught up with the 10-year-old warrior and his connections in Maryland, where he dashed to his fifth Jim McKay Turf Sprint score.

  • Ben's Cat

    Ben's Cat to be Rested; Back in 2016

    Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury reported Thursday that his 9-year-old multiple graded stakes winner Ben's Cat will get the winter off following his seventh-place finish Nov. 24 in the Fabulous Strike Handicap.

  • Ben's Cat will try for his fourth Fabulous Strike Handicap.

    Ben's Cat Seeks Fourth Fabulous Strike

    Ben's Cat, the formidable iron horse who keeps on campaigning for Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury, could take home his fourth consecutive edition of the $200,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap Nov. 25 at Penn National.

  • Private Zone

    De Francis Dash Nominees Have BC Ties

    Two competitors from the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and another who was nominated but opted for a New York-bred stakes are among 27 nominees for the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park Nov. 14.

  • Not Abroad won 2012 Maryland Million Classic

    Not Abroad Returns for MD Million Classic

    Rebecca Davis' Not Abroad, an 8-year-old Not For Love horse who returned Oct. 2 after almost three years away from the races, is one of 11 entered in the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic, which he won in 2012.

  • Ben's Cat wins include the Mister Diz Stakes 6 times.

    Pedigree Analysis: Ben's Cat

    Sired by half brothers and out of full sisters, Ah Day and Ben's Cat share three of their four grandparents, and the differences between them may have a lot to do with that quarter they don't share.

  • Inside the September 19, 2015 Issue

    War Front-Betterbetterbetter filly kicks off Keeneland September sale and more in the September 19, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.

  • Ben's Cat won the Turf Monster in 2011 and 2012 (shown).

    Ben's Cat Still After Third Turf Monster Win

    Second and third in the Turf Monster (gr. IIIT) the last two years after winning in 2011 and 2012, Ben's Cat takes on eight runners in this year's edition as he pursues a third win in the Parx Racing event Sept. 7.

  • Ben's Cat picked up his 30th win in the Mister Diz Stakes.

    Ben's Cat Wins Mister Diz Sixth Straight Year

    On a day his now Racing Hall of Fame owner-breeder-trainer was honored, Ben's Cat won the $60,000 Mister Diz Stakes for a sixth straight year Saturday while nailing down the 30th victory overall in his amazing career.