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Cat Thief

Cat Thief

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
P. Day
Trainer: 
D. Lukas
Owner: 
Overbrook Farm (William T. Young)
Breeder: 
Overbrook Farm

From the powerhouse connections of trainer D. Wayne Lukas and owner-breeder William T. Young’s Overbrook Farm, Cat Thief had hinted at brilliance throughout his career before stealing the spotlight as the longshot winner of the 1999 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Gulfstream Park. As a two-year-old, he was third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and prior to the Classic he spent his three-year-old season battling the best of his generation. After finishing among the top three in a string of Kentucky Derby prep races, Cat Thief finished a close third in the Derby itself. After his upset Classic score, Cat Thief raced again the following season before closing his 30-race career with 21 top-three finishes and earnings of nearly $4 million. Upon retirement, he returned to his Overbrook birthplace in Lexington, Kentucky for stallion duty.

Replay

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  • 1999 Classic

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1999 Classic

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Cat Thief
Storm Cat
Storm Bird
Northern Dancer
South Ocean
Terlingua
Secretariat
Crimson Saint
Train Robbery
Alydar
Raise a Native
Sweet Tooth
Track Robbery
No Robbery
Left At Home

Career Highlights

January 30, 1996
Born.
November 7, 1998
Finishes third in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs.
May 1, 1999
Leads into stretch of Kentucky Derby before finishing a close third.
November 6, 1999
Wins Breeders’ Cup Classic at Gulfstream Park.
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
January 30, 1996
Born.

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