Cat Thief

  • Jockey
    P. Day
  • Trainer
    D. Lukas
  • Owner
    Overbrook Farm (William T. Young)
  • Breeder
    Overbrook Farm
  • Sire
    Storm Cat
  • Dam
    Train Robbery

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.

Previous Races

November 04, 2000Breeders' Cup ClassicCHURCHILL DOWNS17
September 16, 2000Kentucky Cup Classic H.TURFWAY PARK26
August 06, 2000Whitney H.SARATOGA12
July 09, 2000Sempra Energy Hollywood Gold CupHOLLYWOOD PARK15
June 17, 2000Stephen Foster H.CHURCHILL DOWNS23
May 13, 2000Pimlico Special H.PIMLICO15
April 08, 2000Oaklawn H.OAKLAWN PARK13
March 04, 2000Santa Anita H.SANTA ANITA PARK16
February 06, 2000San Antonio H.SANTA ANITA PARK22
January 15, 2000San Fernando Breeders' Cup S.SANTA ANITA PARK22
December 26, 1999Malibu S.SANTA ANITA PARK13
November 06, 1999Breeders' Cup ClassicGULFSTREAM PARK11
September 25, 1999Kentucky Cup Classic H.TURFWAY PARK23
August 28, 1999Travers S.SARATOGA17
August 08, 1999Haskell Invitational H.MONMOUTH PARK12
July 18, 1999Swaps S.HOLLYWOOD PARK11
May 29, 1999Metropolitan H.BELMONT PARK16
May 15, 1999Preakness S.PIMLICO17
May 01, 1999Kentucky DerbyCHURCHILL DOWNS13
April 10, 1999Toyota Blue Grass S.KEENELAND12
March 13, 1999Florida DerbyGULFSTREAM PARK13
February 20, 1999Fountain of Youth S.GULFSTREAM PARK12
January 31, 1999Hutcheson S.GULFSTREAM PARK23
November 07, 1998Breeders' Cup JuvenileCHURCHILL DOWNS13
October 18, 1998Lane's End Breeders' FuturityKEENELAND21
September 11, 1998 BELMONT PARK 2
August 21, 1998 SARATOGA 2
August 01, 1998 SARATOGA 1
July 01, 1998 ELLIS PARK 2
April 22, 1998 KEENELAND 6