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1st Stakes-Winner For Hold That Tiger
Swettenham Stud's Gr1-winning Kentucky-based Coolmore shuttler Hold That Tiger (Storm Cat-Beware Of The Cat, by Caveat) recorded his 1st stakes-winner when juvenile colt Old Man Buck (Hold That Tiger-Victorian Woman, by Jeblar) "gained command 3-wide approaching the stretch" & went on to score a 1-length victory in the US$200,000 Listed Cradle Stakes (8.5 furlongs on turf) for 2YOs at River Downs in Cincinnati in Ohio, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Favourite Old Man Buck (ridden by Perry Ouzts for trainer Ken McPeek) defeated Cherokee Triangle (Cherokee Run-Brief Bliss, by Navarone) & Caberneigh (E Dubai-Smashing Halo, by Halo). Kentucky-bred Old Man Buck (a US$13,000 yearling) now has 2 wins & a placing from 4 starts for US$137,050 earnings; he is 1 of 8 1st-crop winners for former champion juvenile Hold That Tiger (whose oldest southern hemisphere crop are new-season 2YOs). Hold That Tiger stands for US$10,000 at Ashford Stud in Kentucky & A$13,200 this year at Nagambie-based Swettenham Stud in Victoria. On the track, Hold That Tiger (a US$1.1 million foal) won France's 2002 Gr1 Grand Criterium-Lucien Barriere & Ireland's 2002 Gr3 Railway Stakes.