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1st Winner For US Freshman Sire Cowtown Cat
US Gr2-winning 8YO freshman stallion Cowtown Cat (Distorted Humor-Tom's Cat, by Storm Cat) recorded his 1st winner when front-running 2YO filly Richie'slilcowgirl (Cowtown Cat-Tricks After Dark, by Favorite Trick) scored on debut by 5-lengths over 4.5 furlongs on all-weather at Arlington Park in Chicago for trainer Larry Rivelli. Richie'slilcowgirl was a US$17,000 yearling at the 2011 Ocala Breeders August Sale. Her sire Cowtown Cat (who stands at Journeyman Stud in Florida for US$4,000) sold for the top price of US$1.5 million when purchased by WinStar Farm at the 2006 Barretts Equine sale of 2YOs-in-training. On the track, he subsequently won 4 of 16 starts (including victories in the Gr2 Illinois Derby & Gr3 Gotham Stakes) & earned US$562,228.