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Bluegrass Cat ColtBlue Line Cat
Four Year Old Chestnut Colt

The Bluegrass Cat Colt was purchased by Highland Yard in partnership with O.J. at the Barrett’s Select Two Year Old Sale in March of 2011. We weren’t necessarily looking to add another two year old this year but were taken by his stature and look at the sale. He definitely looks the part and is a large colt despite being a late May foal.

Bluegrass Cat was the 2nd leading freshman sire in 2010 and promises to be a top sire for years to come. Like Lion Heart (Yard Bully’s sire) Bluegrass cat won the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational and earned in excess of $1.7mm as a runner. Blue Line Cat’s Dam, Above The Line was an unaccomplished runner but is first dam to stakes placed Cash Deal offering some breeding prowess for Bluegrass Cat Colt.
 

 

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Race Statistics

Race Distance Date Track Finish Chart Earnings
Claiming 1 1/16th Miles Oct 5/14 Fresno 7th Chart $155
Claming 6 Furlongs Sept 12/14 GGF 7th Chart $105
Claiming 1 Mile Turf August 7/14 Santa Rosa 6th Chart $155
Claiming 1 Mile Turf July 25/14 Santa Rosa 2nd Chart $2,450
Maiden Claim 6 Furlongs June 28/14 Pleasanton 1st Chart $9,050
Maiden Claim 1 Mile Turf June 14/14 GGF 3rd Chart $1,560
Maiden Claim 1 Mile Turf May 17/14 GGF 2nd Chart $2,600
Maiden Claim 5 1/2 Furlongs April 25/14 GGF 3rd Chart $1,680
Maiden Claim 5 1/2 Furlongs March 28/14 GGF 2nd Chart $1,800
Maiden Claim 1 Mile and 70 Yards June 28/13 Pleasanton 2nd Chart $2,450
Maiden Claim 5 1/2 Furlongs June 8/13 GGF 2nd Chart $1,600
Maiden Claim 1 1/16th - Turf May 18/13 GGF 5th Chart $260
Maiden Claim 6 Furlongs Apr 27/13 GGF 3rd Chart $1,560
MSW 6 Furlongs Feb 1/13 GGF 2nd Chart $5,400
MSW 5 1/2 Furlongs Jan 5/13 GGF 2nd Chart $5,400
MSW One Mile - Turf Nov 23/12 GGF 3rd Chart $3,360
MSW 6 Furlongs Nov 3/12 GGF 4th Chart $1,680
MSW 6 Furlongs Oct 7/12 Fresno 4th Chart $1,610
MSW 5 Furlongs Sep 23/12 Stockton 2nd Chart $5,250
MSW 5 Furlongs Aug 18/12 GGF 7th Chart $260
MSW 6 Furlongs Aug 3/12 Santa Rosa 3rd Chart $3,170
MSW 1 1/16 Miles Dec 4/11 GGF Turf 3rd Chart $3,360

MSW

One Mile Nov 19/11 GGF Turf 4th Chart $1,680
MSW 6 Furlongs Oct 30/11 GGF 3rd Chart $3,360

 



News

Oct 6
Blue Line Cat showed no run in yesterdays route claiming race at the Fresno State Fair. Despite breaking well and being placed in a decent position in the early stages of the race he seemed disintersted in the late stages and provided no kick as they headed for home. We have reached out to a trainer at Turf Paradise to see if he might want to buy and train him at that location hoping a change in venue for the winter months might do him well. If that trainer shows no interest we will retire Blue Line Cat to Whispering Meadows and find him a good home. This gelding has a lovely demeanour and will make a great riding horse in his next career. A chart of the race can be found above.

Oct 5
Blue Line Cat has drawn post 4 of 8 for today's 1 1/16th mile claiming event at the Fresno Fair. He has been made 5-1 fourth favourite after his recent poor performance sprinting at Golden Gate Fields. We are not sure what kind of run we will get today and it is very hot up in Fresno. One of the top local jockeys Ricardo Gonzalez who won a nice allowance race for OJ's barn yesterday gets the mount. Past Performacnes for the race can be found here.

Sept 13
Blue Line Cat stumbled out of the gate and showed no run at Golden Gate Fields yesterday. Not much to say about this dull effort. We will lengthen her back to a mile where she has shown slightly more promise and remove the blinkers next time out, licley at the Fresno Fair. A chart of the race can be found above.

Sept 10
Blue Line Cat has been entered for Friday's claiming sprint at Golden Gate Fields. He is shortening up to this 6 furlong event from his last two tries going a mile. The field came up pretty tough for this $6,500 claiming event but if he reverts to form he should be competitive. Veteran jockey Frank Slvarado gets the mount. Past performances for the race can be found here.

Aug 8
Blue Line Cat got caught in a speed duel on the front end with Papa's Thrashed and faded in the last quarter mile to finish 6th in yesterdays mile on the turf at Santa Rosa. We probably ran him back a little quick and we will give him a few weeks before trying him again, perhaps shorter back at Golden Gate Fields. A chart of the race can be found above.

Aug 6
Blue Line Cat will be ridden once again by Jockey Carlos Silva in Santa Rosa wine country for tomorrows one mile turf claimer. The race drew "saltier" than we would have hoped but Blue Line's track rexcord would have us believe he wil be there or there-abouts. Pasat performances for the race can be found here.

July 25
Blue Line Cat ran a very solid mile on the turf yesterday at Santa Rosa. Breaking alertly he was settled in along the rail by Jockey Silva. Content to track the three frontrunners, Blue Line finally made a move along the rail as they approached the quarter pole. He hustled through along the rail to grab the lead which he held convincingly to the 16th pole before getting nailed by the Baze ridden favorite who had been stalking him the whole trip. Blue Line Cat earned a lifetime best 88 Equibase rating which will having us thinking to take him up the ladder a notch for his next start. A good day for  the Highland Yard consistent runner. A chart of the race can be found above.

July 22
Blue Line Cat has drawn post 3 of 7 for Friday's One Mile Turf Claimer in Wine Country. Not exactly sure what we were thinking switching to a mile on the turf after winning sprinting on the dirt last timeout. In reality he is a versatile runner having placed on both surfaces and at both distances. We think he fits well here and antiicpate he will be in the money on Friday. Jockey Silva will return after breaking Blue Line Cat's maiden last time out. For past performances click here.

June 29
He finally did it. Blue Line Cat held on to grab the photo for the win yesterday at Pleasanton. Blue Line followed the pace of a wall of four horses for half a mile before Jockey Silva pulled her outside to make a determined run nose and nose with the Morey trained Private Stevens. Blue Line passed that runner in the final 1/16th of a mile and gamely held on at the wire.  It took 20 tries but he got it done. This marks the 15th in the money result for Blue Line Cat from 20 races. We will look for a spot at the Sacramento Fair in 3 or 4 weeks. A chart of the race can be found above.

June 27
Blue Line came out of her race very well and is ready to run again. She has been entered in tomorrows Maiden Sprint at Oak Tree Pleasanton. Blue Line has finished in the money in 10 of her last 11 races and we expect the same this weekend. On paper she is the best but the oddsmakers have installed her as 5-1 fourth favourite. We can't blame them for this as she has had so many chances to break her maiden and has yet to do so. She has drawn an advantageous post in post 4 of 10 and we think she has every chance. Past Performances for the race can be found here.

June 16
Blue Line Cat ran another solid if not spectacular mile on the turf at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday. Breaking from the outside post he was hustled by Jockey Martinez into contention. Placed 5th at the half in the field of nine she closed steadily for a solid third place finish. He picked up another check for his efforts and has now been in the money six times in a row. He will likely get his next start at Pleasanton in early July. A chart of the race can be found above.

May 18
Blue Line Cat with Catalino Martinez up made steady progress through the field to capture second place in yesterday's Maiden claimer going a mile over the turf. The fact she beat 10 of 12 horses instills hope that this runner up specialist will break his maiden soon. A chart of the race can be found above.

May 15
Blue Line Cat drew post position 6 of 12 for the one mile Turf Maiden at Golden Gate Fields this Saturday. A full field will make for an interesting race. Jockey Catalino Martinez will need to have Blue Line positioned near the front of the pack to have a chance as they head for home. Blue Line Cat has been at installed 8-1 in the morning line.

April 26
Blue Line Cat dissapointed investors again yesterday finishing third while favoured in the Maiden Sprint at Golden Gate Fields. Russell Baze thought she might have been a bit short of air down the stretch which was suprising given how well he has trained. If he comes out of the race well we will run him back in a couple of weeks time at a lower class level. One of these days ...... A chart of the race can be found above.

April 21
Blue Line Cat's race did not fill for last weekend but did for this Friday April 25th at GGF. Russell Baze will be aboard as he was for 'Cats second place finish last time out. Blue Line Cat drew post position 7 of 8 and has been tabbed the morning line favorite at 2-1. The claiming price for the race is $25,000 and has an enhanced purse of $14,000. We are hopeful as he continues to train well and has placed 2nd three races in a row. For past performances for the race click here.

March 28
Blue Line Cat returned to the races after an extended layoff today at Golden Gate Fields. After breaking alertly she took the bit and was rated by Baze. She made gradual headway through the pack and finished second. One can't ask too much from a horse off of an extended layoff but there was some dissapointment given her favouritism at post time. Expect to see her back at the races in 3 to 4 weeks time as he tries, yet again, to get her first win. It is frustrating that she now has 6 seconds and 5 thirds from 16 starts and yet is stil a maiden. Next time.

March 24
Blue Line Cat has been installed as the morning line 8/5 favorite for Friday's Maiden Sprint at Golden Gate Fields. Russel Baze has the mount. It has been a long time off for Blue Line and he has been training well and should fit here. If a horse has been off for more than six months they can race back at the same level and not be subject to a claim. That is the case here. He has been in the money 10 of 15 starts but is still searching for his first win. Past performances for the race can be found here.

March 3
Blue Line Cat breezed his third 5 fulrong breeze Sunday in 1:02 and 3/5ths seconds at GGF. She galluped out well but will need a few more works prior to racing. We are now pointing him to a Maiden Sprint on March 28th.

Feb 16
Blue Line Cat has been breezing for the last five weeks including a 5 furlong work today in 1:01 2/5ths seconds. The work was 12th of 54 at that distance. He will work the next two weekends and should be well ready for the Maiden Sprint at GGF on March 6th.

July 22
Blue Line Cat will go for a recuperative stint for a couple of months out to Paradise Road Ranch. We do not see his shoulder ailment as career threatening and think a couple of months in the sun should turn him around. Get well 'Cat.

July 18
Blue Line Cat was scratched by the state vet in Sacramento today for being a bit off on his right side. The vet seems to be a bit overzealous as Blue Line was one of seven scratches on today's card. Disappointing.

July 14
Blue Line Cat drew post position 4 of 9 for Thursday's Maiden Claimer at Cal Expo in Sacramento. Cat' again competes at the $12,500 level in which he has come second two races in a row. This is far and away the easiest group he has ever faced and he should be the heavy favorite come post time. Jockey Hernandez again gets the mount.  Is this the day Blue Line Cat finally gets his picture taken? Past Performances for the race can be found here.

June 30
Blue Line Cat ran for second money at Pleasanton on Friday. He broke and ran well although had to make a wide trip given his outside post. He never challenged for the win but was a relatively easy second place finisher. He picked up $2,450 and will likely run at Sacramento in three weeks time. On the bright side, Cat has been in the money in 10 of 15 starts although has yet to have his picture taken. A chart of the race can be found above.

June 27
Blue Line Cat drew post position 7 of 7 for tommorows maiden mile at Pleasanton. Installed at 4-1 with Juan Henrandez aboard we think highly of his chances. Will this finally be the day he breaks his maiden? His high in the money percentage needs to translate into wins. Past performances for the race can be found here.

June 18
A Blue Line Cat lost the closest of photo's for the win at Golden Gate Fields last weekend. Cat' sat just off the pace for the first half of the sprint and then gradually picked up ground to look the winner on the final lunge. The photo apeared inconclusive but the stewards gave the nod to "Morning Storm". At least Blue Line Cat gave a better account of himself today and will train up to a maiden start at Pleasanton or Sacramento over the next few weeks. A chart of the race can be found above.

June 7
Blue Line Cat drew post position 4 of 8 for Saturday's Maiden Claimer at Golden Gate Fields. He should go off as the favorite given the class drop and hopefully will finally break his maiden over the 5 and 1/2 furlong sprint. Jockey Cristobal Herrera gets the mount. Blue Line Cat has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite. Past performances can be found here.

May 19
Blue Line Cat faded down the stretch again finishing a dissapointing 5th. We are confused by this horse who trains fairly well but can't get it done on game-day. He also didn't seem to take to the turf yesterday. What is there to do but re-group and try and find a spot for him prior to the end of the Golden Gate meet or early in the fair circuit. A chart of the race can be found above. 

May 16
Blue Line Cat has drawn post 5 of 12 for Saturday's route race on the turf at Golden Gate Fields. We have been waiting for a spot for him and this race, although not ideal, came up. The oddsmaker has installed Blue Line Cat as a luke warm 5/2 favorite and we hope he can live up to this expectation. His last work, although fast, did not reveal a great gallup out like one would want to see prior to a race of  a mile and 1/16ths. Jockey Couton winning at a 16% clip this meet is back on board. Past performances for the race can be found here.

Apr 27
The karma was bad from the start. With the scratch of the 1 horse, Baze led the runners from the paddock on to the track only to yell back "this isn't my saddle" at which point all runenrs had to return to the paddock and dismounted. Baze tracked down his valet and his saddle and Blue Line Cat had to re-saddle. Baze remarked that is the first time he can remember that happening which is something given he has ridden in more then 30,000 races.

It only got worse from there as 'Cat got caught in his version of a speed duel upfront with a 50 to 1 shot who eventually faded to last. Two other horses (and almost a third)  caught 'Cat in the stretch and 'Cat faded third. I guess the good news is he finished in the money but a big dissapointment nonetheless as he went off at 1 to 2 favorite in the small field of five that went to the post. A chart of the race can be found above.

Apr 26
Blue Line Cat drew post position 2 of 6b for tomorrow Maiden $20,000 Claiming Sprint at Golden Gate Fields. Regular Jockey Cputon is riding at Hollywood Park on Saturday and will be unavailable. Some times thinks work out for the best as Hall of Fame Jockey Russell Baze has jumped off "Career Student" to ride the even money favoured Blue Line Cat. Comb ypur hair as we have every chance to get our picture taken tomorrow.

Past performances for the racew can be found here.

Apr 5
Blue Line Cat came out of his stall  with a sore foot this morning and will be scratched from tomorrows Allowance at Golden Gate Fields. No use running a sore horse. We will hear more from the vet and hppefully have him back in training shortly.

Apr 3
Blue Line Cat has drawn post position 6 of 7 for Saturday's Maiden Allowance at Golden Gate Fields. Jockey Couton again gets the mount haviing piloted "Cat to two straight second place finishes at this level. Hollendorfer and Baze team up on Santa Anita invader Candy's Jewel who will be the likely post time favorite. Blue Line Cat had a good breeze last weekend after being a bit sick for a couple of weeks at the end of February. He may need this race to get back in form. Past performances for the race can be found here.

Feb 1
Blue Line Cat worked steady to score a 2nd place finish in the MSW sprint at Golden Gate Fields today. He beat the two favorites but alas was out raced by 7-1 long shot Argento's Frost. Three straight in the money performances at this level would suggest he is ready for the big scor enext time out. He took a small cut in his left hind-leg when clipped by the Baze/Hollendorfer horse at the 3/16 ths pole. We took a close look at it and it is superficial and will not keep Cat out of training. A nice pay check but not the one we were looking for today. We will evaluate wether to try him again at this level for the 12th time or drop him to Maiden $32k where he would likely be a be a prohibitive favorite. A chart of the race can be found above.

Jan 28
Blue Line Cat worked a solid 4 furlongs in 48 4/5ths seconds in advance of next Fridays Maiden Special Weight at Golden Gate Fields. Cat drew post position 4 of 5 and again will have Jockey Julien Couton aboard. Blue Line Cat beat two of these horses last time out although they were both charging at the end. In addition, Hollendorfer and Baze hook up with an invader from Santa Anita although that one doesn't look much on paper. Blue Line Cat should be one of the favorites in this one and we hope he gets his picture taken on Friday. For past performances click here.

Jan 3
Blue Line Cat drew post position 2 of 9 for Saturday's Maiden Alllowance Sprint at Golden Gate Fields. Regular jockey Julien Couton gets the mount. Cat has been a dissapointment for Highland Yard and co-owner O.J. Jauregui, in fact, Blue Line Cat's sire Bluegrass Cat has also proven a dissapointment as a young sire. This will be Blue Line's last chance at the Maiden Allowance level barring a strong performance. We have shortened him to the sprint distance from a mile last time out. Cat has been assigned morning line odds of 12-1. Past performances for the race can be found here.

Nov 24
Blue Line Cat raced evenly over the one mile turf course at Golden Gate Fields to finish a respectable 3rd for jockey Julien Couton. After pressing the pace for the first three quarters of a mile on the outside shoulder of the leader it looked like he might have a shot to win as they headed for home. As we have seen from Cat many times before he does not have a great finishing kick but did run evenly down the stretch to grab third place money. Given the slight improvement in outcome we will have to determine wether to try him again at this level or drop him to high maiden claiming next time out. A chart of the race an be found above.

Nov 21
Blue Line Cat has drawn post position 5 of 7 for Friday's Maiden Special Weight at Golden Gate Fields. This will likely be Cat's last chance to break his maiden at the Allowance level and he should have a reasonable shot as he stretches out on the turf. Jockey Couton gets the mount and we hope Cat's even running style will be better suited for the mile race. Past Performacnes for the race can be found here. He has been installed at 8-1 which is 4th favorite of the 7 runners.

Nov 4
Blue Line Cat ran an even 4th in the 6 furlong maiden special yesterday at GGF. He acquitted himself well in a tough 10 horse field and picked up a cheque for his efforts. Talking with Jockey Martinez and O.J. after the race we have decided to stretch Cat out to a mile for his next attempt to break his maiden. He is does not have "closing speed" but can maintain a pace well. The only problem is the next mile maiden is on the Turf so he may change surface and distance. A chart of the race can be found above.

Nov 1
Blue Line Cat drew into the 4th post for Saturdays Maiden Special Weight at Golden Gate Fields. Julien Couton gets the mount. Blue Line Cat is the 5th favourite of a full 12 horse field and has morning line odds of 10-1. A tough spot to be sure but hopefully acquits himself well as we are hosting the Brain Tumor Walk raffle winners on Saturday. Past Performances for the race can be found here.

Oct 10
Blue Line Cat finished a dissapointing 4th in the Maiden Speecial Weight in Fresno on Sunday. We will drop him to the maiden claiming ranks at Golden gate to try and break his maiden nerxt time out. Given the large purse size he at least picked up a decent cheque for his outing.

Sep 24
Blue Line Cat had his best race to date finishing second in the Maiden Special Weight at Stockton yesterday. After breaking poorly, Jockey Couton rushed him from his outside post to fit in a comfortable 3rd down the back stretch. He worked his way to second by the top of the stretch and finished a comfortable second behind the even money four year old favorite losing by only 3 lengths. Cat tried hard down the stretch which is a vast improvement compared to his earlier races.With the winner moving up a class, Cat will be one of the favorites when he tries again in this grouping in 2 to 3 weeks time. Blue Line Cat earned a nice check of $5,250 for Highland Yard and partner Carina Jauregui. A chart of the race can be found above.

Sep 20
Blue Line Cat has been entered in Sunday's six furlong Maiden Special at Stockton. We are hoping Blue Line Cat starts to show the promise we saw in him two races ago. He has been training well for this and should be competitive in this field of seven. Second leading jockey at Golden Gate Fields Julien Couton gets the mount. Past Performances for the race can be found here.

Aug 19

Blue Line Cat dissapointed yesterday goofing off to a seventh place finish among the 8 runners. This is not the first time we have seen this from this immature son of Bluegrass Cat. After breaking well he stayed with the group for half a mile and packed it in when turning for home. He was looking around and not keeping his mind on his business yet again. Back at the barn he wasn't even tired, fighting with the groom and continuing his immature ways. We hope for a lot better from this 3 year old and have decidded to take action. Cat will be gelded Monday morning which sometimes gets immature colts to focus on the job at hand. A chart of the race is found above.

Aug 15

Blue Line Cat will wheel back and run his second start off the layoff this Friday at Golden Gate Fields. After finishing a close 3rd last time out he should be well prepared for the 6 Furlong Maiden Special Weight. In addition to the horse that beat Blue Line Cat in a photo last time out, Hollendorfer brings his colt Enduring Promise up from Delmar to round out a competive field of 8. Blue Line Cat will likely be the 3rd favorite as they head to post Friday Night.  Past performances for the race can be found here.

Aug 9

Blue Line Cat had a solid return to the races after an 8 month layoff following surgery for a bone chip. Despite going off at 16 - 1, the three year old colt finished in the money. In fact, he fell short of second by a nose and a very small one at that. He should be able to win this condition and gather the nice cheque that goes with it soon and will likely be one of the favorites next time out. A chart of the race can be found above.

Jul 3

Blue Line Cat has been breezing consistently over the last six weeks and is ready to look for a race. The Sacramento condition book holds nothing for him so we will point to a Maiden Special Weight in Santa Rosa at the end of the month.

May 13

Blue Line Cat was feeling so good around the barn and in his morning gallups that O.J. decided to breeze him today. He went 3 Furlongs in a cool 37 4/5ths seconds. It looks like our son of Bluegrass Cat will be working towards a start at the Fairs this summer. Good news all around.

May 02

Blue Line Cat is back in the Barn. He has started jogging and should be training fully in a couple of weeks. Good luck Cat!

Dec 30

Blue Line Cat came back to the barn a little off yesterday. An XRay revealed a small chip that is not uncommon. The Vet suggested arthoscopic surgery that will pick out the chip and keep Cat out of training for about three months. Given the relative ease of the procedure, the amount we spent for this son of Bluegrass Cat and the Vet's view "he will come back better" as a result of the surgery we have decided to have this done with every anticipation he will be back at the races by early summer. Of course, we have scratched BLC from Sunday's race.

Dec 4

Blue Line Cat earned third money in the One Mile and 1/16th Maiden Special Weight on the turf at GGF today. Breaking well jockey Antongeorgi took him toi the early lead a position he maintained for 3/4's of a mile. We are pleased with the performance third time out at this long distance. Blue Line Cat bit his tongue furing the race and bled a iittle. He will be fine and we will prep him for a race in four weeks time. We will run himback at this top condition as we think he will break his maiden at this level. Turf racing ends for the season in a couple of weeks and we think he will take well to the main track. A chart of the race can be found above.

Dec 1

We received a call from the Starter at GGF asking if we would enter Blue Line Cat in this Sunday's two-year old MSW going a mile and 1/16th at GGF. The race came up light with only 5 horses. We decided to go for it and as a result Cat will race on 15 days rest Sunday. We should be competitive agaisnt a couple we have already beat and a few going two turns for the first time. Hollendorfer has a nice filly coming from L.A. for this one but we definitely have a good chance of finishing in the money and hopefully can hit the winners circle. Past Performacnes can be found here.

Nov 19

Blue Line Cat finished 4th in his first attempt at one mile. He pressured the pace throughout sitting second and moving well through the first 3/4's of a mile. Blue Line Cat faded down the stretch finishing four lengths from the winner. Jockey Antongeorgi thinks he has more to give and should benefit greatly from the mile race. We will evaluate our options and try him back at this level in a distance to be determined. A chart of the race can be found above.

Nov 16

Blue Line Cat has entered for Saturday's One Mile Starter Allowance on the Turf at GGF. He has been galluping very strongly and appears fit to go a mile rather than the previously contemplated six furlong race. We don't know if he will like the turf but think he will like the distance. Given rain in the forecast this weekend there is every chance this race will move off the turf to the main track anyway. Antongeorgi gets the mount as he did nothing wrong in Blue Line Cat's fairly strong debut three weeks back when finishing third. There are a couple of strong contenders in the race including the Hollendorfer trained and Baze ridden Via Villagio who will be favored and has finished 2nd at this level three races in a row. Past Performances for the race can be found here.

Oct 30

Blue Line Cat impressed in his debut running third in a Maiden Allowance at GGF today. Cat broke well and tracked on the outside of the Morning Line Favorite. He raced well through five furlongs eventually tiring a bit in the stretch but holding on for a game third place finish in his first race. Jockey Antongeorgi sees a bright future for this colt and thought he would only improve off this effort. A great day for O.J. as he also saddled the winner in this race "All About the Dream". Given Cat has not trained consistently well we are pleased and look for more from the Chestnut Colt next time out which will likley be Sunday November 20th. A chart of the race can be found above.

Oct 28

Blue Line Cat makes his less than anticpated debut after a training career that has been a bit spotty. The field looks wide open with 4 of the 7 starters racing for the first time. We think our colt will need a few races but has an honest chance here if he runs to his potential. We really don't know what we have yet but are sure he will gain from the experience. Past performances for Sunday's race can be found here.

Oct 23

After a bad work last week Blue Line Cat worked a tight 3 furlongs from the gate in 36 and 3/5ths seconds which was 8th of 31 at that distance.

We will enter Thursday for next Sundays Maiden Special Weight. Although we are encouraged with this work we are still troubled overall with the development of this well-bred colt. We think he may need a few races before reaching his potential. Bill Antongeorgi will ride. Fingers crossed.

Oct 8

Blue Line Cat worked 5 furlongs from the gate today in 1:02 3/5ths seconds 20th of 40 at that distance. He is ready to debut and will do so on October 30.

Sep 30

Blue Line Cat put together a great work after another series of poor ones. He worked 5 furlongs in 1.00 4/5ths which was 3 of 51 last Saturday.

We are hopeful this colt is finally putting it together. He shows tremendous fitness and balance and is ready to race. Having said that he continues to have trouble staying focused and thus we were pleased with this great work. He may be the type of colt who needs a little more time and race experience to mature. We will look for a spot for him in a Maiden Special Weight in the next condition book at Golden Gate. He will likely debut in late October or earlier November.

Aug 28

Blue Line Cat worked much better yesterday going 5 furlongs from the gate in 1:01 and 2/5ths seconds. This work was 13th of 82 on the day and dramatically better than we have seen from him in recent weeks. O.J. had him go with blinkers yesterday for the second time and he seemed much improved. We are contemplating debuting him in the Barretts Juvenile Stakes on September 18th.

Aug 23

Blue Line Cat has been working poorly in his offical breezes. He looks great galluping and is a fine equine specimen but has not performed in his timed drills. In OJ's words he is getting to smart. We will work him with Blinkers this weekend and give him one more chance the following. If he doesn't show more focus and drive we will likely geld him, Gelding tends to help colts with behavioural difficulties on the race track.

Jun 28
Blue Line Cat had his first offiicial breeze going 2 furlongs in 24 4/5ths seconds, 3rd of 6 at that distance. He is now beginning the process which should enable a debut in late summer or early fall.

May 13

The Bluegrass Cat Colt will come to O.J.'s barn next week to begin training for a late June or July debut. He will be further along in many respects given he breezed at the sale. The two month's off should really help our colt. Farm manager Doreen Spinney wrote a note to us saying "He's Handsome".  Any thoughts on what to name this colt can be forwarded to the contact email above.

     
 
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