Ben’s Cat

Ben’s Cat Scores Parx Dash Repeat

There are almost no superlatives left to describe the sensation that has become Ben’s Cat. Now a seven year-old, the gelded son of Parker’s Storm Cat, throughout his career has done nothing but win, finding his niche as one of the nation’s premier turf sprinters. Coming into the G3 Parx Dash Friday afternoon at Parx […]

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Ben’s Cat pulls narrow victory in Fabulous Strike at Penn National

Receiving a patient, well-timed ride from jockey Julian Pimentel, Ben’s Cat registered a narrow victory over Immortal Eyes in the inaugural running of the $200,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Owned and trained by the legendary King Leatherbury, Ben’s Cat broke sharply and settled in fourth on the rail […]

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Jerardi: Leatherbury merits place in Hall of Fame

King T. Leatherbury has been a mainstay on the Maryland racing circuit since 1959. During his 53 years of training Thoroughbreds, Leatherbury has won 6,350 races to rank third on the all-time list, and during a span of 26 years, trained 100 or more winners each year. In a column in the Daily Racing Form, […]

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Entries for Maryland Million include 3 defending champions

The Laurel Park racing office announced this morning that a total of 155 pre-entries (137 horses as 17 were cross-entered, including Steady Warrior who is nominated to three races) were named to the 11 races which comprise the 2012 Jim McKay Maryland Million. The 27th running of the event will take place at Laurel Park […]

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Ben’s Cat defends crown in Turf Monster Handicap

Ben’s Cat got up in the shadow of the wire to win the Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a short head over Chamberlain Bridge at Parx Racing Sept. 3. The victory earned Ben’s Cat an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) at Santa Anita, since it is part of the […]

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Ben’s Cat sets new course record in Parx Dash

Ben’s Cat, trained by King Leatherbury for The Jim Stable, won the Parx Dash in course record time on Sunday, reports the Blood-Horse. The 6-year-old gelding, ridden by Julian Pimentel, ran the five furlongs on the turf in :54.96 eclipsing the record :55 2/5 set by Smart Enough in 2008. It was Ben’s Cat’s 16th […]

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Leatherbury, Ben’s Cat can’t scratch together enough for BC fees

When the Breeders’ Cup announces the horses nominated to next weekend’s 15 races at Churchill Downs Wednesday morning, the list will not include Laurel Park-based Ben’s Cat in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G2). On Labor Day, the King Leatherbury homebred captured the $356,000 Turf Monster Handicap (G3) at Parx Racing and earned […]

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Leatherbury says Ben’s Cat 50-50 to be supplemented to Turf Sprint

On Labor Day, Laurel Park-based Ben’s Cat captured the $356,000 Turf Monster Handicap (G3) at Parx Racing, which earned the King Leatherbury homebred an automatic berth in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G2) at Churchill Downs on November 5 as part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” series. But the […]

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Ben’s Cat headlines pre-entries for Maryland Million

The Laurel Park racing office announced this morning that a total of 164 pre-entries (151 horses as 13 were cross-entered) were named to the 11 races which comprise the 2011 Jim McKay Maryland Million. The 26th running of the event will take place at Laurel Park next Saturday, Oct. 1. First post is 12:35 p.m. […]

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Leatherbury: Anyone wanna go in on a nice Breeders’ Cup horse?

Maryland-based trainer King Leatherbury is known as a master of the claiming ranks, but he doesn’t often get the chance to compete at the sport’s highest levels.  In fact, the 78-year-old has never had a Breeders’ Cup horse.  But Monday, Ben’s Cat stormed home to win the Turf Monster Handicap at Parx Racing, earning an […]

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