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‘My Heart Is Shattered’: Ben’s Cat Succumbs To Complications Of Colic Surgery

Four-time Maryland Horse of the Year and multi-million dollar-earner Ben’s Cat, who underwent colic surgery on July 6 to repair an epiploic foramen entrapment, was euthanized Tuesday due to complications that arose during his recovery. “It is with great sadness that we report that Ben’s Cat was euthanized this afternoon due to post-operative complications following […]

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Phlash Phelps Holds Fast In Mister Diz; Ben’s Cat Finishes Ninth

Hillwood Stables’ Phlash Phelps, a two-time Maryland-bred turf champion racing for the first time in seven months at a distance he hadn’t tried in more than two years, rallied to the lead in mid-stretch and held off a pair of late long shot challengers to win Saturday’s $75,000 Mister Diz at Laurel Park. The 34th […]

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Ben’s Cat Hopes To Regain Winning Form In Mister Diz Stakes At Laurel Park

Popular 11-year-old gelding Ben’s Cat, a 26-time stakes winner and earner of more than $2.6 million in lifetime purses, returns for another shot at ending his career-high losing streak in Saturday’s $75,000 Mister Diz at Laurel Park. The 34th running of the Mister Diz for 3-year-olds and up and 30th running of the $75,000 Jameela […]

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Ben’s Cat Wins Sixth Straight Mister Diz Stakes

Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury celebrated Maryland Pride Day in fitting fashion at Laurel Park Saturday, saddling local legend Ben’s Cat for his sixth straight victory in the Mister Diz Stakes and 30th triumph of a most remarkable career. Leatherbury, the 82-year Pride of Maryland, bred, owns, trains and campaigns the hickory 9-year-old gelding, […]

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Fan Favorite Ben’s Cat Wins Mister Diz Stakes for the Fifth Time

Julian Pimentel kept Ben’s Cat under a snug hold until a furlong from home, then signaled for him to go and spurted away to win the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes, the first of three stakes races Saturday afternoon at Pimlico Race Course. This was the fifth year in a row that the King Leatherbury homebred […]

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