Happy Birthday Hollywood Wildcat



1990 – Happy Birthday to 1993 Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Hollywood Wildcat, who was foaled in Florida on this day for breeders and owners Irving and Marge Cowan.

By Kris S. out of Miss Wildcatter, by Mr. Prospector, Florida-bred Hollywood Wildcat won the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff with jockey Eddie Delahoussaye aboard at Santa Anita on Nov. 6, 1993, defeating runner-up Paseana (Arg) by a nose as the 6-5 favorite. Later that day, Florida-bred Brocco won the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.

Trained throughout her career by Neil Drysdale, Hollywood Wildcat went into the 1993 Breeders’ Cup off four consecutive stakes wins beginning with the Grade 1 Hollywood Oaks and continuing with the $83,700 San Clemente, the Grade 2 Del Mar Oaks and the $106,700 Lady’s Secret.

She finished her career with 12 wins in 21 starts, 10 of which were stakes, with three seconds and three thirds while earning $1,432,160.

Hollywood Wildcat soon found similar fame as a broodmare, producing 2000 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1)-winner War Chant, by Danzig; as well as stakes-winners Double Cat, by Storm Cat; Ministers Wild Cat, by Deputy Minster; and Group 2-winner Ivan Denisovich (Ire), by Danehill. She also produced graded stakes-placed Shintoh, by Giant’s Causeway; and stakes-placed runners Bold Warrior, by Bernardini. All 12 of her foals started with nine becoming winners.

Hollywood Wildcat is one of four Breeders’ Cup-winning fillies or mares who also produced a Breeders’ Cup winner. The others are 1988 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1)-winner Personal Ensign, the dam of 1995 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)-winner My Flag; My Flag produced 2002 Long John Silver’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)-winner Storm Flag Flying; and 2010 Emirates Airlines Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1)-winner Shared Account is the dam of 2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)-winner Sharing.

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