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Apache Cat

Apache Cat
Sire Lion Cavern (USA)
Dam Tennesssee Blaze
Grandsire Mr. Prospector
Damsire Whiskey Road (USA)
Gender Gelding
Foaled 2002
Country Australia
Color Chestnut
Breeder Mr PF Radford and Ms R Lawrie
Trainer Greg Eurell
Record 43:19-4-7 [1]
Earnings AUD$$4.53 million [1]
Summary
Apache Cat is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Tennesssee Blaze by Lion Cavern (USA). He was born around 2002 in Australia, and was bred by Mr PF Radford and Ms R Lawrie.
Major wins
Cadbury Guineas (G1) (2006)
Lightning Stakes (G1) (2008)
Australia Stakes (G1) (2008, 2009)
T J Smith Stakes (G1) (2008)
BTC Cup (G1) (2008)
Doomben 10,000 (G1) (2008, 2009)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on 6 November 2009


Apache Cat (foaled 2002) is an Australian Thoroughbred racehorse who currently continues to race in some of Australia's top racing events.

He is a strikingly marked, baldy faced, chestnut gelding by the shuttle stallion, Lion Cavern (USA) from Tennessee Blaze by Whiskey Road (USA). Apache Cat was bred by Mr PF Radford and Ms R Lawrie of Victoria.[2]

In May 2008, Apache Cat scored his fourth and fifth consecutive Group One wins in the BTC Cup and in the Doomben 10,000 respectively at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland.

Apache Cat’s other Group One victories in this winning streak were Lightning Stakes at Flemington in 2008, Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley in 2008[3] and T J Smith Stakes at Randwick in 2008. He also won the 2006 Cadbury Guineas. Apache Cat's Group 1 streak matched the record set by T.J. Smith's champion Tulloch, Who was the last horse to win five majors in succession by claiming the Rosehill Guineas, AJC Derby, Caulfield Guineas, Caulfield Cup and Victoria Derby in 1957. Apache Cat was ridden by jockey Corey Brown in all five Group One victories of 2008, who rated the star sprinter the best he has ridden in his career.

After four defeats (two unplaced) to start his 2008/09 season, Apache Cat bounced back to form in February 2009 to win his seventh Group One in the Australia Stakes[4]. At his next race start Apache Cat finished third behind Takeover Target in the Group One T J Smith Stakes at Randwick racecourse.

On 9 May 2009, Apache Cat lost no admirers when he just failed to record a second successive win in the weight-for-age BTC Cup event. Two weeks later, the sprinter etched his name into turf history after scoring back-to-back Doomben 10,000 wins at Doomben Racecourse.


Retirement

On 16 December 2009 trainer Greg Eurell retired Apache Cat after the horse sustained a leg fracture during the running of the 2009 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin racecourse, Hong Kong, China. Apache Cat now lives at Living Legends in Melbourne, with other champion racehorses such as Might and Power, Bomber Bill and Sky Heights.

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