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2017 debut of Ben’s Cat - Maryland Horse Breeders Association
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Four-time Maryland-bred Horse of the Year Ben’s Cat made his 11-year-old debut on Sunday, April 16, and was beaten less than a length when finishing fifth in the featured seventh race allowance at Laurel Park.

Racing for the first time since finishing last of six in the Maryland Million Sprint Handicap Oct. 22, King Leatherbury’s dark bay homebred was unable to find running room until the final furlong, when he surged along the inside under regular rider and meet-leading jockey Trevor McCarthy. Leatherbury hopes to use the race as a springboard to the Jim McKay Turf Sprint May 19 at historic Pimlico Race Course, a race he has won four straight years and five of the last six. Read more.

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