FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2017) – Multiple graded stakes winner Sircat Sally will be bred to all-time leading earner Arrogate, Sircat Sally’s owner and breeder Joe Turner said on Monday.
Sircat Sally, a California-bred daughter of Surf Cat, won her first seven races, six of them stakes, before suffering a career-ending sesamoid fracture while finishing third in the San Clemente Handicap at Del Mar in July. Turner said she has completely healed from surgery.
Turner said he will bring Sircat Sally back from Kentucky with plans for her to be bred back in California and make the Arrogate foal a California-bred.
“The people at Juddmonte (where Arrogate stands) saw Sircat Sally win the Soviet Problem Stakes at Los Alamitos by 12 lengths on dirt the same day California Chrome won by 12 lengths and they didn’t know why we kept running her on grass,” Turner said. “They are looking for mares that can run on dirt. She could run on anything.”
Sircat Sally finished her career with $552,860, the first two wins on dirt, the next four on grass. She is out of the In Excess mare Sister Sally, who was also bred and still is owned by Turner. He said Sister Sally might be bred to Bodemeister next year.
“She’s a hell of a producer,” Turner said of Sister Sally. “I bred her back to Surf Cat. I’m good friends with Bruce Headley and Old English Rancho. I got one good baby with that combination, why not another one?”