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Wildcat Red Represented by First Winner

Wildcat Bill won for Buck Pond Farm stallion Sept. 13 at Thistledown.

Wildcat Bill breaks his maiden at Thistledown

Wildcat Bill breaks his maiden at Thistledown

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Buck Pond Farm stallion Wildcat Red  was represented by his first winner Sept. 13, when Wildcat Bill took a $31,500 maiden special weight at Thistledown.

Racing for Richard Spicer and D. William Spitler, the 2-year-old Ohio-bred gelding stalked the pace into the stretch of the 5 1/2-furlong race for state-bred juveniles, dug in late three wide under left-handed urging, and got up in time to earn the victory by 1 1/4 lengths. 

With jockey Luis Rivera in the irons for trainer Jeffrey Radosevich, Wildcat Bill was favored in a nine-horse field and returned $4.20 on a $2 win ticket. The final time was 1:07 on a fast track.

Wildcat Bill was bred by Maccabee Farm out of the Quiet American mare Polite Company and was a $26,000 purchase by Spitler from Stallion Ventures' consignment to the 2020 Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Fall Mixed Sale. He was making his fifth start in Monday's affair, coming off a runner-up finish Aug. 30 in a six-furlong maiden special weight at Thistledown.

The multiple graded stakes-winning, grade 1-placed Wildcat Red, a son of D'wildcat out of the Miner's Mark mare Racene, earned $1.1 million during a 22-race career. He entered stud in 2018 and stood the 2021 season at Buck Pond for an advertised fee of $7,500 live foal.