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Nickname: Cat
Birth Year: 2015. Gender: Mare. Breed: Thoroughbred.
Affiliated with Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred ExRacehorses (CANTER Michigan) .


"Catscourageouslady" is a very courageous young thoroughbred filly. She raced twice at age 2 in 2017. She raced 6 times in 2018 earning $14,573. She WON twice, came in 2nd twice, 3rd once and her last race 6/13/18 she came in 8th. That's when her racing owner called CANTER to take her.
At her MSU physical exam and ultrasound 6/21/18 bone chips were discovered in her front legs. Vets recommended surgery to remove them. MSU vets and vet students fell in love with "Cat". She is just as sweet as she is pretty.
This courageous young filly was foaled in Kentucky with champion bloodlines including Storm Cat, Seattle Slew, Secretariat, Affirmed and many more. On the racetrack, she exhibited that champion spirit as evidenced in Charts of each race at Will Rogers and Thistledown tracks. Even her last race, she tried to run fast but couldn't because she was injured.
At Michigan Stat University, "Cat" welcomed the attention she received and responded with friendliness even though she was in pain. After her surgery 6/28/18 she continued to be very sweet as MSU vet students helped her to recover.
"Cat" is now at a CANTER Michigan-approved Rehab farm where her rehab will continue until January, 2019. Her caregiver says she is so very nice, sweet and such a joy to be with.
"Catscourageouslady" is a very special horse who has experienced and endured so much in her young life, yet she has been courageous about every new challenge and reacts with only kindness and sweetness to everyone around her.
"Catscourageouslady" would greatly benefit from Platinum Performance products for nutrition and supplementation as she continues her post surgery rehab to January, 2019.
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Relationship of Nominator to Nominee
The racing owners of "Catscourageouslady" contacted CATNER wanting to immediately retire this 3 year old filly from racing and donate her to the CANTER program os rehab, retrain, re-home. The owner said she wasn't fast enough to win, but she was sound and ready to be retrained for a new career. CANTER Michigan picked her up at Thistledown Racetrack in Ohio, took ownership of her and transported her to Michigan State University for a physical exam before taking her to CANTER's training facility. -- Robbie Timmons