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Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:47 pm

Well he goes for his 5th straight win tomorrow in the Mr. Diz Stakes at Pimlico. I watched him win it last year and the crowd was so pumped when he came back. I hope he gets #5. He's 8 years old now. This was taken last year as he went to the post. I was upstairs in the dining room and this year I hope to be down in the grandstand when he runs.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:45 pm

Nice pic and awesome horse!
Glad the King has such a good one as he :D
Hope he wins
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Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:16 am

Go Ben's Cat! He is such a cool old horse and he's so consistent, regardless of whether he is running on turf or dirt. I hope he gets his fifth.
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Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:28 pm

Will be rooting for Ben's Cat as well, today. He has pretty much owned the Mister Diz Stakes and I'm hoping for that to continue!
Awesome horse. Impressive record. 37 - 24-4-3, $1,862,640.

Go get 'em boy...

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Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:03 pm

Won his fifth Mister Diz Stakes, earnings now $1.9 million. Cool horse. :D
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Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:29 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Won his fifth Mister Diz Stakes, earnings now $1.9 million. Cool horse. :D
What a horse. Just keeps rolling along...


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Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:44 pm

Photos to come soon. What a cool cat he is!
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Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:57 pm

Prairie Bayou wrote:Photos to come soon. What a cool cat he is!
Nice to have a hometown hero, eh?
No one has ever bet enough on a winning horse.
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Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:21 am

Ben's Cat earns fifth straight Mister Diz victory

Julian Pimentel kept Ben's Cat under a snug hold until a furlong from home, then signaled for him to go and spurted away to win the $74,250 Mister Diz, the first of three stakes races Saturday afternoon at Pimlico.

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... i?id=43705
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Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:05 pm

Hometown Hero: :D

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This is something I fooled around with in Photoshop.
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Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:15 pm

It's really nice to see a horse on the track with a happy eye! I think this guy knows he's the Cat's meow!
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Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:13 pm

In most of his photos crossing the line and prior he has his ears pricked. I stood down by myself to catch him coming over for the race and as soon as he heard the shutter he was very alert. He knows where the people are and what a camera is.
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Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:30 pm

Jerardi: Ben’s Cat’s fourth in Jaipur was better than it looked

There were several Mid-Atlantic horses on the wonderful Belmont Stakes card with varying degrees of hope. None brought more hope to New York than the amazing Maryland-bred that is Ben’s Cat.

http://www.drf.com/news/jerardi-ben%E2% ... -it-looked
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Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:12 am

Ben's Cat worked 3f MT ft in :37.00 B (8/19) at LRL, 06/28/14.
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Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:35 am

Ben's Cat bids for three-peat in Parx Dash

Maryland icon Ben's Cat, only fourth in the Grade 3 Jaipur in his first try at Belmont Park June 7, aims to rebound on familiar territory in Saturday's Grade 3, $200,000 Parx Dash. The eight-year-old veteran has won the past two editions of the five-furlong sprint on the Parx turf, where he set the course record of :54.96 in the 2012 running.

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... i?id=45278
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Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:14 pm

PJMIII wrote:Ben's Cat bids for three-peat in Parx Dash

Maryland icon Ben's Cat, only fourth in the Grade 3 Jaipur in his first try at Belmont Park June 7, aims to rebound on familiar territory in Saturday's Grade 3, $200,000 Parx Dash. The eight-year-old veteran has won the past two editions of the five-furlong sprint on the Parx turf, where he set the course record of :54.96 in the 2012 running.

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... i?id=45278
He did it again! What a nice horse...

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Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:42 pm

He beat some nice horses today too. I love this horse, he is a win machine!
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Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:58 pm

Ain't he sumthin' else? What a pleasure to watch a horse so obviously enjoying himself.
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Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:03 pm

Ballerina wrote:Ain't he sumthin' else? What a pleasure to watch a horse so obviously enjoying himself.
No doubt about it Bal he is a pleasure to watch.
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Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:09 am

Ben's Cat worked 3f MT ft in :39.00 B (5/5) at LRL, 08/26/14.
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