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First winner for Illinois Derby hero Cowtown Cat

GRADE 2 winner Cowtown Cat becamethe latest American first-season sire to get off the mark when Richie'slilcowgirl won her debut on Friday at Arlington Park.

The filly was prominent throughout the 4 1/2 furlong event and drew away to score by five lengths for trainerRichard Ravin. Bred in Florida by Sharon A. Cornivale, Richie'slilcowgirl is the second foal out of minor American winner Tricks After Dark, by Favorite Trick. She was a $17,000 purchase at the OBS August Yearling sale by WD North Thoroughbreds.

Cowtown Cat enjoyed his finest moments on the track when landing the 2007 Grade 2 Illinois Derby and Grade 3 Gotham Stakes. The eight-year-old son of Distorted Humor stands for $4,000 at Journeyman Stud in Florida.





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