Discreet Cat

B 2003 16.1HH (1.65M)
By Forestry – Pretty Discreet (Private Account)
$7,500 Stands and nurses. Standing at Jonabell Farm
Defeated Horse of the Year Invasor in the UAE Derby by over six lengths. Equalled Easy Goer’s mile record at Aqueduct. Sire of five G1 horses, three G1 winners and 7% Stakes winners to runners in his first five crops, including dual G1 Carter hero Dads Caps.

The Cat’s got their attention... but not their tongue!

Pedigree

DISCREET CAT

FORESTRY

STORM CAT

STORM BIRD

NORTHERN DANCER

SOUTH OCEAN

TERLINGUA

SECRETARIAT

CRIMSON SAINT

SHARED INTEREST

PLEASANT COLONY

HIS MAJESTY

SUN COLONY

SURGERY

DR FAGER

BOLD SEQUENCE

PRETTY DISCREET

PRIVATE ACCOUNT

DAMASCUS

SWORD DANCER

KERALA

NUMBERED ACCOUNT

BUCKPASSER

INTRIGUING

PRETTY PERSUASIVE

BELIEVE IT

IN REALITY

BREAKFAST BELL

BURY THE HATCHET

TOM ROLFE

CHRISTMAS WISHES

By FORESTRY (1996) King’s Bishop S (G1), etc. Sire of 1,142 foals aged three and up, including DISCREET CAT, DIPLOMAT LADY, FOREST DANGER, QUIZ KID, SHACKLEFORD, CAROLYN’S CAT, ETCHED, FIDEDIGNO, SMOKEY GLACKEN, TETON FOREST, OLD FORESTER, CONGRESSIONALHONOR, FOREST GROVE, MENDING FENCES, NEW NORMAL, SEPARATE FOREST, WOODLANDER, etc.

1st dam: PRETTY DISCREET by Private Account. 3 wins (6f-10f) at 2 and 3, Alabama S (G1), 2nd Matron S (G1), 3rd Frizette S (G1). Dam of 11 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners:

DISCREET CAT (c Forestry) Champion, see Race record.

DISCREETLY MINE (c Mineshaft) 5 wins (6f-8½f) at 2 and 3, King’s Bishop S (G1), Amsterdam S (G2), Risen Star S (G2), 2nd Champagne S (G1), Futurity S (G2), Woody Stephens S (G2). Sire.

PRETTY WILD (c Wild Again) 7 wins (6f-8f) 2 to 5, Frisk Me Now S, Mr. Prospector S, 2nd Hopeful S (G1), Futurity S (G1). Sire.

Discreet Treasure (c El Prado) 4 wins (7f-8f) at 3 and 4, 2nd Westchester S (G3), Lord Of The Night S.

Lady Discreet (f Boundary) Placed at 2 and 3. Dam of:

COURTESAN (f Street Sense) Keertana S, Juvenile Filly Turf S, 3rd Jessamine S (G3).

CHARY (f Montbrook) Calder Oaks.

Discreetly Awesome (f Awesome Again) Unraced. Dam of:

AWESOME MARIA (f Maria’s Mon) Ogden Phipps H (G1), Shuvee H (G2), Matron S (G2), Rampart S (G3), Sabin S (G3), 2nd Gazelle S (G1), Frizette S (G1).

Pretty Boundary (f Boundary) Dam of:

CONCORDE’S EDGE (c Concorde’s Tune) Gilded Time S.

Bound Notebook (g Notebook) 2nd Eillo S.

2nd dam: Pretty Persuasive by Believe It. Sister to BURYYOURBELIEF. Dam of 2 winners:

PRETTY DISCREET (f Private Account) G1 winner, see above.

3rd dam: Bury The Hatchet by Tom Rolfe. Unraced. Dam of 7 winners:

BURYYOURBELIEF (f Believe It) Kentucky Oaks (G1), 2nd Ashland S (G1), Santa Anita Oaks (G1), 4th Mother Goose S (G1).

Joann’s Reality (f Proper Reality) Placed at 3. Dam of:

Scarlet Queen (f Fasliyev) Unraced. Dam of: EMERALD QUEEN (f O’Reilly) Canterbury Belle S, South Island Breeders’ S, 2nd Eulogy S (G3), Canterbury Breeders S (G3)Red Shift (g Lucky Unicorn) 3rd Grand Prix S (G3).

Forgive The Past (f Believe It) Unraced. Dam of:

Forgiving Monarch (f Wavering Monarch) 2nd West Virginia Senate President’s Cup S. Dam of: DISCREET COMMANDER (g Deputy Commander) Display S, 3rd Marine S (G3), Charlie Barley S, Victoria Park S.

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 1 1 - - -
Three 5 5 - - -
Four 3 - - 2 -
Total 9 6 - 2 -

At 2

1st
Maiden Special Weight, 6f, Saratoga, by 3½l, beating Superfly, Political Force, Last Best Place.

At 3 World Champion Three-Year-Old

1st
Cigar Mile (G1), 8f, Aqueduct, by 3¼l, equalled track record of 1:32.46, beating Badge Of Silver, Silver Train, Dixie Meister, Sharp Humor.
1st
Jerome H (G2), 8f, Belmont Park, by 10¼l, beating Valid Notebook, Nair, Noonmark.
1st
UAE Derby (G2), 9f, Nad Al Sheba, by 6l, beating Testimony, Flamme de Passion, Invasor, Domingiun, Simpatico Bribon, Where’s That Tiger, Gold For Sale, Jackson, Unification.

At 4 

3rd
Vosburgh S (G1), 6f, Belmont Park, to Fabulous Strike, Talent Search, beating Mach Ride, E Z Warrior, Park Avenue Ball, First Defence, Will He Shine.
3rd
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, 8f, Monmouth Park, to Corinthian, Gottcha Gold, beating Wanderin Boy, Lewis Mitchell, Xchanger, Park Avenue Ball, High Finance.

Best progeny

Video footage

Watch him in action
Cigar Mile H (G1), 8f, Aqueduct, 25 November 2006
Jerome H (G2), 8f, Belmont Park, 1 October 2006
UAE Derby (G2), 9f, Nad Al Sheba, 25 March 2006
Maiden Special Weight, 6f, Saratoga, 27 August 2005

News

Talented son of Discreet Cat has now won three of four career starts

Too Discreet took the lead right out of the starting gate and never looked back as he rolled to an impressive three-length victory in the Paradise Creek Stakes at Belmont Park May

Son of Discreet Cat shines in featured event on rich $1-million stakes program

Stormdriver rallied from just off the pace to spring a mild upset in the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship at Delta Downs Feb. 6.


Son of Discreet Cat becomes a Kentucky Derby contender with a game effort at Oaklawn Park

Discreetness earned himself a spot on the Kentucky Derby trail with a hard-fought win in the one-mile $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park on January 18th.  The win was his


Son of Discreet Cat becomes Stakes winner in fifth career start

Discreetness overcame a sloppy track and chilly temperatures to score a hard-fought nose victory in the eight-furlong Springboard Mile Stakes, the closing day feature at Remington


Two-year-old colt is full brother to G1 winner Discreet Marq

Talent definitely runs in this family.


Sire of two $500,000 plus hips on first night of sale

With 11 winners so far at the historic Saratoga racing meet, along with a nation-leading 18 Stakes winners in 2015, it's not surprising that offspring of


Darley in America announces stud fees on Southern Hemisphere time

Darley in America will make available its roster of stallions to be bred on Southern Hemisphere time effective September 1 for the Australian breeding season and August 1 for South America.


Stormdriver takes Louisiana Legends Classic Stakes

Discreet Cat's Stormdriver captured his second Stakes win this year July 4 as a clear winner in the Louisiana Legends Classic St


Discreet Cat's G1-winning daughter on top at Belmont

Discreet Cat's G1-winning daughter Discreet Marq was certainly the one to beat May 9 as she returned to the winner's circle once


Winner by nearly six lengths at Evangeline Downs

Stormdriver, a son of Discreet Cat, sealed his first Stakes win April 25 with a powerful score in the John Henry Stakes at Evang


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