Cathryn Sophia, winner of the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) will bypass the Breeders’ Cup, according to Mark Taylor. Taylor Made Sales Agency will be offering the filly at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton November sale.
Trainer John Servis said that following her third-place finish in the Cotillion (gr. I), Cathryn Sophia had a high white blood-cell count and didn’t see any advantage of sending her to Southern California.
“I watched her very closely after the race and actually she recovered from that remarkably fast,” said Servis. “I gave her a little work (Oct. 12), which I thought was solid (:47.46 for a half-mile at Parx Racing), but I really wanted to see spectacular. Horses of this quality are a rarity and you have to take care of them. Her Oaks win was the kind of performance you never forget as a trainer. It is a great feeling to see her end the year healthy and happy.”
“What a ride this has been. I mean, she has won six of nine races for us by over 50 lengths,” mentioned owner Chuck Zacney. “We have been so blessed in the horse business with Afleet Alex and now Cathryn Sophia.”
Cathryn Sophia’s three-year-old campaign has been a successful one. She kicked things off with victories in the Forward Gala (gr. II) and the Davona Dale (gr. II). She also won the Princess of Sylmar Stakes and the Kentucky Oaks, and added a couple of third-place finishes in the Acorn and Cotillion.