CATCHACOMA (FR)
bay horse 1996

His story

In Foal to

Art Sebal (USA)
b. 1988
Arctic Tern (USA)
ch. 1973
Sea-Bird (FR)
ch. 1962
Dan Cupid (USA)
Sicalade (FR)
Bubbling Beauty (USA)
ch. 1961
Hasty Road (USA)
Amahmoud (USA)
Par Three (USA)
b. 1980
Alleged (USA)
b. 1974
Hoist The Flag (USA)
Princess Pout (USA)
Fairway Flyer (USA)
b. 1969
Nashua (USA)
Fairway Fun (USA)
Crazy Lady (SWI)
dkb/br. 1989
Rodaun (GER)
dkb/br. 1975
Cortez (GER)
dkb/br. 1965
Orsini (GER)
Costa Brava (GER)
Rosalba (GER)
1967
Masetto (GER)
Rosinante (AUT)
Marone (GER)
1979
Blauer Reiter (GER)
1961
Birkhahn (GER)
Blaue Grotte (GER)
Monbijou (GER)
br. 1968
Neckar (GER)
Mainz (GER)
1st dam
CRAZY LADY, by Rodaun.
2 wins in Switzerland. Grand Prix Corum Trophy (Aarau), Preis des Clubs der Rennpferdebesitzer (Aarau), 11 places in Germany and Switzerland. Dam of 5 living foals, 5 of racing age, 4 to race, 4 winners, 1 stakes winner.
CATCHACOMA, (1996, c. by Art Sebal).
  7 wins from 2 to 5 in France and Switzerland, €136,700, Grand Prix Gaston Defferre [L] (Marseille), Prix Conseil Général des Hauts Seines (St. Cloud), Prix des Platanes (St. Cloud), Prix de l'Oise (Maison-Laffitte), 14 places, 2nd Swiss 2000 Guineas [L] (Zurich), Prix Bois Bourillon (Chantilly), Preis des Bräu von Aying (Munich), Michael Renner-Memorial (Munich), 3rd Prix du Havre (Deauville)
Jerry Lee, (1998, c. by Baryshnikov).
  7 wins in France from 3 to 8, €67.838, Prix Cordoba (Marseille), 2nd Prix Serge Boireau (Chantilly)
Check'n Raise, (1999. f. by Art Sebal).
  1 win and 3 places in France at 3, €15,200, Pix de la Juine (St.Cloud)
Shendandoah, f. by Hamas. 1 win over hurdles in France 2005
2nd dam
MARONE, by Blauer Reiter
1 win, Preis von Schwabing (Munich), 13 times placed. 3 wins over jumps in Switzerland and Germany, Preis der Sport-Welt in Frankfort, Besitzervereinigung für Vollblutzucht und Rennen, Jagdrennen Preise in Munich. Dam of 2 foals, 2 winners:
Crazy Lady, (f. by Rodaun), see above
Blackstone, (c. by Rodaun). 2 wins in Switzerland.
3rd dam
MONBIJOU, by Neckar, placed over jumps in Germany. Dam of
Marone, see above
Montesquieu. 1 win, Preis vom Hachtsee in Munich.
Moreau. 1 win, Eishockey-Preis in Neuss
4th dam
MAINZ, by Tabriz.
8 wins, Preis von Uerdingen in Krefeld. Dam of 6 named foals, 4 winners:
MARZWIND, 17 wins
Mainzer Bub, 6 wins
Maisonne, 3 wins
Mainzer Mädel, 2 wins
Catchacoma was born in France (Haras du Taillis) and raised in Switzerland (Gestüt Heidegg). After he was trained in Switzerland during his 2- and 3-year-old career he moved to trainer Richard Gibson who trains in Chantilly near Paris. There he improved to a higher handicap-horse and ended his 4-year-old campain with 3 wins (2 on major racetracks in Paris) and several times on the board. He started his 5-year-old campain with a 5th place in the Grand Prix St. Moritz which is running on the frozen Lake of St. Moritz. He then captured a big handicap in St. Cloud (Paris) and a couple of weeks later he even stepped higher and scored a comfortable 1 length win in the Grand Prix Gaston Defferre, a Listed-Race in Marseille. After this success he was send to Hollywood Park to run in the Charles Wittingham Memorial (GI). He finished a honorable 7th just 6 length behind the impressive winner Bienamado. Catchacoma was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Heerensperger after the race and moved to the barn of Neil Drysdale. At the preparation for his next race, a GIII, he's got an injury and was sidelined for about a year. Back in training, now with David Hofmanns, he run once and finished last. We got in contact with Mr. Hofmanns and he told us Catchacoma was retired because of the old injury and that the owners were looking for a good place. As Catchacoma was our first own bred horse and we saw him growing up we had a very special relation with him and we asked Mr. Hofmanns if we could get him back. Mr. and Mrs. Heerensperger agreed and Catchacoma arrived in spring 2003 at our new home, the Queensvalley Farm. We then aquired a companion for him, former racehorse Spitzbub, from the LongRun organisation. Now Catchacoma and Bubba are enjoying their role as kindergarten teacher for our weanlings/yearlings and we are happy to have this two buddies here and given them a wonderful life after the racetrack.

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