Cats Twisted Whisker wins Breeder’s Invitational Derby

May 22nd, 2007

Cats Twisted Whisker came to Las Vegas with a stake of $500 and left with nearly $100,000. Ridden by Phil Rapp for Waco Bend Ranch, the 4-year-old son of High Brow Cat won the Breeder’s Invitational Derby with 224 points, on May 21 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas. He also took first in the BI Sale division and was a finalist in the Open Limited.

Ristos Fair Lady, ridden by Aaron Wheatley for Jack and Susan Waggoner, placed second with $55,270. Both Cats Twisted Whisker and Ristos Fair Lady, by Smart Aristocrat, were bred by the Waggoners.

Phil Rapp also finished second and third in the  Breeder’s Invitational Classic with Lil Pretty Richochet for Robert Graves and Autumn Acre for Autumn Alliance, respectively.

Quintan Blue, owned by Marvine Ranch, Meeker, CO, surpassed $500,000 in earnings with her win under Roger Wagner in the Breeder’s Invitational Classic. The 6-year-old daughter of Mecom Blue was formerly owned by Jim Vangilder, who placed second in the Breeder’s Invitational Non-Pro Classic aboard Pet Squirrel.

Sister CD, last year’s  Breeder’s Invitational Open champion, claimed the Non-Pro Classic with 226 points under Skip Queen, Lipan, TX.

Breeder’s Invitational competition continues through May 26. Listen to announcer Tom Holt’s Cuttin’ Edge News mid-day and evening wrap ups of the event through