Ben's Cat

American-bred Thoroughbred racehorse

Ben's Cat (April 17, 2006 – July 18, 2017) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. He was born in Maryland. He won multiple stakes races, including six victories in the Mister Diz Stakes and five in the Jim McKay Turf Sprint. He was a four-time Maryland-bred horse of the year.[1]

Ben's Cat in 2016

Ben's Cat was retired in June 2017 with a record of 32 wins from 63 starts and earnings of over $2.6 million.[2]

Ben's Cat suffered a serious case of colic, requiring surgery on July 6, 2017 for an epiploic foramen entrapment. He suffered from severe surgical complications and was euthanized on July 18, 2017 in a farm in Maryland.[3] He was 11 years old.


  1. "Profile - Ben's Cat". Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  2. McKee, Sandra. "Leatherbury has Ben's Cat ready to pounce". Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  3. "Maryland Horse of the Year Ben's Cat Dies". Retrieved 18 July 2017.