News for Catholic Boy

Triumphant Return For Catholic Boy in the Dixie Stakes

By Meredith Daugherty @ BH_MDaugherty May 18th, 2019 Tucked safely away in his stall, insulated from Preakness Day crowds and the reverberating bass of infield celebrations, the only sounds Catholic Boy heard before his start in the May 18 $250,000 Dixie Stakes (G2T) were the quiet snaps of rubber bands as assistant trainer Melissa Cohen

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Catholic Boy BC Classic Key Contender

By Alicia Wincze Hughs @BC_AHughes Bloodhorse 10-29-18 Catholic Boy looks the part in his final BC work! In the handful of months Javier Castellano has been paired with Catholic Boy, the only impression the son of More Than Ready has made on the Hall of Fame rider is the sense he can do no wrong.

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With Catholic Boy, Always Keeping the Faith

By Steve Haskins Bloodhorse  Throughout modern day racing history, there have been top-class grass horses who could run big on dirt, like John Henry, and there have been top-class dirt horses who could run big on grass, like Secretariat. But there is a third kind of horse that is extremely rare. That is the horse

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Catholic Boy Fine After Travers Win

By T.D. Thornton TDN  Catholic Boy (More Than Ready) came out of his victory in Saturday’s GI Runhappy Travers S. in good order and trainer Jonathan Thomas was contemplating how best to get his charge to the Nov. 3 GI Breeders’ Cup Classic. “He cooled out nicely, ate up well last night and looked like

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Versatile Catholic Boy Soars Clear in Travers

 By Bob Ehalt Bloodhorse Triple Crown winner Justify was not among the field of 10 in the $1.25 million Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1), but if owner Robert LaPenta gets his way, the 149th Midsummer Derby will have a movie star as its hero. As 7-5 favorite Good Magic and the filly Wonder Gadot finished next-to-last and last, respectively, it was LaPenta’s

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Catholic Boy Re-Rallies to Take Down Analyze It Again in the Belmont Derby Saturday, July 7, 2018 TDN When last they met in the GIII Pennine Ridge S. June 2, ‘TDN Rising Star‘ Analyze It (Point of Entry) looked to have the race sewn up in the waning strides, only to have Catholic Boy (More Than Ready) surge late

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Grass Greener for Catholic Boy

Sunday, June 3rd 2018 By T.D. Thornton ~ TDN Five months ago Catholic Boy (More Than Ready) was my somewhat unorthodox selection to anchor the No. 1 spot on the season’s inaugural TDN Derby Top 12 rankings. After a commanding dirt win in the nine-furlong GII Remsen S. at Aqueduct, Catholic Boy looked uncomfortable pressing the pace

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Catholic Boy

More Than Ready - Song of Bernadette, by Bernardini 2015
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2018 Travers Winner! One of only three N.A. 3yo colts to have captured G1 events on both dirt and turf.


6X Graded Stakes Winner

$2.1 Million in Earnings

G1W on Turf & Dirt

Catholic Boy is by successful international sire More Than Ready, out of the Bernardini mare Song of Bernadette – who sold for $2.3 million at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Catholic Boy boasts a versatile pedigree, evidenced by his Grade 1 wins on BOTH turf and dirt during his sophomore year, joining California Chrome and the legendary Secretariat as the only three-year-old colts to capture Grade 1 events on both surfaces.