Kactus Kate (Tourist) became the first winner for her freshman sire (by Tiznow) at Emerald Downs Wednesday evening. Off at odds of 15-1 in her unveiling, the Oak Crest Farm homebred forced the issue on the outside in second, poked her head in front as they hit the quarter pole and kicked clear in the stretch to graduate by two lengths. Kactus Kate is a half-sister to Sutra (Meadowlake), GISW, $356,873. Tourist, winner of the 2016 GI Breeders’ Cup Mile, stands at WinStar Farm.
5th-Emerald Downs, $19,340, Msw, 7-1, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, :52.82, ft.
KACTUS KATE (f, 2, Tourist–Desert Liaison, by Woodman) Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $10,175. Click for the Equibase.com chart.
O/B-Oak Crest Farm LLC (Hodge) (KY); T-David B. Martinez.