Wildcat Heir filly comes up huge in Grade 1 La Brea S

Heir Kitty’s victory in the $300,000 La Brea S. for 3-year-old fillies Dec. 26 at Santa Anita capped another stellar year for Wildcat Heir.

Wildcat Heir is one of only two Florida sires with a Grade 1 winner and multiple graded stakes winners this year. His progeny have earned in excess of $4.25 million in 2013, the fourth straight year he’s eclipsed the $4 million mark. Wildcat Heir will stand the 2014 season at Journeyman for $10,000 LFS&N.

Breaking from post position two, Heir Kitty sat a close fourth down the backside, less than two lengths off the lead of 4-5 favorite Sweet Lulu. Gary Stevens pulled Heir Kitty alongside the pacesetter straightening for home, then took over about a sixteenth from the finish to secure the victory by 1 1/4-lengths on the wire.

Trained by Pete Miller and owned by David Bernsen and Paul Makin, Heir Kitty got seven furlongs in 1:21.47.

“She’s very straightforward, she tries real hard,” said Miller. “I’m really happy for the owners. Don’t forget, she beat the boys in a two-other-than allowance—older boys—so I felt real confident after she did that, that she could handle the best 3-year-old fillies, and she proved us right today.”

With the winner’s share of $180,000, Heir Kitty ran her bankroll to $370,272 and improved her overall record to 4-3-1 from 14 starts. Click here for a replay of the race.

Heir Kitty was bred in Florida by Pedro Gonzalez and Jorge Herrera. She is out of the stakes-placed Silver Buck mare Be Silver.

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