Andrew Hawkins

Digest: Ben's Cat to be buried at Laurel Park

Digest: Ben's Cat to be buried at Laurel Park

Four-time Maryland Horse of the Year Ben's Cat, who was euthanized July 18 after complications from surgery, will be returned to Maryland and buried at Laurel Park. Bred, owned and trained by Hall of Fame conditioner King Leatherbury, Ben's Cat raced exclusively in the Mid-Atlantic region. In 63 starts, Ben's Cat won 32 races (26 of which came in stakes or graded stakes events) and earned $2,643,782. "King Leatherbury asked if we would bury Ben's ashes at Laurel, since that is where he spent most of his life," said Georganne Hale, vice president of racing for the Maryland Jockey Club. "Ben's ashes will be laid to rest next to the historic...

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