LARC NEWS Posted: 8/6/2019 4:33:20 PM


The feature event on Friday night is named in honor of a true racing warrior in  Catchmeinyourdreams, a millionaire champion who raced at the highest level until retiring at the age of eight. One of the best Quarter Horses ever to race – and certainly one of the all-time greatest grays, Catchmeinyourdreams won 14 of 51 career starts for earnings of $1,040,924 in his career. Bred by Ed Allred and raced by Kirk Goodfellow, Catchmeinyourdreams competed in 31 stakes races during his career. Trained by Chris O’Dell, he won eight stakes races in his career – seven of them in graded events.

The first stakes-winner ever owned by Goodfellow, he won the 440-yard Grade 1 Los Alamitos Invitational Championship three years in a row (2003-05). He twice had been voted by the American Quarter Horse Association the nation’s best aged horse and three times the best aged gelding.

The gelding became a millionaire when he won a 350-yard allowance event by a head in June of 2007. It was his 14th victory in 47 starts. Since he never won a futurity or derby, most of Catchmeinyourdreams’ seven-figures (around $990,000) in earnings came after turning 4. In addition to his great success in the Los Alamitos Invitational Championship, Catchmeinyourdreams won the Grade 1 Go Man Go Handicap in 2004 and the Grade 1 Bank of America Challenge Championship in 2005. He also raced in the Grade 1 Champion of Champions three times, running second in the 2003 running to the 15-1 longshot The Down Side.

Catchmeinyourdreams retired at the end of his 2007 campaign during a special presentation in the winner’s circle at Los Alamitos Race Course.


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