Bred: Charles H. Deters & Dr. John Peterson (Fla.)
Sire: Graeme Hall
Dam: Gentle Wave, by Mt. Livermore
After finishing third in his debut at Del Mar in August, Tanzanite Cat took the fall off. He returned to the races in early December, breaking his maiden at the Fair Grounds by four lengths. The colt then shipped to Oaklawn Park for his 3-year-old debut, winning the Smarty Jones Stakes and putting himself on the Kentucky Derby trail.
After selling for $9,000 as a yearling, Tanzanite Cat sold for $150,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sale 2013 Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. He is a half-brother to stakes winner Hip Four Sixtynine and out of a half-sister to two stakes winners.