Becky Thomas and Joe McMahon announced that multiple graded stakes winner Forty Tales will stand at Sequel Stallions near Hudson, N.Y. His 2014 fee will be $6,500 stands and nurses.
Forty Tales will be the first joint venture participation between Dennis Narlinger and Thomas of Sequel New York, and Joe McMahon of McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds.
The bay colt by Tale of the Cat retires with five wins from 11 starts earnings of $666,789.
Forty Tales won his only start at 2 by 2 3/4 lengths in a maiden special weight at Aqueduct Racetrack for trainer Todd Pletcher and owners Perretti Racing Stables.
A graded stakes winner this year at 3 from 6 1/2 lengths to a mile, he won the Amsterdam (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course and the Woody Stephens (gr. II) Stakes at Belmont Park. Outside New York, he won the Derby Trial (gr. III) at Churchill Downs and was second in the Hutcheson (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
Bred in Kentucky by Randal Family Trust, he is out of the stakes-placed Forty Niner mare Forty Love.
"We are so excited to be able to offer our clients this exciting prospect and hometown hero and to add to our stellar roster," said Becky Thomas in a release. "We are particularly excited to partner with McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds as well as Chester and Mary Broman to stand the first stallion venture, offering a limited number of shares to our breeders in New York as well as out-of-state clients.
"The expansion of the New York breeding program has allowed many more opportunities as New York-breds have increased substantially in value on the racing front as well as in the sales ring."