Tale of the Cat

Storm Cat - Yarn, by Mr. Prospector

1994, dkb/br, entered stud 1999

2YO G1 winner in 2013 & Champion
2yo filly SHE'S A TIGER while
STOPCHARGINGMARIA
is a dual G1 winner in 2014.

2015 FEE: $30,000 Live Foal / Stands & Nurses

Standing at Ashford Stud, Versailles, KY

Tools and Resources

Current Top Performers Worldwide

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Up to 10 runners are listed for each sire. Runners represent the stallion’s top performers for the year and are displayed according to a hierarchy that gives first preference to the date, graded stakes, stakes, and then non-stakes races. These are sorted by best performance. Older results will remain listed if no new performances occur to replace them. At the beginning of a new year, this section will display the top performers for the previous year through March 31 but a preference is given to current year runners. Each horse listed is linked to additional information including pedigree, sale history, race chart (with video and recap when available). Race data include distance in furlongs; final time of race; and track code. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services.
Horse Age/Sex/Best Win Broodmare Sire Race (Stakes Grade if Applicable; Date; Purse; Distance; Time; Track)
FAVORITE TALE 4 yo, g, G2W Grindstone
Smile Sprint S. (gr. II, 7/5/2015, $250,000, 6 furlongs, 1:08.85, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
3rd Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (gr. I, 8/1/2015, $350,000, 6 furlongs, 1:08.75, Saratoga ) Replay
STOPCHARGINGMARIA 4 yo, f, G1W Montbrook
Allaire DuPont Distaff S. (gr. III, 5/15/2015, $150,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:50.38, Pimlico ) Replay
2nd Madison S. (gr. I, 4/4/2015, $350,000, 7 furlongs, 1:22.73, Keeneland ) Replay
THE DIAMOND ONE (AUS) 6 yo, m, G3W O'Reilly (NZ)
Paper Source Cuddle S. (gr. III, 3/14/2015, $29,815, Trentham-NZ )
White Robe Lodge H. In Memory Of Steven Anderton (gr. III, 2/6/2015, $32,366, Wingatui-NZ )
ENCHANTING LADY 3 yo, f, SW A.P. Indy
Santa Paula S. ( 4/5/2015, $75,000, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:15.01, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
2nd Victory Ride S. (gr. III, 7/4/2015, $150,000, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:16.70, Belmont Park ) Replay
WHITTINGTON (AUS) 5 yo, h, SW Beautiful Crown
Ascend Sales Trophies Lightning H. ( 5/30/2015, $49,304, Doomben-AUS )
BENZINI (AUS) 6 yo, g, SW Kurofune
Marks Ewen & Associates Kaimai S. ( 2/21/2015, $23,516, Matamata-NZ )
OHCP ( 2/28/2015, $18,154, Ellerslie-NZ )
SARATOGA SNACKS 6 yo, r, SW Red Ransom
Saginaw S. ( 7/18/2015, $100,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:43.98, Belmont Park ) Replay
3rd Commentator S. ( 5/25/2015, $200,000, 1 mile, 1:35.42, Belmont Park ) Replay
Appealing Tale 5 yo, g, G1PL Unbridled's Song
2nd Triple Bend S. (gr. I, 6/27/2015, $300,000, 7 furlongs, 1:20.25, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
2nd San Diego H. (gr. II, 7/25/2015, $200,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:43.08, Del Mar ) Replay
Luminance 3 yo, f, G1PL Unbridled's Song
2nd Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I, 4/4/2015, $400,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:43.26, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
AOC ( 2/28/2015, $58,000, 1 mile, 1:37.45, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
Wine Tales (AUS) 4 yo, f, G3PL Flying Spur (AUS)
2nd Johnnie Walker Frank Packer Plate (gr. III, 4/18/2015, $23,346, Randwick-AUS )
2nd Illawarra Mercury Keith F. Nolan Classic (gr. III, 3/13/2015, $30,828, Kembla Grange-AUS )

Leading Runners Worldwide

What's This?
Up to 10 runners are listed in each category: Lifetime Earnings, Current Year Earnings, and Class Performance Index (CPI). Lifetime Earnings and Current Year Earnings include Northern Hemisphere winnings. CPI is the average earnings per start for an individual runner divided by the average earnings per start for all horses of the same crop and gender that raced in the same country for a given year.

By Lifetime Earnings

Name Earnings
Gio Ponti $6,169,800
A Shin Top $2,081,243
Stopchargingmaria $1,654,000
Lion Heart $1,390,800
Shigeru Sosai $1,278,050
Tale of Ekati $1,182,992
Eishin Bodin $999,516
Gathering (AUS) $945,289
Glamour Puss (NZ) $932,226
My Trusty Cat $902,753

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Dr Good Habit (AUS) $228,495
Favorite Tale $206,300
Appealing Tale $195,750
Stopchargingmaria $160,000
Saratoga Snacks $128,400
Luminance $122,300
Enchanting Lady $110,080
Perfect Triumph $89,750
Aster Storm $81,872
Courageous Call $81,200

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Stopchargingmaria 30.58
A Shin Top 15.29
Favorite Tale 9.99
Luminance 9.86
Saratoga Snacks 9.82
Enchanting Lady 6.38
Courageous Call 4.93
Appealing Tale 4.79
Shigeru Sosai 4.77
Hot and Spicy 4.67

Recent North American Winners and Stakes Performers

What's This?
All winning or stakes-placed progeny are listed for North American performances within the previous seven days. Winners are updated on the list only when the information on new winners is available. Juvenile runners are included in a separate list. For each runner is listed his or her name, age and sex, and broodmare sire. Race data include the race name (when applicable), track, official finish position, distance, and race date. If video of the race is available, a camera icon and “Replay” are linked to a video player. Equibase charts for all races are also linked.

3-Year-Olds and up

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Arigato (3 yo/g) Unbridled's Song CLM, Santa Rosa (1st , 5 1/2 Furlongs, 7/30) n/a Equibase Chart
FAVORITE TALE (4 yo/g) Grindstone Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (gr. I), Saratoga (3rd , 6 Furlongs, 8/1) Replay Equibase Chart

Upcoming North American Race Entries

What's This?
This section lists the progeny entered in an upcoming race in North America (U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico) for the subject stallion. Weekly entries are published as soon as they are available through Equibase and are only for races that meet the following purse thresholds: All stakes $50,000 and up; allowance races for $30,000 and up; claiming and optional claiming for $50,000 and up; maiden special weights for $20,000 and up; and, maiden claiming races worth $20,000 or more. For each runner is listed its post position, name, age and sex, and name of the dam. Race data includes the race type or name (applicable to stakes), race date, race number, track, purse, distance, assigned weight, jockey, trainer, breeder and owner.
Post Horse / Age / Sex / Dam Race Wt Jockey / Trainer Breeder / Owner
6 Unique Ride
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Daisyago
ALW
8/2/2015, Race 8, Ellis Park, $30,500, 1mi
116
  • Didiel A. Osorio
  • Mark Hubley
  • KatieRich Farms
  • KatieRich Stables (Lawrence P. Doyle)
5 Stopchargingmaria
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Exotic Bloom
Shuvee H. (gr. 3)
8/2/2015, Race 10, Saratoga, $200,000, 1 1/8mi
120
  • Javier Castellano
  • Todd A. Pletcher
  • Harvey Clarke & Brookdale Farm LLC
  • Town and Country Farms, Corp.
8 Mr. Viber
  • 4 yo Gelding
  • Medina Thunder
Oceanport S. (gr. 3)
8/2/2015, Race 11, Monmouth Park, $150,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
116
  • Abel Castellano, Jr.
  • Todd A. Pletcher
  • International Equities Holding, Inc.
  • Sumaya U.S. Stable
6 Miss Otis
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Liz Hunter
MSW
8/2/2015, Race 7, Ellis Park, $29,000, 1mi (T)
120
  • Joseph Rocco, Jr.
  • Eddie Kenneally
  • Damara Farm
  • Damara Farm (Russ Davis)
12 Im Still Arockstar
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Any Afternoon
MSW
8/2/2015, Race 7, Canterbury Park, $28,000, 5f (T)
119
  • Leandro R. Goncalves
  • McLean Robertson
  • Why Worry Farm LLC
  • Hugh Robertson, Jeff Ryan & Gary Chanen
8 Catanova
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Feathered Diamond
MSW
8/2/2015, Race 7, Arlington, $21,600, 6 1/2f
121
  • Florent Geroux
  • Michael A. Tomlinson
  • Dixiana Farms LLC
  • Patricia's Hope, LLC (Vince Foglia)
8 Axtell
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Glorious Deal
MSW
8/2/2015, Race 6, Woodbine, $55,900, 6f (T)
119
  • Justin Stein
  • Mark E. Casse
  • Eric Long
  • Eric Y. Long
8 Short Iron
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Tee Off
MCL
8/3/2015, Race 3, Parx Racing, $25,000, 1mi (T)
119
  • Frankie Pennington
  • Brian A. Lynch
  • Frederick Michael Allor
  • Fred M. Allor
9 Sorella Sorella
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Chipeta Springs
MSW
8/5/2015, Race 2, Indiana Grand Race Course, $32,000, 5f (T)
118
  • Sophie Doyle
  • Ben Colebrook
  • Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate
  • Castleton Lyons (Shane Ryan)
1 Katy Drama
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Quiet Maria
MCL
8/5/2015, Race 4, Del Mar, $39,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
115
  • Tyler Baze
  • Peter Miller
  • Totier Creek Farm
  • Rockingham Ranch
2 Divine Tale
  • 5 yo Mare
  • Divina
MCL
8/5/2015, Race 8, Del Mar, $23,000, 6f
124
  • Tyler Baze
  • Neil D. Drysdale
  • Dr. & Mrs. Michael Neumann, Francoise Dupuis & Jeffrey Susskind
  • Shawn L. Dugan

Tale of the Cat's Northern Hemisphere Rankings

What's This?
Stallions whose progeny performance statistics make them the top 100 sires nationally or among the top 25 leadings sires in a given state are listed with runners, winners, stakes winners, stakes wins, graded stakes winners, grade I stakes winners, chief earner, and aggregate earnings identified for the current year. The same data for the previous year is also presented if the sire met the ranking thresholds. All data except stakes and graded stakes represents Northern Hemisphere data; stakes information is worldwide.
  Rankings Rnrs Wnrs SWs SWins GSWs G1SWs Chief Earner Earnings
2015 212 68 4 4 2 0 Favorite Tale ($206,300) $3,220,611
2014 260 126 4 7 2 1 Stopchargingmaria ($946,000) $6,046,081

Auction Results (N. Hemisphere only)

What's This?
Summary sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all significant sales in the Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially. Below the summary results are links to worldwide hip-by-hip results for the major sales during the current year and two previous years. An online database with access to more detailed searches is available at www.bloodhorse.com/auctions-tool/. Recent Results Displays hip-by-hip sales results for the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares from the past two months; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed.
2015 2014
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 2 0 4 17 10 5 37 20
Total Average $37,500 $0 $75,500 $156,371 $65,400 $65,400 $98,685 $128,800
Total Median $37,500 $0 $71,000 $140,000 $53,500 $50,000 $87,000 $75,000
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $90,667 (3) $137,000 (5) n/a $49,250 (4) $131,417 (14) $120,917 (12)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $30,000 (1) $164,442 (12) n/a $130,000 (1) $78,761 (23) $140,625 (8)

Tale of the Cat's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Current Sales Results

What's This?
Sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.

Barretts Equine Limited 2015 Paddock Sale at Del Mar of Race Ready Horses in Training

(7/25/2015 - 7/25/2015 )

Other Top Progeny by Tale of the Cat

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
17 Katy Drama, 2012 F E Quiet Maria, 2003 Checkmate Thoroughbreds Peter Miller $25,000

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2015 Summer Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale

(7/9/2015 - 7/9/2015 )

Other Top Progeny by Tale of the Cat

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
474 Contradict, 2012 C F No Use Denying, 2005 Denali Stud West Point Thoroughbreds $75,000
498 Forty Purrs, 2012 C F Forty Love*, 1995 Paramount Sales Marc Detampel $34,000

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2015 July Yearling Sale

(7/9/2015 - 7/9/2015 )

Top Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds by Tale of the Cat

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
55 UNNAMED, 2014 C Y Makoma, 2007 Eaton Sales SGV Thoroughbreds $130,000
2 UNNAMED, 2014 C Y Haute Couture, 2008 Baccari Bloodstock De Meric Stables $70,000

Tale of the Cat's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Upcoming Sales Entries

What's This?
North American auction listings are included for the progeny and covered mares of all featured stallions. Expand each sale by clicking the + symbol to the left of the sale name. Entries include hip number, name (when applicable), sex, year of birth, type [A=stallion; B=broodmare; C=stallion season; D=broodmare prospect; E=racing or broodmare prospect; F=racing or stallion prospect; G=stallion prospect; H=horse; I=racing prospect; S=stallion share; W=weanling; Y=yearling; 2 (or other numeral)=age of hip], sire, dam, broodmare sire, and consignor. Cover sire information is available for broodmares that have been bred by hovering the cursor over the “B” designation.

Breeders' Sales Company of Louisiana 2015 September Yearlings

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
72 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Takeaway Fly So Free Clear Creek Stud LLC, Agent

Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) 2015 Canadian-Bred Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
52 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Flirting Glances Maria's Mon Richard G. Hogan, Agent

Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga 2015 Pref New York Bred Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
535 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Lentil Alphabet Soup
536 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Lifelong Vindication

Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga 2015 Select Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
52 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Chemise Secret Hello
56 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Classofsixtythree Include
105 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Indian Rush Indian Charlie
141 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Omi's Vindication Vindication

Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2015 August Yearlings

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
50 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Lily Charmer Seattle Slew Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck),Agent XLI
433 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Maiden's Landing Deputy Minister Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck),Agent IV

Pedigree

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A brief pedigree is accompanied by a notation of inbreeding within five generations. Below the sire’s name are two links—“Download Stallion Register Pages” goes to the stallion’s current Stallion Register print pages in PDF (if made available by the subscribing farm) and the equineline.com “Reports” link goes to a list of reports available from The Jockey Club’s equineline.com service.

Tale of the Cat

Storm Cat Storm Bird Northern Dancer
South Ocean
Terlingua Secretariat
Crimson Saint
Yarn Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Narrate Honest Pleasure
State

Inbreeding

4S X 5D Bold Ruler; 5S X 5D Nasrullah; 5S X 4D Native Dancer; 3S X 5D Northern Dancer; 5S X 5D Princequillo.

Race Record

What's This?
Sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.
Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
3 5 3 ( 1 ) 0 1 ( 1 ) $204,200
4 4 2 1 ( 1 ) 1 ( 1 ) $156,700
Totals 9 5 1 2 $360,900

Won at 3

  • King's Bishop S. (gr. II) at Saratoga

    (7f, D, defeating Oro de Mexico, Trafalger, Glitman, Capture the Gold, All Chatter). Replay
  • An allowance race at Monmouth Park

    (8.5f, D, defeating Dubai Dust, Red Hot Rhythm, Polish Double, Bucklender). Replay
  • A maiden special weight race at Monmouth Park

    (8.32f, D, defeating Hagler, Bucklender, Social Promotion, Mt. Samra, Honey's Whisper, Skip Out First, Michele's Pie, Shades of Success). Replay

3rd at 3

  • Vosburgh S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (7f, D, to Victor Cooley, Score a Birdie, defeating Partner's Hero, Basqueian, Diligence, Northern Afleet, Circle of Light, Kelly Kip, Elajjud, Cold Execution, Kid Katabatic). Replay

Won at 4

  • An allowance race at Saratoga

    (8f, T, defeating Amarettitorun, Lucayan Prince, Tansit, Donthelumbertrader, Za-Im (GB)). Replay
  • An allowance race at Monmouth Park

    (8.32f, D, defeating Hidden Mines, Blue Darlin). Replay

2nd at 4

  • Whitney H. (gr. I) at Saratoga

    (9f, D, to Awesome Again, defeating Crypto Star, Frisk Me Now, Mr. Sinatra, Accelerator, Precocity, Banker's Gold). Replay

3rd at 4

  • Vosburgh S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (7f, D, to Affirmed Success, Stormin Fever, defeating Banker's Gold, Kelly Kip, Distorted Humor, Rare Rock). Replay

As Broodmare Sire

What's This?
Information provided for stallions with producing daughters includes the number of producers and number of foals, runners, winners, juvenile winners, and stakes winners. Broodmare Sire Average Earnings Index (AEI) is a ratio of the progeny average earnings of the stallion’s producing daughters with the total average of all broodmare sires’ progeny, during the same year and within the same country.

Tale of the Cat is the sire of 367 dams of 1062 named foals of racing age, 689 rnrs (65%), 473 wnrs (45%), 161 2yo wnrs (15%), 1.25 AEI, 1.39 CI; 40 sw, Leading Earner: It's Tricky ($1,666,500).

Nicking and Broodmare Sire Reports from

Farm Information

Ashford Stud

Aisling Duignan, Dermot Ryan, Charlie O'Connor, Andre Lynch, Adrian Wallace or Scott Calder, Ashford Stud, P.O. Box 823, Versailles, KY 40383. Phone (859) 873-7088.
Fax (859) 879-5756.

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