Tale of the Cat

Storm Cat - Yarn, by Mr. Prospector

1994, dkb/br, entered stud 1999

More Graded success for the former
champion juvenile sire....
STOPCHARGINGMARIA beat
Untapable in the Shuvee H.-G3

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

Standing at Ashford Stud, Versailles, KY

Tools and Resources

Current Top Performers Worldwide

What's This?
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)
APPEALING TALE 5 yo, g, G2W Unbridled's Song
Pat O'Brien S. (gr. II, 8/22/2015, $250,000, 7 furlongs, 1:21.40, Del Mar ) Replay
2nd Triple Bend S. (gr. I, 6/27/2015, $300,000, 7 furlongs, 1:20.25, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
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
Shuvee H. (gr. III, 8/2/2015, $200,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:49.37, Saratoga ) Replay
Allaire DuPont Distaff S. (gr. III, 5/15/2015, $150,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:50.38, Pimlico ) 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
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 $1,824,000
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
Appealing Tale $345,750
Stopchargingmaria $330,000
Dr Good Habit (AUS) $228,495
Favorite Tale $206,300
Saratoga Snacks $128,400
Luminance $122,300
Enchanting Lady $110,080
Perfect Triumph $89,750
Sister Sophia $88,800
Aster Storm $81,872

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI
Stopchargingmaria 29.90
A Shin Top 14.56
Favorite Tale 10.00
Luminance 9.86
Saratoga Snacks 9.77
Sister Sophia 7.36
Appealing Tale 6.47
Enchanting Lady 6.38
Bella Kateri 5.92
Catch That Cat (AUS) 5.90

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.

2-Year-Olds

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Melodic (2 yo/f) Unbridled's Song MSW, Saratoga (1st, 6 Furlongs, 9/2) Replay Equibase Chart

3-Year-Olds and up

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Bracigliano (4 yo/g) Skip Away CLM, Indiana Grand Race Course (1st , 7 1/2 Furlongs (turf), 8/28) n/a Equibase Chart
Short Iron (3 yo/f) Thunder Gulch MCL, Monmouth Park (1st , 1 Mile (turf), 8/30) n/a Equibase Chart
Im Still Arockstar (3 yo/f) Valid Wager MCL, Canterbury Park (1st , 5 Furlongs, 8/27) n/a 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
7 Flying K C
  • 4 yo Filly
  • River Nore
MCL
9/3/2015, Race 10, Saratoga, $45,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
123
  • Cornelio H. Velasquez
  • Rudy R. Rodriguez
  • Oak Bluff Stables LLC & Christophe Clement
  • The Elkstone Group LLC
3 Bella Kateri
  • 5 yo Mare
  • Cupid's Arrow
AOC
9/3/2015, Race 9, Saratoga, $78,000, 5 1/2f (T)
121
  • Joel Rosario
  • Lisa L. Lewis
  • Tom Farone & Joan Farone
  • Farone Stables LLC
4 Saratoga Snacks
  • 6 yo Ridgling
  • Near and Dear
Evan Shipman S.
9/4/2015, Race 4, Saratoga, $100,000, 1 1/8mi
124
  • John R. Velazquez
  • Gary Sciacca
  • Mrs. Gerald A. Nielsen
  • Sciacca, Gary
1 Fictionality
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Whimsy
ALW
9/4/2015, Race 8, Remington Park, $36,300, 6f
123
  • Luis S. Quinonez
  • Donnie K. Von Hemel
  • Pin Oak Stud, LLC
  • Pin Oak Stable
1 Ferocious
  • 4 yo Colt
  • La Danielle
AOC
9/4/2015, Race 6, Del Mar, $75,000, 5f (T)
119
  • Tyler Baze
  • Ronald W. Ellis
  • Andres Bezzola
  • Kretz Racing, LLC
5 Seuss
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Sweet Monarch
MSW
9/5/2015, Race 5, Monmouth Park, $36,000, 6f
119
  • Abel Castellano, Jr.
  • Timothy A. Hills
  • Grousemont Farm
  • Clarke, Laymon, Braverman & Murray
1 Katy Drama
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Quiet Maria
MCL
9/5/2015, Race 4, Del Mar, $23,000, 1mi
120
  • Victor Espinoza
  • Peter Miller
  • Totier Creek Farm
  • Rockingham Ranch
7 Favorite Tale
  • 4 yo Gelding
  • Tricky Elaine
Marshall Jenney H.
9/5/2015, Race 7, Parx Racing, $100,000, 5f (T)
124
  • Guadalupe Preciado
  • Paul Conaway
  • PJG Stables
5 Blankets
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Frost Princess
MSW
9/5/2015, Race 6, Delaware Park, $34,000, 6f
120
  • Ricardo Chiappe
  • Hamilton A. Smith
  • William M. Backer Revocable Trust
  • William M. Backer Revocable Trust
6 Axtell
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Glorious Deal
Calumet Farm Juvenile S.
9/5/2015, Race 8, Kentucky Downs, $300,000, 7f (T)
118
  • Julien R. Leparoux
  • Mark E. Casse
  • Eric Long
  • Eric Y. Long
8 Anniebear
  • 3 yo Filly
  • She's Sensational
MSW
9/5/2015, Race 5, Delaware Park, $34,000, 7 1/2f (T)
120
  • Joshua Navarro
  • H. Graham Motion
  • Farm III Enterprises LLC & Off The Hook Partners LLC
  • Fredrick C. Wieting

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 227 78 5 6 3 0 Appealing Tale ($345,750) $3,985,172
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 7 17 10 5 37 20
Total Average $37,500 $0 $102,714 $156,371 $65,400 $65,400 $98,685 $128,800
Total Median $37,500 $0 $72,000 $140,000 $53,500 $50,000 $87,000 $75,000
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $124,400 (5) $137,000 (5) n/a $49,250 (4) $131,417 (14) $120,917 (12)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $48,500 (2) $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.

Fasig-Tipton New York 2015 New York Bred Preferred Yearling Sale

(8/15/2015 - 8/16/2015 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
536 UNNAMED, 2014 F Y Lifelong, 2007 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds Woodford Sales $67,000

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga 2015 Yearling Sale

(8/10/2015 - 8/11/2015 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
56 UNNAMED, 2014 C Y Classofsixtythree, 2006 Eaton Sales Grand Oaks $175,000
52 UNNAMED, 2014 C Y Chemise*, 1995 Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services Matt Schera, Brendan Heeney Equix, agent $175,000

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

Keeneland Association September 2015 Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
266 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Far Out Freebie Medaglia d'Oro Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck),Agent for Parrish Hill Farm
398 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Life Begins Unbridled's Song Trackside Farm (Tom Evans), Agent for Trackside Farm and Tenlane Farm et al.
794 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Be Envied Lemon Drop Kid Darby Dan Farm, Agent for HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC
836 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Crystal Seas (GB) Zamindar Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent CVI
1089 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Speed Dating Not For Love Allied Bloodstock, Agent VII
1286 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Frost Princess Waquoit Chilly Bleak Farm, Agent for Smitten Farm
1340 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Kiawah Queen Lord At War (ARG) Paramount Sales, Agent XII
1491 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Starline Matty G Frankfort Park Farm, Agent
1508 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Takeaway Fly So Free Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent CXIV
1666 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Feature Article Seattle Slew Lane's End, Agent
1949 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Whattacapote Capote Sue Vacek, Agent
2007 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Catch the Beat Tapit Blandford Stud (Padraig Campion), Agent
2049 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Double Jackpot Broken Vow Sheltowee Sales, Agent
2153 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Let It Go Lady Cherokee Run Indian Creek, Agent
2168 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Majestic Maria Maria's Mon Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent
2171 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Marquisite Tapit Brookdale Sales, Agent
2178 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Minewander Mineshaft Hermitage Farm, Agent
2270 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Silverinyourpocket Silver Deputy Paramount Sales, Agent XII
2295 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Stark Beauty Unbridled's Song Lane's End, Agent
2450 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Delaplane Darlin Afleet Alex Eaton Sales, Agent for First Finds
2457 Kupuri f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Dyani Dynaformer War Horse Place LLC, Agent III
2516 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Inavision Dynaformer Hunter Valley Farm, Agent
2622 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Pliant Maria's Mon Denali Stud (Craig & Holly Bandoroff), Agent XII
2817 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Carly's City Carson City Judy Klosterman, Agent for Langsem Farm
2841 f 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Dance Hall Days Seeking Daylight Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent
3030 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Put Me In Take Me Out VanMeter-Gentry Sales, Agent XVI
3036 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Rene's Kisses Indian Charlie Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent
3306 c 2014 Y Tale of the Cat Giant Redwood Pleasant Tap Garrencasey Sales LLC, Agent X

Pedigree

What's This?
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 371 dams of 1063 named foals of racing age, 710 rnrs (67%), 484 wnrs (46%), 166 2yo wnrs (16%), 1.26 AEI, 1.39 CI; 42 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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