Tale of the Cat

Storm Cat - Yarn, by Mr. Prospector

1994, dkb/br, entered stud 1999

PROVEN GRADE 1 SIRE.
Over 960 individual winners of 150
Stakes races and over $150m in
progeny earnings!

2017 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)
Shiraz 3 yo, c, G3PL Alphabet Soup
3rd Dania Beach S. (gr. III, 1/7/2017, $100,000, 7 1/2 furlongs, 1:29.98, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
MSW ( 10/7/2016, $75,000, 6 furlongs, 1:08.04, Belmont Park ) Replay
BENZINI (AUS) 8 yo, g, G2W Kurofune
Evergreen Turf Brisbane Cup (gr. II, 6/11/2016, $141,619, Eagle Farm-AUS )
2nd Omf S. (gr. III, 11/1/2016, $9,758, Ellerslie-NZ )
THE DIAMOND ONE (AUS) 8 yo, m, G3W O'Reilly (NZ)
White Robe Lodge H. (gr. III, 2/6/2016, $28,989, Wingatui-NZ )
GUINEVERE'S FINALE 6 yo, m, SW Fit to Fight
Boeing S. ( 7/17/2016, $50,000, 1 mile, 1:36.06, Emerald Downs ) Replay
AOC ( 9/4/2016, $10,725, Emerald Downs )
SIR GENGHIS 6 yo, g, SW Unbridled's Song
Need For Speed S. ( 6/4/2016, $60,000, 5 furlongs, 0:57.83, Evangeline Downs ) Replay
Owner's Day Cup S. ( 8/20/2016, $60,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:46.14, Evangeline Downs ) Replay
MR. OPPORTUNIST 4 yo, c, SW Medaglia d'Oro
Desert Code S. ( 5/7/2016, $75,000, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:15.30, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
MCL ( 1/28/2016, $31,000, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:16.23, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
Stormy Perfection 3 yo, f, G1PL Perfect Soul (IRE)
2nd Natalma S. (gr. I, 9/18/2016, $189,200, 1 mile, 1:35.24, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
2nd My Dear S. ( 7/23/2016, $95,213, 6 furlongs, 1:12.41, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
STOPCHARGINGMARIA 6 yo, m, G1W Montbrook
2nd Madison S. (gr. I, 4/9/2016, $300,000, 7 furlongs, 1:22.07, Keeneland ) Replay
ENCHANTING LADY 5 yo, m, SW A.P. Indy
3rd Humana Distaff S. (gr. I, 5/7/2016, $300,000, 7 furlongs, 1:21.03, Churchill Downs ) Replay
2nd Rancho Bernardo H. (gr. III, 8/17/2016, $100,000, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:15.60, Del Mar ) Replay
Blackjackcat 4 yo, g, G2PL Go for Gin
3rd Twilight Derby (gr. II, 11/4/2016, $200,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:46.81, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
3rd Los Alamitos Derby S. (gr. II, 9/24/2016, $200,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:48.48, Los Alamitos Race Course ) Replay

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
Stopchargingmaria $3,014,000
A Shin Top $2,081,243
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
Main Stay (KOR) $75,155
Blue Diamond (AUS) $22,494
Santoya Cat (AUS) $18,307
Cap's Tale $13,800
Massive Move (AUS) $12,452
Axtell $12,000

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI

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    
Cap's Tale (4 yo/g) Stroll MCL, Oaklawn Park (1st , 6 Furlongs, 1/19) n/a Equibase Chart
Axtell (4 yo/c) Rahy MCL, Gulfstream Park (1st , 5 Furlongs (turf), 1/18) 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
5 Storm Prophet
  • 4 yo Gelding
  • Andraste
ALW
1/22/2017, Race 7, Aqueduct, $57,000, 1 1/16mi
121
  • Jose L. Ortiz
  • Michael E. Hushion
  • Waterville Lake Stables Ltd LLC
  • Blue Bison Stable
9 Shiraz
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Lentil
OBS Championship (Colts and Geldings Division) S.
1/24/2017, Race 11, Ocala Training Center, $100,000, 1 1/16mi
122
  • Jose L. Ortiz
  • Michael J. Maker
  • Lambholm
  • Three Diamonds Farm
6 Bottle Walk
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Dancin Queen
ALW
1/26/2017, Race 6, Fair Grounds, $40,000, 5 1/2f (T)
119
  • Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.
  • Brendan P. Walsh
  • Dr. & Mrs. Charles H. Huber & Tale of the Cat Syndicate
  • Hat Creek Racing (Gatewood Bell) & Ken Donworth

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
2016 227 106 3 3 0 0 Main Stay ($311,775) $4,728,338
2015 255 115 6 10 3 1 Stopchargingmaria ($1,430,000) $7,333,618

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.
2017 2016
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 0 0 1 0 5 2 36 10
Total Average $0 $0 $65,000 $0 $187,100 $117,500 $71,111 $59,000
Total Median $0 $0 $65,000 $0 $65,000 $117,500 $45,000 $52,500
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $65,000 (1) $0 (0) n/a $180,000 (1) $77,391 (23) $72,143 (7)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $0 (0) $0 (0) n/a $55,000 (1) $60,000 (13) $28,333 (3)

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.

Keeneland 2017 January Horses of All Ages Sale

(1/9/2017 - 1/13/2017 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
1164 UNNAMED, 2016 C Y It's in His Kiss, 2006 Denali Stud Three Diamonds Farm $65,000

Other Top Progeny by Tale of the Cat

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
631 Alabama Ashley, 2012 M E Ashley Hall*, 2003 Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services Epona Bloodstock $67,000
672 Cabaret Starlet, 2011 M B Kalosca (FR)*, 1994 Sheltowee Sales Chuck Allen $55,000
446 Missbelle O's Tale*, 2007 M B Miss Belle O*, 1997 Gainesway Exaggerator Partners, Crow Equine, agent $47,000
725 Etchacat, 2012 M B Illustrated*, 1994 Warrendale Sales Chuck Allen $41,000
47 Minstrel Show*, 2002 M B Proud Minstrel*, 1983 Elm Tree Farm Hunter Valley Farm $30,000

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.

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2017 Winter Mixed Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
147 Tale of the Fox m 2004 B Tale of the Cat Foxy Connection Phone Trick Pope McLean
179 Velox f 2013 E Tale of the Cat Put Me In Take Me Out VanMeter-Gentry Sales
259 Bob's Obsession m 2008 B Tale of the Cat Gem Pop Exclusive Gem Romar
516 Miss Otis f 2013 E Tale of the Cat Liz Hunter Smart Strike James M. Herbener

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2017 Winter Mixed Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
43 Belle Evon m 2011 E Tale of the Cat Little Evon Gold Case The Orebanks
76 Grand Canyon Gold m 2010 B Tale of the Cat Ten Treasures Coronado's Quest Northview Stallion Station (David Wade)

Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2017 Winter Mixed Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
74 Mau m 2013 B Tale of the Cat Fastenoughforyou Elusive Quality Equest Thoroughbreds
140 Tale of Plumlake m 2011 B Tale of the Cat Plumlake Lady Carson City Twin Stars Equine
219 Tellumyourthemayor f 2015 2 Tale of the Cat Diva From Dixie Dixieland Band Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck)

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).
  • An allowance race at Monmouth Park

    (8.5f, D, defeating Dubai Dust, Red Hot Rhythm, Polish Double, Bucklender).
  • 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).

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).

Won at 4

  • An allowance race at Saratoga

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

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

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).

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).

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 441 dams of 1413 named foals of racing age, 902 rnrs (64%), 645 wnrs (46%), 217 2yo wnrs (15%), 1.24 AEI, 1.34 CI; 57 sw, Leading Earner: Dortmund ($1,982,480).

Nicking and Broodmare Sire Reports from

Farm Information

Ashford Stud

Aisling Duignan, Dermot Ryan, Charlie O'Connor, 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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