Gio Ponti

Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs, by Alydar

2005, b, 16.1 1/2 hands, entered stud 2012

CLASSIC WINNER IN FIRST CROP!
Three time Eclipse Award Winner
7 G1 Wins
19 Grade 1 Starts - 1st/2nd in 14

2016 FEE: $12,500 Live Foal

(stands and nurses)

Standing at Castleton Lyons, Lexington, 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)
PLANCHART 3 yo, f, SW Green Desert
Arthur Guinness E.B.F. Corrib S. ( 7/28/2016, $39,152, Galway-IRE )
WM ( 5/11/2016, $9,793, Naas-IRE )
SIR DUDLEY DIGGES 3 yo, c, SW Kris S.
Queen's Plate S. ( 7/3/2016, $774,400, 1 1/4 miles, 2:04.09, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
2nd Breeders' S. ( 8/21/2016, $388,500, 1 1/2 miles, 2:29.45, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
Ganges 3 yo, g, SPL Out of Place
2nd Equine Sales Derby ( 5/7/2016, $75,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:44.37, Evangeline Downs ) Replay
Prime Power 3 yo, g, WNR Gilded Time
ALW ( 6/30/2016, $20,500, 7 1/2 furlongs, 1:30.92, Louisiana Downs ) Replay
CLM ( 3/6/2016, $13,800, Fair Grounds )
Giovanni 3 yo, c, WNR Unbridled's Song
MCL ( 8/20/2016, $4,800, Louisiana Downs )
Getemhel (NZ) 3 yo, f, WNR Savabeel (AUS)
MDN ( 8/17/2016, $9,734, Geelong-AUS )
Boston Marathoner 2 yo, c, WNR Boston Harbor
MSW ( 8/17/2016, $19,500, 7 furlongs, 1:25.66, Louisiana Downs ) Replay
Taco 2 yo, c, WNR King Cugat
SOC ( 8/12/2016, $15,600, Gulfstream Park )
MCL ( 7/23/2016, $13,200, Gulfstream Park )
De Rigueur 3 yo, g, WNR Memo (CHI)
CLM ( 8/3/2016, $12,540, Penn National )
MSW ( 6/16/2016, $33,300, 1 mile 70 Yards, 1:43.24, Penn National ) Replay
Licitra (AUS) 3 yo, f, WNR Secret Savings
MDN ( 7/23/2016, $6,792, Gold Coast-AUS )

Leading Runners Worldwide

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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
Sir Dudley Digges $623,429
Drefong $103,040
Spade Queen $96,700
Pirellone $72,975
American Heaven $71,350
Gio's Calling $61,944
Planchart $56,984
Prime Power $53,002
De Rigueur $52,908
Anissa $48,200

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Sir Dudley Digges $608,513
Drefong $70,800
Spade Queen $64,180
Planchart $51,299
De Rigueur $51,288
Prime Power $44,320
Gio's Calling $42,444
Geo Niko $30,740
Ganges $30,706
Scuderia $30,360

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.

2-Year-Olds

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Boston Marathoner (2 yo/c) Boston Harbor MSW, Louisiana Downs (1st, 7 Furlongs, 8/17) Replay Equibase Chart

3-Year-Olds and up

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Giovanni (3 yo/c) Unbridled's Song MCL, Louisiana Downs (1st , 7 Furlongs, 8/20) n/a Equibase Chart
SIR DUDLEY DIGGES (3 yo/c) Kris S. Breeders' S., Woodbine (2nd , 1 1/2 Miles (turf), 8/21) 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
5 Shezahotmama
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Excessive Heat
MSW
8/25/2016, Race 8, Arlington, $25,600, 5f (T)
119
  • Sebastian Saez
  • Larry Rivelli
  • Richard Ravin
  • V-Leaf Stables, LLC (Vince Foglia), Richard Ravin and Larry Rivelli
1 Shezahotmama
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Excessive Heat
MSW
8/26/2016, Race 6, Arlington, $25,600, 5 1/2f
118
  • E. T. Baird
  • Larry Rivelli
  • Richard Ravin
  • V-Leaf Stables, LLC (Vince Foglia), Richard Ravin and Larry Rivelli
15 Gucci Factor
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Shoo In
MSW
8/26/2016, Race 11, Saratoga, $73,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
118
  • Kendrick Carmouche
  • Christophe Clement
  • Highclere
  • Castleton Lyons
7 De Rigueur
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Princess V.
ALW
8/26/2016, Race 6, Penn National, $33,300, 1 1/16mi
115
  • Wilfredo Corujo
  • Timothy C. Kreiser
  • Nina H. Gardner
  • McCarty Racing
7 Ganges
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Shy Baby
MSW
8/27/2016, Race 8, Evangeline Downs, $23,000, 7 1/2f (T)
115
  • Diego Saenz
  • Patrick Devereux, Jr.
  • Neal McFadden
  • Preston Stables LLC and Prestonwood Racing LLC
13 Drefong
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Eltimaas
Ketel One King's Bishop S. (gr. 1)
8/27/2016, Race 8, Saratoga, $500,000, 7f
117
  • Mike E. Smith
  • Bob Baffert
  • Frederick M. Allor, Michael T. Barnett, Anthony M. Warrender
  • Chu, Charles
4 Anythingcanhappen
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Miss Alphie
MSW
8/27/2016, Race 5, Del Mar, $60,000, 1mi (T)
120
  • Flavien Prat
  • Richard E. Mandella
  • Peter O. Johnson
  • Ellen & Peter O. Johnson, Sr.
10 Bridge Builder
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Anna Thetranslator
MSW
8/29/2016, Race 7, Delaware Park, $34,000, 7 1/2f (T)
119
  • Wesley Ho
  • Dale Capuano
  • Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate
  • Louis J Ulman and Stephen L Parker

Gio Ponti'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 81 22 2 2 0 0 Sir Dudley Digges ($608,513) $1,512,993
2015 46 8 0 0 0 0 Pirellone ($68,725) $452,600

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.
2016 2015
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 5 0 12 19 14 11 51 19
Total Average $12,880 $0 $16,017 $28,265 $25,540 $25,473 $21,720 $66,765
Total Median $9,700 $0 $13,500 $20,000 $24,500 $17,000 $15,000 $39,000
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $32,000 (3) $28,361 (7) n/a $27,650 (8) $22,007 (28) $84,545 (11)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $10,525 (8) $30,455 (11) n/a $19,667 (3) $21,371 (23) $42,317 (8)

Gio Ponti'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.

Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2016 August Selected & Open Sale of Yearlings

(8/23/2016 - 8/25/2016 )

Top Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds by Gio Ponti

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
101 UNNAMED, 2015 C Y Sharp Instinct, 2007 Select Sales Rigney Racing $50,000

Fasig-Tipton New York 2016 New York Bred Preferred Yearling Sale

(8/14/2016 - 8/14/2016 )

Top Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds by Gio Ponti

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
446 UNNAMED, 2015 F Y Marialua, 2003 Bluewater Sales Barry K. Schwartz $30,000

Gio Ponti'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.

Equine Sales LTBA 2016 Consignor Select Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
90 f 2015 Y Gio Ponti Banda Victoria Victory Gallop Pelican State Thoroughbreds

Keeneland 2016 September Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
1163 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Cookie Girl Purge Threave Main Stud
1932 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Yo Ali Quiet American Blackburn Farm
2452 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Eagle Sound Fusaichi Pegasus Paramount Sales
2478 f 2015 Y Gio Ponti Game for More More Than Ready Paramount Sales
2684 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Sweetdetermination Alphabet Soup South Point Sales Agency
2935 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Lady Siphonica Siphon (BRZ) Mill Ridge Sales
3004 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Of One Heart Perfect Soul (IRE) VanMeter-Gentry Sales
3045 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Rumba Punch Green Dancer Indian Creek
3170 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Beiramar (IRE) Monsun (GER) Eaton Sales
3254 f 2015 Y Gio Ponti Eastside Westside Eastern Echo Taylor Made Sales Agency
3257 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Elle Dehere Dehere Beau Lane Bloodstock
3266 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti European Union Successful Appeal Eaton Sales
3367 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Marieval El Prado (IRE) Eaton Sales
3401 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Peace Process War Front Darby Dan Farm
3413 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Pop Princess Alphabet Soup Sally Thomas
3456 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Rutledge Affair Colonial Affair Select Sales
3523 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Tiz My Time Sharp Humor Taylor Made Sales Agency
3534 f 2015 Y Gio Ponti Unbridled Grace Unbridled Jet Summerfield
3549 f 2015 Y Gio Ponti Wishful Legacy Lyphard's Wish (FR) Four Star Sales
3563 f 2015 Y Gio Ponti America's Friend Unusual Heat Valkyre Stud
3641 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Dancing Daisy More Than Ready Hidden Brook
3670 f 2015 Y Gio Ponti Excessing In Excess (IRE) Hidden Brook
3703 f 2015 Y Gio Ponti Green Lyons (IRE) Green Desert Paramount Sales
3717 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti I Be Me Mineshaft Trackside Farm
3799 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti My Main Starr Deputy Commander Paramount Sales
3913 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Timely Legend Navarone Beau Lane Bloodstock
3923 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti True Yes It's True Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency
3961 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Aviva's Pride Borrego Denali Stud
4019 f 2015 Y Gio Ponti Double Flyight Flying Continental Stonehaven Steadings
4058 f 2015 Y Gio Ponti Glow Ruby Go Rubiano Beau Lane Bloodstock
4143 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Nana Anna Henny Hughes Taylor Made Sales Agency
4158 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Pertuisane (GB) Zamindar James M. Herbener Jr.
4162 f 2015 Y Gio Ponti Pliant Maria's Mon Denali Stud

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.

Gio Ponti

Tale of the Cat Storm Cat Storm Bird
Terlingua
Yarn Mr. Prospector
Narrate
Chipeta Springs Alydar Raise a Native
Sweet Tooth
Salt Spring (ARG) Salt Marsh
Jungle Mythologic (ARG)

Inbreeding

4S X 3D Raise a Native.

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
2 3 2 ( 1 ) 0 0 $124,200
3 6 3 ( 3 ) 2 ( 2 ) 0 $696,600
4 7 4 ( 4 ) 2 ( 2 ) 0 $2,333,000
5 7 2 ( 2 ) 4 ( 4 ) 0 $1,884,000
6 6 1 ( 1 ) 2 ( 2 ) 1 ( 1 ) $1,132,000
Totals 29 12 10 1 $6,169,800

Won at 2

  • Woodford Reserve Bourbon S. at Keeneland

    (8.5f, T, defeating Nownownow, Caberneigh, Your Round, Fire Lookout, Woodland Flood, Spice House).
  • A maiden special weight race at Belmont Park

    (7f, T, defeating Moral Compass, Atwell, Bearish, Kromium Kop, Starbank, Coach Butts, Justice T., Pewter).

Won at 3

  • Virginia Derby (gr. II) at Colonial Downs

    (10f, T, defeating Court Vision, Sailor's Cap, Your Round, Southwest, Old Man Buck, Baltimore Bob).
  • Hill Prince S. (gr. III) at Belmont Park

    (8f, T, defeating Prussian, Moral Compass, Hatta Fort (GB), Dynhocracy, Writingonthewall, Spark Candle).
  • Sir Beaufort S. (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park

    (8f, D, defeating Medjool, El Gato Malo, Dakota Phone, Icemancometh (IRE), Sky Cape, Pistol Pete Afleet, Young Joe, Ten Meropa).

2nd at 3

  • Del Mar Derby (gr. II) at Del Mar

    (9f, T, to Madeo, defeating Tangled Tango, Nownownow, Kilderry, Tiz West, Sky Cape, Spinning Sound (IRE), Blue Chagall (FR), Captain Roy).
  • Jamaica H. (gr. II) at Belmont Park

    (9f, T, to Court Vision, defeating Ready's Echo, Wesley, Roman Tiger, Slambino, Thou Swell).

Won at 4

  • Arlington Million S. (gr. I) at Arlington Park

    (10f, T, defeating Just as Well, Stotsfold (GB), Cima de Triomphe (IRE), Einstein (BRZ), Mr. Sidney, Gloria de Campeao (BRZ), Presious Passion).
  • Man o' War S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (11f, T, defeating Musketier (GER), Quijano (GER), Chinchon (IRE), Grand Couturier (GB), Marsh Side, Interpatation, Dancing Forever, Midships).
  • Woodford Reserve Manhattan H. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (10f, T, defeating Marsh Side, Better Talk Now, Court Vision, Cosmonaut, Interpatation, Lauro (GER), Wesley, Cowboy Cal, Zambezi Sun (GB), Optimer (ARG), Senior).
  • Frank E. Kilroe Mile H. (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park

    (8f, T, defeating Ventura, Dixie Chatter, Global Hunter (ARG), Artiste Royal (IRE), Mr Napper Tandy (GB), Becrux (ITY), Victory Pete, Wise River, Hewitts).

2nd at 4

  • Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Oak Tree At Santa Anita

    (10f, D, to Zenyatta, defeating Twice Over (GB), Summer Bird, Colonel John, Richard's Kid, Awesome Gem, Regal Ransom, Mine That Bird, Rip Van Winkle (IRE), Einstein (BRZ), Girolamo).
  • Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (12f, T, to Interpatation, defeating Grand Couturier (GB), Telling, Al Khali, Musketier (GER)).

Won at 5

  • Shadwell Turf Mile S. (gr. I) at Keeneland

    (8f, T, defeating Society's Chairman, Courageous Cat, Get Stormy, Enriched, Acting Zippy).
  • Man o' War S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (11f, T, defeating Mission Approved, Expansion, Bearpath, Midnite Silver, Interpatation, Grand Couturier (GB), Strike a Deal).

2nd at 5

  • TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs

    (8f, T, to Goldikova (IRE), defeating The Usual Q. T., Paco Boy (IRE), Court Vision, Sidney's Candy, Proviso (GB), Delegator (GB), Society's Chairman, Beethoven (IRE), Get Stormy).
  • Arlington Million S. (gr. I) at Arlington Park

    (10f, T, to Debussy (IRE), defeating Tazeez, Rahystrada, Summit Surge (IRE), Tajaaweed, General Quarters, Just as Well, Quite a Handful).
  • Woodford Reserve Manhattan H. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (10f, T, to Winchester, defeating Expansion, Take the Points, Just as Well, Court Vision, Grand Couturier (GB), Pinckney Hill, Interpatation, Strike a Deal, Jet Propulsion).
  • Tampa Bay S. at Tampa Bay Downs

    (8.5f, T, to Karelian, defeating Rahystrada, Almoradi (IRE), Public Speaker, Dinner in Odem, Quiet Emarati).

Won at 6

  • Shadwell Turf Mile S. (gr. I) at Keeneland

    (8f, T, defeating Get Stormy, Sidney's Candy, Wise Dan, Dance And Dance (IRE), Tajaaweed, Society's Chairman, Zoffany (IRE)).

2nd at 6

  • Arlington Million S. (gr. I) at Arlington Park

    (10f, T, to Cape Blanco (IRE), defeating Dean's Kitten, Wigmore Hall (IRE), Rahystrada, Tajaaweed, Mission Approved, Proceed Bee, Zack Hall (FR), General Perfect).
  • Man o' War S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (11f, T, to Cape Blanco (IRE), defeating Boisterous, Mission Approved, Al Khali, Bearpath).

3rd at 6

  • Woodford Reserve Manhattan H. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (10f, T, to Mission Approved, Bim Bam, defeating Al Khali, Bold Hawk, Straight Story, Windward Islands, Viscount Nelson, Prince Will I Am).

Farm Information

Castleton Lyons

Stuart Fitzgibbon, Castleton Lyons, 2469 Iron Works Pike, Lexington KY 40511. Phone (859) 455-9222. Fax (859) 455-8892.

E-mail: sfitzgibbon@castletonlyons.com

Web Site: www.castletonlyons.com

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