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)
DREFONG 3 yo, c, G1W Ghostzapper
Ketel One King's Bishop S. (gr. I, 8/27/2016, $500,000, 7 furlongs, 1:21.25, Saratoga ) Replay
AOC ( 7/4/2016, $60,000, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:14.65, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
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
MSW ( 8/27/2016, $23,000, 1 mile, 1:40.08, 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 )
Meow 3 yo, f, WNR Speightstown
CLM ( 9/22/2016, $11,700, Delaware Park )
MCL ( 8/31/2016, $10,200, Delaware Park )
Giovanni 3 yo, c, WNR Unbridled's Song
CLM ( 9/22/2016, $3,900, Louisiana Downs )
MCL ( 8/20/2016, $4,800, Louisiana Downs )
Dean's Ticket 3 yo, f, WNR Distorted Humor
MCL ( 9/21/2016, $32,000, 6 furlongs, 1:09.92, Belmont Park ) Replay
Z Ponti 3 yo, c, WNR Distorted Humor
CLM ( 9/5/2016, $7,980, Monmouth Park )
MCL ( 3/23/2016, $8,410, Tampa Bay Downs )
Zanotti 3 yo, g, WNR Broad Brush
MCL ( 8/27/2016, $9,000, Ellis Park )

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 $378,040
Spade Queen $106,801
Pirellone $72,975
American Heaven $71,350
Gio's Calling $62,284
Anissa $62,200
Planchart $61,478
De Rigueur $56,904
Prime Power $53,752

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Sir Dudley Digges $608,513
Drefong $345,800
Spade Queen $74,281
Planchart $55,793
De Rigueur $55,284
Ganges $46,306
Prime Power $45,070
Anissa $44,200
Gio's Calling $42,784
Dean's Ticket $39,791

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI

Recent North American Winners and Stakes Performers

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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    
Dean's Ticket (3 yo/f) Distorted Humor MCL, Belmont Park (1st , 6 Furlongs, 9/21) Replay Equibase Chart
Meow (3 yo/f) Speightstown CLM, Delaware Park (1st , 1 1/16 Miles (turf), 9/22) n/a Equibase Chart
Giovanni (3 yo/c) Unbridled's Song CLM, Louisiana Downs (1st , 1 Mile 70 Yards, 9/22) n/a Equibase Chart

Upcoming North American Race Entries

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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
3 Twoprospectors
  • 2 yo Gelding
  • Caffe
MSW
9/28/2016, Race 6, Remington Park, $33,000, 6f
119
  • Belen Quinonez
  • Theresa Sue Luneack
  • Michael Cahan Thoroughbreds
  • Ra-Max Farms LLC
9 Pontastic
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Forty Love
MCL
9/29/2016, Race 6, Belmont Park, $41,000, 1mi (T)
118
  • Irad Ortiz, Jr.
  • Steven M. Asmussen
  • Randal Family Trust
  • Asmussen, Steven, M.
8 Piazza Del Campo
  • 2 yo Gelding
  • Cobblestone Way
MCL
9/29/2016, Race 9, Belmont Park, $50,000, 1mi (T)
120
  • Jose L. Ortiz
  • William I. Mott
  • Harvey A. Clarke
  • Clarke, Harvey, A.
10 Otto
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Euroslew
MCL
9/29/2016, Race 6, Belmont Park, $41,000, 1mi (T)
118
  • Javier Castellano
  • H. James Bond
  • Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate
  • Check Mark Stables LLC
2 Giocouragement
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Encouragement
MCL
9/30/2016, Race 8, Indiana Grand Race Course, $20,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
116
  • Ty Kennedy
  • Ben Colebrook
  • Dattt Farm, LLC
  • Castleton Lyons (Shane Ryan)
2 Pirellone
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Eyepopnruby
ALW
10/1/2016, Race 4, Belmont Park, $77,000, 7f (T)
119
  • Manuel Franco
  • Ralph E. Nicks
  • LeAnne M. Robbins
  • PHS Racing, LLC
1 Lemon Squeeze
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Lemon Sorbet
MSW
10/1/2016, Race 6, Woodbine, $55,900, 1 1/8mi (T)
119
  • Eurico Rosa Da Silva
  • Mark E. Casse
  • Marablue Farm LLC
  • Marablue Farm LLC
8 Red Charm
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Radiant Avie
MSW
10/3/2016, Race 2, Presque Isle Downs, $27,000, 1mi 70y
120
  • Erin M. Walker
  • Jamen Davidovich
  • John R. Penn
  • Jamen Davidovich

Gio Ponti's Northern Hemisphere Rankings

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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 99 27 3 3 1 1 Sir Dudley Digges ($608,513) $2,007,674
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 34 19 14 11 51 19
Total Average $12,880 $0 $20,879 $28,265 $25,540 $25,473 $21,720 $66,765
Total Median $9,700 $0 $15,000 $20,000 $24,500 $17,000 $15,000 $39,000
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $24,462 (21) $28,361 (7) n/a $27,650 (8) $22,007 (28) $84,545 (11)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $15,350 (12) $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.

Keeneland 2016 September Yearling Sale

(9/12/2016 - 9/25/2016 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
3367 UNNAMED, 2015 C Y Marieval*, 2003 Eaton Sales Peter K.L. Chu $85,000
2452 UNNAMED, 2015 C Y Eagle Sound*, 2003 Paramount Sales Margaret O'Toole $80,000
3563 UNNAMED, 2015 F Y America's Friend, 2004 Valkyre Stud Eisaman Equine $50,000
2684 UNNAMED, 2015 C Y Sweetdetermination, 2004 South Point Sales Agency Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey $40,000
3799 UNNAMED, 2015 C Y My Main Starr, 2005 Paramount Sales Kirk & Judy Robison $37,000

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.

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2016 Fall Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
64 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti Ms. Misery Silver Ghost Stuart Morris
129 c 2015 Y Gio Ponti She's a Judge Deputed Testamony Chanceland Farm
244 f 2015 Y Gio Ponti Beware of the Bop Bop Bill Reightler

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.

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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