Gio Ponti

Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs, by Alydar

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

G1 & CLASSIC WINNER IN FIRST CROP!
Drefong wins G1 King's Bishop,
Sir Dudley Digges wins CAN$1m
Queen's Plate

2017 FEE: $7,500 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
TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I, 11/5/2016, $1,500,000, 6 furlongs, 1:08.79, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
Ketel One King's Bishop S. (gr. I, 8/27/2016, $500,000, 7 furlongs, 1:21.25, Saratoga ) 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
Touch and Run 2 yo, f, G1PL Grand Slam
3rd Accion de Gracias S. (gr. I, 11/24/2016, $3,852, Camarero Race Track-PR )
CLM ( 10/23/2016, $4,959, Camarero Race Track-PR )
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
ALW ( 10/19/2016, $40,000, 7 furlongs, 1:27.37, Delta Downs ) Replay
Giovanna Blues 3 yo, f, WNR Mr. Greeley
ALW ( 11/26/2016, $43,335, 1 1/16 miles, 1:43.79, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
MSW ( 11/12/2016, $41,282, 1 1/16 miles, 1:45.46, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
Pirellone 3 yo, c, SPL Take Me Out
ALW ( 10/29/2016, $77,000, 6 furlongs, 1:09.60, Belmont Park ) Replay
Promise Illgetyou 3 yo, g, WNR Wild Event
ALW ( 10/4/2016, $76,000, 1 mile 70 Yards, 1:44.40, Parx Racing ) Replay
MCL ( 5/1/2016, $14,400, Parx Racing )
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 )
Zanotti 3 yo, g, WNR Broad Brush
CLM ( 11/27/2016, $15,000, Churchill Downs )
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
Drefong $1,203,040
Sir Dudley Digges $626,249
Spade Queen $129,234
Pirellone $125,525
Giovanna Blues $82,085
Gio's Calling $77,141
Promise Illgetyou $76,400
Italian Charm $74,482
American Heaven $71,350
Ganges $70,306

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Drefong $1,170,800
Sir Dudley Digges $611,333
Spade Queen $96,714
Giovanna Blues $82,085
Promise Illgetyou $76,400
Italian Charm $74,150
Ganges $70,306
De Rigueur $59,124
Gio's Calling $57,641
Pirellone $56,800

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI

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
12 Gogoula
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Catch My Fancy
MSW
12/8/2016, Race 6, Los Alamitos Race Course, $45,000, 5 1/2f
122
  • Stewart Elliott
  • George Papaprodromou
  • Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate
  • Peter Liakopoulos
6 Lemon Squeeze
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Lemon Sorbet
MSW
12/9/2016, Race 7, Fair Grounds, $38,000, 5 1/2f (T)
122
  • Francisco C. Torres
  • Mark E. Casse
  • Marablue Farm LLC
  • Marablue Farm, LLC (Doug Henderson)

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 114 39 3 4 1 1 Drefong ($1,170,800) $3,416,264
2015 46 8 0 0 0 0 Pirellone ($68,725) $452,600

Auction Results (N. Hemisphere only)

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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 6 10 44 19 14 11 51 19
Total Average $11,733 $24,350 $19,948 $28,265 $25,540 $25,473 $21,720 $66,765
Total Median $9,450 $17,750 $13,750 $20,000 $24,500 $17,000 $15,000 $39,000
Colt Average n/a $33,750 (6) $21,708 (25) $28,361 (7) n/a $27,650 (8) $22,007 (28) $84,545 (11)
Filly Average n/a $10,250 (4) $17,944 (18) $30,455 (11) n/a $19,667 (3) $21,371 (23) $42,317 (8)

Gio Ponti's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Current Sales Results

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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.

Tattersalls Limited 2016 December Mare Sale

(11/28/2016 - 12/1/2016 )

Other Top Progeny by Gio Ponti

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
1736 Planchart, 2013 F E Tarrip*, 2006 Meadowview Stables+L672 Ballylinch Stud $241,220
1574 Year of Promise, 2013 F E Shandra Smiles*, 1998 Godolphin Justin Casse $81,225

Keeneland 2016 November Breeding Stock Sale

(11/8/2016 - 11/20/2016 )

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

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
2351 UNNAMED, 2016 C W Air Guitar, 2008 Pope McLean Chris Drakos $32,000
1762 UNNAMED, 2016 C W Nadadora*, 2005 Taylor Made Sales Agency Equest Thoroughbreds $27,000
657 UNNAMED, 2016 C W Vuemont, 2008 Lane's End Calumet Farm $25,000
2274 UNNAMED, 2016 F W Starsonhershoulder, 2009 Dark Hollow Farm Jamie Demetrick $25,000

Gio Ponti's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Upcoming Sales Entries

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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.

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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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