Gio Ponti

Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs, by Alydar

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

BREEDER'S CUP & CLASSIC WINNER
IN FIRST CROP
Drefong G1 Breeders' Cup Sprint
Sir Dudley Digges $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)
Touch and Run 3 yo, f, G1PL Grand Slam
2nd Clasico Verset's Jet S. (gr. III, 1/1/2017, $6,672, Camarero Race Track-PR )
3rd Accion de Gracias S. (gr. I, 11/24/2016, $3,852, Camarero Race Track-PR )
DREFONG 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
Apartfromthecrowd 3 yo, c, WNR Capote
MSW ( 1/14/2017, $60,000, 1 mile 70 Yards, 1:43.96, Aqueduct ) Replay
Precisely Ponti 3 yo, f, WNR Touch Gold
MCL ( 1/13/2017, $15,600, Oaklawn Park )
Time Constraints 3 yo, c, WNR Salse
WM ( 1/13/2017, $7,190, Dundalk-IRE )
Pontifical 4 yo, g, WNR Gilded Time
MSW ( 1/5/2017, $38,000, About 5 1/2 furlongs, 1:04.81, Fair Grounds ) Replay
Timido 4 yo, f, WNR Lil's Lad
MSW ( 1/1/2017, $18,500, 1 mile, 1:38.43, Turfway Park ) Replay

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 $627,749
Spade Queen $141,106
Pirellone $125,525
Giovanna Blues $82,085
Gio's Calling $77,141
Pearl Congenial (AUS) $76,687
Promise Illgetyou $76,400
De Rigueur $76,071
Italian Charm $74,482

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Apartfromthecrowd $36,000
Pontifical $22,800
Precisely Ponti $15,600
Timido $12,120

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
5 Main Star
  • 3 yo Filly
  • My Main Starr
MCL
1/22/2017, Race 3, Fair Grounds, $20,000, 1mi
120
  • Francisco C. Torres
  • Jon M. Cowan
  • Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate
  • C. J. Equine Service, Inc. (Jon M. Cowan) & Ragnar Korthase
2 Dancing Cat Trick
  • 3 yo Colt
  • Reserve Bid
MCL
1/22/2017, Race 1, Oaklawn Park, $26,000, 1 1/16mi
121
  • Glenn W. Corbett
  • Danele Durham
  • David E. Hager, II
  • Hall N Gunn (Lewis Hall & Marc Gunderson)
7 Justice Prevails
  • 3 yo Colt
  • She's a Judge
MSW
1/25/2017, Race 8, Tampa Bay Downs, $22,500, 1mi (T)
120
  • Fernando De La Cruz
  • Ignacio Correas, IV
  • Robert L. Miller
  • Dan Lawler
6 De Rigueur
  • 4 yo Gelding
  • Princess V.
ALW
1/25/2017, Race 5, Penn National, $33,300, 5 1/2f
119
  • Matthew Rispoli
  • Timothy C. Kreiser
  • Nina H. Gardner
  • McCarty Racing
5 Ganges
  • 4 yo Gelding
  • Shy Baby
ALW
1/27/2017, Race 4, Delta Downs, $38,000, 1mi
118
  • Diego Saenz
  • Patrick Devereux, Jr.
  • Neal McFadden
  • Preston Stables LLC and Prestonwood Racing LLC
6 Lemon Squeeze
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Lemon Sorbet
MSW
1/28/2017, Race 5, Fair Grounds, $38,000, 5 1/2f (T)
123
  • Sophie Doyle
  • 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 118 43 3 4 1 1 Drefong ($1,170,800) $3,518,779
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.
2017 2016
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 1 0 6 0 6 10 44 19
Total Average $35,000 $0 $8,083 $0 $11,733 $24,350 $19,948 $28,265
Total Median $35,000 $0 $5,000 $0 $9,450 $17,750 $13,750 $20,000
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $16,000 (1) $0 (0) n/a $33,750 (6) $21,708 (25) $28,361 (7)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $6,500 (5) $0 (0) n/a $10,250 (4) $17,944 (18) $30,455 (11)

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.

Keeneland 2017 January Horses of All Ages Sale

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

Top Mares in foal to Gio Ponti

Hip # Broodmare (YOB) Sire Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
395 Knotty Pine (GB), 2010 Pivotal (GB)*, 1993 Vacare, 2003 Gainesway Spring Farm $35,000

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.

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2017 Winter Mixed Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
499 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti Marzi Defrere Millford Farm
540 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti My Main Starr Deputy Commander Paramount Sales

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2017 Winter Mixed Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
41 Achillina Bo f 2013 E Gio Ponti Selene's Delight Maria's Mon Marshall W. Silverman

Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2017 Winter Mixed Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
230 g 2015 2 Gio Ponti Gracefully Done Deputy Commander Harry L. Landry Bloodstock

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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