Sequel Stallions' Forty Tales, a 7-year-old grade 2-winning son of Tale of the Cat , was represented by his first winner Nov. 24 when his daughter Scintillation won the first race at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack by a neck.
Scintillation, bred in New York by Hidden Lake Farm, has been knocking on the door of a victory since Aug. 23, having previously placed three times in six races since then. The filly had been offered at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton New York-bred Preferred yearling sale at Saratoga but was bought back on a final bid of $29,000. She wound up racing for Mark Valentine and is trained by Sal Iorio Jr.
The first winner is out of the Golden Missile mare Golden Miss, who has produced three winners out of four named foals of racing age.
Bred in Kentucky by the Randal Family Trust, Forty Tales was sold as a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton July sale for $80,000 to Jim Crupi's Crupi's New Castle Farm out of the Paramount Sales consignment as agent. He went on to race for Perretti Racing Stable and was trained by Todd Pletcher.
Forty Tales won in his first and only start at 2 by 2 3/4 lengths at Aqueduct Racetrack. The following year, except for his debut in an allowance race, the colt raced exclusively in black-type stakes. He strung together three consecutive graded stakes victories in 2013 in the Derby Trial Stakes (G3), Woody Stephens Stakes (G2), and the Amsterdam Stakes (G2). He was retired with five wins and two seconds out of 11 starts and earnings totaling $666,789.
Forty Tales stands at Sequel Stallions New York near Hudson for $6,500.