Keyword: Tale of the Cat

  • Ashley's Kitty, front, holds off a pressing Silver Swallow, back, to win the Railbird Stakes, Sunday at Hollywood Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1189559%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ashley's Kitty Wins Railbird

    Ashley's Kitty, a 17-1 outsider, gained the lead from Sindy With An S nearing the sixteenth pole and held on to beat hard-charging favorite Silver Swallow by a nose as apprentice jockey Joe Talamo completed a hat trick in Sunday's $111,000 Railbird (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park.

  • Taletobetold Provides Surprise Ending in Open Mind

    Taletobetold, a 27-1 risk ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., fought off a swarm of challengers in upper stretch and then held off a late charge by Simply Divine to win Saturday's $114,700 Open Mind Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on turf by one length at Churchill Downs.

  • Hot Horses Drawing Attention at Ocala March Sale

    Trainers and bloodstock agents from across the country converged on the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's grounds March 25 to inspect the 520 horses catalogued for the annual selected 2-year-olds in training sale March 27-28 in Central Florida. Here's a look at some of the leading prospects.

  • This Menifee filly zipped an eighth in :10 flat at Sunday's second session of the OBS Under Tack Preview.

    Menifee Filly Leads Ocala 2-Year-Old Preview Session

    A filly by Menifee consigned by O & H Bloodstock (Terry Oliver and Bo Hunt) zipped an eighth in :10 flat to post the fastest time at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Preview Sunday for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2007 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training.

  • Bone's Relato Del Gato Upsets Phoenix Gold Cup

    Robert Bone's 11-1 shot Relato Del Gato set a sizzling pace under regular jockey Glen Corbett but kept to his task in the stretch to register a 2 3/4-length upset win over 9-10 choice Sailors Sunset in the $100,000 Phoenix Gold Cup at Turf Paradise Saturday.

  • Sadler's Wells Colt Sets Magic Millions Record in Australia

    Champion horse trainer Gai Waterhouse completely stunned everyone in the packed auditorium when she opened and closed the bidding on a Sadler's Wells colt at Aust$2million (U.S. $1,560,000) as session two of the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions yearling sale in Australia ended on Friday.

  • Spellbinder Dazzles in Berkeley Handicap

    Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss' heavily favored Spellbinder dug in for the final strides to hold off the surging Sharp Writer and win the $150,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) in gate-to-wire fashion at Golden Gate Fields Monday.

  • Catcominatcha Claws Out Iroquois Win

    Rafael Bejarano brought overlooked Catcominatcha through heavy traffic to prevail over a game High Cotton by a neck in the $116,700 Iroquois (gr. III) for 2-year-olds going a mile Saturday at Churchill Downs.

  • Storm Forecast: Evaluating Storm Cat as a Sire of Sires

    Few stallions have fit the modern commercial market better than Storm Cat. Seven times the leading sire of juveniles, he regularly gets quick, precocious runners, yet has demonstrated that with the right mare, he can throw a horse capable of getting the American classic distance of 10 furlongs. What can we say about the future as it pertains to Storm Cat as a sire of sires?

  • Tale of the Cat colt, sold for world-record price at Fasig-Tipton Calder sale.

    Fasig-Tipton Florida Auction Produces Avalanche of Records

    It was the greatest show on earth...at least as far as sales of 2-year-olds in training are concerned. Fueled by an international cast of big spenders eager to acquire expensive young horseflesh, the Fasig-Tipton Florida select auction at Calder Race Course rocketed to unprecedented heights Tuesday.

  • Tale of the Cat Colt Brings Record $5.2M at F-T Calder

    A son of Tale of the Cat got Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton selected sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Race Course off to a roaring start when Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stud Management went to a world-record $5.2 million to purchase the colt from the consignment of Robert Scanlon, agent.

  • Tale of the Cat colt topped OBSC sale session.

    Tale of the Cat Colt Tops OBSC First Session

    Weanlings have been driving the market at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. Fall Mixed Sale in recent years, and Monday's opening session of the 2004 auction indicated the trend was set to continue.

  • Feline Story (5), ridden by Edgar Prado, captures the Floral Park Stakes at Belmont Park.

    Well-Timed Kick Tells the Tale for Feline Story

    Favored Feline Story, ridden to well-timed perfection by Edgar Prado, caught a tiring Cologny in the final strides to register a neck victory in the $104,400 Floral Park Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares on a sloppy Belmont Park strip Saturday.

  • Tale of the Cat, leads all sires by number of 2004 foals.

    Live Foal Report: 36,274 Foals of '04

    The Jockey Club released its Live Foal Report Thursday afternoon, and reports that 4,203 stallions covered 63,154 mares in North America during 2003, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 9. These coverings have resulted in 36,274 foals of 2004 being reported to The Jockey Club.

  • Thrilling Arlington BC Oaks Ends in Dead-Heat

    The Arlington Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. III) was a thrilling race, with Lovely Afternoon near the lead the entire race while the filly that should have been on the lead Catboat, broke poorly and had to rally on the rail. The two hit the wire together.

  • New York Bred Sale Ends With Solid Gains

    The Fasig-Tipton sale of New York-bred yearlings concluded on a positive note Monday, with the sale at the Humphrey S. Finney pavilion in Saratoga Springs producing positive gains in every significant statistical category.

  • Lion Heart moves to the head of the class with impressive win in the Haskell.

    Haskell Hero Lion Heart New Leader of Pack

    Smarty Jones' retirement left the door open for a new 3-year-old division leader and Lion Heart busted through, winning the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) in fine fashion at Monmouth Park Sunday.

  • My Trusty Cat, left, closes the deal against Ebony Breeze to take the Honorable Miss by a nose.

    'Cat' Closes to Win Honorable Miss

    My Trusty Cat came with a late rush to nip Ebony Breeze in the tightest of photo finishes Friday afternoon in the Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) for older fillies and mares at Saratoga. Carl Pollard's 4-year-old filly covered the six furlongs in 1:10.37 under strong urging by jockey Pat Day.

  • Tale of the Cat Filly Tops Inglis Mixed Auction in Australia

    Tale of Perfection, a 4-year-old filly by Tale of the Cat out of the stakes winning Vain mare Bank Burst, brought the top price of $52,000 (approximately $36,332 in U.S. funds) at the William Inglis & Son winter mixed sale in Sydney, Australia, on Friday.

  • Lion Heart, left, leads My Snookie's Boy, center, en route to winning the  Long Branch Breeders' Cup Stakes.

    Lion Heart Claws to Long Branch Triumph

    Lion Heart seemed ideally placed for his first win of 2004 in Saturday's $100,000 Long Branch Breeders' Cup (gr. III), but the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up needed everything he had to prevail as the 3-10 choice by a head over stubborn My Snookie's Boy at Monmouth Park.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Sire Power

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Ashford Stud, the Kentucky division of Coolmore, the massive worldwide bloodstock operation that has a dominating presence in Australia and its home base of Ireland, has transformed the stallion business, here and throughout the world, in a major way.

  • Report of Mares Bred in 2003: Steady As She Goes

    The Jockey Club released the 2003 Report of Mares Bred on Thursday. The report, while not complete, shows less than a 1% decline in both the number of covering stallions and the number of mares bred over last year's figures.

  • Tale of the Cat Weanling Brings $145,000 at OBS

    Led by a $145,000 purchase of a Tale of the Cat weanling filly Tuesday, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale closed the second of two preferred consignor sessions with double-digit increases in both average and median sale figures.

  • Forestry colt tops fourth day of yearling sale.

    Fourth Day of Keeneland Keeps Rolling at Full Steam

    The fourth day of the 12-day Keeneland September yearling sale kept rolling along at full steam, again posting across the board increases in every category and drawing favorable comments from both sales officials and buyers.

  • Feline Story Pounces Away at Monmouth

    Einar P. Robsham's Feline Story turned on the afterburners in the stretch and drew off to win Saturday's $100,000 Sorority Stakes (gr. III) by nearly six lengths at Monmouth Park.

  • Be Gentle provided D. Wayne Lukas with a record fifth Debutante victory.

    Lukas Nabs Record Fifth Debutante With 1-2 Finish

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas won the $110,900 Debutante Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs for the record fifth time when his trainees Be Gentle and Renaissance Lady ran 1-2 in the 103rd renewal of the race July 4.

  • My Trusty Cat Can Get Back on Track in Dogwood

    The spring has been far from a flawless season for Carl Pollard's My Trusty Cat, but trainer David Vance hopes to get the daughter of Tale of the Cat back on track in Saturday's $100,000-added Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Tale of the Cat to Australia

    Tale of the Cat, runner-up on the second-crop sire list by 2003 progeny earnings, will be sent to Coolmore Australia

  • Inamorato Not Out of Derby Picture

    While he finished a much-troubled third to Victory Moon in Saturday's Group II $2 million UAE Derby, Inamorato's trainer said afterward that the colt could still make the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 3.

  • Gross, Average Decline Slightly At Fasig-Tipton Calder Sale

    Not much changed in the market for 2-year-olds in training at Fasig-Tipton Florida's select sale at Calder Race Course Tuesday. Compared to 2002, the gross revenue and average price both were down by only 1.4% while the buy-back rate decreased slightly, from 45.2% last year to 43.5% this year.

  • Gross, Average Decline Slightly At Fasig-Tipton Calder Sale

    Not much changed in the market for 2-year-olds in training at Fasig-Tipton Florida's select sale at Calder Race Course Tuesday. Compared to 2002, the gross revenue and average price both were down by only 1.4% while the buy-back rate decreased slightly, from 45.2% last year to 43.5% this year.

  • Stallion Tale of the Cat.

    Tale of the Cat Colt Brings $1.4 Million at Fasig-Tipton Sale

    A juvenile son of Tale of the Cat produced from Satin Sunrise was purchased by Irish bloodstock agent Demi O'Byrne for $1.4 million during Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Racecourse.