Tale of the Cat

Storm Cat - Yarn, by Mr. Prospector

1994, dkb/br, entered stud 1999

PROVEN GRADE 1 SIRE.
Over 960 individual winners of 150
Stakes races and over $150m in
progeny earnings!

2017 FEE: $30,000 Live Foal / Stands & Nurses

Standing at Ashford Stud, Versailles, KY

Tools and Resources

Current Top Performers Worldwide

What's This?
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)
BLACKJACKCAT 4 yo, g, SW Go for Gin
Wickerr S. ( 7/23/2017, $75,000, 1 mile, 1:35.20, Del Mar ) Replay
3rd Daytona S. (gr. III, 5/27/2017, $150,000, About 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:12.43, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
SIR GENGHIS 6 yo, g, SW Unbridled's Song
Louisiana Legends Classic S. ( 7/8/2017, $100,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:43.93, Evangeline Downs ) Replay
3rd Star Guitar S. ( 4/2/2017, $60,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:43.63, Fair Grounds ) Replay
GRAND PRIX 3 yo, f, SW Lemon Drop Kid
New Start S. ( 6/3/2017, $100,000, 6 furlongs, 1:09.61, Penn National ) Replay
ALW ( 7/22/2017, $29,500, 6 furlongs, 1:11.55, Penn National ) Replay
BENZINI (AUS) 7 yo, g, G2W Kurofune
2nd Bonecrusher New Zealand S. (gr. I, 3/16/2017, $27,476, Ellerslie-NZ )
3rd Coca-Cola Canterbury Gold Cup (gr. III, 4/22/2017, $6,505, Riccarton Park-NZ )
Tale of Silence 3 yo, c, G3PL Sunday Silence
2nd Dwyer S. (gr. III, 7/8/2017, $400,000, 1 mile, 1:35.16, Belmont Park ) Replay
AOC ( 4/28/2017, $77,000, 1 mile, 1:36.84, Belmont Park ) Replay
Shiraz 3 yo, c, G3PL Alphabet Soup
3rd Dania Beach S. (gr. III, 1/7/2017, $100,000, 7 1/2 furlongs, 1:29.98, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
3rd Cutler Bay H. ( 4/1/2017, $100,000, 1 mile, 1:35.16, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
Catsadiva 4 yo, f, SPL Carson City
2nd Harry Henson H. ( 3/26/2017, $100,000, 1 mile, 1:36.50, Sunland Park ) Replay
AOC ( 2/16/2017, $69,000, 1 mile 70 Yards, 1:45.37, Aqueduct ) Replay
Arigato 5 yo, g, SPL Unbridled's Song
2nd Art Smith Memorial S. ( 7/15/2017, $1,020, Crooked River Roundup )
CLM ( 6/24/2017, $1,540, Grants Pass )
Coolcat Dancer (AUS) 6 yo, g, SPL Dixieland Band
3rd Tab.com.au Canberra Cup ( 3/5/2017, $13,671, Canberra-AUS )
HCP ( 2/19/2017, $15,941, Canberra-AUS )
Katara Princess 3 yo, f, SPL Scat Daddy
3rd Pepsi S. ( 4/1/2017, $1,860, Fonner Park )
MSW ( 3/12/2017, $3,720, Fonner Park )

Leading Runners Worldwide

What's This?
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
Gio Ponti $6,169,800
Stopchargingmaria $3,014,000
A Shin Top $2,081,243
Lion Heart $1,390,800
Shigeru Sosai $1,278,050
Tale of Ekati $1,182,992
Eishin Bodin $999,516
Gathering (AUS) $945,289
Glamour Puss (NZ) $932,226
My Trusty Cat $902,753

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Tale of Silence $139,880
Grand Prix $107,930
Blackjackcat $106,860
Visionary Tale $102,600
Main Stay (KOR) $81,250
Final Conqueror (AUS) $77,072
Sir Genghis $76,900
Catsadiva $69,055
Sure Peace (AUS) $63,673
Massive Move (AUS) $62,315

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI

Recent North American Winners and Stakes Performers

What's This?
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.

2-Year-Olds

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Traum's Dream (2 yo/f) Elusive Quality MSW, Indiana Grand Race Course (1st, 1 Mile (turf), 8/17) Replay Equibase Chart

3-Year-Olds and up

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Cadet Captain (7 yo/g) Affirmed CLM, Arlington (1st , About 1 1/16 Miles (turf), 8/17) n/a Equibase Chart
Gato Azul (6 yo/g) Touch Gold CLM, Finger Lakes (1st , 6 Furlongs, 8/16) n/a Equibase Chart
Mystery Cat (4 yo/g) Indian Charlie WCL, Assiniboia Downs (1st , 6 Furlongs, 8/12) n/a Equibase Chart
Cap's Tale (4 yo/g) Stroll CLM, Belterra Park (1st , 6 Furlongs, 8/18) n/a Equibase Chart

Upcoming North American Race Entries

What's This?
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 No Mo Itch
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Smart Kiss
MSW
8/19/2017, Race 5, Canterbury Park, $28,000, 7 1/2f (T)
118
  • Alex L. Canchari
  • McLean Robertson
  • Corner Farm & John T. Behrendt
  • Novogratz Racing Stables (Joe Novogratz)
8 Scorpious
  • 5 yo Gelding
  • Garden Secrets
MSW
8/20/2017, Race 7, Gulfstream Park, $42,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
123
  • Darryll P. Holland
  • Patrick L. Biancone
  • William Patterson
  • D P Racing
1 Master Manipulator
  • 2 yo Colt
  • Whatdreamsrmadeof
MSW
8/20/2017, Race 4, Gulfstream Park, $50,000, 5f
118
  • Jorge Ruiz
  • Eric J. Guillot
  • CASA Farms I, LLC
  • Calumet Farm and Southern Equine Stable LLC
2 Hard Headed Woman
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Minewander
MCL
8/20/2017, Race 3, Laurel Park, $27,000, 5 1/2f (T)
119
  • Angel R. Rodriguez
  • Todd M. Beattie
  • CFP Thoroughbreds LLC
  • Commonwealth New Era Racing LLC
5 Blackjackcat
  • 4 yo Gelding
  • Bootleg Annie
Del Mar Mile H. (gr. 2)
8/20/2017, Race 8, Del Mar, $200,000, 1mi (T)
119
  • Kent J. Desormeaux
  • Mark Glatt
  • Al Kirkwood & Saundra Kirkwood
  • Al & Sandee Kirkwood
11 Perfection Tale
  • 4 yo Gelding
  • Silent Perfection
MCL
8/23/2017, Race 8, Del Mar, $32,000, 1 1/8mi (T)
121
  • Manuel Chaves
  • Howard L. Zucker
  • Charles Fipke
  • Gentry, Weaver or Yoshinaga

Tale of the Cat's Northern Hemisphere Rankings

What's This?
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
2017 162 69 3 3 0 0 Tale of Silence ($139,880) $2,366,658
2016 227 106 3 3 0 0 Main Stay ($311,775) $4,728,338

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.
2017 2016
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 0 0 4 15 5 2 36 10
Total Average $0 $0 $117,500 $126,800 $187,100 $117,500 $71,111 $59,000
Total Median $0 $0 $117,500 $95,000 $65,000 $117,500 $45,000 $52,500
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $123,333 (3) $183,500 (8) n/a $180,000 (1) $77,391 (23) $72,143 (7)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $100,000 (1) $66,500 (6) n/a $55,000 (1) $60,000 (13) $28,333 (3)

Tale of the Cat'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.

Fasig-Tipton New York 2017 New York Bred Yearling Sale

(8/12/2017 - 8/13/2017 )

Top Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds by Tale of the Cat

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
409 UNNAMED, 2016 C Y Riolama, 2009 Denali Stud Ted Sprinkle $170,000

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga 2017 August Yearling Sale

(8/7/2017 - 8/8/2017 )

Top Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds by Tale of the Cat

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
32 UNNAMED, 2016 F Y Prom Princess*, 1999 Gainesway Cary Frommer $100,000

Tale of the Cat'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.

Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (British Columbia Div.) 2017 Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
21 f 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Burning Hope Dehere Jamie Demetrick

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2017 Turf Showcase

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
82 f 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Loure A.P. Indy Paramount Sales

Keeneland 2017 September Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
315 c 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Hello Charlie Indian Charlie Paramount Sales
340 Intersection c 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Inaugurate Empire Maker Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency
741 c 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Silent Perfection Perfect Soul (IRE) Hunter Valley Farm
961 f 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Abigail's Gold Mineshaft Allied Bloodstock
1137 c 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Core Destination El Corredor St George Sales
1216 Film Fan c 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Film Critic Dynaformer Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency
1571 f 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Champagne Eyes Flatter Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency
1591 c 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Conjuress Indian Charlie Langsem Farm
1798 f 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Proudeyes (GER) Dashing Blade (GB) Brookdale Sales
1847 f 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Smokey Diplomacy Dynaformer Hidden Brook
1899 f 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Wee Party Indian Charlie Trackside Farm
1907 c 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Winning Scoop Bernardini Paramount Sales
2139 c 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Maker Or Breaker Empire Maker Denali Stud
2160 f 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Moms Mabley Notional Eaton Sales
2216 f 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Rockin Girl Rock Hard Ten Taylor Made Sales Agency
2280 f 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Tizmagical Tiznow Bluewater Sales
2285 c 2016 Y Tale of the Cat True Addiction Yes It's True Lane's End
2350 c 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Beau Dare Military Taylor Made Sales Agency
2366 Box Office King c 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Box Office Queen Pulpit Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency
2372 c 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Camryn's Gem Unbridled's Song Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency
2414 c 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Dazzletown Speightstown Woods Edge Farm
2426 f 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Divine Lady Kris S. Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency
2508 f 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Kiawah Queen Lord At War (ARG) Paramount Sales
2517 f 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Let It Go Lady Cherokee Run Indian Creek
2707 c 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Valle de Rosa Henny Hughes Paramount Sales
2743 c 2016 Y Tale of the Cat A Touch of Glory Golden Gear Hinkle Farms
3069 c 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Soul of Bourbon Perfect Soul (IRE) Summerfield
4047 f 2016 Y Tale of the Cat Tricky Elaine Grindstone Taylor Made Sales Agency

Pedigree

What's This?
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.

Tale of the Cat

Storm Cat Storm Bird Northern Dancer
South Ocean
Terlingua Secretariat
Crimson Saint
Yarn Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Narrate Honest Pleasure
State

Inbreeding

4S X 5D Bold Ruler; 5S X 5D Nasrullah; 5S X 4D Native Dancer; 3S X 5D Northern Dancer; 5S X 5D Princequillo.

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
3 5 3 ( 1 ) 0 1 ( 1 ) $204,200
4 4 2 1 ( 1 ) 1 ( 1 ) $156,700
Totals 9 5 1 2 $360,900

Won at 3

  • King's Bishop S. (gr. II) at Saratoga

    (7f, D, defeating Oro de Mexico, Trafalger, Glitman, Capture the Gold, All Chatter).
  • An allowance race at Monmouth Park

    (8.5f, D, defeating Dubai Dust, Red Hot Rhythm, Polish Double, Bucklender).
  • A maiden special weight race at Monmouth Park

    (8.32f, D, defeating Hagler, Bucklender, Social Promotion, Mt. Samra, Honey's Whisper, Skip Out First, Michele's Pie, Shades of Success).

3rd at 3

  • Vosburgh S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (7f, D, to Victor Cooley, Score a Birdie, defeating Partner's Hero, Basqueian, Diligence, Northern Afleet, Circle of Light, Kelly Kip, Elajjud, Cold Execution, Kid Katabatic).

Won at 4

  • An allowance race at Saratoga

    (8f, T, defeating Amarettitorun, Lucayan Prince, Tansit, Donthelumbertrader, Za-Im (GB)).
  • An allowance race at Monmouth Park

    (8.32f, D, defeating Hidden Mines, Blue Darlin).

2nd at 4

  • Whitney H. (gr. I) at Saratoga

    (9f, D, to Awesome Again, defeating Crypto Star, Frisk Me Now, Mr. Sinatra, Accelerator, Precocity, Banker's Gold).

3rd at 4

  • Vosburgh S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (7f, D, to Affirmed Success, Stormin Fever, defeating Banker's Gold, Kelly Kip, Distorted Humor, Rare Rock).

As Broodmare Sire

What's This?
Information provided for stallions with producing daughters includes the number of producers and number of foals, runners, winners, juvenile winners, and stakes winners. Broodmare Sire Average Earnings Index (AEI) is a ratio of the progeny average earnings of the stallion’s producing daughters with the total average of all broodmare sires’ progeny, during the same year and within the same country.

Tale of the Cat is the sire of 460 dams of 1430 named foals of racing age, 974 rnrs (68%), 699 wnrs (49%), 227 2yo wnrs (16%), 1.22 AEI, 1.34 CI; 61 sw, Leading Earner: Dortmund ($1,987,505).

Nicking and Broodmare Sire Reports from

Farm Information

Ashford Stud

Aisling Duignan, Dermot Ryan, Charlie O'Connor, Adrian Wallace or Scott Calder, Ashford Stud, P.O. Box 823, Versailles, KY 40383. Phone (859) 873-7088.
Fax (859) 879-5756.

E-mail: info@coolmore.com

Web Site: www.coolmore.com