Gio Ponti

Tale of the Cat - Chipeta Springs, by Alydar

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

ECLIPSE, 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)
TACO 3 yo, c, SW King Cugat
Texas Heritage S. ( 2/25/2017, $50,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:45.67, Sam Houston Race Park ) Replay
2nd Pasadena S. ( 3/19/2017, $75,000, 1 mile, 1:33.58, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
Touch and Run 3 yo, f, G1PL Grand Slam
2nd Clasico Defensora S. (gr. II, 3/5/2017, $8,184, Camarero Race Track-PR )
2nd Clasico Verset's Jet S. (gr. III, 1/1/2017, $6,672, Camarero Race Track-PR )
Zanotti 4 yo, g, SPL Broad Brush
2nd SST ( 6/24/2017, $100,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:43.81, Parx Racing ) Replay
ALW ( 5/20/2017, $47,000, 1 mile, 1:38.93, Parx Racing ) Replay
Shezahotmama 3 yo, f, SPL Bring the Heat
3rd Purple Violet S. ( 6/3/2017, $50,000, 1 mile, 1:38.13, Arlington ) Replay
ALW ( 7/14/2017, $28,500, About 1 1/16 miles, 1:46.95, Arlington ) Replay
Meow 4 yo, f, WNR Speightstown
ALW ( 6/20/2017, $28,000, 1 mile, 1:39.04, Presque Isle Downs ) Replay
Compagno 3 yo, c, WNR Broad Brush
STR ( 4/20/2017, $34,800, Aqueduct )
MCL ( 3/26/2017, $15,600, Gulfstream Park )
Gio's Calling 4 yo, g, WNR Family Calling
ALW ( 4/12/2017, $72,000, 1 mile, 1:37.29, Keeneland ) Replay
Luis Fernandez 2 yo, c, WNR Salse
WN ( 8/10/2017, $6,057, Great Yarmouth-ENG )
WN ( 7/13/2017, $4,168, Newbury-ENG )
Lou 4 yo, f, WNR Exchange Rate
CLM ( 8/2/2017, $9,000, Indiana Grand Race Course )
CLM ( 5/21/2017, $12,600, Churchill Downs )
Dean's Ticket 4 yo, f, WNR Distorted Humor
CLM ( 8/1/2017, $8,400, Finger Lakes )
CLM ( 4/5/2017, $16,200, Aqueduct )

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 $1,203,385
Sir Dudley Digges $706,149
Zanotti $176,904
Spade Queen $147,721
Gio's Calling $140,041
Pirellone $132,874
Giovanna Blues $122,008
Taco $98,700
Dean's Ticket $97,991
Promise Illgetyou $94,720

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Zanotti $142,600
Sir Dudley Digges $78,400
Klondike Creek $75,680
Taco $69,900
Gio's Calling $62,900
Dubini $60,400
Compagno $51,560
Dean's Ticket $49,065
Shezahotmama $44,250
Apartfromthecrowd $43,947

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
13 Taniko
  • 4 yo Gelding
  • Life Happened
MSW
8/19/2017, Race 5, Del Mar, $60,000, 1mi (T)
124
  • Joseph Talamo
  • Philip D'Amato
  • Machmer Hall
  • Pick Six Racing
1 Lipstickonmycollar
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Two Kisses
MSW
8/19/2017, Race 9, Ellis Park, $40,000, 1mi (T)
119
  • Gabriel Saez
  • W. Bret Calhoun
  • Mike Hatter & Ken Ritter
  • Carl R. Moore Management, LLC (Carl R. Moore)
12 Gostisbehere
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Ceremonial March
MSW
8/20/2017, Race 9, Ellis Park, $40,000, 1mi (T)
119
  • Declan Cannon
  • Charles LoPresti
  • Stephen Wigmore
  • Stephen Wigmore
10 Anythingcanhappen
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Miss Alphie
AOC
8/20/2017, Race 7, Del Mar, $62,000, 6f
115
  • Laura Werner
  • Sean McCarthy
  • Peter O. Johnson
  • Ellen & Peter O. Johnson
5 Fleet Commander
  • 2 yo Gelding
  • Aliyah
MSW
8/23/2017, Race 5, Indiana Grand Race Course, $31,000, 5f (T)
118
  • Thomas L. Pompell
  • Scott D. Mullins
  • Shim Racing LLC
  • Shim Racing, LLC (Scott Resnick)

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
2017 136 62 1 1 0 0 Zanotti ($142,600) $2,009,523
2016 118 43 3 4 1 1 Drefong ($1,170,800) $3,518,190

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 8 14 6 10 44 19
Total Average $35,000 $0 $9,438 $52,805 $11,733 $24,350 $19,948 $28,265
Total Median $35,000 $0 $5,000 $35,000 $9,450 $17,750 $13,750 $20,000
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $16,000 (1) $38,753 (7) n/a $33,750 (6) $21,708 (25) $28,361 (7)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $8,500 (7) $76,167 (6) 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.

No Northern Hemisphere sales activity to date.

Gio Ponti'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
99 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti Starsonhershoulder Quiet American Jamie Demetrick

Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Div.) 2017 Canadian Premier Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
226 c 2016 Y Gio Ponti Floating Sky Malibu Moon Shannondoe Farm

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2017 Turf Showcase

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
1 c 2016 Y Gio Ponti Beautifulballerina Nureyev Paramount Sales
68 c 2016 Y Gio Ponti Jule Royale Jules Hunter Valley Farm
81 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti Lost Quarry Rock Hard Ten Bluewater Sales
97 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti Miss Prosody Dixie Union Gaulstown Stud
109 c 2016 Y Gio Ponti Promulgation Street Cry (IRE) Hunter Valley Farm
150 c 2016 Y Gio Ponti Vapour Musing (GB) Manduro (GER) Paramount Sales

Keeneland 2017 September Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
546 c 2016 Y Gio Ponti Nadadora Carson City Equest Thoroughbreds
2001 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti Cuaba Smoke Glacken Blackburn Farm
2340 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti Auntie Soph Valiant Nature Pope McLean
2585 c 2016 Y Gio Ponti Oval Cut El Prado (IRE) Keith Lancaster
2783 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti Carson's Star Carson City Valkyre Stud
2799 c 2016 Y Gio Ponti Combanchera Seattle Slew Paramount Sales
2937 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti Look Out Lorie Orientate Denali Stud
2998 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti Perfectly Natural Forestry Legacy Bloodstock
3059 c 2016 Y Gio Ponti Slim Shady's Lady Spanish Steps Select Sales
3343 c 2016 Y Gio Ponti On Me Street Cry (IRE) Burleson Farms
3461 c 2016 Y Gio Ponti Tristanme Bwana Charlie Paramount Sales
3470 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti Vee Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) Mill Ridge Sales
3548 c 2016 Y Gio Ponti Brocatelle (GB) Green Desert Paramount Sales
3630 c 2016 Y Gio Ponti Goalkeeper Arch Penn Sales
3667 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti Lac Du Printemps Meadowlake Penn Sales
3778 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti Subeen (GB) Caerleon Lane's End
3800 c 2016 Y Gio Ponti Vuemont A.P. Indy Darby Dan Farm
3945 Bridgelands f 2016 Y Gio Ponti Mary Coughlan Gulch Four Star Sales
4016 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti Stehekin Arch Heaven Trees
4088 Athenae c 2016 Y Gio Ponti Best Mom Chester House Four Star Sales

Texas Thoroughbred Association 2017 Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
79 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti Majestic Feline Johar Double R Consignment
88 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti More Angels Slew of Angels Pelican State Thoroughbreds

Washington Thoroughbred Breeders' & Owner's' Association 2017 Yearling & Mixed Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
75 f 2016 Y Gio Ponti My Reem Chief's Crown Halvorson Bloodstock Services
76 c 2016 Y Gio Ponti Nastika Horse Chestnut (SAF) Halvorson Bloodstock Services

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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