Tale Of The Cat

Tale Of The Cat conformation

Bay 1994 15.3½ hh
Storm Cat – Yarn
Distance won over: 7f. to 8.5f.

Fee for 2009: 0

Champion 2-y-o sire in U.S.A. in 2003 & Champion Freshman sire in New Zealand in 2002/03.

His top performers include Gr.1 winners Stopchargingmaria (2014), She’s A Tiger (2013), Lion Heart, Gio Ponti, Cat Moves, My Trusty Cat and Tale of Ekati, Gr.2 winners Appealing Tale, Favorite Tale, Alpha Kitten, A Shin Top, Be Gentle, Spellbinder, Whoopi Cat, Gr.3 winners Artemus Sunrise, Catboat, Feline Story, Catcominatcha etc.

Tale Of the Cat’s 2013 2yo Gr.1 winner She’s A Tiger is the latest example of his affinity for FAPPIANO line mares. UNBRIDLED’S SONG is broodmare sire of the Gr.2 winners Alpha Kitten and A Shin Top. Gr.2 winner Spellbinder is out of a mare by QUIET AMERICAN. He also has several Graded winners inbred to MR PROSPECTOR, led by the Gr.1 winner Tale of Ekati (3×4) and the fast Forty Tales (3×3). His two highest-priced 2013 yearlings were both out of grand-daughters of UNBRIDLED.

He has only four foals out of daughters of INDIAN CHARLIE, but one is a Stakes winner and another is Graded-placed.

Tale Of The Cat is doing well with the HAIL TO REASON line. Tale of Ekati is from a mare by SUNDAY SILENCE, and his top son Lion Heart is out of a mare inbred 2×4 to HAIL TO REASON.

RIBOT line mares work too. JAVA GOLD sired the dam of the Gr.1-placed Resplendency and PLEASANT COLONY is broodmare sire of the Gr.1-placed Galantas.

He has a Stakes winner out of a mare by TIME FOR A CHANGE, a Gr.1 winner out of a PRIVATE ACCOUNT mare and a DAMASCUS mare is the second dam of the Gr.1-placed Resplendency.

Tale Of The Cat comes from the same family as Pulpit, a grandson of SEATTLE SLEW. Tale Of The Cat’s Gr.1 winner Cat Moves is out of a CAPOTE mare, Gr.2 winner Tale Of A Champion has a dam by SEATTLE SLEW.

Tale Of The Cat’s fourth dam, Monarchy, is a sister to Princequillo’s remarkable son ROUND TABLE. A Shin Top’s third dam is by Round Table.


1stKing’s Bishop Stakes – Gr.2, 7f., Saratoga by 5½ lengths from Oro de Mexico and Trafalgar.
1stMaiden, 8f., Monmouth by 11½ lengths in track record time.
2ndWhitney Handicap – Gr.1, 9f., Saratoga.
3rdVosburgh Stakes – Gr.1, 7f., Belmont (twice).
4thHaskell Invitational Handicap – Gr.1, 9f., Monmouth.

The King's Bishop Stakes-Gr.2