Becky Thomas and Joe McMahon announced Wednesday, December 18 that multiple graded stakes winner Forty Tales will stand at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson for the 2014 Season. Forty Tales will be the first joint venture between Dennis Narlinger and Becky Thomas of Sequel New York, and Joe McMahon of McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds.
The bay colt by champion juvenile sire Tale of the Cat retires with 5 wins, $666,789 in earnings and a trio of triple-digit Beyers (106, 102, 100). He won his only start at 2 by 2 3/4 lengths in a maiden special weight at Aqueduct for conditioner Todd Pletcher and owners Perretti Racing Stables. A graded stakes winner at three from 6 1/2 furlongs to a mile, Forty Tales won the Grade 2 Amsterdam at Saratoga and the Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes at Belmont. Outside of the Big Apple, he won the Grace 3 Derby Trial at Churchill Downs and was second in the Grade 2 Hutcheson at Gulfstream Park. He is out of stakes-placed Forty Niner mare, Forty Love and will stand his first season for $6,500 S&N.
“We are so excited to be able to offer our clients this exciting prospect and hometown hero and to add to our stellar roster,” said Becky Thomas. “We are particularly excited to partner with McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds as well as Chester and Mary Broman to stand the first stallion venture, offering a limited number of shares to our breeders in New York as well as out of state clients. The expansion of the NY breeding program has allowed many more opportunities as New York-breds have increased substantially in value on the racing front as well as in the sales ring.”
Forty Tales will join Freud, Desert Party, Emcee, Mission Impazible, Noble Causeway and Noonmark on the Sequel roster.
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