Forty Tales, a multiple Grade 2 winner, has been sold to stand at Haras El Catorce in Peru, the South American publication Turf Diario reports.
A 9-year-old son of Tale of the Cat, Forty Tales previously stood at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., for an advertised fee of $3,000. His first foals are 4-year-olds of 2019.
Gianfranco Revelli, general manager of Haras El Catorce, said the stallion will not shuttle back to the U.S. for the North American breeding season. Revelli told Turf Diario the farm had been pursuing American stallions to bring to Peru in recent years including Drosselmeyer and Stay Thirsty.
Forty Tales has some previous experience with Peruvian breeders, having shuttled to Haras Barlovento in El Salvador for the 2015 Southern Hemisphere breeding season. One of his most successful runners is Kaiser Kaleb, a stakes-placed juvenile in his native Peru.
Domestically, Forty Tales' offspring is led by stakes-placed Transistor and Thorny Tale.
Forty Tales retired from the track with five wins in 11 career starts for earnings of $666,789, highlighted by victories in the Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes and Amsterdam Stakes, as well as the G3 Derby Trial Stakes.
Bred in Kentucky by Randal Family Trust, Forty Tales is out of the stakes-placed Forty Niner mare Forty Love, making him a half-brother to Grade 2-placed stakes winner Bear Character and stakes-placed Face the Cat.
According to Turf Diario, Forty Tales will fly to Peru on the same plane as The Lieutenant, a half-brother to Triple Crown winner Justify, who is shuttling to the South American country for the Southern Hemisphere season after covering his first book of mares at Sequel New York.
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