Tale of the Cat

American Pharoah, Justify Headline Ashford Stud’s 2020 Stallion Roster

The Triple Crown-winning duo of American Pharoah and Justify will once again headline the stallion roster at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., for the 2020 breeding season. Justify, the winner of the 2018 Triple Crown and that season’s Horse of the Year, will stand for an advertised fee of $150,000. The price is unchanged […]

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Cleon Jones Nails Photo Finish In Bertram F. Bongard

Gold Square’s Cleon Jones, the 6-1 fourth choice in a field of five, prevailed in a three-way photo finish to capture Friday’s $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard, a seven-furlong sprint for New York-bred juveniles at Belmont Park. Trained by Jeremiah Englehart, who also saddled 3-2 mutuel second-choice Moonachie, Cleon Jones settled in fourth position under Irad […]

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Former McGaughey Assistant Patterson Saddles First Winner At Belterra Park

Jennifer Patterson saddled her first winner as a trainer on Thursday when Harry T. Rosenblum’s Sport’s Story won the eighth race at Belterra Park. Patterson, a former assistant trainer and exercise rider for Claude R. “Shug” McGaughey III and Victoria H. Oliver, is a graduate of Gettysburg College. It was the fifth career start for […]

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Tale Of Silence Narrowly Best In Westchester Thriller; Cloud Computing Fourth In Comeback

With Moe Trouble scratched just before the horses were loaded into the starting gate, the field for the 90th running of the Grade 3 Westchester Stakes at Belmont Park was reduced to five runners. When the one-turn mile race was completed, four of those five horses were in a blanket finish, with 12-1 shot Tale […]

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Blackjackcat Holds Firm In Del Mar Mile

Al and Saundra Kirkwood’s homebred Blackjackcat held firm in the lane to win Sunday’s Grade 2 Del Mar Mile, besting Vyjack by a head at the wire. The 4-year-old son of Tale of the Cat marked his first graded win and third victory in a row under the guidance of jockey Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Mark […]

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Classic-Placed Medal Count’s First Foal A Filly Born In Lexington

Spendthrift Farm’s Medal Count, the Classic-placed, Graded stakes-winning son of Dynaformer, sired his first reported foal on Tuesday, Jan. 10 when a filly was born at Mallory Farm in Lexington, KY. Bred by Norm Kenney’s LIL Equine, LLC, the bay filly is out of the young Tale of the Cat mare Giant Cat Tale. “This […]

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Breeders’ Cup Distaff Champion Stopchargingmaria Retired From Racing

Reigning Breeders’ Cup Distaff Champion, Stopchargingmaria (Tale of the Cat – Exotic Bloom, by Montbrook), has been retired from racing announced President of Town and Country Racing, LLC, Shannon Potter, Wednesday afternoon. Finishing in the money 14 times from 18 starts, including nine victories, Stopchargingmaria ends her stellar career with Grade 1 victories in the […]

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Sanford Winner Overdriven Sires First Winner

Freshman sire Overdriven had his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter Nieve Morena captured a maiden race in the Dominican Republic. According to the Daily Racing Form, the filly was making her second career start. Nieve Morena was bred in Florida and is out of the Valid Expectations mare, Meets Expectations. Overdriven is by Tale of the Cat out […]

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Go Maggie Go Shakes Free Late To Take Black-Eyed Susan

Mike Tarp’s homebred Go Maggie Go was the hard-fought winner of Friday’s Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan, marking the second consecutive year that trainer Dale Romans has won the race. The sophomore daughter of Ghostzapper dueled for the lead throughout the race, just shaking free of her rivals in the final sixteenth of a mile to […]

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