Perretti Racing Stable’s Forty Tales (Tale of the Cat--Forty Love, by Forty Niner) has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2014 at Sequel Stallions in New York in a first joint venture between Sequel’s Dennis Narlinger and Becky Thomas and Joe McMahon’s McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds.
Trained for the Perrettis by Todd Pletcher, Forty Tales was a maiden winner in a single start at two and put together an impressive streak in graded-stakes company in the spring and summer of 2013, rallying to win the GIII Derby Trial going Churchill’s one-turn mile Apr. 27 before cutting back to seven furlongs to score in the GII Woody Stephens S. on the Belmont S. undercard June 8. He confirmed his status as one of the top 3-year-old sprinters with a 3/4-length victory in Saratoga’s GII Amsterdam S. over 6 1/2 panels July 28. Having earned a trio of Beyer Speed Figures in excess of 100, Forty Tales retires with five wins in 11 starts and earnings of $666,789.
“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 New York 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.”
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