12/19/2013 1:48PM

Forty Tales retired to Sequel Stallions in New York

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Barbara D. Livingston
Multiple graded stakes winner Forty Tales will enter stud in New York.

Multiple Grade 2 winner Forty Tales has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at Sequel Stallions in Hudson, N.Y. for an advertised fee of $6,500.

The 3-year-old son of Tale of the Cat finishes his career with five wins in 11 starts for earnings of $666,789. Forty Tales was one of the 3-year-old division’s leading sprinters in 2013, winning the Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes and Amsterdam Handicap, as well as the Grade 3 Derby Trial Stakes. He also turned in a pair of runner-up finishes in the Grade 2 Hutcheson Stakes and the Grade 3 Bold Ruler Handicap.

Todd Pletcher trained Forty Tales for owner Perretti Racing Stable.

Bred in Kentucky by Randal Family Trust, Forty Tales is out of multiple stakes-placed Forty Niner mare Forty Love, whose six winners from seven foals to race also includes Grade 2-placed stakes winner Bear Character and stakes placed Face the Cat. He is from the family of Argentine Group 1 winner Peristaltica, Grade 2 winners Masseuse and Banned and Grade 1-placed stakes winner Footing.

“We are so excited to be able to offer our clients this exciting prospect and hometown hero and to add to our stellar roster,” Thomas said. “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.”