06/16/2015 1:37PM

Forty Tales to shuttle to Peru


Multiple Grade 2 winner Forty Tales will shuttle to Haras Barlovento in El Salvador, Peru for the 2015 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

The 5-year-old son of Tale of the Cat will enter quarantine on June 27 after completing his second breeding season at Sequen Stallions in Hudson, N.Y., where he stands for an advertised fee of $6,500. This will be his first season in the Southern Hemisphere.

“We are so excited for Forty Tales to have a summer job at a leading stud farm in Peru,” said Becky Thomas of Sequel Stallions. “The team at Haras Barlovento has just been great. We are grateful to Marette Farrell for giving Forty Tales another opportunity to prove himself as a sire. Given the success of the Storm Cat sire line, we are sure Forty Tales will become a highly sought after sire.”

Forty Tales won five of 11 starts during his racing career for earnings of $666,789, highlighted by wins in the Grade 2 Woody Stephens Stakes and Amsterdam Stakes, as well as the Grade 3 Derby Trial Stakes. He also earned runner-up finishes in the Grade 2 Hutcheson Stakes and the Grade 3 Bold Ruler Handicap.

Bred in Kentucky by the Randal Family Trust, Forty Tales is out of the stakes-placed Forty Niner mare Forty Love, who is the dam of six winners from eight foals to race. He is a full brother to stakes-placed Face the Cat and a half brother to Grade 2-placed stakes winner Bear Character. His extended family includes Argentine Group 1 winner Peristaltica, Grade 2 winners Banned and Masseuse, and Grade/Group 1-placed Footing and Green Mask.