Sire: Tale of the Cat

Dam: Spirit of Grace

Colour: Brown

Gender: Gelding

Age: 6 year old

Foaled: Oct 24th, 2011

Country: Australia

Silks: Yellow, Red Epaulettes And Cap

Trainer's Name: A Cummings


Anthony Cummings Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd Syndicate (Mgrs: A & B Cummings), M Ackroyd, P C Racing Investments Syndicate (Mgr: P Carroll), M Stiff, G Small, Miss K Cruickshank & Face Syndicate (Mgr: S Robinson)

Career Record: 13-4-1-0

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    30.8 %
  • Place
    7.7 %





Brown geldingFoaled in 2011

SireStorm CatStorm BirdNorthern Dancer
TALE OF THE CAT (USA) TerlinguaSecretariat
1994YarnMr. ProspectorRaise a Native
  NarrateHonest Pleasure
DamDr GraceSir TristramSir Ivor
SPIRIT OF GRACE (AUS) English WonderTwig Moss
1994News BoxBassenthwaiteHabitat
  Betty BoxNorthfields

TALE OF THE CAT (USA) (Bay 1994-Stud 1999). 5 wins, Saratoga King's Bishop S., Gr.2. Champion USA Sire of 2YOs, 2003. Sire of 1904 rnrs, 1391 wnrs, 103 SW, inc. Stopchargingmaria (Breeders' Cup Distaff, Gr.1), Gio Ponti, She's a Tiger, Glamour Puss, Tale of Ekati, Lion Heart, Tell a Tale, My Trusty Cat, Gathering, Cat Moves, Falkirk, A Shin Top, Favorite Tale, Forty Tales, Real Saga, Trusting, Be Gentle, Appealing Tale, Benzini, etc.


1st dam

SPIRIT OF GRACE, by Dr Grace. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, AJC Brighton H., STC Konami H., 2d STC Parramatta Eels H., Petersham H., 3d QTC Our Rosalee H., STC Member's H., Subway H. Half-sister to Bails, Broadband. Dam of ten named foals, nine to race, six winners, inc:-

TURFFONTEIN (c. by Johannesburg). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$1,271,250, MRC Sir Rupert Clarke S., Gr.1, MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1, Queensland Guineas, Gr.2, MRC Wellington Racing Club S., L, STC Gaypak Mandarins 2YO H., 2d VRC Patinack Classic, Gr.1, Seppelt Salinger S., Gr.2, MRC Caulfield Sprint H., Gr.2, AJC South Pacific Classic, Gr.3, MRC Moonga S., Gr.3, Hawkesbury Guineas, L, STC De Bortoli Wines 2YO H., 3d BTC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1, MRC Sir Rupert Clarke S., Gr.1, STC Hobartville S., Gr.2, Run to the Rose H., Gr.3, QTC Charmosa 2YO H., 4th VRC AAMI Travel Insurance S., Gr.3, MRC Heath S., L. Sire.

Muraqaba (g. by Tale of the Cat). 4 wins. See below.

Royal Missile (f. by Smart Missile). 2 wins at 1300m, 1400m, A$96,500, in 2016-17, WATC Kirin Megumi P., Hosemasters P., 2d WATC Amelia Park P., Belmont Bonanza 2YO P.

Emerald Downs (f. by Churchill Downs). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$208,618, MVRC Electrical Trades Union 2YO H., ATC Keune H., 2d MVRC Hacer Group Premium P., MRC (Mornington) Inglis Premier 2YO S., ATC Big Brown First Crop H., 3d ATC Cloudy Bay H., Australian Turf Club H., 4th MVRC Champagne S., Gr.3.

Lady Gracious (f. by Redoute's Choice). 2 wins at 1200m, 1250m, AJC H., STC De Bortoli Wines H., 3d STC Wolf Blass Wines H., Freeway Hotel H., Hyland Race Colours H. Dam of-

AFFABLE (Husson). 2 wins at 2, A$95,175, VRC Gibson Carmichael S., L, 2d MRC Routley's 2YO H., 3d MRC Hyland Race Colours 2YO H.

Gracious Prospect (Tale of the Cat). 5 wins to 1450m, A$442,555, VRC Lawn H., Primacy H., Flemington H., 2d MVRC St Albans S., L, Bendigo Guineas, L, ATC Blackwoods Alemlube 2YO H., MRC Routley's 2YO H., Changing Places Real Estate H., VRC January H., MRC CRV Hospital Helping Hand H., MRC (Mornington) Hats 'n' Hooves Luncheon P., 3d VRC TAB Rewards S., Gr.3, MRC Kevin Heffernan S., Gr.3, ATC Fernhill H., L, VRC March S., L, SAJC HC Nitschke S., L, VRC Emirates Airline H., Ballarat TC Magic Millions Clockwise 2YO Classic, VRC Lavazza Short Black H., George Watson H., Ballarat TC Eureka Concrete H., 4th ATC Schweppervescence H., Gr.3, TTC Gold Sovereign S., L.

Bentles. 5 wins at 1350m, 1600m, A$138,785, to 2016-17, BRC St Vincent's Blue Angels H., Mt Franklin H., Ipswich TC Sirromet Winery H., 2d BRC XXXX Summer H., Ipswich TC Col Bayliss Memorial H., 3d Ballina Cup.

Typhoon Monaco. Winner at 1750m in 2016-17 in Aust.

Raise an Empire (g. by Grand Lodge). 3 wins from 1100m to 1600m in Aust.

Raised to Rock (g. by Elvstroem). Placed, 2d ATC Alexandria P., 3d ATC Super Saver H., Ascot Club P.

Frere Dan (g. by Danzero). Placed, 3d STC Night of Champions P.

Graces Spirit (f. by Flying Spur). Unplaced. Dam of-

(OUR) VERGARA (Snippetson). 8 wins from 1200m to 1900m, A$530,095, to 2015-16, ATC Epona S., Gr.3, Wyong RC Mona Lisa S., L, ATC TAB Place Multi H., Schweppes H., 2d ATC Cellarbrations H., TAB Quaddie H., 3d ATC Civic S., L, 4th ATC Doncaster H., Gr.1, Guy Walter S., Gr.2, Golden Pendant, Gr.2, Triscay S., Gr.3.

Red Chandelier. Winner at 1650m in 2015-16, Ipswich TC Sky Racing P., 3d BRC Sky Racing 2YO P.


2nd dam

NEWS BOX, by Bassenthwaite. 6 wins to 1200m, 3d AJC Bill Kelso H., Tim Sweeny H. Half-sister to ALYNDA (dam of ALINSKY, ALTRISTA, CAPESTAD, ZALINDA), Sealed Bid, Jewel Box (dam of ASH BLOND), Good News (dam of HIT THE ROOF, WAR ENDS), Matrimonial (dam of BIGAMY). Dam of 6 foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

Bails (Vettori). 8 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$9,087, A$172,150, QTC Treasury Casino Welter H., St Margaret's OGA H., Don McDougall H., 2d QTC Ascot H., L, Gold Coast S., L, 3d QTC Reckless H., L.

Broadband (Langfuhr). 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$176,500, VRC Fiesta Star Welter H., MRC Woorak H., VRC Allan Jeans 2YO H., MRC Lady Jakeo H., Marmion H., 3d MRC Vain S., L.


Race Record: 9 Starts 4-1-0 A$123,905.

4 wins from 1300m to 1900m, A$123,905, to 2016-17, ATC Hyland Race Colours H., Schweppes H., 2d ATC H.