Tale of Verve

Tale of Verve

Classic-Placed Runner from the Storm Cat Sire Line


Tale of Ekati / Verve, by Unbridled, 2012, B
Fee: $2,000 S&N
Tale of Verve

Classic-Placed Runner from the Storm Cat Sire Line

  • Ran second to Triple Crown champion AMERICAN PHAROAH in the Preakness S. (G1), finishing ahead of multiple G1 winner Dortmund and G1-placed/GSWs Mr. Z, Divining Rod and Firing Line, in his stakes debut
  • Won a Keeneland MdSpWt by 2 lengths, also a Saratoga allowance winner over G1-placed My Man Sam. Retired with earnings of $500,245
  • Out of multiple Graded producing UNBRIDLED-line mare. Full brother to G3 winner and multiple G1-placed VERVE'S TALE
  • From the family of G1 winners ZOFTIGZO IMPRESSIVEZAFTIG and champion colts SWALE and FORTY NINER
  • From the first crop of multiple G1 winner TALE OF EKATI
  • $440,000 2-year-old purchase at Keeneland April—the third-highest price of the sale—after breezing a furlong in :10.1
  • First foals in 2020
TALE OF EKATI (USA)
b. 2005
TALE OF THE CAT (USA)
dkb/br. 1994
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN) b. 1978
TERLINGUA (USA) ch. 1976 *
YARN (USA)
dkb/br. 1987
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)   b. 1970 [BC]
NARRATE (USA) dkb/br. 1980 *
SILENCE BEAUTY (JPN)
dkb/br. 1997
SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
blk. 1986
HALO (USA) blk. 1969 [BC]
WISHING WELL (USA) b. 1975
MAPLEJINSKY (USA)
b. 1985
NIJINSKY (CAN)   b. 1967 [CS]
GOLD BEAUTY (USA) b. 1979 *
VERVE (USA)
ch. 2001
UNBRIDLED (USA)
b. 1987 [BI]
FAPPIANO (USA)
b. 1977 [IC]
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)   b. 1970 [BC]
KILLALOE (USA) b. 1970
GANA FACIL (USA)
ch. 1981
LE FABULEUX (FR) ch. 1961 [P]
CHAREDI (USA) dkb/br. 1976
MRS. MARCOS (USA)
b. 1990
PRIVATE ACCOUNT (USA)
b. 1976
DAMASCUS (USA) b. 1964 [IC]
NUMBERED ACCOUNT (USA) br. 1969 *
DANCING SLIPPERS (USA)
ch. 1981
NIJINSKY (CAN)   b. 1967 [CS]
CHAIN (USA) ch. 1969

Race Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 2 0 0 2 $9,700
3 11 1 2 (1) 0 $430,475
4 5 1 0 0 $57,870
5 1 0 0 0 $0
6 1 0 0 0 $2,200
Total 20 2 2 (1) 2 $500,245
Won at 3
  • A maiden special weight race at Keeneland (9.5f, defeating Call Sign, Wildlife Artist, Dac, Candy Gran, Innocuous).
2nd at 3
  • Preakness S. (G1) at Pimlico (9.5f, to American Pharoah, defeating Divining Rod, Dortmund, Mr. Z, Danzig Moon, Firing Line, Bodhisattva).
Won at 4
  • An allowance race at Saratoga (9f, defeating My Man Sam, Cadeyrn, Gray Sky, Testosterstone, Conviction).

Tale of Verve News

Darby Dan Farm sets 2020 stallion roster and fees

Darby Dan Farm has set 2020 stud fees for its roster of nine stallions that will stand the upcoming breeding season, led by Dialed In, who will stand for $20,000 S&N. The roster also features Shackleford and Klimt who will each stand for $10,000 S&N; Tapiture, a leading freshman sire of 2019, will stand for […]