Girvin

TALE OF EKATI - CATCH THE MOON
2014 - Dark Bay - 16.1 Hands
2024 Fee: $30,000 S&N
Sire of 3 Graded Stakes Winners, Including G1 Winner Faiza & 8 Stakes Winners
  • 4YO colt POWER IN NUMBERS won on 1/27/24 The Custodian Of The Two Holy Mosques Cup, a direct qualifier for the $20M Saudi Cup, the world's richest race. Bred, raised and offered by Airdrie Stud.
  • 2YO colt SEMINOLE CHIEF won the $300,000 FTBOA Florida Sire In Reality Stakes at GP on 12/2/23 also for owner/breeder Brad and Misty Gradey. Co-owned by David Grund and trained by Jack Sisterson, he becomes Girvin's 10th stakes winner.
  • 2YO filly HONEY DIJON won the $300,000 FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes at GP on 12/2/23 for owner/breeder Brad and Misty Grady and trainer Joe Sharp to become Girvin's 9th stakes winner.
  • 3yo filly, To Thyself B True, finished 2nd in the Miss Gracie Stakes at GP on 10/7/23. She is now multiple stakes placed
  • Girvin had 7 yearlings sell at Keeneland in September with an average sale price of $118,857. Remarkably, this crop was bred on a $6,000 stud fee. The top lot, a colt out of Cara Sorella, brought $475,000 from Coal County Equine. 
  • 3yo c DAMONS MOUND became a multiple G2 winner when taking the Gallant Bob Stakes at PRX on 9/23/23. Bred by Clif Love, owned Michele & Clif Love and trained by Michelle Lovell.
  • 3yo colt CLOSETHEGAME SUGAR proves best late to win the Mahony S. Now 2-for-2 at Saratoga, he became Girvin's 8th stakes winner from his first crop. Owned and trained by Adam Rice(Owner/Trainer) and Sugar Diaz LLC(Owner)
  • 3yo colt SWIRVIN powers home to win the Jersey Shore S. by 2 3/4 lengths, to become Girvin's 7th stakes winner from his first crop. Trained by Saffie A. Joseph, Jr. for owner Bassett Stables, bred by Airdrie Stud.
  • POWER IN NUMBERS makes it 3 wins in a row, powering home in the Tale of the Cat S.(off the turf) becoming Girvin's 6th stakes winner. Trained by Chad Brown for owner, Klaravich Stables. Bred and raised at Airdrie Stud.
  • 3yo colt BRITERDAYZAHEAD followed up his Maiden Special win at Churchill Downs with an Allowance win at Ellis Park. Trained by Joe Sharp for owner and breeder Brad Grady. 
  • G1 winner FAIZA stays perfect in her 5th start winning the G2 Santa Anita Oaks on April 10th. The TDN Rising Star is owned by Michael Lund Petersen, trained by Bob Baffert and bred by Aidrie Stud.
  • 3yo filly DORTH VADER won the G2 Davona Dale at Gulfstream Park on March 4th. Trained by Michael Yates for owner and breeder John Ropes.
  • A leading First-Crop sire of 2022. First crop winners include TDN Rising Stars G1 winner FAIZA and GSW DAMON’S MOUND, who followed up his dazzling 12 ½ MSW debut win at Churchill Downs with a dominant victory in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special. Sire of DEVIOUS DAME, runaway winner of the $150,000 Astoria Stakes at Belmont Park.
  • 2yo filly DORTH VADER won her second straight stakes race in the Sandpiper Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on December 3rd, doing it in a stakes record time. Last out she was the game winner of the Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Michael Yates for owner and breeder John Ropes.
  • 2yo colt SWIRVIN broke his maiden at first asking at Gulfstream Park on December 3rd. Trained by Saffie A. Joseph, Jr. for owner Bassett Stables, bred by Airdrie Stud.
  • 2yo filly ATOMICALLY dominated the My Dear Girl Stakes by 7 lengths at Gulfstream Park on October 1st. Trained by Jose Pinchin for owners Jose Pinchin and Michael Bernard. Bred by Tracy Pinchin & Michael Bernard.  
  • First 2-year-olds at auctions sold for $725,000, $3000,000, $275,000, $240,000, $235,000, $200,000, etc. 40 2-year-olds sold from 43 offered for an average of $91,925.
  • Extremely game winner of the $1 million Haskell Inv. (G1) in a career-defining performance
  • Captured both the Risen Star S. (G2) and the Louisiana Derby (G2) in his first two Graded Stakes starts
  • A debut MSW winner at two
  • Won or placed in five of seven graded stakes starts, earning $1,624,392.
  • Won at distances of six to nine furlongs
  • Out of the Blue Hen mare, Catch the Moon, also the dam of Graded Stakes Winners Midnight Bourbon, Cocked and Loaded and Pirate’s Punch
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Race Record

Race Record:

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
4 1 0 1 0 $38,000
3 8 3 2 0 $1,561,792
2 1 1 0 0 $24,600
Totals 10 4 3 0 $1,624,392

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight at Fair Grounds (6f in 1:10.32 in career debut, defeating Excitations, Hold Me Black, Off Road, etc.)

Won at 3

  • Haskell Invitational S. (G1, 9f in 1:48.35, defeating multiple GSWs McCraken, Practical Joke, Irish War Cry, Timeline, Battle of Midway, etc.)
  • Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds (G2, 9f in 1:49.77, defeating Patch, Local Hero, Hollywood Handsome, etc.)
  • Risen Star S. at Fair Grounds (G2, 8.5f in 1:43.08, defeating Untrapped, Local Hero, Guest Suite, Mo Town, etc.)

2nd at 3

  • Ohio Derby (G3, 9f by a nose to Irap, defeating Untrapped, Sorry Erik, etc.)
  • Keith Gee Memorial S. (8f on turf to Cowboy Culture, defeating Hot Dad, Zinger, Art Imitates Life, etc.)

2nd at 4

  • Steve Sexton Mile (G3, 8f to Bee Jersey, defeating Shotgun Kowboy, Futile, South Beach, etc.

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Girvin

Girvin

Pedigree: 5-Cross

TALE OF EKATI (USA)
b. 2005
TALE OF THE CAT (USA)
b. 1994
STORM CAT (USA)
dkb/br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN)
TERLINGUA (USA)
YARN (USA)*
dkb/br. 1987
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
NARRATE (USA)
SILENCE BEAUTY (JPN)
dkb/br. 1997
SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
dkb/br. 1986
HALO (USA)
WISHING WELL (USA)
MAPLEJINSKY (USA)
b. 1985
NIJINSKY (CAN)
GOLD BEAUTY (USA)
CATCH THE MOON (USA)
dkb/br. 2009
MALIBU MOON (USA)
b. 1997
A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)
MACOUMBA (USA)
b. 1992
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
MAXIMOVA (FR)
CATCH MY FANCY (USA)
b. 2003
YES ITS TRUE (USA)
b. 1996
IS IT TRUE (USA)
CLEVER MONIQUE (USA)
WALK AWAY RENE (USA)
ch. 1993
GOLD ALERT (USA)
MONIQUE RENE (USA)

Top Performers

FAIZA 20, f (Smart Strike, Pomeroy) $672,000, 5 wins, 1st Starlet S. [G1], Santa Anita Oaks [G2], Las Virgenes [G3], Santa Ysabel S. [G3], 3rd Black-eyed Susan S.[G2]

DAMON'S MOUND 20, c (Stroll, The Prime Minister) $659,300, 4 wins, 1st Saratoga Special [G2], Gallant Bob S. [G2], Robert Hilton Memorial S., 2nd Steel Valley Sprint S.

DORTH VADER 20, f (Yonaguska, Thunder Gulch) $503,758, 4 wins, 1st Davona Dale [G2], Sandpiper S., Juvenile Fillies Sprint S., 2nd Acorn S. [G1], 3rd My Dear Girl S.

ATOMICALLY 20, f (Uncaptured, Crafty Prospector) $365,080, 3 wins, 1st MSW by 7 lengths, My Dear Girl S. by 6 3/4, 3rd Forward Gal S. [G3], City of Ocala Florida S.

HONEY DIJON 21, f (Empire Maker, Pulpit) $284,450, 2 wins, 1st My Dear Girl S., 2nd Susan's Girl S. 

CLOSETHEGAME SUGAR 20, g (Magna Graduate, Speightstown) $202,050, 3 Wins, 1st Mahony S., 2nd Tom Ridge S.

SEMINOLE CHIEF 21, c (Dunkirk, Maria's Mon) $195,960, 2 wins, 1st In Reality S.

POWER IN NUMBERS 20, c (Eddington, Pioneering) $181,087, 5 wins, 1st Saeed Al Majed Cup, Tale of the Cat S. (off the turf)

SWIRVIN 20, c (Brother Derek, Carson City) $137,045, 3 wins, 1st Jersey Shore S.

DEVIOUS DAME 20, f (Quality Road, Boundary) $120,560, 2 wins, MSW by 5 1/2 lengths at Churchill Downs, Astoria S. by 5+ at Belmont Park

Blessed Touch 20, f (Street Boss, Touch Gold) $99,500, 1 win, MSW at Santa Anita by 8+, 2nd Desi Arnaz S., 3rd San Ysabel S. [G3

Giroovin 20, c (Simon Pure, Marquetry) $198,902, 3 wins, 2nd Mine That Bird Derby

Apocalypso 20, c (Toccet, Valid Appeal) $98,630, 2 wins, MSW, 3rd Affirmed S.

Miss Georgie, 20, f (Vicar, Conquistador Cielo) $97,800, 2 wins, 2nd Smart Halo S.

To Thyself B True 20, f (Creative Cause, Indian Charlie) $81,052, 1 win, 2nd Miss Gracie S., 3rd Powder Break S., Cellars Shiraz S.

Munigans, 20, f (Pulpit, Salt Lake) $47,858, 6 wins, 2nd Clasico Defensora S. [G2]

Mister Iceman, 20, g (K One King, Cape Canaveral) $189,210, 2 wins

Steel Racer, 20, f (Sensational, Storm Boot) $118,851, 3 wins

Commandant, 20, c (Trippi, World Appeal), $113,350, 4 wins

U Glow Girl, 20, f (More Than Ready, Sir Cat) $104,710, 2 wins

Briterdayzahead, 20, c (Too Much Bling, Midway Road) $99,461, 2 wins

Rol Again Dancer, 20, g (Medaglia d'Oro, Noble Saint) $80,633, 1 win

Fancee Grace C, 20, f (D'wildcat, Unbridled Jet) $79,805 2 wins

R Swirvin Girvin, 20, f (Eavesdropper, Sky Classic) $67,050, 2 wins

Girvinized, 20, f (Pioneerof the Nile, D'Wildcat), $53,140, 3 wins 

Scandalissimo 20, c (Act of Duty, Langfuhr) $31,960, 2 wins

Dreaming in Style, 20, f (Into Mischief, Out of Place) $31,000, 1 win

Belle's Blue Bell, 21, f (Awesome of Course, Bayou) $24,300, 1 win

Girvin Girl, 20, f (Buddha, Deputy Minister) $21,500, 1 win

Sofia D'amore, 20, f (Fusaichi Pegasus, Tale of the Cat) $19,500, 1 win

Zosterop, 20, f (Pioneerof The Nile, Acceptable) $15,800, 1 win

 
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Sales Statistics

SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL WEANLINGS by Girvin:
Year Sold Gross Average
2023 5 $418,000 $83,600
2022 4 $352,000 $88,000
2021  2 $5,700 $2,850
2020  6 $186,000 $31,000
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL KEENELAND SEPTEMBER YEARLINGS by Girvin:
Year Sold Gross Average
2023 7 $832,000 $118,857
2022 $304,000 $152,000
2021 9 $276,000 $30,667
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL TWO YEAR OLDS by Girvin:
Year Sold Gross Average
2023 24 $1,845,000 $76,892
2022 40 $3,677,000 $91,925
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