Exciting Storm Cat son destined for the Cape
The well bred Where’s That Tiger is set to take up stud duties at The Alchemy this up-coming season.
A smart racehorse, Where’s That Tiger is a son of champion sire Storm Cat – whose sons and grandsons have taken South Africa by storm.
Winner on debut as a 2yo, Where’s That Tiger trained on well to finish second in both of the first legs of the Dubai Triple Crown. He put up a fine performance when second in the 2006 Gr3 UAE 2000 Guineas, where Where’s That Tiger defeated, among others, subsequent Gr1 Dubai World Cup hero Well Armed.
Where’s That Tiger is a son of legendary sire Storm Cat, sire of over 180 stakes winners including Gr1 winners and champions Giant’s Causeway, Storm Flag Flying, Sweet Catomine, Cat Thief, Desert Stormer, Aljabr, Hold That Tiger, Tabasco Cat, Life Is Sweet, Mistle Cat, Courageous Cat and After Market.
Storm Cat is a superb sire of sires, with his sire sons including champion US sire Giant’s Causeway, as well as leading sires Tale Of The Cat, Hennessy, Harlan, Bernstein, Forest Wildcat, and Forestry.
The Storm Cat legacy is alive and kicking in South Africa – his son Black Minnaloushe is the sire of SA Triple Crown hopeful Louis The King, while another Storm Cat horse, Tiger Ridge, is himself the sire of last year’s Triple Tiara winner, and Equus Champion, Cherry On The Top.
Another South African based son of Storm Cat to enjoy success is Mogok – whose offspring include Equus Champion The Apache and US Gr1 winner Gypsy’s Warning, while South Africa’s hottest sire currently is Var (a grandson of Storm Cat). The latter is the sire of the magnificent Variety Club – a dual Horse Of The Year and winner of the recent Gr2 Godolphin Mile.
Where’s That Tiger’s female line is equally illustrious. A full-brother to the high-class 2yo One Great Cat, his dam, Blissful, is a full-sister to Kentucky Derby winner and leading sire Fusaichi Pegasus. Syndicated for a staggering $60 000 000, Fusaichi Pegasus has, to date, sired over 40 stakes winners including the Gr1 winners Champ Pegasus, Bandini, Roman Ruler and Haradasun. Roman Ruler has become a successful sire himself, with his offspring including Gr1 Belmont Stakes winner Ruler On Ice and current 3yo star General A Rod.
Where’s That Tiger (who is bred the same Storm Cat/Mr Prospector cross which produced world leading sire Tale Of The Cat) also hails from the same family as US classic winners Orb (Kentucky Derby), and Pine Bluff (Preakness Stakes), as well as the ill-fated US legend, Ruffian.
He has had just four runners in South Africa – but all four have either won or finished in the money. Where’s That Tiger’s local representatives include the top-class filly Tiger Quest, who has earned over R400 000 in prize money. The filly’s victories include the Listed Gardenia Handicap, and Tiger Quest also finished a commendable second in the Gr2 SA Fillies Nursery, where she accounted for the top-class fillies For The Lads and Arcetri Pink.
His first year fee will be R10 000 plus Vat, and there is a special payment opportunity for shareholders.
For more information on this exciting new recruit to the Western Cape stallion band, please contact David Allan, who will be managing Where’s That Tiger.