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Sire: Tale of the Cat

Dam: Legible

Colour: Brown

Gender: Mare

Age: 11 year old

Foaled: Sep 15th, 2010

Country: Australia

Silks: Black, Green Sash, Red Sleeves, White Cap


Resource Breeding Venture

Career Record: ---

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Brown mareFoaled in 2010

SireStorm CatStorm BirdNorthern Dancer
TALE OF THE CAT (USA) TerlinguaSecretariat
1994YarnMr. ProspectorRaise a Native
  NarrateHonest Pleasure
DamZabeelSir TristramSir Ivor
LEGIBLE (NZ) Lady GiselleNureyev
1999Waihora's LassTightsNijinsky
  IndhiraTaipan II

TALE OF THE CAT (USA) (1994). 5 wins, Saratoga King's Bishop S., Gr.2. Sire of 2101 rnrs, 1554 wnrs, 108 SW, inc. Gio Ponti (Santa Anita Frank E Kilroe Mile H., Gr.1), She's a Tiger, etc. Sire of the dams of SW Sanenus, La Renoleta, Sailor's Valentine, Dortmund, Amazing Maria, Declassify, Smashing Glory, It's Tricky, Two Illicit, Diamond Tathagata, Doublemint, Giant Steps, Go Maggie Go, Snitty Kitty, Adrift, Istanford, Street Story, Wallyanna, etc.


1st dam

LEGIBLE, by Zabeel. 5 wins from 1400m to 2400m, A$530,500, MRC Sandown Classic, Gr.2, Membership P., Mornington RC RM Ansett Classic, MVRC Emergency Services H., MRC Chaise H., 2d Moonee Valley Gold Cup, Gr.2, MRC Gipsy Queen H., 3d MRC Robert Taranto H., Azzurro H. Dam of eight named foals, five to race, four winners, inc:-

TRUSTING (c. by Tale of the Cat). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, A$935,600, ATC Hill S., Gr.2, AJC Warwick S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Chelmsford S., Gr.2, STC Grey Gums Hotel Penrith 2YO H., 2d AJC Epsom H., Gr.1, George Main S., Gr.1, STC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, 3d ATC Chipping Norton S., Gr.1, WATC Kingston Town Classic, Gr.1, STC Concorde S., Gr.3. Sire.

Mount Everest (g. by Exceed and Excel). 5 wins from 1600m to 2050m, A$88,301, MVRC Hambros & Cahill Lawyers H., Arrow Training Services H., 2d Terang Cup, 3d AJC Fujitsu H.

Fathom - Will Go On (Mac.) (g. by Holy Roman Emperor). 4 wins at 1350m, 1500m in Aust. and Macau, BRC Sky Racing World H., 3d BRC Winning Edge Presentations 2YO H.

Ashleigh Rae (f. by Onemorenomore). Winner at 1500m in Aust.

Easy to Read (f. by Encosta de Lago). Unraced. Dam of-

Dyslexic (Foxwedge). 3 wins to 1300m, A$270,290, ATC Agency Real Estate H., 2d ATC James HB Carr S., Gr.3, Tipping Competition H., 3d ATC Golden Pendant, Gr.2, Ajax S., Gr.2, Hawkesbury Crown, Gr.3, 4th ATC Guy Walter S., Gr.2, Sheraco S., Gr.2, Toy Show H., Gr.3.

Steyne. 5 wins from 1350m to 1600m, A$129,375, ATC Jockey Celebration Day H., Bowerman's Furniture H.

Readathon. Winner at 1400m in 2019-20 in Aust.


2nd dam

WAIHORA'S LASS, by Tights. Champion Older Female Sprinter in NZ in 1996-97. 11 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, NZ$167,250, Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2, Levin RC Ryder S., L, Hawkes Bay Haunui Farm WFA S., Horizon Homes H., Toops Wholesale Sprint H., WRC More FM H., Hawkes Bay The Flash Graduation H., 2d CJC Canterbury Belle S., L, WRC Greek Meer Juvenile H., 3d Egmont RC Fayette Park S., Gr.3, Foxton Trophy S., 4th New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Levin RC Bayer Classic, Gr.1, Hawkes Bay Enerco S., Gr.2, Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3, CJC Churchill S.H., L. Half-sister to Our Lodge (dam of BOLD LINE). Dam of 6 named foals, all raced, inc:-

LEGIBLE (Zabeel). 5 wins. See above.

Serendipity. Placed in NZ. Dam of-

He Ekscels (Ekraar). 5 wins from 1400m to 2100m, A$274,210, ATC Kensei H., MRC Ern Jensen Funerals H., 2d MRC Eclipse S., Gr.3, Ian Miller H., Yarramalong Racing Club P., 3d MVRC Ladbrokes Back Yourself H., 4th MRC Lord S., L.

Zalila. Raced once. Dam of-

Bannatyne. 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, A$85,270, 2d ATC Gow Gates Insurance H., 3d ATC Ranvet H., 4th MRC Ethereal S., Gr.3.

Warbird. 3 wins to 1400m in Aust. and Philippines, 2d ATC De Bortoli P.

Starlight. 2 wins at 1200m to 2021, Singapore TC Nov S., 2d Singapore TC Class 4 H.-twice.

Hathrah. Unplaced. Dam of-

Faenza. Winner at 1500m, BRC St Margaret's School H., 2d BRC Bundaberg Red Rum P. Producer.


3rd dam

INDHIRA, by Taipan II. Winner at 1200m, 3d STC Monterey S. Half-sister to LITTLE PAPOOSE (dam of YOU BE THE JUDGE), BIG SIOUX (dam of KAYSIBOY). Dam of 6 foals, all raced, 3 winners, inc:-

WAIHORA'S LASS (Tights). 11 wins. See above.

Our Lodge. Unplaced. Dam of-

BOLD LINE (Double Vice). 18 wins to 1400m, A$285,198, SAJC Manihi Classic, L, City of West Torrens Trophy H., Calvary North Adelaide H., 2d SAJC City of Marion S., L, Matrice S., L, Marsh H., Holdfast Insurance H., Adelaide Casino H., Melbourne Cup Day at Allan Scott Park H., Irish Race Day in August H., 3d SAJC Durbridge S., L, Sportingbet H., Marsh H., Tooheys H., Flight Centre H.


Race Record:



Produce Record: Dam of one foal.

2015 f. by Snitzel. Died.

2018 f. by Foxwedge.

2019 foal by Foxwedge. Dead.


Missed in 2017, 2020; slipped in 2016.

Served by Hellbent. Date of last service, 14.10.2020.