Tale of Ekati
|Tale of Ekati|
|Sire||Tale of the Cat|
|Breeder||Charles E. Fipke|
|Owner||Charles E. Fipke|
|Record||12 Starts: 5 - 1 - 0|
|Tale of Ekati is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Silence Beauty by Tale of the Cat. He was born around 2005 in USA, and was bred by Charles E. Fipke.|
Futurity Stakes (2007)|
Wood Memorial Stakes (2008)
Cigar Mile Handicap (2008)
Jerome Handicap (2008)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on November 30, 2008|
Tale of Ekati (foaled March 31, 2005 in Ontario) is a retired Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse. The brown colt's sire is Tale of the Cat by leading sire Storm Cat. His dam, Silence Beauty (half sister to the champion mare Sky Beauty out of Maplejinksy), is by the great Sunday Silence who single handedly transformed the Japanese race horse.
Tale of Ekati is owned by his breeder, Canadian geologist Charles E. Fipke and trained by Barclay Tagg who, in 2003, went two thirds of the way towards the Triple Crown with Funny Cide. At two, Tale of Ekati won the 2007 Belmont Futurity Stakes. At three he finished 4th in the 2008 Kentucky Derby and sixth in the Belmont Stakes. Later he won the 2008 Wood Memorial, the Jerome Handicap, and the Grade I Cigar Mile Handicap.
In the Cigar, he raced for the first time against older horses. Making his bid in the stretch against Harlem Rocker, he came on strong but was edged out by a nose. But due to a ruling of "interference in the stretch" (when Tale of Ekati made his bid along the rail, Harlem Rocker had drifted in, forcing Edgar Prado to pull Tale of Ekati out to four wide and make up ground) was placed first.
He is named for the Ekati Diamond Mine, discovered by a group which included Fipke.