VIRTUS
Tale Of The Cat - Mouton Magic (Imposing)

A half-sister to the brilliant perfomer Star Dancer (Star Watch), the winner of three Group1 races, the Auckland Classic-twice and the Futurity Stakes, on both sides of the Tasman. She is also closely related to black-type performers Filante Etoile (Soviet Star), Valbuena (Darci Brahma) and Harb (Catbird). She is the dam of two foals to race, both have been winners. 

Virtus

 

 VIRTUS

 

Bay mareFoaled in 2000

SireStorm CatStorm BirdNorthern Dancer
TALE OF THE CAT (USA) TerlinguaSecretariat
1994YarnMr. ProspectorRaise a Native
  NarrateHonest Pleasure
DamImposingTodmanStar Kingdom
MOUTON MAGIC HialeahArctic Explorer
1984SoubaTaineVandale
  Serge de NimesArctic Prince

TALE OF THE CAT (USA) (1994). 5 wins, Saratoga King's Bishop S., Gr.2. Sire of 1955 rnrs, 1434 wnrs, 105 SW, inc. Stopchargingmaria (Breeders' Cup Distaff, Gr.1), Gio Ponti, etc. Sire of the dams of SW Sailor's Valentine, Dortmund, Amazing Maria, Declassify, Smashing Glory, It's Tricky, Diamond Tathagata, Giant Steps, Go Maggie Go, Snitty Kitty, Adrift, Istanford, Wallyanna, Ceiling Kitty, Spellbound, Hour Glass, Bitumen, Concealer, etc.

 

1st dam

MOUTON MAGIC, by Imposing. Winner at 1600m. Half-sister to TESSUTI, ZEPHYR SOUBA (dam of NATURALISM, CRYSTAL PALACE, IMPRESSIONISM - OLYMPIC BOY (MAL.)). Dam of six foals, three to race, all winners, inc:-

STAR DANCER (g. by Star Watch). 14 wins from 1000m to 2000m, NZ$293,000, A$440,860, Auckland Classic, Gr.1-twice, VATC Futurity S., Gr.1, AJC Warwick S., Gr.2, ARC King's P., Gr.3, Te Aroha JC Thames Valley S., Gr.3-twice, VATC Myer S., Gr.3, ARC King's P., L, AJC Nilo Welter H., Counties RC Kenfair Bowl H., ARC Jarvis Trading H., 2d AJC Frank Packer P., Gr.3, STC Shannon H., Gr.3, Gosford Guineas, L, 3d VATC CF Orr S., Gr.1, AJC Expressway S., Gr.2, 4th AJC Epsom H., Gr.1, George Main S., Gr.1.

Big Timer (g. by Maroof). 5 wins to 1350m, BTC Ambassador Motor Inn H., Singapore TC Class 2 H., 2d QTC Hanwood Chardonnay H., 3d BTC Smokey Eyes H.

Merriang Magic (g. by Vice Regal). Winner at 1400m, 3d MVRC Print Mint H.

Georgiana (f. by Nassipour). Unraced. Dam of-

FILANTE ETOILE (Soviet Star). 4 wins from 1400m to 2150m, NZ$118,850, A$34,000, QTC Metropolitan H., L, BOP RC Tauranga Hardware & Plumbing H., Rotorua RC TW Moore Ltd H., 2d New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.2, ARC Carbine Club Trophy, 3d Bay of Plenty Cup, ARC Lindauer Brut H., BOP RC Pak 'n Save Tauranga H. Producer.

Vega Sicilia (Rodrigo de Triano). 3 wins at 1400m, 3d Waikato RC International S., Gr.1, BTC Rough Habit P., L, Avondale JC A & T on 123 Celebration H., Waikato RC Mackenzie Country (Hamilton) H. Dam of-

VALBUENA (Darci Brahma). Joint Second on the 2012-13 NZ 3YO Free H (1600m+). 5 wins from 1400m to 2100m, NZ$58,675, S$227,954, ARC Avondale Guineas, Gr.2, Singapore TC Open S., Open H., Gingerbread Man S., 2d Singapore TC Kranji C S., 3d Singapore TC Class 3 H.

Cosentino. 5 wins at 1400m, 1600m, A$116,310, MVRC Twinings Assam Bold H., 2d Stony Creek Cup.

Divine Kid. 2 wins at 1600m, HKJC Yan Chau Tong H.

Macchiato. 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, ARC New Year's Day H., WRC New Zealand Post Horse of the Year H., 3d Hawkes Bay William Rees Catering H. Dam of-

HARB (Catbird). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, SAJC Oaklands P., L, HKJC Hang Hau H., Hong Kong Football Club Centenary Challenge Cup, 2d Oakbank RC Adelaide Bank 2YO H., 3d MRC Time & Tide 2YO P.

Cortado (Sepoy). Winner at 2, 2d Levin RC Ryder S., L, 4th ARC Soliloquy S., L.

Arpeggio. 4 wins at 1200m, ARC Curraghmore Stud H., Hawkes Bay Best Travel H.

Speedy Star. 2 wins at 1650m, HKJC Tai Yuen H., Tsui Ping H.

Can Opener. Winner at 1800m, HKJC 2006 Miss Asia Pageant H., 2d HKJC Duddell P., Man Yiu H., 3d HKJC Showbiz Update P.

Manny Pacuiao. 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m in NZ and Singapore, Singapore TC Class 4 H., 2d Singapore TC Class 4 H., Benchmark 53 H., 3d Singapore TC Class 4 H.

 

2nd dam

SOUBA, by Taine. 3 wins at 1500m, 1600m, Evry Prix d'Auxerre, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de la Verrerie, 4th Saint-Cloud Prix Penelope, Gr.3. Half-sister to SUKAWA. Dam of 8 named foals, 6 to race, all winners, inc:-

ZEPHYR SOUBA (Zephyr Bay). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, Waikato Guineas, Gr.3, ARC Ladies Mile, Gr.3, 3d ARC Royal S., Gr.2, Avondale JC Concorde H., Gr.3, Rotorua S., L. Dam of-

NATURALISM (Palace Music). Top of The 1991-92 Australasian 3YO Classifications (1300m+). 12 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, A$3,289,796, AJC Derby, Gr.1, STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, VATC Caulfield S., Gr.1, 2d Japan Cup, Gr.1. Sire.

CRYSTAL PALACE (Palace Music). 3 wins from 1400m to 2400m, NZ$45,325, A$225,000, Queensland Oaks, Gr.1, Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3, 2d Queensland Guineas, Gr.2, 3d Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2. Dam of-

PALACIO DE CRISTAL (Encosta de Lago). 5 wins from 1300m to 1700m, A$469,200, AJC Villiers S., Gr.2, VRC Rose of Kingston S., Gr.2, 3d STC Coolmore Classic, Gr.1, Apollo S., Gr.2. Producer.

IMPRESSIONISM - OLYMPIC BOY (Mal.) (Vice Regal). 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$107,250 in Aust. and Malaysia, Perak TC Sultan's Gold Vase, L, Singapore TC Lion City Cup, L, 2d VRC Hilton on the Park S., Gr.3, WJT Clarke S., L.

Star of Broadway. Unraced. Dam of-

ALINGA (Rock of Gibraltar). 5 wins from 1600m to 2000m, R301,464, Clairwood East Coast H., L, Kenilworth Western Cape Association With Disabilities H., 2d Kenilworth Sun Classique H., L, Scottsville Scarlet Lady H., L. Producer.

TESSUTI (Sackford). 3 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$90,625, VATC Dalgety S., Gr.3, QTC Sir Douglas Wadley H., L, MVRC Sunbeam H., 2d VATC Tranquil Star S., L, 3d STC Queen of the Turf S., Gr.3. Dam of-

Naturalist. Raced twice. Dam of-

ROYAL SYMPHONY (Domesday). 4 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$450,025, to 2017-18, VRC Pin & Win P., L, Taj Rossi Series Final H., L, Gippsland Region 2YO H., 4th MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1.

Wailing. Unraced. Dam of-

TAWNY RUN (Runyon). 6 wins from 1600m to 2450m, R319,750, Scottsville East Coast H., L, Turffontein Allez France H., L, Vaal Jasmine S., L, 2d Greyville Woolavington S., Gr.2. Producer.

Wailing Countess. 2 wins at 1250m, 1600m, NZ$475, A$90,470, STC Balmain Leagues Club H. Dam of-

MY SABEEL (Savabeel). 6 wins to 1300m, A$378,765, ATC Toy Show H., Gr.3, 2d ATC Sheraco S., Gr.3, 3d ATC Golden Pendant, Gr.3, Triscay S., Gr.3.

 

Race Record:

Unraced.

 

Produce Record: Dam of six foals, three to race, two winners.

2006 f. Alentejo, by Spartacus. Winner at 1200m.

2007 f. True Virtue, by Pins. Unraced.

2008 f. Willing Spirit, by Darci Brahma. 2 wins at 1200m.

2009 f. Divine Virtue, by Darci Brahma. Unraced.

2011 f. Virtuous, by Encosta de Lago. Raced twice.

2013 f. Veritas, by Alamosa. Unraced.

 

Missed in 2010, 2012.