1991 By Storm Cat out of Diamond City by Mr. Prospector

Cat at tud.

Stakes winning Catienus showed a marked likeness for the New York racing surfaces running second in the prestigious Suburban H.-G2 at Belmont and second twice in the Saratoga Breeders’ Cup H.-G2 (once with a 117 Beyer rating) and third in the Whitney H.-G1 at Saratoga. After two years in the New York Market,  the performance of his progeny have earned him a home at our Ramsey Farm in Kentucky. Catienus will offered at a most competitive Stud Fee.206 as compared to


Storm Cat

Catienus bear a remarkable resemblance to his sire Storm Cat, recognized as the world's most prestigious stallion standing at stud.  This excellent genotype and phenotype moved to New York for the stallion season of 2004 and 2005 to New York following his 2003 year in Kentucky in which he serviced 116 mares.

Catienus continued to attract very substantial books of mares in New York during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. He is sure to have the effect associated with a breed shaping animal on the New York Bred landscape and the restricted racing of the New York Program virtually guarantees that he will have significant progeny earning in the future.

Now Catienus returns to Kentucky for the 2006 North American Breeding Season.  He comes home as the best valued son of Storm Cat at stud in the Bluegrass State.  Surely none more closely resemble the great Storm Cat.  Nothing speaks like results and the progeny of Catienus are screaming these days.

Dawn of War by Catienus recently captured the Grade One Lane's End Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland and will contest the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile Stakes at Belmont Park and the end of the month.

On the racetrack, Catienus is already a prolific sire of winners and in his first crop he has sired the Classic Placed, Nolan's Cat, third in the Grade One Belmont Stakes and the Grade Two Super Derby, in 2005. Behind Nolan's Cat in that third place finish was Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo and other distinguished horses.

Catienus currently ranks 9th on the October 10, 2005 list of leading sires of two year olds and ranks 8th on the list of second crop stallions and has 4 stakes winners. Catienus also shows 40 winners and with earnings $2,117,113 and 5 stakes winners.



Catienus has demonstrated that the dual inbreeding to Northern Dancer and Mr. Prospector is producing very high quality runners.  This is the same pattern that is working well with the highly regarded Dixie Union.  If nothing speaks like results, then this is a pattern in modern day breeding that is having a lot of quality results.

Inbreeding to Mr. Prospector works well through the Fappiano line and this pattern has also produced stakes results for Catienus progeny.

The Classic placed highly regarded Nolan's Cat is out of an Easy Goer Mare so we can also consider that Raise a Native inbreeding appears to also be a viable pattern.