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
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
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.