Daily Racing Form reported today online that Charles Fipke’s Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati had been retired from racing, but where the horse will stand has actually not been decided, according to Jack Werk, who advises Fipke.
“Mr. Fipke does stand Perfect Soul at Darby Dan, as well as boarding the majority of his broodmares there,” said Werk, “but he has not decided yet where he will stand the horse or how much ownership interest in the colt he’ll retain once plans have actually been made as to where he’ll stand.”
Jack said that “quite a few farms have expressed interest in standing Tale of Ekati as far away as Japan” and that “Chuck and I would review the offers” before a decision is made.
By Tale of the Cat from the Japanese-bred Sunday Silence mare Silence Beauty, Tale of Ekati won two Grade 1 races at 3 and earned $1,182,992, with five wins from15 starts.