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California sire Tribal Rule (TrueNicks,SRO) , a son of Storm Cat out of Sown by Grenfall, is a three-parts-brother to stakes winner and sire Yankee Gentleman, and to the dams of Half Ours and weekend graded winner Khancord Kid. In five seasons in training, he started only four times, but did go two-for-two at 5, winning a six-furlong maiden special at Del Mar by eight lengths in 1:08.82, and an allowance over the same track and distance by five in 1:09.09.

Starting out very inexpensively, Tribal Rule has made a great beginning to his stud career with 13 stakes winners in his first four crops, including the grade I-winning Georgie Boy. His latest black type scorer is Alphie's Bet, who captured a postponed renewal of the Sham Stakes (gr. III). Rated A by TrueNicks, Alphie's Bet is out of the Candi's Gold (by Yukon, a Northern Dancer half brother to Mr. Prospector) mare, Miss Alphie. She is half sister to the Australian grade I winner Absolut Glam, but this is a U.S. family, the second and third dams being by Pine Bluff and Affirmed.

 

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Hi Scot,

Glad to see you in print again. Really miss the Five Cross-was far and away the best blog...Certainly agree with your regard for Tribal Rule. I was very high on him as a stallion prospect, but couldn't convince any to try to stand him in KY (If Mr. Wygod would have allowed). Saw all his races as they occurred, and felt he could have easily gone undefeated. To me, he and Tale Of The Cat were Storm Cat's most brilliant runners. I've never been much of a Storm Cat fan, but Tribal Rule I couldn't deny. I presently own but two mares, and one is sired by Tribal Rule. Lastly, must admit that I'm a tad disappointed with his sire record-I actually expected a bit more--Wygod has given him decent opportunity.

sceptre 17 Mar 2010 5:54 PM

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