Bred: Mrs. Gerald A. Nielsen
Sire: Tale of the Cat
Dam: Near and Dear, by Red Ransom
Saratoga Snacks broke his maiden in his second start at Saratoga by 2 3/4 lengths. He won his next three allowance race starts. The colts winning streak ended with a second place finish in the Empire Classic Stakes, before finishing the 2012 season with a win in the Alex M. Robb Stakes at Belmont Park.
2013 brought more success for the Tale of the Cat colt with a win in the Shy Groom Stakes. He finished third in the John Morrissey Stakes before finishing the season with yet another win in the Empire Classic Handicap.