Bred: Judy Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel (Ky.)
Sire: Tale of the Cat
Dam: If Angel's Sang, by Seattle Slew
Tale of a Champion started his career with four wins in five starts, including a dominant win in his stakes debut in the Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint Stakes at Calder Race Course.
After an unsuccessful attempt at stretching out to a longer distance in a Grade 2 race at Del Mar, Tale of a Champion returned to the grass for a close fifth-place finish in the Grade 3 Eddie D. Stakes on Santa Anita's downhill turf course. Tale of a Champion closed out his 2012 season with an eighth in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint and a sixth in the Grade 2 Citation Handicap.
When he returned the following year, he took a race to get back into gear but hit the board in two ungraded stakes before getting his first win of the year in late March. The horse won the Grade 2 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Tale of a Champion is a full brother to multiple Grade 3 winner Ilusora. He is out of [mothered by] a daughter of multiple graded stakes winner Chapel of Dreams, who is also a 1/2 sister to legendary sire Stom Cat.