Hat Puntano (ARG)

Hat Trick - Stormy Pursuer (Bernstein) bay, 2013 - height 16hh

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Race Record

4 wins (2 at 2), 1400-1600m, in Argentina & South Africa

At 2  WON  Gr1 GP Gran Criterium (1600m)

At 3  WON  Gr1 Argentine Guineas (1600m)

At 4  WON  Gr2 Charity Mile (1600m)

Rated MR 118

Sire Line

HAT TRICK - 8 wins in Japan & Hong Kong, Gr1 Mile Championship, Gr1 Hong Kong Mile, Gr3 Shimbun Hai, Gr3 Sho Kyoto; JRA Award at 4 for Best Sprinter/Miler; at stud in USA, Australia, Argentina & Brazil; sire of Gr1 winners.

Notable progeny incl Dabirsim (09c – Royal Academy, Rainbow Quest) (Leading French sire); Palang (12c – Stravinsky, Strike The Gold); Nashtrick (16c – AP Indy, Silver Deputy); Win Win Win (16c – Smarty Jones, Unbridled); Howe Great (09c – Western Winter, Cordoba) (dam exported from SAF); Peace In Motion (14f – Shokolov, Surumu); Buying Trouble (13f – Kingmambo, Sadler’s Wells) (dam ½ sister to Pathfork); Dressed In Hermes (13c – Elusive Quality, General Holme); Tricky Escape (13f – Petitionville, Sovereign Dancer); King David (09c – Gone West, Storm Bird); Zenji (10c – Zieten, Linamix); Toliman (13c – Chester House, Naskra); Secret Message (15f – Gone West, Unbridled’s Song); etc.

KIN-BREEDING: Hat Trick is closely kinbred, linking bottom female lines of sire and dam through Mountain Flower (grandam of Sunday Silence) and Sally Catbird (Hat Trick’s 4th dam). The links have multiples of half brothers Hyperion and Sickle, and their female line ancestors Selene, Serenissima and Gondolette. The dam of Hat Trick’s best runner Dabirsim contributes 9 lines of Selene.

TURN-TO line sires in South Africa: Captain Of All, One World, William Longsword (Captain Al); Danon Platina (Deep Impact); Hat Puntano (Hat Trick); Gimmethegreenlight, (More Than Ready); Canford Cliffs (Tagula)


Hat Trick
Sunday Silence
HaloHail To Reason - Turn To
Cosmah - Cosmic Bomb
Wishing WellUnderstanding - Promised Land
Mountain Flower - Montparnasse
UnknownUnknownUnknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
UnknownUnknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Stormy Pursuer
Storm CatStorm Bird - Northern Dancer
Terlingua - Secretariat
La AffirmedAffirmed - Exclusive Native
La Mesa - Round Table
Pura Toss
Egg TossBuckpasser - Tom Fool
Eggy - Delta Judge
UnknownUnknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown


The thrust of Hat Puntano’s pedigree may well come through his dam Stormy Pursuer, who is closely kinbred in a variety of ways. Her sire Bernstein is by Storm Cat, whose female line ancestor First Rose is kin to Busanda, who also is Bernstein’s 4th dam. First Rose already was in the kin breeding of Storm Cat, linking to Storm Bird’s 3rd dam Solar Display.

Hat Puntano’s dam Stormy Pursuer is by Egg Toss, by Busanda’s son Buckpasser. Egg Toss is kinbred through the female lines of his sire and dam, linking Busanda to his 3rd and 4th dam. They in turn link to First Rose and her dam. Interesting to note in this context (although unrelated in real terms) that the dam of Hat Trick’s best runner Dabirsim is by Royal Academy, who is half brother to the dam of Storm Cat and is close kin to Storm Cat.

Hat Puntano’s 3rd dam Pura India is closely kin-bred, through the female line of her sire Incaico, via stallions Rustom Pasha and a double of Diadochos.

Suitable Lines

Suitable lines for Hat Puntano could include:

  • multiples of Busanda (who is a female line descendant of La Troienne), most likely though Buckpasser, who is widespread – notably through Northern Guest, Al Mufti (Captain Al etc.), National Assembly. Then there are descendants of First Rose, notably Storm Cat (widespread in SA, as in Windrush, Var, Tiger Ridge, Black Minnaloushe, Brave Tin Soldier, etc.), Royal Academy (Lavery, Tamburlaine, Ato, etc.), and former SA stallions Goldkeeper, Winter Romance.
  • Also of interest must be multiples of the female line of Selene (her sons Hyperion, Sickle, Pharamond) and female line ancestors.
  • Incaico, sire of Hat Puntano’s 3rd dam Pura India, is well represented in SA, notably through descendants of his grandam Indian Legend (many from Scott’s imports). Kin-linking through Rustom Pasha is possible through a variety of conduits in SA, interestingly through Hard Up (imported from Argentina) and Elysee (the in SA famous Argentine E-family).

(posted 2019)

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