Kikikatie, the brilliant broodmare and dam of such great Indiana sires such as Tellitlikeitis and Rockin Image, is the feature of a story on “The Mysteries of Maternity” in the March issue of “Hoof Beats.” The story penned by Kathy Parker looks at the success of the mare with five foals in 1:50 or faster.
Kikikatie is the dam of Rockin Image (1:48.2, $901,000); Grams Legacy (1:50, $240,000); Time to Roll (1:48.2, $803,000) who used to stand in Indiana; Rockin Amadeus (1:48.4, $728,000); and Tellitlikeitis (1:48.4, $490,000). Tellitlikeitis was her final foal in 2011 as she failed to get back in foal after producing such powerhouse racehorses.
Parker notes, “Kikikatie is the only broodmare to have every one of her foals, five in total, take a record of 1:50 or faster.” Parker goes on to note only three other mares have even produced five offspring in 1:50, and both, Bolero Takara (12 foals), Double Crème (13 foals), and Jated Love (12 foals) have achieved such success.
Kikikatie was quite the racehorse herself. She was trained by Joe Seekman for the DeVisser’s and won 14 straight races out of 15 as a two-year-old. She competed at the top level, including a win in the Mistletoe Shalee. Jimmy Takter trained all five of her offspring and noted Rockin Image as having “the most ability of them all.” To date, he is the most successful sire of the five. Takter went on to say Tellitlikeitis as having “the biggest heart of them all” in Parker’s story.
Kikikatie lived out her life after being a brood mare at Lothlorien, which was more centered on the show horse world at the Olympic level based in Canada.
The full story on Kikikatie and her success can be seen in “Hoof Beats.”