Giant’s Causeway a Hit in Keeneland

Giant’s Causeway a Hit in Keeneland

Giant’s Causeway a Hit in Keeneland

Champion sire Giant’s Causeway had just three entries in Book One at the 2017 Keeneland September Yearling Sale and all were sold at an average $733,333.

His trio of fillies proved hot property with the top seller at $875,000 a filly from Grade I winner Hollywood Story that was bought by Mayberry Farm and consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales.

The filly is a half-sister to stakes-winner Miss Hollywood and three other winners.

A full sister to Grade I winner Carpe Diem from top producer Rebridled Dreams made $700,000 for Beau Lane Bloodstock when bought by Tony Nerses and a full sister to Grade I winner Creative Cause and Grade II winner Destin from Grade I winner Dreams of Summer made $625,000 for Taylor Made when snapped up by MV Magnier.

Giant’s Causeway returned the third highest average of any sire in Book One.

With lifetime earnings of nearly $160,000,000 Giant’s Causeway leads all active sires in North America bar none.

The only horse since Danzig to top the General Sires List on three occasions, he has also twice topped the 2YO table.

Giant’s Causeway has sired champion 2-y-o’s, Classic winning 3-y-o’s, record breaking older horses, and exceptional colts and fillies on both dirt, synthetics and turf.

He is the sire of 31 Gr.1 winners worldwide.

1stPrix de la Salamandre-Gr.1, 7f., Longchamp by 2 lengths beating Race Leader & Bachir.
1stFuturity Stakes-Gr.3, 7f., Curragh by 2 lengths beating Brahms and Polish Panache.
1stMaiden, 6f., Naas by 7 lengths beating Soorah and Rainbow Style.

Rated 119p by Timeform

CHAMPION 3YR OLD IN EUROPE IN 2000 (9.5-10.5F.)

1stIrish Champion Stakes-Gr.1, 10f., Leopardstown by half a length beating Greek Dance and Best Of The Bests.
1stInternational Stakes-Gr.1, 10f., York by a head beating Kalanisi.
1stSussex Stakes-Gr.1, 8f., Goodwood by ¾ of a length beating Dansili and Medicean.
1stSt James’s Palace Stakes-Gr.1, 8f., Royal Ascot by a head beating Valentino and Medicean.
1stEclipse Stakes-Gr.1, 10f., Sandown by a head beating Kalanisi and Shiva.
1stGladness Stakes-Gr.3, 7f., Curragh by ¾ of a length beating Tarry Flynn and Namid.
2ndQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-Gr.1, 8f., Ascot beaten ½ length by Observatory.
2nd2,000 Guineas Stakes-Gr.1, 8f., Newmarket beaten 3½ lengths by King’s Best.
2ndIrish 2,000 Guineas-Gr.1, 8f., Curragh beaten a neck by Bachir.
2ndBreeders’ Cup Classic-Gr.1, 10f., Churchill Downs beaten a neck by Tiznow.

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Shayne Heffernan Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.

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