Giant’s Causeway Keeps Producing Winners
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.
Improving filly Multiplayer (2f Giant’s Causeway x Style Squad, by Dynaformer) landed her first Black Type success when capturing the $75,675 Pike Place Dancer Stakes at Golden Gate on the weekend.
A homebred for George Krikorian trained by Tim Yakteen, Multiplayer settled off the pace and surged to the line to win the one mile event on turf by a length and a quarter.
It was her second win from four starts with prizemoney now just shy of $100,000.
Multiplayer is the best of two winners from Style Squad, a daughter of Grade III winner Stylish.
She is the 175th stakes-winner for champion sire Giant’s Causeway, who also sired a debut juvenile winner at Belmont with Andina Del Sur (2f Giant’s Causeway x Andina, by Singspiel) scoring by two lengths for Thomas Albertrani over six furlongs.
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.