Grade I-placed Noble Causeway to Crestwood in '08
Updated: Sunday, October 7, 2007 7:03 PM
Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 2:46 PM
Photo: Barbara D. Livingston
Noble Causeway will enter stud in 2008 at Crestwood Farm in Kentucky
Noble Causeway, second-place finisher in the 2005 Florida Derby (gr. I), will enter stud in 2008 at Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm in Lexington, Ky., McLean announced Oct. 3.
A 5-year-old son of leading sire Giant’s Causeway out of the Seeking the Gold
mare Mimi’s Golden Girl, Noble Causeway was a $1.15-million purchase at Keeneland’s September yearling sale in 2003. Trained by Nick Zito for My Meadowview Farm, he won or placed in 10 of 18 career starts while earning $360,010.
“His conformation is excellent and he was among the top 3-year-olds of his generation,” McLean said. "He’s a pheonomenal individual and a good size. He has an outstanding female family. His second dam is Classy Cathy, a multiple grade I winner who won the Alabama (gr. I), Ashland (gr. I), and Gazelle (gr. I), and we think he's got all the components to really excel as a stallion."
Crestwood stands 10 other stallions, including Unbridled Energy
, Taste of Paradise
, and Sir Cherokee
. Noble Causeway will stand for $5,000 live foal.
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