Frost Giant to Stand at Empire Stud
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 1/30/2009 7:25:31 PM
Last Updated: 1/31/2009 11:08:17 AM

Frost Giant
Photo: Coglianese Photos

Edited press release

IEAH Stables and partner Andy Cohen announced Jan. 30 that grade I winner Frost Giant   will stand at Empire Stud in Hudson, NY. No stud fee was announced.

A 6-year-old son of Giant's Causeway  , Frost Giant won four of 15 career starts and earned $454,630. Purchased by agent Demi O'Byrne as a yearling at the 2004 Keeneland September Sale, Frost Giant began his career in Ireland, where he won the Kilternan Stakes (Ire-III) and Killanullan Stakes (Ire-III).

Purchased by IEAH and Cohen, Frost Giant was trained by Rick Dutrow to post an upset victory in the 2008 Suburban Handicap (gr. I) at 40-1 odds.

"Frost Giant was a very talented and versatile racehorse winning on dirt and turf from seven furlongs to a mile and a quarter," said Michael Iavarone, president of IEAH. "We are supporting him with mares and look forward to racing his babies."

"Frost Giant is an obvious horse for the new New York," said Jamie LaMonica, president of Empire Stud. "This is a blue-blooded commercial pedigree which represents the Phipps' at their finest Frost Giant offers a breeder from any state, a sire whose progeny should excel in the sales ring and on the racetrack."
 



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