Airdrie Stud Jan. 29 reported the birth of the first foal by grade I winner Creative Cause
The gray or roan filly is out of the Indian Charlie mare Incarnate Memories, a half sister to grade II winner and grade I-placed runner Hello Liberty
, as well as listed stakes winner Pious Ashley
"It seems only right that Creative Cause's first-foal would be out of an Indian Charlie mare," said Airdrie owner Brereton Jones in a release. "We gave him Indian Charlie's stall after his passing because we believed he has the potential to do the same great things for Airdrie Stud that Indian Charlie did.
"This first filly is absolutely exceptional. She's correct with great size, scope, and that great look about her that puts you in a good mood when you leave the foaling barn. We bred the best mares we've ever bred to an Airdrie stallion to Creative Cause and it would be impossible for us to be happier with this great start."
A son of three-time leading sire Giant's Causeway
and the grade I-winning millionaire mare Dream of Summer
, Creative Cause won the Norfolk Stakes (gr. I) and Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at 2 en route to being named an Eclipse Award finalist.
Creative Cause went on to be a major name on the Triple Crown trail as a 3-year old. His defeat of grade I winner Bodemeister
in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) established him as the West Coast's top Classic prospect for 2012.
Made the 4-5 choice in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) in his next start, Creative Cause was beaten a nose by eventual Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another —
a foe he had defeated previously in the Best Pal.
In his final two starts, Creative Cause ran fifth in the Kentucky Derby, and a respectable third in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) behind I'll Have Another. His overall record was 4-2-3 from 10 starts, for earnings of $1,039,000.
Bred in Kentucky by James Weigel, Creative Cause was raced by Heinz Steinmann. He will stand the 2014 season at Airdrie near Versailles, Ky., for $15,000 stand and nurses.