Suburban H. (gr. I)
(gr. I , 10f ,)
Giant's Causeway Takesmybreathaway , by Gone West
BJ.M.J. Stables Corporation, KY.; OIEAH Stables, Cohen, Andrew and Pegasus Holding Group Stables, LLC; TRichard E. Dutrow, Jr.
Solar Flare (ARG)
Salt Lake Stellaire (ARG) , by Southern Halo
BLa Quebrada, ARG.; OFox Hill Farms, Inc.; TJ. Larry Jones
Runaway Groom Beat , by Nijinsky II
BHelen K. Groves, Rev. Trust, KY.; OFour Roses Thoroughbreds; TRichard E. Dutrow, Jr.
Margins: ½, 3, neck. Others: Harlington 116($20,000) , Merchant Marine 114($12,000) , A. P. Arrow 118($2,667) , Naughty New Yorker 115($2,667) , Hunting 116($2,666) . Winning Jockey, Rudy R. Rodriguez.
IEAH Stables has another big winner this year to go along with dual classic winner Big Brown and several other graded winners. The outfitÕs Frost Giant won the June 28 Suburban Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park. The longest shot on the board, at 40-1, Frost Giant captured the 11Ú4-mile race by a half-length over Solar Flare. A. P. Arrow, the 6-5 favorite, ran sixth.
IEAH, which stands for International Equine Acquisitions Holdings, races Frost Giant with Andrew Cohen and Pegasus Holding Group Stables. IEAH privately acquired the son of GiantÕs Causeway last fall.
In partnership with Paul Pompa Jr., IEAH won the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with Big Brown. The colt also captured this yearÕs Florida Derby (gr. I).
Bred in Kentucky by John ManganaroÕs J.M.J. Stables Corporation, Frost Giant initially raced for Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, and Susan Magnier, whose husband, John Magnier, is managing partner of Coolmore Stud in Ireland. Tabor and Smith also are Coolmore associates, Frost Giant was bought for $600,000 at the 2004 Keeneland September yearling sale by another Coolmore associate, Demi OÕByrne, from LaneÕs End, agent.
Sent to England Ireland to race, Frost Giant won two group stakes in Ireland before arriving in the United States. He was acquired privately by IEAH following an unplaced effort in the 2006 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) in his U.S. debut.
In other partnerships this year, IEAH is represented by stakes winners Ariege, Benny the Bull, Kip Deville, and Pure Clan. Kip Deville, last yearÕs NetJets BreedersÕ Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner, and Ariege are grade I winners this year. Stakes winner Stormin Normandy is also owned with Cohen and Pegasus Holding.
Frost Giant was foaled at LaneÕs End Farm near Versailles, Ky. Owned by William S. Farish, LaneÕs End is home for Frost GiantÕs dam, Takesmybreathaway, who produced a Storm Cat colt this year for John Manganaro and his son, Paul, in the name of Manganaro LLC. Storm Cat is the sire of GiantÕs Causeway. Takesmybreathaway is in foal to GiantÕs Causeway and is carrying a colt.
The Manganaros reside outside of Boston near Lexington and own a drywall business in nearby Woburn. The elder Manganaro still operates in the name J.M.J. Stables Corporation, which now is part of Manganaro LLC.
GiantÕs Causeway has sired 47 stakes winners. His 14 added-money winners this year include Heatseeker (gr. I) and three overseas group I winners. GiantÕs Causeway stands for $125,000 at CoolmoreÕs North American satellite, Ashford Stud, near Versailles, and is scheduled to stand the Southern Hemisphere season at La Mission Stallion Station in Argentina.ÑD.S.