Giant Surprise

Giant's Causeway - Twisted Sis, by A.P. Indy

2009, b, 16.2 hands, entered stud 2012

#1 Sire of 2YOs in Northeast
#6 Ranked Freshman Sire Nationally
4 1st Crop Stakes Horses, incl. 3YO
2016 Saratoga SW SUPER SURPRISE

2017 FEE: $5,000 Live Foal

(payable when foal stands and nurses)

Standing at Rockridge Stud, Hudson, NY

Tools and Resources

Current Top Performers Worldwide

What's This?
Up to 10 runners are listed for each sire. Runners represent the stallion’s top performers for the year and are displayed according to a hierarchy that gives first preference to the date, graded stakes, stakes, and then non-stakes races. These are sorted by best performance. Older results will remain listed if no new performances occur to replace them. At the beginning of a new year, this section will display the top performers for the previous year through March 31 but a preference is given to current year runners. Each horse listed is linked to additional information including pedigree, sale history, race chart (with video and recap when available). Race data include distance in furlongs; final time of race; and track code. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services.
Horse Age/Sex/Best Win Broodmare Sire Race (Stakes Grade if Applicable; Date; Purse; Distance; Time; Track)
SUPER SURPRISE 4 yo, f, SW Langfuhr
Biogio's Rose S. ( 2/5/2017, $100,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:44.59, Aqueduct ) Replay
Cause for Surprise 4 yo, g, WNR Mr. Sinatra
ALW ( 5/28/2017, $64,000, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:17.53, Belmont Park ) Replay
STR ( 3/12/2017, $34,800, Aqueduct )
Surprise Cameo 4 yo, f, SPL Belong to Me
ALW ( 5/20/2017, $11,520, Finger Lakes )
SUDDEN SURPRISE 4 yo, g, SW More Than Ready
ALW ( 2/28/2017, $51,000, 6 furlongs, 1:11.81, Parx Racing ) Replay
Shadow Surprise 3 yo, g, WNR Two Punch
MCL ( 6/14/2017, $32,000, 6 furlongs, 1:13.46, Belmont Park ) Replay
Clear Surprise 4 yo, g, WNR Cryptoclearance
CLM ( 6/14/2017, $7,260, Finger Lakes )
MCL ( 3/10/2017, $31,000, 1 mile, 1:45.33, Aqueduct ) Replay
Riff Raff 4 yo, g, WNR Dehere
AOC ( 6/9/2017, $78,000, 7 furlongs, 1:23.96, Belmont Park ) Replay
Lady Rullah 3 yo, f, WNR Torrential
MCL ( 6/1/2017, $32,000, 6 furlongs, 1:13.45, Belmont Park ) Replay
Return of a Giant 4 yo, g, WNR Strong Hope
CLM ( 5/7/2017, $12,000, Parx Racing )
MCL ( 1/30/2017, $10,800, Parx Racing )
Funny Surprise 3 yo, f, WNR Bright Launch
CLM ( 2/11/2017, $12,540, Laurel Park )

Leading Runners Worldwide

What's This?
Up to 10 runners are listed in each category: Lifetime Earnings, Current Year Earnings, and Class Performance Index (CPI). Lifetime Earnings and Current Year Earnings include Northern Hemisphere winnings. CPI is the average earnings per start for an individual runner divided by the average earnings per start for all horses of the same crop and gender that raced in the same country for a given year.

By Lifetime Earnings

Name Earnings
Sudden Surprise $533,578
Super Surprise $462,300
Cause for Surprise $188,360
Surprise Cameo $148,588
Riff Raff $128,876
Taken by Surprise $116,602
Show Giant $65,453
Funny Surprise $57,889
On to Trenton $41,813
Marakovits $38,341

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Cause for Surprise $91,270
Super Surprise $60,000
Riff Raff $59,490
Funny Surprise $35,449
Clear Surprise $34,950
Sudden Surprise $32,444
Lady Rullah $31,960
Return of a Giant $28,610
Surprise Wonder $26,200
Shadow Surprise $22,400

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI

Giant Surprise's Northern Hemisphere Rankings

What's This?
Stallions whose progeny performance statistics make them the top 100 sires nationally or among the top 25 leadings sires in a given state are listed with runners, winners, stakes winners, stakes wins, graded stakes winners, grade I stakes winners, chief earner, and aggregate earnings identified for the current year. The same data for the previous year is also presented if the sire met the ranking thresholds. All data except stakes and graded stakes represents Northern Hemisphere data; stakes information is worldwide.
  Rankings Rnrs Wnrs SWs SWins GSWs G1SWs Chief Earner Earnings
2017 16 10 1 1 0 0 Cause for Surprise ($91,270) $444,767
2016 22 14 2 2 0 0 Super Surprise ($197,500) $781,334

Auction Results (N. Hemisphere only)

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Summary sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all significant sales in the Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially. Below the summary results are links to worldwide hip-by-hip results for the major sales during the current year and two previous years. An online database with access to more detailed searches is available at www.bloodhorse.com/auctions-tool/. Recent Results Displays hip-by-hip sales results for the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares from the past two months; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed.

No Northern Hemisphere sales activity to date.

Giant Surprise's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Current Sales Results

What's This?
Sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.

No Northern Hemisphere sales activity to date.

Giant Surprise's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Upcoming Sales Entries

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North American auction listings are included for the progeny and covered mares of all featured stallions. Expand each sale by clicking the + symbol to the left of the sale name. Entries include hip number, name (when applicable), sex, year of birth, type [A=stallion; B=broodmare; C=stallion season; D=broodmare prospect; E=racing or broodmare prospect; F=racing or stallion prospect; G=stallion prospect; H=horse; I=racing prospect; S=stallion share; W=weanling; Y=yearling; 2 (or other numeral)=age of hip], sire, dam, broodmare sire, and consignor. Cover sire information is available for broodmares that have been bred by hovering the cursor over the “B” designation.

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Pedigree

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A brief pedigree is accompanied by a notation of inbreeding within five generations. Below the sire’s name are two links—“Download Stallion Register Pages” goes to the stallion’s current Stallion Register print pages in PDF (if made available by the subscribing farm) and the equineline.com “Reports” link goes to a list of reports available from The Jockey Club’s equineline.com service.

Giant Surprise

Giant's Causeway Storm Cat Storm Bird
Terlingua
Mariah's Storm Rahy
Immense
Twisted Sis A.P. Indy Seattle Slew
Weekend Surprise
Twist Afleet Afleet
Twist Her

Inbreeding

4S X 4D Secretariat.

Race Record

What's This?
Sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.
Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 1 1 0 0 $30,000
Totals 1 1 0 0 $30,000

Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga

    (6f, D, defeating Officer Prado, Invocation, Stealcase, Timely Tally, Dixie Minister, Doctorious, A Cat That Flies, Lostandfoundagain).

Farm Information

Rockridge Stud

Season Inquiries: Erin Robinson (859) 421-7531 or Lere Visagie (518) 851-6616, 5384 Route 9H-23, Hudson, NY 12534.

Web Site: www.rockridgestud.com

Other stallions at Rockridge Stud: