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
FOUR 1st Crop Stakes Horses, incl.
4-Time SW SUDDEN SURPRISE

2016 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)
SUDDEN SURPRISE 3 yo, c, SW More Than Ready
New York Stallion S. ( 4/24/2016, $100,000, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:17.66, Aqueduct ) Replay
2nd Gander S. ( 2/6/2016, $100,000, 1 mile 70 Yards, 1:44.78, Aqueduct ) Replay
SUPER SURPRISE 3 yo, f, SW Langfuhr
ALW ( 7/24/2016, $75,000, 6 furlongs, 1:10.50, Saratoga ) Replay
Surprise Cameo 3 yo, f, SPL Belong to Me
ALW ( 7/6/2016, $10,140, Finger Lakes )
Autumn Leaf 3 yo, f, WNR Buddy
CLM ( 7/16/2016, $7,260, Finger Lakes )
MCL ( 5/18/2016, $7,800, Finger Lakes )
Riff Raff 3 yo, g, WNR Dehere
MCL ( 7/1/2016, $41,000, 1 mile, 1:36.02, Belmont Park ) Replay
On to Trenton 3 yo, g, WNR Point Given
MCL ( 4/8/2016, $31,000, 1 mile, 1:40.04, Aqueduct ) Replay
Marakovits 3 yo, f, WNR Lycius
MCL ( 3/19/2016, $31,000, 5 1/2 furlongs, 1:06.92, Aqueduct ) Replay
Taken by Surprise 3 yo, f, SPL Graeme Hall
AOC ( 2/4/2016, $57,000, 1 mile, 1:40.85, Aqueduct ) Replay

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 $500,634
Super Surprise $249,800
Surprise Cameo $120,703
Taken by Surprise $108,882
Cause for Surprise $59,065
Marakovits $38,341
Riff Raff $35,186
On to Trenton $26,867
Autumn Leaf $19,921
Show Giant $18,921

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Sudden Surprise $84,334
Taken by Surprise $55,560
Super Surprise $45,000
Surprise Cameo $38,188
Riff Raff $35,186
Marakovits $32,191
On to Trenton $26,867
Show Giant $18,757
Autumn Leaf $17,621

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI

Recent North American Winners and Stakes Performers

What's This?
All winning or stakes-placed progeny are listed for North American performances within the previous seven days. Winners are updated on the list only when the information on new winners is available. Juvenile runners are included in a separate list. For each runner is listed his or her name, age and sex, and broodmare sire. Race data include the race name (when applicable), track, official finish position, distance, and race date. If video of the race is available, a camera icon and “Replay” are linked to a video player. Equibase charts for all races are also linked.

3-Year-Olds and up

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
SUPER SURPRISE (3 yo/f) Langfuhr ALW, Saratoga (1st , 6 Furlongs, 7/24) Replay Equibase Chart

Upcoming North American Race Entries

What's This?
This section lists the progeny entered in an upcoming race in North America (U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico) for the subject stallion. Weekly entries are published as soon as they are available through Equibase and are only for races that meet the following purse thresholds: All stakes $50,000 and up; allowance races for $30,000 and up; claiming and optional claiming for $50,000 and up; maiden special weights for $20,000 and up; and, maiden claiming races worth $20,000 or more. For each runner is listed its post position, name, age and sex, and name of the dam. Race data includes the race type or name (applicable to stakes), race date, race number, track, purse, distance, assigned weight, jockey, trainer, breeder and owner.
Post Horse / Age / Sex / Dam Race Wt Jockey / Trainer Breeder / Owner
5 Show Giant
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Summer Show
MCL
8/1/2016, Race 9, Saratoga, $39,000, 6f
119
  • Javier Castellano
  • Gary C. Contessa
  • Pegasus Farms, Inc.
  • Nahal, Henry J. and Ritz, III, William J.

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
2016 18 8 1 1 0 0 Sudden Surprise ($84,334) $380,419
2015 12 5 2 5 0 0 Sudden Surprise ($416,300) $819,662

Auction Results (N. Hemisphere only)

What's This?
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.
2016 2015
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Total Average $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $50,000 $38,000
Total Median $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $60,000 $23,000
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $0 (0) $0 (0) n/a $0 (0) $45,000 (2) $23,000 (1)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $0 (0) $0 (0) n/a $0 (0) $60,000 (1) $45,500 (2)

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

What's This?
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.

Fasig-Tipton New York 2016 New York Bred Preferred Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
371 c 2015 Y Giant Surprise Emily Ha Ha Bright Launch St George Sales
463 f 2015 Y Giant Surprise Mollyputtheketelon Rainbow Quest Vinery Sales

Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2016 August Selected & Open Sale of Yearlings

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
552 Giant Dilemma c 2015 Y Giant Surprise Risky Predicament Stormy Atlantic Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), agent

Pedigree

What's This?
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