Keyword: Giant's Causeway

  • First Samurai

    Just Be-Cause

    First Samurai, as is the case for most of the other sons of Giant's Causeway, is a bit different from his sire phenotypically in that he is imbued with a good deal more power in his make-up.

  • Secretariat

    It Takes Only One

    The hypothesis here is that there has never been a horse bred in North America that has achieved greater influence as a broodmare sire of line-founding stallions than the son of Bold Ruler (Nasrullah—Miss Disco, by Discovery).

  • Enstone gallops at Woodbine June 8

    Enstone Looks Hard to Beat in Woodbine Oaks

    East West Stable's Enstone (by Tiznow), holds a class edge over her fellow 3-year-old fillies in Sunday's Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser. The nine-furlong filly classic drew a field of 12 Canadian-breds.

  • Top Turf Sires to Watch at Pimlico

    Four sires who have progeny entered in one of the seven turf races carded at Pimlico Race Course May 20 have already been represented by two other turf stakes winners at the Baltimore track.

  • Neil Drysdale and Vexatious at Churchill Downs

    Vexatious' Bumpy Ride to the Oaks

    Calumet Farm's Vexatious, trained by Hall of Famer Neil Drysdale, has had excuses in all three of her 2017 starts, but may put it all together in the May 5 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).

  • Farms in Focus

    Farms in Focus

    One of the benefits of a thriving Thoroughbred horse racing industry is the infrastructure of scenic and productive farmland needed to raise and cultivate racehorses.

  • Brody's Cause

    Brody's Cause Retired to Spendthrift

    Brody's Cause, a grade I-winning 2- and 3-year-old by Giant's Causeway, has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2017 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm as the newest participant in the Share The Upside program.

  • Steeplechaser Gustavian Dies at Age 10

    Ten-year-old Gustavian, an Eclipse Award finalist for champion steeplechase horse in 2013, was euthanized Sept. 16 because of complications from a paddock accident, said trainer Leslie Young.

  • Valor Farm Adds Stonesider to Roster

    With the closure of Lane's End Texas, Valor Farm acquired a couple stallions owned entirely or in part of Robert and Janice McNair. The further consolidate, the McNairs decided to relocate Stonesider from New York.

  • Shamardal at Darley

    Shamardal Gets 100th Black-Type Winner

    Darley sire Shamardal joined the elite circle of stallions to reach the milestone of 100 black-type winners when daughter Gouache won the Preis vom Berliner Schloss-Hoppegartener Stutenpreis Aug. 14 in Germany.

  • Destin wins the 2016 Tampa Bay Derby.

    Making the Grade: Destin

    This week we take a closer look at Destin, winner of the $350,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby on March 12 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Ireland and the Thoroughbred

    The Irish have developed a unique understanding of the horse, one passed from generation to generation along with a relationship fused through time to form the bond of mutual dependency that exists today.

  • Isabella Sings

    Isabella Sings Tuned for Boiling Springs

    Siena Farm's homebred Isabella Sings, a winner of the faster division of the July 26 Little Silver Stakes, takes the spotlight Sept. 5 in the $100,000 Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT) for sophomore fillies at Monmouth Park.

  • Giant's Causeway is a descendant of Spinaway.

    Pedigree Analysis: Spinaway

    Spinaway's family continues to produce runners of the highest class, so the race that carries her name at Saratoga is a wonderful way to keep her memory alive.

  • Red Rifle rolls to victory in the Bowling Green.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-zBXW4Sf">Order This Photo</a>

    Red Rifle Blasts Through in Bowling Green

    With four horses in a line across the course in the stretch, Red Rifle emerged from the two path and drew off to a clear victory in the $250,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) Saturday, Aug. 1 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • First Winner for Giant Surprise

    Sudden Surprise, a Repole Stable homebred, is the first winner for his sire Giant Surprise. Giant Surprise broke his maiden in his debut at Saratoga July 30, 2011.

  • Carpe Diem<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-j9GjdGx">Order This Photo</a>

    Carpe Diem Retired Due to Knee Chip

    Two-time grade I winner Carpe Diem has been retired due to a knee chip and will enter stud next year at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., it was announced July 23.

  • Winning Cause gets up late to win the Red Bank Stakes.

    Winning Cause Closes to Win Red Bank

    Winning Cause made amends for a runner-up finish in last year's Red Bank Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park when getting up late to edge Heart to Heart and win in this year's edition May 16.

  • Protonico fights off Noble Bird to win the Alysheba Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KDDNgWv">Order This Photo</a>

    Protonico Surges in Alysheba Battle

    A 19-1 shot gave 7-5 favorite Protonico what-for in the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) on the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) undercard, but the 4-year-old Giant's Causeway runner surged back May 1 to win.

  • Protonico winning the Ben Ali Stakes.
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    Protonico Bounces Back with Ben Ali Score

    After being eased during his seasonal debut in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park, Protonico bounced back with an easy victory in the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, April 11 at Keeneland.

  • Carpe Diem

    Coffee Pot Brews a Good One in Carpe Diem

    'He wouldn't run and hide behind his mother. He'd lead through the door,' Beau Lane of Woodline Farm said of Carpe Diem, a leading contender for the March 7 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) on the road to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Divisidero won his only start on Feb. 7 on the Gulfstream Park turf.

    Divisidero Has Buzz in Redrawn Palm Beach

    Divisidero, a son of Kitten's Joy, broke his maiden first-time out Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park and steps up to graded stakes company March 7 in a re-drawn edition of the Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds.

  • Take Charge Brandi (left) gets the victory in the Martha Washington over Sarah Sis.

    'Brandi' Makes Martha Washington Interesting

    Champion Take Charge Brandi got her 3-year-old campaign off to a winning start with a surprisingly tight head victory in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes Jan. 31 at Oaklawn Park, her fourth consecutive win.