Giant's Causeway

Storm Cat - Mariah's Storm, by Rahy

1997, ch, entered stud 2001

Champion sire x3 & 2YO sire x2.
Northern hemisphere: 145 SWs,
85 GSWs & earnings over $143m.
2017 yrls $875k, $700k, $625k etc.

2018 FEE: $75,000 Live Foal / Stands & Nurses

Standing at Ashford Stud, Versailles, KY

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)
Andina Del Sur 3 yo, f, SPL Singspiel (IRE)
3rd Ginger Brew S. ( 1/6/2018, $100,000, About 7 1/2 furlongs, 1:30.19, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
MSW ( 10/28/2017, $75,000, 6 furlongs, 1:09.52, Belmont Park ) Replay
Blue Wings 5 yo, g, SPL Fusaichi Pegasus
3rd Duncan F. Kenner S. ( 1/13/2018, $75,000, 6 furlongs, 1:10.43, Fair Grounds ) Replay
3rd Thanksgiving H. ( 11/23/2017, $75,000, 6 furlongs, 1:09.60, Fair Grounds ) Replay
COURTOFVERSAILLES 6 yo, h, G1W Seeking the Gold
Qatar Gold Trophy (gr. I, 4/6/2017, $142,500, Doha-QA )
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani Trophy (gr. II, 12/21/2017, $156,540, Doha-QA )
GIGANTIC BREEZE 5 yo, g, G2W Dixieland Band
Autumn S. (gr. II, 11/12/2017, $137,988, 1 1/16 miles, 1:42.38, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
Presque Isle Mile S. ( 9/17/2017, $200,000, 1 mile, 1:35.62, Presque Isle Downs ) Replay
DESTIN 5 yo, h, G2W Siberian Summer
Marathon S. Presented by TAA (gr. II, 11/3/2017, $200,000, 1 3/4 miles, 2:57.77, Del Mar ) Replay
AOC ( 8/23/2017, $93,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:49.86, Saratoga ) Replay
BRICKS AND MORTAR 4 yo, c, G2W Ocean Crest
National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame S. (gr. II, 8/4/2017, $200,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:39.47, Saratoga ) Replay
Manila S. ( 7/4/2017, $100,000, 1 mile, 1:33.12, Belmont Park ) Replay
GUILTY TWELVE 6 yo, m, G3W Danehill
Robert G. Dick Memorial S. (gr. III, 7/8/2017, $200,000, 1 3/8 miles, 2:17.23, Delaware Park ) Replay
ALW ( 5/19/2017, $90,000, 1 1/4 miles, 2:03.37, Belmont Park ) Replay
MISSISSIPPI DELTA 6 yo, m, G3W Purge
Intercontinental S. (gr. III, 6/8/2017, $250,000, 7 furlongs, 1:20.05, Belmont Park ) Replay
2nd Honey Fox S. (gr. II, 4/1/2017, $300,000, 1 mile, 1:35.19, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
SMILING CAUSEWAY 4 yo, f, SW Cahill Road
Lightning City S. ( 12/30/2017, $100,000, 5 furlongs, 0:55.82, Tampa Bay Downs ) Replay
2nd Stormy Blues S. ( 7/15/2017, $100,000, 5 1/2 furlongs, 1:01.29, Laurel Park ) Replay
GIANT PAYDAY 4 yo, c, SW Seeking the Gold
Mystic Lake Derby ( 8/26/2017, $200,000, 1 mile, 1:40.29, Canterbury Park ) Replay
3rd Jefferson Cup S. ( 9/30/2017, $100,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:47.78, Churchill Downs ) 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
Eishin Apollon $3,532,765
A Shin G Line $2,867,924
Shamardal $1,931,770
Uncoiled (FR) $1,834,367
Suzuka Causeway (JPN) $1,825,451
Take Charge Brandi $1,692,126
Aragorn (IRE) $1,529,325
Carpe Diem $1,519,800
Giant Oak $1,484,829
Air McCool $1,382,852

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Chip Leader $26,400
Markitoff $26,400
Ferdinanda $18,000
Cautious Giant $13,800
Burnt Bluff $12,660
Ugottahaveheart $11,664
Brianbakescookies $11,220

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    
Ferdinanda (3 yo/f) Came Home MCL, Gulfstream Park (1st , 1 Mile (turf), 1/17) Replay Equibase Chart
CAUTIOUS GIANT (7 yo/g) Deputy Minister SOC, Gulfstream Park (1st , 7 Furlongs, 1/15) n/a Equibase Chart
Nice Try (5 yo/g) Not For Love CLM, Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races (1st , 4 1/2 Furlongs, 1/18) n/a 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
10 Strombolian
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Molto Vita
MSW
1/25/2018, Race 8, Fair Grounds, $38,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
123
  • Miguel Mena
  • Rodolphe Brisset
  • John D. Gunther
  • John D. Gunther
4 Secret Causeway
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Shesa Private I
MSW
1/25/2018, Race 4, Santa Anita Park, $54,000, 1mi
122
  • Santiago Gonzalez
  • Dan L. Hendricks
  • Endeavor Farm
  • R L Stables
3 Queen Jill
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Key Is to Win
MSW
1/25/2018, Race 8, Gulfstream Park, $50,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
123
  • Jose Lezcano
  • Gustavo Delgado
  • Doug Branham & Felicia Branham & Giant's Causeway Syndicate
  • Grupo 7C Racing Stable
4 Expensive Taste
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Windy
MCL
1/25/2018, Race 4, Aqueduct, $41,000, 7f
121
  • Manuel Franco
  • Jason Servis
  • Gary & Mary West Stables, Inc.
  • Gary and Mary West
6 Crafty's Way
  • 5 yo Mare
  • Crafty Oak
MSW
1/25/2018, Race 8, Fair Grounds, $38,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
123
  • Chantal Sutherland
  • Steve Margolis
  • Virginia H. Tarra Trust
  • Virginia H. Tarra Trust (Virginia H. Tarra)
1 I'm a Lucky Guy
  • 4 yo Colt
  • Blind Luck
MCL
1/26/2018, Race 9, Oaklawn Park, $23,500, 1 1/16mi
124
  • Alex Birzer
  • Thomas L. Van Berg
  • Mark Dedomenico, LLC
  • Mark DeDomenico LLC (Mark DeDomenico)
3 Benevolentdictator
  • 3 yo Ridgling
  • The Right Pew
MSW
1/26/2018, Race 9, Tampa Bay Downs, $22,500, 1mi (T)
120
  • Ashley Castrenze
  • H. Graham Motion
  • Alex G. Campbell, Jr. Thoroughbreds, LLC
  • Alex G. Campbell, Jr.

Giant's Causeway'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 263 115 10 12 5 0 Courtofversailles ($406,910) $8,225,631
2016 306 139 12 16 6 1 Destin ($678,000) $10,225,609

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.
2018 2017
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 0 0 0 2 2 2 28 10
Total Average $0 $0 $0 $18,500 $147,500 $255,000 $219,286 $106,812
Total Median $0 $0 $0 $18,500 $147,500 $255,000 $190,000 $49,500
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $0 (0) $0 (0) n/a $255,000 (2) $167,235 (17) $168,304 (5)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $0 (0) $18,500 (2) n/a $0 (0) $299,727 (11) $45,321 (5)

Giant's Causeway'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.

Keeneland 2018 January Horses of All Ages Sale

(1/8/2018 - 1/11/2018 )

Top Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds by Giant's Causeway

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
1191 UNNAMED, 2016 F 2 Dreaming of Donato, 2008 South Point Sales Agency Stone Bridge Farm $30,000

Other Top Progeny by Giant's Causeway

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
1456 Tabulation, 2010 M B The Administrator*, 1992 Gainesway Baoma Corp., Donato Lanni, agent $80,000
119 Lookout Mimi, 2015 F E Traveling Alone*, 2003 Royal Oak Farm Abbondanza Racing, David Meah, agent $70,000
527 Mamasez, 2009 M B Alpha Mama*, 1999 Lane's End Atlantic Bloodstock $55,000
840 Hondo's Way, 2007 M B Zepa*, 1994 Taylor Made Sales Agency Gayle Van Leer, agent $42,000
1134 Clear Pearl, 2010 M B Clear in the West*, 2000 Bluewater Sales Pamela Deegan $33,000

Giant's Causeway'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 Kentucky 2018 Winter Mixed Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
1 Ultralight Beam f 2015 E Giant's Causeway Fleet of Foot Gone West Paramount Sales
2 Underway m 2012 B Giant's Causeway Alchemilla Deputy Minister Lane's End
169 Expensive Taste f 2014 E Giant's Causeway Windy Wild Rush Paramount Sales
245 Imagine m 2003 B Giant's Causeway Smooth Player Bertrando Darby Dan Farm
502 Tulips Galore f 2013 E Giant's Causeway Tulipmania Empire Maker Denali Stud

Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2018 Winter Mixed Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
50 Cristal Causeway m 2006 B Giant's Causeway Cristal (CHI) Semenenko Summerfield
339 Ballenger g 2014 I Giant's Causeway Visions of Annette Distorted Humor Niall Brennan Stables

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's Causeway

Storm Cat Storm Bird Northern Dancer
South Ocean
Terlingua Secretariat
Crimson Saint
Mariah's Storm Rahy Blushing Groom (FR)
Glorious Song
Immense Roberto
Imsodear

Inbreeding

4S X 5D Bold Ruler; 5S X 5D Nasrullah.

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 3 3 ( 2 ) 0 0 $114,262
3 10 6 ( 6 ) 4 ( 4 ) 0 $2,964,727
Totals 13 9 4 0 $3,078,989

Won at 2

Won at 3

  • Juddmonte International S. (gr. I) at York

    (10.5f, T, defeating Kalanisi (IRE), Lear Spear, Shoal Creek (IRE), Barathea Guest (GB), Almushtarak (IRE)).
  • Coral-Eclipse S. (gr. I) at Sandown Park

    (10f, T, defeating Kalanisi (IRE), Shiva (JPN), Sakhee, Fantastic Light, Gold Academy (IRE), Border Arrow (GB), Sun Charm).
  • Champagne Lanson Sussex S. (gr. I) at Goodwood

    (8f, T, defeating Dansili (GB), Medicean (GB), Golden Silca (GB), Aljabr, Arkadian Hero, Valentino (GB), Josr Algarhoud (IRE), Almushtarak (IRE), Manhattan (GB)).
  • St. James's Palace S. (gr. I) at Ascot

    (8f, T, defeating Valentino (GB), Medicean (GB), Shibboleth, Sarafan, Bachir (IRE), Inglenook (IRE), Fanaar (GB), Compton Bolter (IRE), China Visit, Cape Town (IRE)).
  • Esat Digifone Irish Champion S. (gr. I) at Leopardstown

    (10f, T, defeating Greek Dance (IRE), Best of the Bests (IRE), Indian Danehill (IRE), Sumitas (GER), Apollo Victoria (FR), Manhattan (GB)).
  • Castlemartin and La Louviere Studs Gladness S. (gr. III) at Curragh

    (7f, T, defeating Tarry Flynn (IRE), Namid (GB), Wray (IRE), One Won One, Fear and Greed (IRE), Show Me The Money (IRE), Royal Command (IRE), Catch the Dragon (IRE), Conormara, Shallow Ground (IRE)).

2nd at 3

  • Sagitta Two Thousand Guineas (gr. I) at Newmarket

    (8f, T, to King's Best, defeating Barathea Guest (GB), Zoning (GB), Compton Bolter (IRE), Umistim (GB), Primo Valentino (IRE), Distant Music, Summoner (GB), Lincoln Dancer (IRE), Millenium Moonbeam, Cape Town (IRE), Western Summer, Onlyman, Free Rider (GB), Fath, French Fellow (IRE), Mana-Mou Bay (IRE), Scarteen Fox (IRE), Broche, Winning Venture (GB), Race Leader, Shamrock City (IRE), Mastermind (IRE), Misraah (IRE), Bernstein, Alfini (GB)).
  • Entenmanns Irish Two Thousand Guineas (gr. I) at Curragh

    (8f, T, to Bachir (IRE), defeating Cape Town (IRE), Barathea Guest (GB), Scarteen Fox (IRE), Legal Jousting (IRE), Glad Master (GER), Gregorian (IRE)).
  • Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs

    (10f, D, to Tiznow, defeating Captain Steve, Albert the Great, Lemon Drop Kid, Fusaichi Pegasus, Cat Thief, Vision and Verse, Gander, Pine Dance, Dust On the Bottle, Guided Tour, Golden Missile).
  • Queen Elizabeth II S. (gr. I) at Ascot

    (8f, T, to Observatory, defeating Best of the Bests (IRE), Medicean (GB), Golden Silca (GB), Diktat (GB), Indian Lodge (IRE), Crimplene (IRE), Almushtarak (IRE), Valentino (GB), Lermontov, Manhattan (GB)).

As Broodmare Sire

What's This?
Information provided for stallions with producing daughters includes the number of producers and number of foals, runners, winners, juvenile winners, and stakes winners. Broodmare Sire Average Earnings Index (AEI) is a ratio of the progeny average earnings of the stallion’s producing daughters with the total average of all broodmare sires’ progeny, during the same year and within the same country.

Giant's Causeway is the sire of 627 dams of 2049 named foals of racing age, 1249 rnrs (61%), 790 wnrs (39%), 249 2yo wnrs (12%), 1.49 AEI, 1.37 CI; 81 sw, Leading Earner: Gun Runner ($8,988,500).

Nicking and Broodmare Sire Reports from

Farm Information

Ashford Stud

Aisling Duignan, Dermot Ryan, Charlie O'Connor, Adrian Wallace or Scott Calder, Ashford Stud, P.O. Box 823, Versailles, KY 40383. Phone (859) 873-7088.
Fax (859) 879-5756.

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