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Giant Oak

Status:
Retired
Owner(s):
Trainer:
Bred:
Illinois (USA) by Virginia H. Tarra Trust
Rating:
 
ris09 5a
Giantoak
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Older Comments about Giant Oak...

Just wondering, who are some of the biggest sires (in size) currently at stud. If I remember right, Giant Oaks name speaks for himself. Who else is a monster?
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  • Dressage3295 · Quaility's Road confirmation is hardly outstanding. Good perhaps, but not outstanding. The back leaves a lot to be desired · 415 days ago
  • cab2536 · Bernardini's son, Wilburn (stands at Spendthirft) is easily 17 hands. · 415 days ago
What was the outcome on Giant Oak's injury anyone know?
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  • jkunz · Hope everything goes well! I know he has a full sis Apple Martini and a full bro born in 2010. Have they named the youngest sibling? This is some amazing blood. Look how long and hard he has stayed sound. Unfortunate that this had to happen! · 1091 days ago
  • bryan.tarra · as far as i know he does not have a name yet. this was really unfortunate, but hopefully he will be back in the spring and possibly in California in November · 1090 days ago
Hope Giant Oak goes in the Classic! His next race will be a win according to his recent statistics. He could be the shocker of the the year by winning the Classic. He is very fit just never know when he wants to win!
I would never underestimate this horse in a grade 1. If not in the Whitney, look out BC Classic.
I remember the trainer talking about his colt Giant Oak around the time of the triple crown races (horse now) and how we get frustrated with the colts immaturity and lack of focus. Hes really blossomed into a more mature horse with 2 consecutive grade one victorys. I think he ran a better race then 5th in the Stephen Foster, and I would not sell him short if he runs in the BC Classic.
I always felt that Giant Oak had enough talent that he would eventually win a big G1 race someday. For a time, in late 2009, early 2010, he seemed to have lost his way. Finishing worse in races than he should have been finishing. But prop's to whomever worked with Giant Oak and got him back into a winning grove again. He's looked really good in at least 4 of his last 5 races. To include a very decent effort in the Breeders Cup Marathon. An outstanding win in the Clark Handicap. And today, Giant Oak toppled an excellent field of competition to win the G1 Donn Handicap. Well done to connection's, and congrats to a very deserving horse.
  • cigar · It helps that the handicap division has completely fallen apart. · 1391 days ago
  • blooy · he closed great, fly down didn't make but oh well. giant oak had some odds i was surprised. well done indeed giant oak. · 1391 days ago
Filling out my ballot for Illinois bred champions of 2010 ... I just can not name a horse HoY, who did not finish first in any of 10 races ... sorry Giant Oak.
Soft spot for a prep, but he's not good enough for the Derby. Hate to say it.

Giant Oak - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video11/05/11Giant Oak3rdCD31 3/4 mDBreeders' Cup Marathon-G2 3+ MAfleet AgainBirdrunGiant Oak3:00.39
View DetailsView Video10/08/11Giant Oak5thHaw91 1/4 mDHawthorne Gold Cup-G2 3+ MHeadache Where's SterlingCease2:04.68
View DetailsView Video09/03/11Giant Oak5thSar101 1/8 mDWoodward-G1 3+ MHavre de GraceFlat OutRule1:49.18
View DetailsView Video08/06/11Giant Oak3rdSar101 1/8 mDWhitney Handicap-G1 4+ MTizwayFlat OutGiant Oak1:52.43
View DetailsView Video06/18/11Giant Oak5thCD121 1/8 mDStephen Foster Handicap-G1 4+ MPool PlayMission ImpazibleApart1:50.52
View DetailsView Video05/06/11Giant Oak5thCD91 1/16 mDAlysheba Stakes-G3 3+ MFirst DudeRegal RansomEquestrio1:42.56
View DetailsView Video03/26/11Giant Oak3rdFG61 1/8 mDNew Orleans Hcp.-G2 4+ MMission ImpazibleApartGiant Oak1:49.02
View DetailsView Video02/05/11Giant Oak1stGP101 1/8 mDDonn Handicap-G1 3+ MGiant OakMorning LineRule1:48.23
View DetailsView Video11/26/10Giant Oak1stCD111 1/8 mDClark Handicap-G1 3+ MGiant OakRedding CollierySuccessful Dan1:50.82
View DetailsView Video11/05/10Giant Oak4thCD51 3/4 mDBreeders' Cup Marathon-G3 3+ MEldaaferGabriel's HillA. U. Miner2:59.62
View Details10/02/10Giant Oak2ndHaw81 1/4 mDHawthorne Gold Cup-G2 3+ MRedding CollieryGiant OakA. U. Miner2:04.16
View Details09/04/10Giant Oak2ndAP81 3/16 mTWashington Park Hcp-G3 3+ MGran EstrenoGiant OakMad Flatter1:56.88
View Details07/17/10Giant Oak5thAP91 1/4 mTArlington Handicap-G3 3+ MRahystradaJust As WellTajaaweed2:01.26
View DetailsView Video06/12/10Giant Oak4thCD101 1/8 mDStephen Foster Handicap-G1 4+ MBlameBattle PlanGeneral Quarters1:49.37
View DetailsView Video05/15/10Giant Oak6thAP111 1/16 mSIllinois Owners 3+ MProceed BeePrinceville CondoPublic Speaker1:43.33
View DetailsView Video04/18/10Giant Oak3rdKee81 1/8 mSBen Ali-G3 4+ MDubious MissKiss The KidGiant Oak1:49.60
View DetailsView Video03/27/10Giant Oak5thFG81 1/8 mDNew Orleans Hcp.-G2 4+ MBattle PlanGeneral QuartersAwesome Gem1:49.33
View DetailsView Video02/20/10Giant Oak3rdFG111 1/16 mDMineshaft Hcp.-G3 4+ MStonehouseGeneral QuartersGiant Oak1:44.09
View DetailsView Video11/27/09Giant Oak4thCD111 1/8 mDClark Handicap-G2 3+ MBlameMisrememberedEinstein1:49.39
View Details10/03/09Giant Oak2ndHoo111 1/16 mDIndiana Derby-G2 3 MMisrememberedGiant OakKarama1:40.80
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