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Giant's Causeway

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Retired
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Kentucky (USA) by Michael B. Tabor  -  Orpendale
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Giant's Causeway

What the Nation is saying about Giant's Causeway...

The sale-topper became one of the highest-priced horses in the history of the Barretts March Select Sale Monday.Read More
  • amino998 · Median price up 12%, average up double that. Looks like the success of last year’s toppers Corfu, Havana and Diamond Bachelor was good for business. · 45 days ago ·
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Colt By Giant's Causeway out of Blind Luck. https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10153764930780720&set=a.10153657178605720.1073741849.34057915719&type=1&theater
Saw his mighty effort in the Breeder's Cup , no disgrace there worked with an expensive filly sired by him, Art Viva but unfortunately Ben Cecil is a pale shadow of his great Uncle Henry
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  • shores · I miss Sir Henry... what an unbelievable man and such an incredible horseman. · 123 days ago ·
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  • Mary Z. · Arte Viva. 93 cents for the research. · 123 days ago ·
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Verrazano is jumping onto many Kentucky Derby lists like his half brother El Padrino did last year. Is he worth all of the hype?Read More
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  • Mary Z. · WTH? What/why is this comment to me? But, I agree, and some out of their mouths. Also agree about some having no clue (tongue sticking out emoticon). · 363 days ago ·
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  • Mary Z. · I'm no expert on energy distribution, but I wouldn't go switching Verrazano to grass just because he has Giant's Causeway in his pedigree. He's doing fine on dirt. · 363 days ago ·
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Which stallions and post positions were hot April 10 – 14? Read More
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  • travel_vic · I don't like the polycrap, it smells, gums up tails and throats etc., BUT since it is the surface I see everyday, I play it....I have a theory that the nature of a polytrack surface has to do MORE with the daily fluctuation in temperature and the drainage of the cushion MORE than the top surface itself, AND when it is close to wearing out, the front end bias is extraordinary.......Since about 10 tons of Jelly cord has been added here over the last two weeks, speed should NOT be to big a factor this weekend at Woodbine where just about all the races will be sprints. · 367 days ago ·
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  • amino998 · That's news that Woodbine players can use. · 367 days ago ·
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As I go through and look at the potential contenders for the Derby and the Oaks and their pedigrees, it gets me thinking – if money wasn’t an issue and I owned a mare, which sire would I have her bred to?Read More
  • cocoa2 · Speightstown seems to be based off his wives, as far as distance goes. Haynesfield was out of a distance running mare while Speightstown's sprinters are usually out of sprinters. He is a good pick for any mare, but if you're looking for a colt who wants 10f and the mommy only wanted 8f, I think Hat Trick or Street Cry would be your man. · 372 days ago ·
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Giant's Causeway, was a giant. As tough as nails. Verrazano, has the same instincts. Please remain healthy.
Strong numbers from the first three sessions of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale will assure improved total sales and average price compared with last year's totals, but the five-day sale saw a slight drop in figures Jan. 10.Read More
He was a much better horse than people think....raced overseas so American's don't see his record.
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  • travel_vic · simply a grass performer whose only North American start handicapped him by running on dirt · 468 days ago ·
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  • rafirox · Yes. He won the Sussex Stakes, the Juddmonte Stakes, Irish Champion Stakes, and placed in the Breeder's Cup Classic. Top Turf performer, and he proved in the BC Classic that he could have been a good dirt performer. His progeny is competitive on dirt, artificial, and turf. Good horse. · 468 days ago ·
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My last post explains why a recent post by Frank Mitchell gave me second thoughts about the appropriateness of Giant’s Causeway as a mate for Zenyatta in spite of the sterling statistical profile he has with her ancestry. My underlying point is that what’s on paper can and must be interpreted in lig...Read More
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  • buckpasser · War admiral looked more like his dam and brood mare sire. Interesting while many breeders were not actually that interested in War Admiral when he retired as he was so different from MOW. But ER Bradley liked the fact that he was so close coupled and his conformation was exactly what Bradley liked in his sires. It was through Bradley that WA became as successful as he did. · 705 days ago ·
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  • HorseDynasty · Rock Hard Ten is by Kris S, Zenyatta has Kris S too close in her pedigree to breed her to Rock Hard Ten · 705 days ago ·
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Gemologist is coming into the 2012 Kentucky Derby at the top of his game. He boast a top class pedigree and an undefeated record. I believe Saturday will be the day he proves just how much class and talent he has.Read More
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  • Capiche · Could be the sequel to Tiznow/Giant Causeway if Gemologist amd Creative Cause hook up down the stretch · 715 days ago ·
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  • AliceReynolds · Wonderful Scott!! I have a GREAT feeling about Gemologist; that "Tim-Tiznow" feeling!! · 715 days ago ·
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On Sunday, January 29, 2012, El Padrino proved his 12 ¾ length victory over maidens in the slop last year at Belmont Park was no fluke.  Breaking sharply from the second position, the flashy Chestnut colt briefly contested the lead before settling back into fourth place along the rail. Changin...Read More
The Florida Derby may have had a couple of uncharacteristically dull years, but in 2012 it looks to get back up on its feet, delivering one of, if not the best Kentucky Derby Preps this season. Read More
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  • shadowno · Take Charge Indy probably in a now or never situation after passing on Tampa so he needs to/has to come up big. UR=Take Charge Indy . · 750 days ago ·
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  • DeadHeat · Capper the only problem I have with his race is that it was run in the slop. He did run a winning race, but with his record over a dry track, I can't help but be skeptical. If that race had been over a dry track he would be right there with Reveron for me. · 749 days ago ·
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Seattle Slew made his 3yo debut at Hialeah.Read More
Battle Hardened faces a challenge in attempting to sweep Tampa Bay Downs' Kentucky Derby prep races.Read More
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  • daniclint · Golden Ticket beats Prospective if he hadn't dropped to the rail. The middle of the track was live at Tampa yesterday the rail was dead. · 768 days ago ·
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  • icyhotboo · A better explanation since Prospective was on the rail for the first half of the race is the better horses were running in the middle of the track where 89% of winners everywhere run on dry fast tracks. · 768 days ago ·
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El Padrino could be the sleeper for the Derby. Great pedigree. This colt should love the Derby distance.
Maiden Battle Hardened jumped into the Kentucky Derby discussion with a surprising win in the Sam F. Davis Stakes...Read More
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  • Floridaf · That is very true, but Santiva has also run 2nd in the G1 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity in his previous start. This is definitely not an orthodox trainer, though. · 804 days ago ·
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  • Winplacsho · Didn't think Battle Hardened would get bet down to 9/2 from 12/1 morning line, but he ran his eye balls out from a extreme outside post in his previous race at GP. The way he rated Saturday was very encouraging since he didn't pass a horse in the stretch of his first 2 route races. · 802 days ago ·
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The greys are coming out in a force this 2011, and just before the year was about to turn over another silver grey lass put herself on the watch list. Ciao Bella debuted this past Sunday, the 18th, in spectacular fashion. Read More
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  • Winplacsho · Couldn't agree more, she was ultra professional. Most of Pletcher's debut winners are keyed-up front runners, but was really impressed with the way she rated and kicked home. Also, it was at a mile & you rarely see debut winners at a longer distance like that. · 849 days ago ·
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  • cpsoren121 · Agree Florida on Giant's Causeway! Good read by Dead Heat!! · 847 days ago ·
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why way he retired after 1 race???
  • shores · He wasn't. Giant's Causeway raced 13 times, mainly in Europe, won 9 times, and was second 4 times, resulting in earnings of over 2 million euros. His biggest wins included the St. James Palace S., the Juddmonte International, and the Irish Champions S., and he was a game 2nd to Tiznow in the 2000 BC Classic. · 871 days ago ·
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  • railbird33 · shores, Nice summary of this great champion. His 2000 BC Classic run against Tiznow is number 2 in my book for most thrilling BC races. · 871 days ago ·
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Oh no, Giant's Causeway is high up on the list after 1 race in America, and so is Rock of Gibraltar, and Zarkava is way up there with no American races. If this list is going to include all the great horses on Planet Earth then why aren't Ribot, Brigadier Gerard, Nijinsky II, Allez France, Deep Impact, Sunline, Lohnro, etc., higher? Is this list for American horses or just any horse from anywhere?

Giant's Causeway - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
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Race
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View DetailsView Video11/04/00Giant's Causeway2ndCD101 1/4 mDBreeders' Cup Classic-G1 3 MTiznowGiant's CausewayCaptain Steve2:00.75
View Details09/23/00Giant's Causeway2ndAsc31 mileTQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1 3+ MObservatoryGiant's CausewayBest Of The Bests1:41.40
View DetailsView Video09/09/00Giant's Causeway1stLeo41 1/4 mTIrish Champion Stakes-G1 3+ MGiant's CausewayGreek DanceBest Of The Bests2:03.10
View DetailsView Video08/22/00Giant's Causeway1stYor11 5/16 mTJuddmonte International-G1 3+ MGiant's CausewayKalanisiLear Spear2:09.30
View DetailsView Video08/02/00Giant's Causeway1stGoo11 mileTSussex Stakes-G1 3+ MGiant's CausewayDansiliMedicean1:38.65
View DetailsView Video07/08/00Giant's Causeway1stSan41 1/4 mTCoral-Eclipse-G1 3+ MGiant's CausewayKalanisiShiva2:05.32
View DetailsView Video06/20/00Giant's Causeway1stAsc31 mileTSt. James's Palace Stakes-G1 3 MGiant's CausewayValentinoMedicean1:42.61
View Details05/27/00Giant's Causeway2ndCur41 mileTIrish 2000 Guineas -G1 3 MBachirGiant's CausewayCape Town1:39.80
View Details05/06/00Giant's Causeway2ndNew41 mileTEnglish 2000 Guineas -G1 3 MKing's BestGiant's CausewayBarathea Guest1:37.77
View Details04/09/00Giant's Causeway1stCur17 fTGladness Stakes-G3 3+ MGiant's CausewayTarry FlynnNamid1:30.10
View DetailsView Video09/18/99Giant's Causeway1stLon77 fTPrix de la Salamandre-G1 2 MGiant's CausewayRace LeaderBachir1:22.90
View Details08/29/99Giant's Causeway1stCur17 fTFuturity Stakes-G3 2 MGiant's CausewayBrahmsPolish Panache1:25.00
View Details07/21/99Giant's Causeway1stNaa46 fTMaiden  2 MGiant's CausewaySoorahRainbow Style1:11.60