Giant's Causeway (horse)
|Breeder||Orpendale & Michael Tabor|
|Owner||Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor|
|Futurity Stakes (1999)
Prix de la Salamandre (1999)
Gladness Stakes (2000)
St. James's Palace Stakes (2000)
Eclipse Stakes (2000)
Juddmonte International Stakes (2000)
Irish Champion Stakes (2000)
|European Horse of the Year (2000)
Leading sire in North America (2009, 2010)
|Giant's Causeway Stakes at Keeneland|
|Last updated on April 17, 2010|
Giant's Causeway (born February 14, 1997) is a Kentucky-bred thoroughbred racehorse who competed primarily in Europe. In 2000, he won five straight Group One races. His performance that year earned him European Horse of the Year honors.
In 2001, Giant's Causeway entered stud at Coolmore Stud in Ireland, then the following year was sent to stand at Coolmore's Australia branch. His success led to the stallion going to Coolmore's U.S. unit, Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky. In 2006, he stood for a fee of $300,000; his 2007 fee is private, but likely higher. In 2008 he covered 2007 Belmont Stakes winner Rags to Riches.
Giant's Causeway is the sire of First Samurai, 2000 Guineas winner Footstepsinthesand, 1000 Guineas and Coronation stakes winner Ghanaati, Maids Causeway, Oonagh Maccool, My Typhoon, Aragorn, Rite of Passage, Heatseeker, and Noble Causeway among others. In 2007, his son Mike Fox won Canada's most prestigious horse race, the GI Queen's Plate and Red Giant won the $1 million Virginia Derby. His best offspring so far was from his first crop in 2004. Shamardal was the European Champion Two-Year-Old Colt that year and returned the following year to claim the Poule d'Essai des Poulains, the Prix du Jockey Club and the St. James's Palace Stakes.
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