Giant’s Steps Lineage



GIANT’S CAUSEWAYGroup 1 winner, Horse of the Year in Europe in 2000. 8 wins, Leopardstown Irish Champion S.-G1, York International S.-G1, Goodwood Sussex S.-G1, Longchamp Prix de la Salamandre-G1, Royal Ascot St James’s Palace S.-G1, Sandown Eclipse S.-G1. Champion Sire in USA in 2009, 2010 & 2012. Champion Sire in Japan (AEI) in 2009 & 2011. Second on French Sire List (AEI) in 2005. Sire of the winners of over $212 million, 187 stakes winners, 147 stakes placegetters, inc-
SHAMARDAL (Machiavellian; Troy). Champion 2YO & 3YO colt in Europe in 2004 & 2005. 6 wins, $2,575,238, Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club-G1, Longchamp Poule d’Essai des Poulains-G1, Newmarket Dewhurst S.-G1, York St James’s Palace S.-G1, Goodwood Vintage S.-G2.
ARAGORN (Mr. Prospector; Northern Dancer). 6 wins, $2,019,257, Del Mar Eddie Read H.-G1, 1800m-in track record time, Hollywood Park Shoemaker Mile S.-G1, Del Mar Breeders’ Cup H.-G2, 2d Breeders’ Cup Mile-G1, Santa Anita Frank E Kilroe Mile H.-G1.
OUR GIANT (McGinty; Indian Conquest). 13 wins, $564,437, Clairwood TC Mercury Sprint-G1, Turffontein Horse Chestnut S.-G1, 2d Kenilworth J&B Metropolitan H.-G1, Queen’s P.-G1, Turffontein Horse Chestnut S.-G1.
TAKE CHARGE BRANDI (Seeking the Gold; Dehere). Champion 2YO Filly in USA in 2014. 5 wins, $1,944,893, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies-G1, Los Alamitos RC Starlet S.-G1, Delta Downs Delta Princess S.-G3.
GIANT’S STEPS (Hennessy; Gulch). Champion 3YO Turf Colt in Chile in 2012-13. 6 wins, $358,728, Club Hipico Clasico El Ensayo-G1, Clasico Polla de Potrillos-G1, 2d Club Hipico Clasico Nacional Ricardo Lyon-G1.
FIRST SAMURAI (Dixieland Band; Fappiano). Second on The 2005 USA 2YO Free H. 5 wins, $1,215,946, Belmont Champagne S.-G1, Saratoga Hopeful S.-G1, Gulfstream Park Fountain of Youth S.-G2.
CARPE DIEM (Unbridled’s Song; Corridor Key). 4 wins, $1,847,602, Keeneland Breeders’ Futurity-G1, Blue GrassS.-G1, Tampa Bay Derby-G2, 2d Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1.
GIANT OAK (Crafty Prospector; Tarleton Oak). 5 wins, $1,640,979, Churchill Downs Clark H.-G1, Gulfstream Park Donn H.-G1, 3d Saratoga Whitney H.-G1.
KUNG FU MAMBO (Kingmambo; Dixieland Band). Champion 3YO Colt in Peru in 2011-12. 4 wins, Monterrico Clasico Derby Nacional-G1.
GHANAATI (Mr. Prospector; Bustino). 3 wins, $931,763, The One Thousand Guineas-G1, Royal Ascot Coronation S.-G1, 2d Newmarket Sun Chariot S.-G1.
BRODY’S CAUSE (Sahm; Roberto). 3 wins, $1,580,016, Keeneland Breeders’ Futurity-G1, Blue Grass S.-G1, 3d Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1.
MY TYPHOON (Miswaki; Lombard). 9 wins, $1,647,708, Saratoga Diana S.-G1, Belmont Just a Game S.-G2, Churchill Downs Mrs Revere S.-G2.
SWIFT TEMPER (Seeking the Gold; Slew o’ Gold). 6 wins, $1,622,620, Belmont Ruffian H.-G1, Delaware H.-G2, 2d Saratoga Personal Ensign S.-G1.
DALKALA (Anabaa; Doyoun). Champion Older Female in France in 2013 (Int.). 6 wins, $842,282, Longchamp Prix de l’Opera-G1, Prix de Royallieu-G2.
IMAGINING (A.P. Indy; Mr. Prospector). 9 wins, $1,291,833, Belmont Man o’ War S.-G1, 2d Gulfstream Park Turf H.-G1, Saratoga Sword Dancer Invitational S.-G1.
HEATSEEKER (Defensive Play; Blushing Groom). 7 wins, $1,307,374, Santa Anita H.-G1, Hollywood Park Californian S.-G2, 2d Santa Anita San Antonio H.-G2.
BRICKS AND MORTAR (Ocean Crest; Exceller). 7 wins, $4,426,329, Gulfstream Park Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational S.-G1, Fair Grounds Muniz Memorial H.-G2.
RED GIANT (Kingmambo; Sharpen Up). 6 wins, $1,268,563, Oak Tree Clement L Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship S.-G1, Saratoga Fourstardave H.-G2.
CREATIVE CAUSE (Siberian Summer; Skywalker). 4 wins, $998,648, Santa Anita Norfolk S.-G1, 2d Del Mar Futurity-G1, Santa Anita Derby-G1.
MAIDS CAUSEWAY (Kingmambo; Nureyev). 4 wins, $860,997, York Coronation S.-G1, Newmarket Rockfel S.-G2, 2d The One Thousand Guineas-G1.
FROST GIANT (Gone West; Seattle Slew). 4 wins, $525,070, Belmont Suburban H.-G1, Leopardstown Killavullan S.-G3, Kilternan S.-G3.
BOOK REVIEW (Distorted Humor; Gilded Time). 6 wins, $881,488, Santa Anita La Brea S.-G1, Hollywood Park A Gleam H.-G2, 2d Saratoga Ballerina S.-G1.
BLUERIDGE MOUNTAIN (Distant View; Nureyev). 5 wins, $87,496, Kenilworth Majorca S.-G1, Sceptre S.-G2.EISHIN APOLLON (Sadler’s Wells; Lyphard). 4 wins, $3,648,476, Kyoto Mile Championship-G1.
ESKENDEREYA (Seattle Slew; Alydar). 4 wins, $811,287, Aqueduct Wood Memorial S.-G1.RITE OF PASSAGE (Kris S; Lyphard). Champion Stayer in Europe in 2010. 8 wins, $569,396, Royal Ascot Gold Cup-G1, Ascot British Champions Long Distance Cup-G3.
CARRIAGE TRAIL (Seeking the Gold; Deputy Minister). 6 wins, $935,207, Keeneland Spinster S.-G1.
FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND (Rainbow Quest; Green Dancer). 3 wins, The Two Thousand Guineas-G1.
JUSTE MOMENTE (Danehill; At Talaq). 6 wins, $566,125, SAJC Robert Sangster S.-G1, VRC Maybe Mahal P.-L.CARRICK (Distorted Humor; War Chant). 3 wins, $433,703, Arlington Park Secretariat S.-G1.
INTENSE FOCUS (Danehill; Kahyasi). 2 wins, $870,146, Newmarket Dewhurst S.-G1.
PENELOPA (Torrential; Last Tycoon). 2 wins, $363,607, Düsseldorf Preis der Diana-G1.
INTERNALLYFLAWLESS (Seeking the Gold; Riverman). 2 wins, $338,079, Del Mar Oaks-G1.
COWBOY CAL (Seeking the Gold; Mari’s Book). 7 wins, $1,370,342, Santa Anita San Pasqual H.-G2.
FED BIZ (Wild Again; Mr. Prospector). 6 wins, $796,053, Del Mar Pat O’Brien S.-G2, San Diego H.-G2.

His sons at stud include Shamardal (131 SW), Footstepsinthesand (58 SW), First Samurai (26 SW), Eskendereya (18 SW), Frost Giant (14 SW), etc.




HAMSAAT HI HAAT, by Hennessy. Placed at 2 in U.S.A. Half-sister to CRISTOBAL. Dam of seven foals, all raced, six winners, inc:-
GIANT’S STEPS (c. by Giant’s Causeway). see above.
Prince Hamlet (c. by Fantastic Light). 17 wins 1350-1600m, £109,114 in GB, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, 3d Taby Nickes Minneslöpning-L.

2nd Dam

BALENCIAGA, by Gulch. Raced once. Three-quarter-sister to Hussonet, half-sister to EKRAAR. Dam of 7 foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-
CRISTOBAL(Aptitude). 6 wins 1700-2500min France and U.S.A, Deauville Prix Vulcain-L, Toulouse Prix Max Sicard-L, 3d Deauville Prix de Reux-L, Bordeaux Grand Prix du Sud-Ouest-L, 4th Longchamp Prix du Lys-G3.
Santiago Blue. Winner 1200m in U.S.A. Grandam of-
SWEETIE GIRL(Star Dabbler). 4 wins 1200-1600m, $102,838 in U.S.A. and Argentina, San Isidro G.P. de Potrancas-G1, Clasico Eliseo Ramirez-G2, 4th Gulfstream Park Suwannee River S.-G3.Safety Belt(Easing Along). 4 wins 1300-1600m, $157,180 in U.S.A. and Argentina, 2d San Isidro G.P. Raul y Raul E Chevalier-G1, Palermo G.P. de Las Americas OSAF-G1.
Sanity Boy(Easing Along). 5 wins 1600-1800m to 2017-18 in Argentina, 3d San Luis Clasico Aniversario Hipodromo La Punta-L.
Valentini. Winner at 2 1400m in U.S.A. Dam of-
Boston Girl(Not for Sale). 5 wins 1400-1600m in Argentina, 3d Palermo Clasico Republica Oriental del Uruguay-G3.Harbor Song(Sultry Song). 3 wins 1200-1400m, 2d La Plata Clasico Jockey Club Argentino-L.

3rd Dam

SACAHUISTA, by Raja Baba. Champion 3YO filly in USA in 1987.6 wins 1200-2000m, $1,298,842, Breeders’ Cup Distaff S.-G1, Keeneland Spinster S.-G1, Santa Anita Oak Leaf S.-G1. Half-sister to FAR FLYING, Johns Treasure, Letty’s. Dam of 13 foals, 11 to race, 9 winners, inc:-
EKRAAR. 8 wins 1400-2400m, Milan Gran Premio del Jockey Club-G1, Goodwood Select S.-G3, Haydock Rose of Lancaster S.-G3. Sire.
Hussonet. 2 wins 1200m, 3d Aqueduct Safe Ground S.-L, Count Fleet S.-L. Champion sire.