Giant Steps, The only dual group one winner from the late Giant’s Causeway in Australia

Giant’s Steps $4,400.00 inc GST

GIANT’S STEPS is the only dual G1 winner by the late GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and from the STORMCAT line to stand at stud in Australia. He is a perfect out-cross for DANEHILL/DANZIG line mares. The STORM BIRD/DANZIG & DANEHILL cross is responsible for 417 SW’s, 60 Gr 1 winners! Phenomenal sire of sires GIANT’S CAUSEWAY is a proven sire-line dynasty with sire sons leaving 215 Black Type Winners (Including 27 Gr 1, 34 Gr 2 and 50 Gr 3 winners to date). No less than 19 sire sons of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY have produced stakes-winners themselves with more than 420 stakes-performers worldwide. GIANT’S STEPS was a winner at 2 on debut over 1200m. All wins were on Turf displaying versatility winning from 1200m-2400m. As a 2yo he won two races and placed in a Group 1. GIANT’S STEPS’ 6 starts on Turf resulted in 4 wins – 3 at Group level (including 2 Gr1 wins) – and two Group 1 placings. Outstanding Stallion-Producing family. Closely related to champion sires HUSSONET (6 x G1 winners) & EKRAAR (4 x G1 winners). GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and his sire sons are proving to have a significant impact as broodmare sires.

Lineage

Pedigree

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY Horse of the Year in Europe in 2000. Jt Champion International 3YO (intermediate) in 2000. Champion 3YO Colt in GB in 2000 (Intermediate). Champion 3YO Colt in Ireland in 2000 (Mile & Intermediate). 8 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 2100m, £1,373,040, 400,000fr., US$954,000, Leopardstown Irish Champion S., Gr.1, York International S., Gr.1, Sandown Eclipse S., Gr.1, Goodwood Sussex S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot St James’s Palace S., Gr.1, Longchamp Prix de la Salamandre, Gr.1, Curragh Gladness S., Gr.3, Futurity S., Gr.3, Yeomanstown & Morristown Lattin Studs S., 2d Breeders’ Cup Classic, Gr.1, Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. He entered stud in Ireland in 2001. He entered stud in Aust. in 2002. 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 2043 progeny to race, 1381 winners (67.0%), earnings of over $233 million, 193 stakes winners, 148 stakes placegetters, inc.

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1st Dam

HAMSAAT HI HAAT, by Hennessy. Placed at 2 in U.S.A. Half-sister to CRISTOBAL. Dam of seven foals, all winners, inc:-

GIANT’S STEPS (c. by Giant’s Causeway). Subject horse.

Prince Hamlet (c. by Fantastic Light). 17 wins-1 at 2-from 1350m to 1600m in GB, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, Taby Bobby Killicks Minneslöpning, 3d Taby Nickes Minneslöpning, L.

2nd Dam

BALENCIAGA, by Gulch. Raced once. Three-quarter-sister to Hussonet, Dance Hall Girl (dam of MEDAL OF COURAGE), Fleet Marguerite (dam of BLIMEY O’REILLY – UPSIDE OF ANGER (H.K.)FLAG OFFICER), half-sister to EKRAAR. Dam of 7 foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

CRISTOBAL (Aptitude). 6 wins from 1700m to 2500m, €126,500, US$98,724 in France and U.S.A, Deauville Prix Vulcain, L, Toulouse Prix Max Sicard, L, 2d Deauville Prix de Troarn, Toulouse Prix Excedent Electromenager, 3d Deauville Prix de Reux, L, Bordeaux Grand Prix du Sud-Ouest, L, Longchamp Prix de Ferrieres, 4th Longchamp Prix du Lys, Gr.3, Cagnes-sur-Mer Grand Prix du Conseil General des Alpes Maritimes, L.

Valentini. Winner at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of-

Boston Girl (Not for Sale). 5 wins at 1400m, 1600m in Argentina, 2d La Plata Especial Haras Abolengo, 3d Palermo Clasico Republica Oriental del Uruguay, Gr.3, Handicap Lumeria. Producer.

Harbor Song (Sultry Song). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m in Argentina, 2d La Plata Clasico Jockey Club Argentino, L.

Santiago Blue. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Dam of-

Santiaga. Winner at 1800m, 3d Fontainebleau Prix de la Haute Borne. Dam of-

SWEETIE GIRL (Star Dabbler). 4 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m in U.S.A. and Argentina, San Isidro G.P. de Potrancas, Gr.1, Clasico Eliseo Ramirez, Gr.2, 4th Gulfstream Park Suwannee River S., Gr.3, La Plata Clasico Derli A Gomez, Gr.3.

Safety Belt (Easing Along). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 1600m, US$96,100, 280,650Arg$ in U.S.A. and Argentina, 2d San Isidro G.P. Raul y Raul E Chevalier, Gr.1, Palermo G.P. de Las Americas OSAF, Gr.1, Clasico Old Man, Gr.3, 3d San Isidro G.P. Gran Criterium, Gr.1, Santa Anita Big Bear S., L, 4th San Isidro Clasico America, Gr.2, Del Mar Harry F Brubaker S., L.

Sanity Boy (Easing Along). 6 wins from 1400m to 1800m to 2019-20 in Argentina, Palermo Handicap Team, 2d Palermo Clasico Enea, 3d San Luis Clasico Aniversario Hipodromo La Punta, L, Palermo Handicap British Empire, 4th San Isidro Clasico Embrujo, L.

3rd Dam

SACAHUISTAby Raja Baba. Champion 3YO filly in USA in 1987. 6 wins-4 at 2-from 6f to 1¼m, US$1,298,842, Breeders’ Cup Distaff S., Gr.1, Keeneland Spinster S., Gr.1, Santa Anita Oak Leaf S., Gr.1, Saratoga Adirondack S., Gr.2, Schuylerville S., Gr.3, 2d Hollywood Oaks, Gr.1, Del Mar Futurity, Gr.1, Hollywood Starlet S., Gr.1, Arlington-Washington Lassie S., Gr.1, Hollywood Park Princess S., Gr.2, Philadelphia Park Cotillion H., Gr.3, 3d Belmont Ruffian H., Gr.1, Hollywood Park Railbird S., Gr.3, 4th Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies S., Gr.1. Half-sister to FAR FLYING (dam of DALHARTROSE FRANCES), Johns TreasureLetty’s Pennant (dam of R. ASSOCIATE), Banner Dancer (dam of GOLD STREAMER). Dam of 13 foals, 11 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

EKRAAR (Red Ransom). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2400m, £167,718, €312,962, 200,000fr., US$60,000, HK$3,800,000, 753,500Dhs, Milan Gran Premio del Jockey Club, Gr.1, Goodwood Vintage S., Gr.3, Select S., Gr.3, Haydock Rose of Lancaster S., Gr.3, Doncaster Troy S., L, Newmarket Godolphin S., L, Doncaster Worthington’s S., Newbury Show 2000 Conditions S., 2d Rome Premio Presidente della Repubblica, Gr.1, Hong Kong Vase, Gr.1, 3d Longchamp Prix d’Ispahan, Gr.1, Doncaster Racing Post Trophy, Gr.1, Milan Gran Premio del Jockey Club, Gr.1, Nad al Sheba Dubai Sheema Classic S., Gr.1, Newmarket Craven S., Gr.3, 4th Longchamp Poule d’Essai des Poulains, Gr.1, Epsom Coronation Cup, Gr.1. Sire.

Hussonet (Mr. Prospector). 2 wins at 2, Aqueduct Allowance, 3d Aqueduct Safe Ground S., L, Count Fleet S., L. Champion sire.

Sachariste. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Dam of-

Can’t Remember (Statue of Liberty). 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, A$144,735, 2d MVRC Inglis Banner 2YO S., RL.

Head Noises (Sebring). Winner at 1600m, 2d SAJC Port Adelaide Guineas, L.

Parading Lady. Unraced. Dam of-

J.K. l’s Legacy (Pulpit). Winner at 2, 3d Parx Racing My Juliet S., L. Producer.

Race Record (in Hong Kong, Chile)

AgeRuns1st2nd3rdEarnings
2521C$11,550,000
37411C$166,571,200
430
Totals:15612C$178,121,200
At 2 :Club Hipico Clasico Archi (1300m), Hipodromo Chile Premio Calculador (1200m), 3d Club Hipico Clasico Alberto Vial Infante, Gr.1 (1600m to Demuestrame and Vitorio Andolini)
At 3 :Club Hipico Clasico Polla de Potrillos, Gr.1 (1700m beating Flaco Simpatico and Don Dionisio), Clasico El Ensayo, Gr.1 (2400m beating El Faraon and Flaco Simpatico), Gran Clasico Coronacion, Gr.2 (2000m beating Gondoliero and La Dalila), Clasico Copa de Oro Viñas de Chile (1800m), 2d Club Hipico Clasico Nacional Ricardo Lyon, Gr.1 (2000m to Califat and beating Flaco Simpatico), 3d Hipodromo Chile G.P. Latinoamericana, Gr.1 (2000m to Sabor a Triunfo and Energia Eros)

Champion 3YO Turf Colt in Chile in 2012-13.

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