|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)
Sussex Stakes (2000)
Juddmonte International Stakes (2000)
Irish Champion Stakes (2000)
| Cartier Horse of the Year (2000)|
Leading sire in North America (2009, 2010, 2012)
Leading broodmare sire in North America (2018)
|Giant's Causeway Stakes at Keeneland|
|Last updated on April 17, 2010|
Giant's Causeway (February 14, 1997 – April 16, 2018) was a Kentucky-bred thoroughbred racehorse who competed primarily in Europe.
Giant's Causeway was a chestnut horse bred in Kentucky by Orpendale & Michael Tabor.
As a two-year-old in 1999, Giant's Causeway was unbeaten in three races: a maiden race at Naas, the Futurity Stakes at the Curragh and the Prix de la Salamandre at Longchamp.
In the spring of 2000, Giant's Causeway won the Gladness Stakes at the Curragh and then finished second in both the 2000 Guineas and the Irish 2000 Guineas.
He then won five straight Group One races: the St. James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park, the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood, the Juddmonte International Stakes at York and the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.
His winning sequence was broken in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on 23 September, when he was beaten half a length by Observatory. On his final racecourse appearance, Giant's Causeway was sent to the United States to contest the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs in which he raced on dirt for the first time. Starting at odds of 7.6/1 he was beaten a neck into second place by the American colt Tiznow, with the other beaten horses including Captain Steve, Lemon Drop Kid, Fusaichi Pegasus and Cat Thief.
Giant's Causeway performance in 2000 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.
Giant's Causeway died at the Ashford Stud on 16 April 2018 after a "brief illness" at the age of 21.
Giant's Causeway's descendants include:
c = colt, f = filly
|2002||My Typhoon||f||Diana Stakes|
|2002||Maids Causeway||f||Coronation Stakes|
|2002||Aragorn||f||Oak Tree Derby, Eddie Read Stakes, Shoemaker Mile Stakes, Del Mar Mile Handicap|
|2002||Shamardal||c||Poule d'Essai des Poulains, St James's Palace Stakes, Vintage Stakes, Dewhurst Stakes|
|2003||Heatseeker||c||Santa Anita Handicap|
|2003||Frost Giant||c||Suburban Handicap|
|2003||First Samurai||c||Hopeful Stakes|
|2004||Mike Fox||c||Queen's Plate|
|2004||Suzuka Causeway||c||Keio Hai Spring Cup|
|2004||Swift Temper||c||Ruffian Stakes, Delaware Handicap, Groupie Doll Stakes|
|2004||Red Giant||c||Virginia Derby, Fourstardave Handicap, Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes|
|2005||Cowboy Cal||c||Oak Tree Mile Stakes, Strub Stakes, San Pasqual Handicap, Bryan Station Stakes|
|2006||Ghanaati||c||1000 Guineas Stakes|
|2007||Eishin Apollon||f||Mile Championship|
|2007||Await the Dawn||f||Hardwicke Stakes, Kilternan Stakes|
|2007||Eskendereya||f||Wood Memorial Stakes, Pilgrim Stakes, Fountain of Youth Stakes|
|2009||Creative Cause||c||American Pharoah Stakes, San Felipe Stakes|
|2009||Irish Mission||c||Glens Falls Stakes, La Prevoyante Stakes|
|2010||Rite of Passage||c||Ascot Gold Cup|
|2010||Red Rifle||c||Bowling Green Handicap, Dominion Day Stakes|
|2011||Protonico||c||Alysheba Stakes, Discovery Handicap|
|2012||Take Charge Brandi||c||Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies|
|2013||Aquaphobia||c||United Nations Stakes|
|2013||Brody's Cause||c||Breeders' Futurity Stakes, Blue Grass Stakes|
|2014||Bricks and Mortar||c||Manhattan Handicap, Turf Classic Stakes, Pegasus World Cup Turf, Arlington Million, Breeders' Cup Turf|
|2014||Vexatious||f||Personal Ensign Stakes|
|Storm Bird||Northern Dancer||Nearctic|
|South Ocean||New Providence|
|Crimson Saint||Crimson Satan|
|Rahy||Blushing Groom||Red God|
|Immense||Roberto||Hail To Reason|
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