Dominant G1 winner at 2 & 3 by Giant's Causeway
Carpe Diem possessed the combination of speed, precociousness, and Grade 1 dirt ability that hasn’t been matched by over 2,000 horses of racing age sired by the great Giant’s Causeway that came before him.
From a record-breaking sale topper, to a TDN Rising Star-worthy debut at Saratoga, all the way up to his second Grade 1 triumph in the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes (G1) that made him one of the favorites for the prestigious Kentucky Derby (G1) among one of the best crops of 3-year-olds the industry has seen in recent history. Expectations have always been at an elite level for Carpe Diem – and now he will look to meet them yet again as one of North America’s most exciting young stallions.
His first crop made its sales debut in 2018 and was led by a bay colt out of Renards Lapin, half-sister to stakes winners Lucky Story and Dr. Fong. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales, he sold for $550,000 to China Horse Club/Maverick Racing at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Other high-priced Carpe Diem yearlings include a half-brother to graded stakes winners Pavel and Caracortado that sold for $460,000 to Phoenix Thoroughbreds and a colt out of Devious d’Oro, half-sister to stakes winner Devious Intent, that sold for $450,000.
His first foals are two-year-olds of 2019. Stonestreet bred Nayibeth became Carpe Diem’s first starter and winner when she conquered a Keeneland maiden special field by 4 1/4 lengths. Following in her sire’s footsteps, Nayibeth was named a ‘TDN Rising Star” for her eye-catching debut.