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 foals are yearlings of 2018. They made their sales debut in the 2018 Fasig-Tipton July Sale and were led by a colt out of Royale Paradise who sold for $150,000 to Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds. The highest priced Carpe Diem yearling to date sold at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The bay colt is 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. 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.