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 the 2018 Fasig-Tipton July Sale and was 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 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.
His first foals are two-year-olds of 2019.