Giant Oak will stand at Millenium Farms in 2012 for a fee of $7,500PICTURE: Joe Ganley/EquiSport Photos
Dual Grade 1 winner Giant Oak retired to stud
GIANT Oak, the dual Group1-winning son of Giant's Causeaway, has been retired from racing and will stand at Millennium Farms as the property of Virginia H Tarra Trust and Millenium Stallions. He will command a fee of $7,500 in 2012.
Bred and owned by the Virginia H Tarra Trust, he began his career by winning his first two starts as a two-year-old. He then went on to success in two Grade 1 contests on the dirt: the 2010 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs and the Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park in 2011.
Giant Oak went on to be placed in 15 graded events and on his last start finished third to Afleet Again in the Breeders' Cup Marathon at Churchill Downs.
Just as Giant Oak settles into his new surroundings at Millennium Farm another stallion is moving from the venue. Closing Argument will be moving to Louisiana after Whispering Oaks in Carncero bought a majority share in the horse.
The son of Successful Appeal has sired 16 stakes horses, including 11 in 2011, and he ranks as the leading Louisiana sire with well over $3 million dollars in 2011. His stakes horses in 2011 include Putthebabiesdown, who finished third to Stephanie's Kitten in the Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland.