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Creative Cause: Grade 1 winner will stand at Airdrie Stud for $15,000

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Grade 1 winner Creative Cause to stand at Airdrie

GRADE 1 winner Creative Cause has been retired to stand at Airdrie Stud in Kentucky. A fee of $15,000 has been set.

Trained by Mike Harrington on behalf of Heinz Steinmann, Creative Cause was a top two-year-old, winning his debut at Hollywood Park before capturing the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes, over subsequent Classic winner I'll Have Another, and Grade 1 Norfolk Stakes. The son of Giant's Causeway concluded his two-year-old season by running third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

Creative Cause returned this season to defeat Bodemeister in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes. He later ran second in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby before finishing a highly creditable third in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. He retires as the winner of more than $1,030,000.

"I couldn't believe more strongly that Creative Cause is as good a stallion prospect as we've put in the Airdrie stallion barn," said Airdrie Stud owner Brereton Jones. "He is the absolute total package. He's a Grade 1 winning millionaire, by a Grade 1 winning millionaire that's a perennial leading sire, and out of a Grade 1 winning millionaire that beat Ashado in the Apple Blossom.

"People may not realise this, but he literally beat every horse he ever ran against at least once, and he ran against every top horse in his generation including I'll Have Another, Bodemeister, Union Rags, Paynter, Hansen, Gemologist, Alpha and Dullahan. He had that great precocious speed but also trained on to be a top-class 3-year-old and he's a gorgeous, 16:2, correct individual that was purchased by Becky Thomas as a yearling.

"We will be supporting him with the best mares we've ever sent an Airdrie stallion, including our Kentucky Oaks winner Proud Spell, her dam Pacific Spell, the dam of this year's Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You Can, Grade 1 winner No Such Word and our eleven-year-old mare Don't Trick Her, who has already produced two U.S Grade 1 winners, just to name a few. We're all in on a horse that we believe has a limitless future."

By Giant's Causeway, Creative Cause is out of Grade 1 winner Dreame Of Summer, by Siberian Summer.




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