Bay 2002 16.1 hh (1.65 m)
Giant’s Causeway – Glatisant
Distance won over: 6f. to 8f.

A leading sire of 2yo’s and proven Gr.1 sire

Fee for 2018: €10,000

Footstepsinthesand was an unbeaten English 2000 Guineas winner at 3 and an unbeaten winner of the Gr.3 Killavullan Stakes as a juvenile. He is out of the unbeaten group winning two-year-old filly Glatisant by Rainbow Quest. On the track he displayed the same infectious will to win as his illustrious sire Giant’s Causeway, a 3-time Champion sire in North America.

His leading progeny include Gr.1 winners Chachamaidee, Shamalgan and Steinbeck, Gr.2 winners Formosina, Living The Life, Giant Sandman, Beauty Flame, Minakshi, Kaspersky, Heshem, Dragon Lips and Barefoot Lady, and Gr.3 winners Larchmont Lad, J Wonder, Sandiva, Helene Spirit, Sandy’s Charm, Arasin, Arnold Lane, Onenightidreamed, Queen Of The Sand, Rosso Corsa, Dragon Lips and Sent From Heaven.

Coolmore Fees for 2018

October 30, 2017

“We are delighted to have three very exciting new prospects for the coming season and are very much looking forward…

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Footsteps’ Dragon Lips takes G2

July 17, 2017

High-class three-year-old Dragon Lips (3c Footstepsinthesand-Devilish Lips, by Konigstiger) brought more Group race glory for Footstepsinthesand on Sunday. Andreas Suborics’…

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Breeders who sent Footstepsinthesand DANEHILL mares in his first few seasons were rewarded with Gr.1 winners Chachamaidee and Pure Champion (Steinbeck) and Gr.3 winners Sent From Heaven and J Wonder. The useful Celestial Path has a second dam by DANEHILL.

Footstepsinthesand also has a Gr.2 winner with a dam by GRAND LODGE, a Gr.3 winner with a dam by ANABAA and Listed winners with dams by GREEN DESERT, OASIS DREAM, KEY OF LUCK and LANGFUHR. Other sons of Giant’s Causeway have Group winners out of daughters of BERTOLINI, ALWAYS FAIR, DANEHILL DANCER, DANSILI, GREEN DESERT, OASIS DREAM, POLISH PRECEDENT and ROI DANZIG.

His Gr.1 winner Chachamaidee and Gr.2 winner Living The Life have second dams by SADLER’S WELLS and Footstepsinthesand also has Group-placed performers out of daughters of ENTREPRENEUR, IN THE WINGS and KING’S THEATRE. Other sons of Giant’s Causeway have Gr.1 winners out of mares by BARATHEA, TOBOUGG, GALILEO and SADLER’S WELLS. Footstepsinthesand sired the useful filly Turf Laurel from a TEOFILO mare.

He also has talented performers out of mares by Nureyev’s sons FASLIYEV, PEINTRE CELEBRE, SPINNING WORLD, STRAVINSKY (Gr.2 winner Heshem) and WOLFHOUND, plus grandson PIVOTAL (Gr.3 winner Onenightidreamed).

His Gr.2-winning juvenile Formosina is out of a mare by ROYAL APPLAUSE, which suggests ACCLAMATION, DARK ANGEL and EQUIANO mares should also suit.

Giant’s Causeway has enjoyed tremendous success with mares from the Mr Prospector male line, siring nearly 40 Group/Group winners, including 17 Gr.1 winners. Footstepsinthesand has sired the Gr.2 winners Living The Life and Minakshi from MACHIAVELLIAN mares and Helene Spirit, Queen of the Sand and Rosso Corsa from mares by WOODMAN. His 11 foals out of KING’S BEST mares include the Gr.3 winner Larchmont Lad, the Listed winner Fourioso and a Gr.2-placed winner, so this is working very well.

Mares by DARSHAAN make increasing appeal now that Footstepsinthesand has speedy Group winners with dams by DARSHAAN and his son MARK OF ESTEEM. DALAKHANI mares are another option.

Although Blushing Groom appears twice in his pedigree, Footstepsinthesand has some black-type horses with a third line. His Gr.2-placed son Handsome Devil is inbred 3×3 to RAINBOW QUEST and his Gr.3 winner Arnold Lane is inbred 4×3 to RAHY.

The AHONOORA line could reinforce Footstepsinthesand’s juvenile ability, as he has two-year-old Listed winners out of mares by INDIAN RIDGE and his son COMPTON PLACE. Another son of Giant’s Causeway has Group winners out of daughters of INDIAN RIDGE and INCHINOR.


1stKillavullan Stakes – Gr.3, 7f., Leopardstown by 2 lengths from Gaff and Clash of The Ash.
1stMaiden, 6f., Naas by 4½ lengths from Olympic and Kawaaser.


1st2,000 Guineas – Gr.1, 8f., Newmarket by 1¼ lengths from Rebel Rebel, Kandidate, Oratorio, Dubawi, Democratic Deficit and David Junior on his seasonal debut.


2,000 Guineas-Gr.1

Kilavullan Stakes-Gr. 3