Footstepsinthesand conformation

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 2016: €10,000

Footstepsinthesand was an unbeaten English 2000 Guineas winner at 3 and an unbeaten winner of the Killavullan Stakes Gr.3 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, the best young sire in the world.

His leading progeny include Gr.1 winners Chachamaidee, Shamalgan and Pure Champion, Gr.2 winners Formosina, Living The Life, Giant Sandman, Minakshi, Kaspersky, Heshem 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 and Sent From Heaven.

Breeders who sent Footstepsinthesand DANEHILL mares were rewarded with the Gr.1 winner Chachamaidee, the very smart Steinbeck and the Gr.3 winner Sent From Heaven. Now Chachamaidee’s sister J Wonder is a dual Gr.3 winner and he has 15% stakes winners with daughters of DANEHILL. The very useful Celestial Path has a second dam by DANEHILL.

He 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.

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.

Footstepsinthesand should also do well with mares by other sons of Northern Dancer. He sired the Gr.1 winner Shamalgan from an UNFUWAIN mare. Footstepsinthesand will also suit NIJINSKY, through the likes of CAERLEON, as his Gr.2 winner Barefoot Lady has proved.  His Gr.2-winning juvenile Formosina is by ROYAL APPLAUSE, which suggests ACCLAMATION and DARK ANGEL mares should also suit.

Giant’s Causeway has huge success with Mr Prospector line mares siring 17 Gr.1 winners. Footstepsinthesand has Gr.2 winners Living The Life and Minakshi from MACHIAVELLIAN mares, Helene Spirit, Queen of the Sand and Rosso Corsa from mares by WOODMAN, Handsome Devil from a mare by KING’S BEST and Celestial Path from a mare by HAWK WING.

Footstepsinthesand has speedy Group winners with dams by DARSHAAN and his son MARK OF ESTEEM.

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.

Footstepsinthesand has two-year-old Listed winners out of mares by INDIAN RIDGE and his son COMPTON PLACE.

His Group winner Sent From Heaven has a second dam by ROBERTO, so is inbred 5×3 to this Derby winner.


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