Giant’s Causeway Colt Tops Fasig-Tipton Fall Yearlings

A colt by champion sire Giant’s Causeway topped the first day of trade at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale when fetching $200,000. Consigned by Gainesway, the colt was purchased by Nick de Meric and is from the Woodman mare Lerici, a half-sister to the dam of Grade III winner Grasshopper. “He was a horse who was actually entered in Keeneland September, but he came up with a little blemish, so we scratched him, gave him some time, and brought him here,” explained Michael Hernon of Gainesway. “The rest is history.” “He is by a superior sire, he’s got a good pedigree, and he made it onto all the lists of the leading buyers. He stood out in the crowd here.”