Brody’s Cause

Brody’s Cause

Fastest Breeders’ Futurity-G1 Winner on Dirt Since 2000

$5,000 S&N
Giant's Causeway – Sweet Breanna, by Sahm
2013, Bay - Entered Stud: 2017 | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

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First-crop 2-year-olds are led by undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1 contender SITTIN ON GO-G3, impressive winner of Churchill’s Iroquois S. (G3).

At 2: Won Keeneland’s $500,000 Breeders’ Futurity (G1) in 1:43.27 for 1 1/16 miles — fastest on dirt since 2000 — in his stakes debut, defeating Exaggerator (G1).

Fast-closing third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) behind champion Nyquist.

At 3: Won Keeneland’s $1,000,000 Blue Grass S. (G1) going away over a full field, becoming an early favorite for the Kentucky Derby (G1).

$350,000 KEESEP yearling from the family of SECRETARIAT and CURE THE BLUES; Bred on Giant’s Causeway/Mr. Prospector cross like top sire SHAMARDAL.

Earned $1,168,138 — One of Giant’s Causeway’s most accomplished sons on dirt at both 2 and 3.

Top 12 first-crop yearling sire in 2019, averaging nearly 7x stud fee – fillies up to $240,000, colts up to $185,000.

First weanlings in 2018 averaged over 3.25x the bred-on fee — $40,909 Avg. & $43,000 Median — including colts of $75,000, $65,000, $55,000, etc.

Covered 211 mares combined in 2017-18 — First crop are 2yos in 2020.



Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 4 2 ( 1 ) 0 1 ( 1 ) $523,138
3 4 1 ( 1 ) 0 0 $645,000
Totals 8 3 0 1 $1,168,138

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland (8.5f, D, defeating Exaggerator, Rated R Superstar, Sticksstatelydude, Uncle Vinny, Sheikh of Sheikhs, Threefiveindia, Uncle Jerry, Gametown, Pinnacle Peak, Wild Man).
  • A maiden special weight race at Churchill Downs (8f, D, defeating Conquest Big E, Dothat Dance, Say Hey Kid, Entertainer, Otto's Dream, Junkers, Smarty Kitten, Flowers for Lisa).

3rd at 2

  • Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Keeneland (8.5f, D, to Nyquist, Swipe, defeating Exaggerator, Cocked and Loaded, Riker, Greenpointcrusader, Conquest Big E, Waterloo Bridge (IRE), Siding Spring, Rated R Superstar, Unbridled Outlaw, Isotherm, Ralis).

Won at 3

  • Toyota Blue Grass S. (gr. I) at Keeneland (9f, D, defeating My Man Sam, Cherry Wine, Laoban, Star Hill, Goats Town, Lookin for a Kiss, Donegal Moon, Crescent Drive, Cards of Stone, Zapperini, Zulu, American Dubai, Twizz).

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Pedigree

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DP = 6-1-30-1-0 (38) DI = 1.38 CD = 0.32

Alan Porter’s 2020 Breeding Analysis for Brody’s Cause

One of his sire’s most accomplished sons, Brody’s Cause took Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at two, when he also placed in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), and Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at three. By three-time Leading Sire Giant’s Causeway, he stems from the direct female line of Secretariat, Sir Gaylord and Cure the Blues.

The cross of Giant’s Causeway and sons with Mr. Prospector line mares has been a tremendously successful one. Here mares by Kingmambo and his son, Lemon Drop Kid – both broodmare sires of Giant’s Causeway line grade one winners – and Northern Afleet, and his son, Afleet Alex look particularly interesting. Several other branches of Mr. Prospector have enjoyed success under Giant’s Causeway and his sons. Among leading candidates would be Carson City (sire of City Zip, Five Star Day, Cuvee and Pollard’s Vision); Distorted Humor (sire of Sharp Humor, Flower Alley, Drosselmeyer, Jimmy Creed and Maclean’s Music); Seeking the Gold – broodmare sire of Giant’s Causeway’s Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Take Charge Brandi – and sons such as Mutakddim, Petionville and Cape Town; Gulch, his son Thunder Gulch, and grandson Point Given; and by Gone West and his sons Elusive Quality (broodmare sire of a Giant’s Causeway line classic winner, and sire of Quality Road), Grand Slam, Speightstown (broodmare sire of a Giant’s Causeway line grade one winner, and himself sire of Munnings), Mr Greeley and Zafonic, which would also suggest mares by Proud Citizen, while daughters of Canadian Frontier would be interesting. Giant’s Causeway has demonstrated an affinity for the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector, through Cryptoclearance, who is broodmare sire of a Giant’s Causeway line grade one winner, and is sire of Victory Gallop, and grandsire of Candy Ride.

Giant’s Causeway’s outstanding son, Shamardal, is out of a mare by Machiavellian, and there is also a grade one winner by son of Giant’s Causeway out of a mare by Machiavellian, son, Vettori, which also suggests mares by Street Cry, Street Sense and Street Boss. We can also note a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Crafty Prospector (sire of Crafty Friend, Prospectors Gamble, Prospect Bay and Robyn Dancer); a grade one winner out of a mare by Miswaki (sire of Black Tie Affair and grandsire of Formal Gold); graded winners out of mares by Smart Strike; graded winners out of mares by Woodman and his son, Hansel; and a stakes winners out of mares by Distant View, Jade Hunter and Fusaichi Pegasus and his son, Roman Ruler.

Giant’s Causeway is a Northern Dancer line stallion, but he and his sons have done well with mares from some other branches of that line. There are more than 80 stakes winners by Giant’s Causeway and sons out of mares from the Danzig branch, with grade one producing crossing including those with mares by Danehill and his sons Fastnet Rock, Holy Roman Emperor and Dansili, Anabaa, as well as Polish Precedent and Bertolini (a three-quarters brother to Green Desert). In North America, crosses that have worked include with mares by Belong To Me, Polish Numbers and Langfuhr. It could be worth exploring the Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross – a parallel to Giant’s Causeway’s sire Storm Cat – found via Danzig line horses Lost Soldier, Honor Code and Chief’s Crown (sire of Concerto and grandsire of Bellamy Road).

Brody’s Cause’s broodmare sire is out of one of the best daughters of Sadler’s Wells, and duplicating that strain should work well. There are more than 40 stakes winners by Giant’s Causeway and sons out of Sadler’s Wells line mares, and in the U.S. options include El Prado, Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy (sire of a grade one winner out of Giant’s Causeway mare), Artie Schiller, Perfect Soul (a Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross, like Storm Cat) and Sligo Bay (giving inbreeding to Champion Glorious Song and a sister).

Out of mares from the Deputy Minister branch of Northern Dancer, Giant’s Causeway and sons have enjoyed success with Dehere (a Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross, and sire of Graeme Hall), Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper), Silver Deputy (sire of Posse, Badge of Silver and Spring at Last), Touch Gold and French Deputy.

With Brody’s Cause carrying Sadler’s Wells, introducing mares descending from that horse’s three-quarters brother Nureyev appeals, and there are stakes winners by Giant’s Causeway and sons out of mares descending from Nureyev through Stravinsky, Theatrical, Peintre Celebre and Pivotal, with Atticus (bred on the same cross as Storm Cat) and Spinning World also being possible.

The cross of Giant’s Causeway and sons with mares from the A.P. Indy line has been a very productive one, working not only with A.P. Indy (broodmare sire of a Giant’s Causeway grade one winner), but also Pulpit and his sons, Tapit (sire of Tapizar and Trappe Shot) and Purge, which also suggests Sky Mesa – doubling Storm Cat – and Stroll; Jump Start (another giving a double of Storm Cat) and Olmodavor. This cross might also work though such as Malibu Moon, Mineshaft (sire of Discreetly Mine and Dialed In, another who would give inbreeding to Storm Cat), Congrats and Flatter. Giant’s Causeway also sired the grade one-winning Eskendereya out of a mare by Seattle Slew, the sire of A.P. Indy, and a grade two winner out of a mare by Capote (sire of Boston Harbor).

Out of mares from the Halo line, Giant’s Causeway and sons have three stakes winners, one grade one from daughters of More Than Ready. Giant’s Causeway also carries Halo’s Champion daughter, Glorious Song, a sister to Devil’s Bag (sire of Devil His Due and Diablo) and Saint Ballado (sire of Saint Liam, Yankee Victor, Captain Bodgit and Sweetsouthernsaint). It would also be interesting to introduce Cure the Blues, a relative to Halo, and from this immediate family, the most likely source being American Chance.

Giant’s Causeway has two classic performers out of a mare by Siberian Summer, a son of Siberian Express, also sire of In Excess and grandsire of Indian Charlie (broodmare sire of a Giant’s Causeway line grade one winner, and sire of Uncle Mo), both from the Caro male line which can also be introduced through Cozzene, sire of Alphabet Soup and Running Stag (broodmare sire of a Giant’s Causeway line stakes winner).

Maria’s Mon is out of a Caro mare, and he has worked under Giant’s Causeway. His son, Monarchos, is also broodmare sire of a Giant’s Causeway line stakes winner and might be interesting here, while Super Saver mares also appeal.

The Giant’s Causeway line has done well with a number of Relaunch line broodmare sires, including Honour and Glory (sire of Put It Back), Cee’s Tizzy, Tiznow, Slew Gin Fizz and Bertrando (sire of Officer).

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Alan Porter’s 2020 Breeding Analysis for Brody’s Cause

One of his sire’s most accomplished sons, Brody’s Cause took Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at two, when he also placed in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), and Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at three. By three-time Leading Sire Giant’s Causeway, he stems from the direct female line of Secretariat, Sir Gaylord and Cure the Blues.

The cross of Giant’s Causeway and sons with Mr. Prospector line mares has been a tremendously successful one. Here mares by Kingmambo and his son, Lemon Drop Kid – both broodmare sires of Giant’s Causeway line grade one winners – and Northern Afleet, and his son, Afleet Alex look particularly interesting. Several other branches of Mr. Prospector have enjoyed success under Giant’s Causeway and his sons. Among leading candidates would be Carson City (sire of City Zip, Five Star Day, Cuvee and Pollard’s Vision); Distorted Humor (sire of Sharp Humor, Flower Alley, Drosselmeyer, Jimmy Creed and Maclean’s Music); Seeking the Gold – broodmare sire of Giant’s Causeway’s Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Take Charge Brandi – and sons such as Mutakddim, Petionville and Cape Town; Gulch, his son Thunder Gulch, and grandson Point Given; and by Gone West and his sons Elusive Quality (broodmare sire of a Giant’s Causeway line classic winner, and sire of Quality Road), Grand Slam, Speightstown (broodmare sire of a Giant’s Causeway line grade one winner, and himself sire of Munnings), Mr Greeley and Zafonic, which would also suggest mares by Proud Citizen, while daughters of Canadian Frontier would be interesting. Giant’s Causeway has demonstrated an affinity for the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector, through Cryptoclearance, who is broodmare sire of a Giant’s Causeway line grade one winner, and is sire of Victory Gallop, and grandsire of Candy Ride.

Giant’s Causeway’s outstanding son, Shamardal, is out of a mare by Machiavellian, and there is also a grade one winner by son of Giant’s Causeway out of a mare by Machiavellian, son, Vettori, which also suggests mares by Street Cry, Street Sense and Street Boss. We can also note a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Crafty Prospector (sire of Crafty Friend, Prospectors Gamble, Prospect Bay and Robyn Dancer); a grade one winner out of a mare by Miswaki (sire of Black Tie Affair and grandsire of Formal Gold); graded winners out of mares by Smart Strike; graded winners out of mares by Woodman and his son, Hansel; and a stakes winners out of mares by Distant View, Jade Hunter and Fusaichi Pegasus and his son, Roman Ruler.

Giant’s Causeway is a Northern Dancer line stallion, but he and his sons have done well with mares from some other branches of that line. There are more than 80 stakes winners by Giant’s Causeway and sons out of mares from the Danzig branch, with grade one producing crossing including those with mares by Danehill and his sons Fastnet Rock, Holy Roman Emperor and Dansili, Anabaa, as well as Polish Precedent and Bertolini (a three-quarters brother to Green Desert). In North America, crosses that have worked include with mares by Belong To Me, Polish Numbers and Langfuhr. It could be worth exploring the Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross – a parallel to Giant’s Causeway’s sire Storm Cat – found via Danzig line horses Lost Soldier, Honor Code and Chief’s Crown (sire of Concerto and grandsire of Bellamy Road).

Brody’s Cause’s broodmare sire is out of one of the best daughters of Sadler’s Wells, and duplicating that strain should work well. There are more than 40 stakes winners by Giant’s Causeway and sons out of Sadler’s Wells line mares, and in the U.S. options include El Prado, Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy (sire of a grade one winner out of Giant’s Causeway mare), Artie Schiller, Perfect Soul (a Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross, like Storm Cat) and Sligo Bay (giving inbreeding to Champion Glorious Song and a sister).

Out of mares from the Deputy Minister branch of Northern Dancer, Giant’s Causeway and sons have enjoyed success with Dehere (a Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross, and sire of Graeme Hall), Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper), Silver Deputy (sire of Posse, Badge of Silver and Spring at Last), Touch Gold and French Deputy.

With Brody’s Cause carrying Sadler’s Wells, introducing mares descending from that horse’s three-quarters brother Nureyev appeals, and there are stakes winners by Giant’s Causeway and sons out of mares descending from Nureyev through Stravinsky, Theatrical, Peintre Celebre and Pivotal, with Atticus (bred on the same cross as Storm Cat) and Spinning World also being possible.

The cross of Giant’s Causeway and sons with mares from the A.P. Indy line has been a very productive one, working not only with A.P. Indy (broodmare sire of a Giant’s Causeway grade one winner), but also Pulpit and his sons, Tapit (sire of Tapizar and Trappe Shot) and Purge, which also suggests Sky Mesa – doubling Storm Cat – and Stroll; Jump Start (another giving a double of Storm Cat) and Olmodavor. This cross might also work though such as Malibu Moon, Mineshaft (sire of Discreetly Mine and Dialed In, another who would give inbreeding to Storm Cat), Congrats and Flatter. Giant’s Causeway also sired the grade one-winning Eskendereya out of a mare by Seattle Slew, the sire of A.P. Indy, and a grade two winner out of a mare by Capote (sire of Boston Harbor).

Out of mares from the Halo line, Giant’s Causeway and sons have three stakes winners, one grade one from daughters of More Than Ready. Giant’s Causeway also carries Halo’s Champion daughter, Glorious Song, a sister to Devil’s Bag (sire of Devil His Due and Diablo) and Saint Ballado (sire of Saint Liam, Yankee Victor, Captain Bodgit and Sweetsouthernsaint). It would also be interesting to introduce Cure the Blues, a relative to Halo, and from this immediate family, the most likely source being American Chance.

Giant’s Causeway has two classic performers out of a mare by Siberian Summer, a son of Siberian Express, also sire of In Excess and grandsire of Indian Charlie (broodmare sire of a Giant’s Causeway line grade one winner, and sire of Uncle Mo), both from the Caro male line which can also be introduced through Cozzene, sire of Alphabet Soup and Running Stag (broodmare sire of a Giant’s Causeway line stakes winner).

Maria’s Mon is out of a Caro mare, and he has worked under Giant’s Causeway. His son, Monarchos, is also broodmare sire of a Giant’s Causeway line stakes winner and might be interesting here, while Super Saver mares also appeal.

The Giant’s Causeway line has done well with a number of Relaunch line broodmare sires, including Honour and Glory (sire of Put It Back), Cee’s Tizzy, Tiznow, Slew Gin Fizz and Bertrando (sire of Officer).

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Brody's Cause | First 2YO's in 2020
Brody's Cause | 2016 Blue Grass S. G1
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Brody's Cause 2016 Bluegrass S. G1
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