Carpe Diem

Fee: $25,000 S&N
Giant's Causeway - Rebridled Dreams,
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Unbridled's Song, 2012 CH

DOMINANT G1 WINNER AT 2 & 3 BY GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

Carpe Diem possessed the combination of speed, precociousness, and Grade 1 dirt ability that hasn't been matched by over 2,000 horses of racing age sired by the great Giant's Causeway that came before him.

From a record-breaking sale topper, to a TDN Rising Star-worthy debut at Saratoga, all the way up to his second Grade 1 triumph in the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes (G1) that made him one of the favorites for the prestigious Kentucky Derby (G1) among one of the best crops of 3-year-olds the industry has seen in recent history... Expectations have always been at an elite level for Carpe Diem - and now he will look to meet them yet again as one of North America's most exciting young stallions.

Carpe Diem - DOMINANT G1 WINNER AT 2 & 3 BY GIANT’S CAUSEWAY
Carpe Diem Overview
  • FIRST STARTER, FIRST WINNER: NAYIBETH was named a TDN Rising Star after her Keeneland MdSpWt victory 
  • 2019 sales: first 2YOs of $650,000$250,000, $245,000, $185,000, $160,000, etc.
  • First yearlings of $550,000$475,000, $460,000$425,000$375,000, $350,000$350,000, $330,000$270,000, $260,000, $250,000, etc. Second-crop weanlings of $220,000, $130,000, $100,000, etc.
  • Top 5 freshman yearling sire with an average of $134,704.
  • 9 six-figure weanlings at KEENOV 2017, the most of any first-crop sire. First-crop weanlings sold of $320,000, $215,000, $200,000, $180,000, $150,000, $130,000, etc.
  • At 2: Won $500,000 Breeders' Futurity [G1]at Keeneland by 6 1⁄4 lengths in his second career start; runner-up in $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile [G1]
  • At 3: dominated the $1,000,000 Blue Grass S. [G1] by 3 lengths, earning a 4 1⁄2 Ragozin; won $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby [G2] by 5 lengths in 3-year-old debut, earning a 98 Beyer
  • Won his 2-year-old debut in a Saratoga MdSpWt as a TDN Rising Star, overcoming the rail post to win going away from eventual G2-winning sprinter Ready for Rye - 5 1⁄2 furlongs in 1:03 4⁄5
  • Joined leading European sire SHAMARDAL as the only G1 winners at both 2 & 3 by sire of sires Giant's Causeway - and his sire's ONLY one on dirt
  • $1,600,000 Sale Topper — the all-time highest-priced 2-year-old by GIANT’S CAUSEWAY; earned $1,519,800 — Giant’s Causeway’s only American colt to earn over $1.5 million on dirt
  • First 2-year-olds race in 2019

"The impressive thing about Carpe Diem, to me, is his ability to run 5 ½ furlongs in a tough 2-year-old maiden race at Saratoga and then stretch out to win Grade 1 races around two turns."  
-Todd Pletcher

 

"Carpe Diem is one of a kind. He's as good as any young horse WinStar has ever been associated with."
-Elliott Walden

"He has enough class and raw talent to beat anyone. He is a horse you just love looking at...all racehorse."
-Steve Haskin

"Carpe Diem gives me a sense that there is so much more to him that we haven’t seen yet. I’ve felt from the moment Carpe Diem went wire to wire in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden race last summer at Saratoga that he had to be unusually good, because what son of Giant’s Causeway would do that? All along I’ve felt Carpe Diem would only get better with distance and maturity, and I still feel that way. He’s winning races like the Blue Grass and Tampa Bay Derby decisively, and I don’t think he’s even begun to scratch the surface of his ability."
-Mike Watchmaker

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 3 2 (1) 1 (1) 0 $709,800
3 3 2 (2) 0 0 $810,000
Totals 6 4 (3) 1 (1) 0 $1,519,800

Won at 2

  • Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (G1, 8.5f, D,  defeating Mr. Z, Bold Conquest, Tough Customer, Keen Ice, Conquest Tsunami, Firespike, Sharm, Hashtag Bourbon, W V Jetsetter, Dekabrist, Ike Walker).
  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga (5.5f, D, defeating Ready for Rye, Louisiana Brown, Whateveryouwant, River of Dreams, Ask Chuck, Promise and Hope, Old Mexico, Artemusmailcarrier).

2nd at 2

  • Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1, 8.5f, D, to Texas Red, defeating Upstart, The Great War, Mr. Z, One Lucky Dane, Souper Colossal, Lucky Player, Private Prospect, Blue Dancer, Daredevil).

Won at 3

  • Toyota Blue Grass S. (G1, 9f, D,  defeating Danzig Moon, Ocho Ocho Ocho, Frammento, Classy Class, Gorgeous Bird, Unrivaled, Pepper Roani).
  • Tampa Bay Derby (G2, 8.5f, D, defeating Ami's Flatter, Divining Rod, Danzig Moon, Great Stuff, Moonlight Bandit, Ocean Knight, My Johnny Be Good).

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

GIANTS CAUSEWAY (USA)
ch. 1997 [C]
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN)
b. 1978
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
SOUTH OCEAN (CAN)
TERLINGUA (USA)*
ch. 1976
SECRETARIAT (USA)
CRIMSON SAINT (USA)
MARIAH'S STORM (USA)
b. 1991
RAHY (USA)
ch. 1985
BLUSHING GROOM (FR)
GLORIOUS SONG (CAN)
IMMENSE (USA)
b. 1979
ROBERTO (USA)
IMSODEAR (USA)
REBRIDLED DREAMS (USA)
b. 2000
UNBRIDLEDS SONG (USA)
gr. 1993
UNBRIDLED (USA)
b. 1987 [BI]
FAPPIANO (USA)
GANA FACIL (USA)
TROLLEY SONG (USA)
gr. 1983
CARO (IRE)
LUCKY SPELL (USA)
KEY CENTS (USA)
gr/r. 1993
CORRIDOR KEY (USA)
gr. 1982
DANZIG (USA)
COME MY PRINCE (USA)
CENTIMETER (USA)
dkb/br. 1984
ALOMAS RULER (USA)
PENNY ONE (USA)
courtesy of Pedigree Query

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First starter a winner and TDN 'Rising Star' for WinStar Farm’s Grade 1 winner Carpe Diem

Nayibeth, a 2-year-old filly by WinStar Farm stallion Carpe Diem, won at first asking at Keeneland...

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Spirited bidding yields $650,000 Carpe Diem colt at Gulfstream 2yo Sale title=
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Spirited bidding yields $650,000 Carpe Diem colt at Gulfstream 2yo Sale

The fireworks started early for Carpe Diem at Wednesday's Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale of 2-year-olds when hip No. 5 sold for $650,000 to Katsumi Yoshida...

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Huge opening day at OBS 2yo Sale for Carpe Diem

A pair of juveniles by First-Crop sire Carpe Diem were among the top sellers for Freshman sires during Tuesday's session...

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  • FIRST STARTER, FIRST WINNER: NAYIBETH was named a TDN Rising Star after her Keeneland MdSpWt victory 
  • 2019 sales: first 2YOs of $650,000$250,000, $245,000, $185,000, $160,000, etc.
  • First yearlings of $550,000$475,000, $460,000$425,000$375,000, $350,000$350,000, $330,000$270,000, $260,000, $250,000, etc. Second-crop weanlings of $220,000, $130,000, $100,000, etc.
  • Top 5 freshman yearling sire with an average of $134,704.
  • 9 six-figure weanlings at KEENOV 2017, the most of any first-crop sire. First-crop weanlings sold of $320,000, $215,000, $200,000, $180,000, $150,000, $130,000, etc.
  • At 2: Won $500,000 Breeders' Futurity [G1]at Keeneland by 6 1⁄4 lengths in his second career start; runner-up in $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile [G1]
  • At 3: dominated the $1,000,000 Blue Grass S. [G1] by 3 lengths, earning a 4 1⁄2 Ragozin; won $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby [G2] by 5 lengths in 3-year-old debut, earning a 98 Beyer
  • Won his 2-year-old debut in a Saratoga MdSpWt as a TDN Rising Star, overcoming the rail post to win going away from eventual G2-winning sprinter Ready for Rye - 5 1⁄2 furlongs in 1:03 4⁄5
  • Joined leading European sire SHAMARDAL as the only G1 winners at both 2 & 3 by sire of sires Giant's Causeway - and his sire's ONLY one on dirt
  • $1,600,000 Sale Topper — the all-time highest-priced 2-year-old by GIANT’S CAUSEWAY; earned $1,519,800 — Giant’s Causeway’s only American colt to earn over $1.5 million on dirt
  • First 2-year-olds race in 2019

"The impressive thing about Carpe Diem, to me, is his ability to run 5 ½ furlongs in a tough 2-year-old maiden race at Saratoga and then stretch out to win Grade 1 races around two turns."  
-Todd Pletcher

 

"Carpe Diem is one of a kind. He's as good as any young horse WinStar has ever been associated with."
-Elliott Walden

"He has enough class and raw talent to beat anyone. He is a horse you just love looking at...all racehorse."
-Steve Haskin

"Carpe Diem gives me a sense that there is so much more to him that we haven’t seen yet. I’ve felt from the moment Carpe Diem went wire to wire in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden race last summer at Saratoga that he had to be unusually good, because what son of Giant’s Causeway would do that? All along I’ve felt Carpe Diem would only get better with distance and maturity, and I still feel that way. He’s winning races like the Blue Grass and Tampa Bay Derby decisively, and I don’t think he’s even begun to scratch the surface of his ability."
-Mike Watchmaker

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 3 2 (1) 1 (1) 0 $709,800
3 3 2 (2) 0 0 $810,000
Totals 6 4 (3) 1 (1) 0 $1,519,800

Won at 2

  • Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (G1, 8.5f, D,  defeating Mr. Z, Bold Conquest, Tough Customer, Keen Ice, Conquest Tsunami, Firespike, Sharm, Hashtag Bourbon, W V Jetsetter, Dekabrist, Ike Walker).
  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga (5.5f, D, defeating Ready for Rye, Louisiana Brown, Whateveryouwant, River of Dreams, Ask Chuck, Promise and Hope, Old Mexico, Artemusmailcarrier).

2nd at 2

  • Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1, 8.5f, D, to Texas Red, defeating Upstart, The Great War, Mr. Z, One Lucky Dane, Souper Colossal, Lucky Player, Private Prospect, Blue Dancer, Daredevil).

Won at 3

  • Toyota Blue Grass S. (G1, 9f, D,  defeating Danzig Moon, Ocho Ocho Ocho, Frammento, Classy Class, Gorgeous Bird, Unrivaled, Pepper Roani).
  • Tampa Bay Derby (G2, 8.5f, D, defeating Ami's Flatter, Divining Rod, Danzig Moon, Great Stuff, Moonlight Bandit, Ocean Knight, My Johnny Be Good).

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

GIANTS CAUSEWAY (USA)
ch. 1997 [C]
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN)
b. 1978
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
SOUTH OCEAN (CAN)
TERLINGUA (USA)*
ch. 1976
SECRETARIAT (USA)
CRIMSON SAINT (USA)
MARIAH'S STORM (USA)
b. 1991
RAHY (USA)
ch. 1985
BLUSHING GROOM (FR)
GLORIOUS SONG (CAN)
IMMENSE (USA)
b. 1979
ROBERTO (USA)
IMSODEAR (USA)
REBRIDLED DREAMS (USA)
b. 2000
UNBRIDLEDS SONG (USA)
gr. 1993
UNBRIDLED (USA)
b. 1987 [BI]
FAPPIANO (USA)
GANA FACIL (USA)
TROLLEY SONG (USA)
gr. 1983
CARO (IRE)
LUCKY SPELL (USA)
KEY CENTS (USA)
gr/r. 1993
CORRIDOR KEY (USA)
gr. 1982
DANZIG (USA)
COME MY PRINCE (USA)
CENTIMETER (USA)
dkb/br. 1984
ALOMAS RULER (USA)
PENNY ONE (USA)
courtesy of Pedigree Query
Carpe Diem seizing his first opportunity title=
Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem seizing his first opportunity

One day after the first anniversary of the death of Giant’s Causeway, that stallion’s multiple G1-winning son Carpe Diem was represented by his first winner...

[read more]

First starter a winner and TDN 'Rising Star' for WinStar Farm’s Grade 1 winner Carpe Diem title=
Carpe Diem

First starter a winner and TDN 'Rising Star' for WinStar Farm’s Grade 1 winner Carpe Diem

Nayibeth, a 2-year-old filly by WinStar Farm stallion Carpe Diem, won at first asking at Keeneland...

[read more]

Spirited bidding yields $650,000 Carpe Diem colt at Gulfstream 2yo Sale title=
Carpe Diem

Spirited bidding yields $650,000 Carpe Diem colt at Gulfstream 2yo Sale

The fireworks started early for Carpe Diem at Wednesday's Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale of 2-year-olds when hip No. 5 sold for $650,000 to Katsumi Yoshida...

[read more]

Huge opening day at OBS 2yo Sale for Carpe Diem title=
Carpe Diem

Huge opening day at OBS 2yo Sale for Carpe Diem

A pair of juveniles by First-Crop sire Carpe Diem were among the top sellers for Freshman sires during Tuesday's session...

[read more]

Carpe Diem Public Progeny Gallery

carpediem-print

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Outwork
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Speightstown
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