Hold Me Back

Fee: $5,000 S&N
Giant's Causeway - Restraint,
by
Unbridled's Song, 2006 DKB/BR

One of America's Best Young Sires!

Multiple Grade 1 three-year-old Hold Me Back is one of the most promising sons of Giant’s Causeway at stud.

The multiple Graded stakes winner of $872,610 is off to a strong start, with 22 impressive winners, three stakes horses, and multiple six-figure sales horses.

Hold Me Back - One of America's Best Young Sires!
Hold Me Back Overview
  • A leading sophomore sire nationwide by earnings, winners, stakes horses
  • 22 winners, 4 1/2f to 1 1/8 miles, domestically and abroad, incl. Santa Anita, Churchill, Gulfstream, Aqueduct, Oaklawn, etc.
  • Three stakes horses, incl. HOLD FOR MORE, runaway SW by 5 1/4
  • 2YOs in Training include $180,000, $140,000, $120,000 fillies; $135,000 and $100,000 colts
  • Won first two starts at two on the main track 
  • Won $500,000 Lane’s End S. (G2) at 9 furlongs in his 3-year-old debut
  • Won $187,000 Dominion Day S. (G3) at 10 furlongs
  • 2nd $1,000,000 Travers S. (G1) & $750,000 Blue Grass S. (G1)
  • Covered 100 mares in 2014

Hall of Fame horseman Bill Mott said admiringly of Hold Me Back, “Standing every bit of 16.3, he is a very fluid mover and an imposing individual. He is versatile and ran in all of the big races, including a great Travers run.”

Hold Me Back is by two-time U.S. Champion Sire Giant’s Causeway, and out of a daughter of two-time Champion Avowal. He bred 399 mares his first four years combined. His 2015 two-year-olds in training are averaging $97,500 (19 1/2X the fee!), while his 2014 yearlings averaged more than five times the fee (including a $190,000 colt). Watch him continue to soar.

Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (sp) 3rd (sp) Earning
2 3 2   0   0   $55,274
3 6 1   (1) 2   (2) 0   $655,100
4 5 1   (1) 1   0   $162,236
14 4   (2) 3   (2) 0   $872,610

(RI: 20.13)
(3, 9f, Career best Rag# 5)

 

At 2:

  • 1st An allowance (Kee, 8.5f, 1:44, by 2 lengths),
  • A maiden special weight (AP, 8.5f, 1:45:19).

At 3:

  • 1st Lane's End S.-G2 (watch video) (view chart) ($500,000, TP, 9fAW, 1:49.63, dftd. Flying Private, Proceed Bee),
  • 2nd Travers S.-G1 (watch video) (view chart) ($1,000,000, Sar, to Summer Bird, dftd. Quality Road),
  • Blue Grass S.-G1 ( Rag# 5) ($750,000, Kee, to General Quarters, dftd. Massone).

At 4:



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) b. 1961 [BC]
SOUTH OCEAN (CAN) b. 1967 *
TERLINGUA (USA)
ch. 1976
SECRETARIAT (USA) ch. 1970 [IC]
CRIMSON SAINT (USA) ch. 1969 *
MARIAH'S STORM (USA)
b. 1991
RAHY (USA)
ch. 1985
BLUSHING GROOM (FR) ch. 1974 [BC]
GLORIOUS SONG (CAN) b. 1976
IMMENSE (USA)
b. 1979
ROBERTO (USA) b. 1969 [C]
IMSODEAR (USA) b. 1967 *
RESTRAINT (USA)
gr/r. 1998
UNBRIDLEDS SONG (USA)
gr/r. 1993
UNBRIDLED (USA)
b. 1987 [BI]
FAPPIANO (USA) b. 1977 [IC]
GANA FACIL (USA) ch. 1981
TROLLEY SONG (USA)
gr. 1983
CARO (IRE) gr. 1967 [IC]
LUCKY SPELL (USA) b. 1971
AVOWAL (CAN)
dkb/br. 1979
L'ENJOLEUR (CAN)
b. 1972
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
FANFRELUCHE (CAN) b. 1967
WELL IN HAND (USA)
b. 1963
BOLD RULER (USA) br. 1954 [BI]
BULL POISE (USA) b. 1948

courtesy of Pedigree Query

Hold Me Back News

Strong OBS 2yo numbers for Hold Me Back title=
Hold Me Back

Strong OBS 2yo numbers for Hold Me Back

Hold Me Back, whose first foals are 3-year-olds of 2015, had a pair of 2-year-old fillies bring six figures during Thursday’s third session of the April 21-24 OBS Spring Sale...

[read more]

Sharp Santa Anita MdSpWt score for Hold Me Back colt title=
Hold Me Back

Sharp Santa Anita MdSpWt score for Hold Me Back colt

Commute drew away in the Santa Anita stretch on Sunday to register a 2 ¼-length victory in a 6 ½-furlong maiden special weight contest...

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Hold Me Back winners total grows to seven
Hold Me Back

Hold Me Back winners total grows to seven

Top-five freshman sire Hold Me Back got the seven winner from his first crop on Friday evening at Churchill Downs when Big Red Seven scored a three-quarter length victory...

[read more]

Hold Me Back gets first stakes winner
Hold Me Back

Hold Me Back gets first stakes winner

First-crop sire Hold Me Back chalked up his first black-type winner on Sunday when Hold for More zipped to a smart-looking 5 ¼-length victory in the $75,000 Northern Lights Futurity...

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Hold Me Back - Foals

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  • A leading sophomore sire nationwide by earnings, winners, stakes horses
  • 22 winners, 4 1/2f to 1 1/8 miles, domestically and abroad, incl. Santa Anita, Churchill, Gulfstream, Aqueduct, Oaklawn, etc.
  • Three stakes horses, incl. HOLD FOR MORE, runaway SW by 5 1/4
  • 2YOs in Training include $180,000, $140,000, $120,000 fillies; $135,000 and $100,000 colts
  • Won first two starts at two on the main track 
  • Won $500,000 Lane’s End S. (G2) at 9 furlongs in his 3-year-old debut
  • Won $187,000 Dominion Day S. (G3) at 10 furlongs
  • 2nd $1,000,000 Travers S. (G1) & $750,000 Blue Grass S. (G1)
  • Covered 100 mares in 2014

Hall of Fame horseman Bill Mott said admiringly of Hold Me Back, “Standing every bit of 16.3, he is a very fluid mover and an imposing individual. He is versatile and ran in all of the big races, including a great Travers run.”

Hold Me Back is by two-time U.S. Champion Sire Giant’s Causeway, and out of a daughter of two-time Champion Avowal. He bred 399 mares his first four years combined. His 2015 two-year-olds in training are averaging $97,500 (19 1/2X the fee!), while his 2014 yearlings averaged more than five times the fee (including a $190,000 colt). Watch him continue to soar.

Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (sp) 3rd (sp) Earning
2 3 2   0   0   $55,274
3 6 1   (1) 2   (2) 0   $655,100
4 5 1   (1) 1   0   $162,236
14 4   (2) 3   (2) 0   $872,610

(RI: 20.13)
(3, 9f, Career best Rag# 5)

 

At 2:

  • 1st An allowance (Kee, 8.5f, 1:44, by 2 lengths),
  • A maiden special weight (AP, 8.5f, 1:45:19).

At 3:

  • 1st Lane's End S.-G2 (watch video) (view chart) ($500,000, TP, 9fAW, 1:49.63, dftd. Flying Private, Proceed Bee),
  • 2nd Travers S.-G1 (watch video) (view chart) ($1,000,000, Sar, to Summer Bird, dftd. Quality Road),
  • Blue Grass S.-G1 ( Rag# 5) ($750,000, Kee, to General Quarters, dftd. Massone).

At 4:



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) b. 1961 [BC]
SOUTH OCEAN (CAN) b. 1967 *
TERLINGUA (USA)
ch. 1976
SECRETARIAT (USA) ch. 1970 [IC]
CRIMSON SAINT (USA) ch. 1969 *
MARIAH'S STORM (USA)
b. 1991
RAHY (USA)
ch. 1985
BLUSHING GROOM (FR) ch. 1974 [BC]
GLORIOUS SONG (CAN) b. 1976
IMMENSE (USA)
b. 1979
ROBERTO (USA) b. 1969 [C]
IMSODEAR (USA) b. 1967 *
RESTRAINT (USA)
gr/r. 1998
UNBRIDLEDS SONG (USA)
gr/r. 1993
UNBRIDLED (USA)
b. 1987 [BI]
FAPPIANO (USA) b. 1977 [IC]
GANA FACIL (USA) ch. 1981
TROLLEY SONG (USA)
gr. 1983
CARO (IRE) gr. 1967 [IC]
LUCKY SPELL (USA) b. 1971
AVOWAL (CAN)
dkb/br. 1979
L'ENJOLEUR (CAN)
b. 1972
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
FANFRELUCHE (CAN) b. 1967
WELL IN HAND (USA)
b. 1963
BOLD RULER (USA) br. 1954 [BI]
BULL POISE (USA) b. 1948

courtesy of Pedigree Query
Strong OBS 2yo numbers for Hold Me Back title=
Hold Me Back

Strong OBS 2yo numbers for Hold Me Back

Hold Me Back, whose first foals are 3-year-olds of 2015, had a pair of 2-year-old fillies bring six figures during Thursday’s third session of the April 21-24 OBS Spring Sale...

[read more]

Sharp Santa Anita MdSpWt score for Hold Me Back colt title=
Hold Me Back

Sharp Santa Anita MdSpWt score for Hold Me Back colt

Commute drew away in the Santa Anita stretch on Sunday to register a 2 ¼-length victory in a 6 ½-furlong maiden special weight contest...

[read more]

Hold Me Back winners total grows to seven
Hold Me Back

Hold Me Back winners total grows to seven

Top-five freshman sire Hold Me Back got the seven winner from his first crop on Friday evening at Churchill Downs when Big Red Seven scored a three-quarter length victory...

[read more]

Hold Me Back gets first stakes winner
Hold Me Back

Hold Me Back gets first stakes winner

First-crop sire Hold Me Back chalked up his first black-type winner on Sunday when Hold for More zipped to a smart-looking 5 ¼-length victory in the $75,000 Northern Lights Futurity...

[read more]

Hold Me Back - Foals

HoldMeBack-print

Printable forms

Electronic Mare Submission

General Information
Name: (required)
Email: (required)
Phone: (required)
Organization:
Street Address:
City / State / Zip:
Comments:
Stallion(s) of interest:
Artie Schiller
Bellamy Road
Bodemeister
Colonel John
Congrats
Distorted Humor
Drosselmeyer
Gemologist
Hold Me Back
More Than Ready
Overanalyze
Paynter
Pioneerof the Nile
Revolutionary
Sidney's Candy
Speightstown
Super Saver
Take Charge Indy
Tiznow
U S Ranger
Mare Information
Mare Name: (required)
Age:
Sire:
Dam:
Status:
Previous Year Covering Sire:
Boarding Farm:
Produce History:
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