Hold Me Back

Giant's Causeway - Restraint, by Unbridled's Song, 2006 DKB/BR
Fee: $6,000 S&N   |   Entered Stud: 2011  Submit Mare
Hold Me Back - America's Leading Freshman Sire!
Click Image for Larger

Hold Me Back Gallery

America's Leading Freshman Sire!

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

The multiple Graded stakes winner of $872,610 is off to a super start, siring a $135,000 auction two-year-old and a gate-to-wire debut winner from his first crop. His accomplishments include:

  • America's Leading Freshman Sire of 2014
  • First starter, TRUTH IN THE LIES, breaks first and never looks back in daylight debut victory
  • 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
  • Ran 2nd $1,000,000 Travers S. (G1) on the dirt, defeating Quality Road
  • Ran 2nd $750,000 Blue Grass S. (G1)

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 299 mares his first three years combined. His 2013 yearlings averaged nearly six times the fee, and his first two-year-old in Training just sold for $135,000. Hold Me Back has 78 registered two-year-olds of 2014. Watch them 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

(.pdf opens in new window)

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 Research Links

Hold Me Back - Foals

HoldMeBack-print