- A leading sophomore sire nationwide by earnings, winners, stakes horses
- Thirteen 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 stakes winner by 5 1/4
- First 2YOs in Training include $135,000 and $100,000 colts, $120,000 and $100,000 fillies
- 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 2014 yearlings averaged more than five times the fee, including a $190,000 Keeneland colt; his 2014 two-year-olds in training averaged 8 1/2 times the stud fee. Watch him continue to soar.