Hold Me Back

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

One of America's Best Freshman 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 eight impressive winners, three stakes horses, plus multiple six-figure sales horses. His accomplishments include:

Hold Me Back - One of America's Best Freshman Sires!
Hold Me Back Overview
  • A leading freshman sire nationwide by earnings, winners, stakes horses
  • Eight 2-year-old winners, 4 1/2f to one mile, at Churchill, Gulfstream, Pimlico, 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 in the $1,000,000 Travers S. (G1) & 2nd in the $750,000 Blue Grass (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 are averaging 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.

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:



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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

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...

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Hold Me Back gets first stakes winner
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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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New winners, stakes horses for Hold Me Back
Hold Me Back

New winners, stakes horses for Hold Me Back

Top-10 Freshman Sire Hold Me Back garnered his sixth winner and first two stakes horses in a two-week span from August 2nd to 17th...

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Winners continue for Hold Me Back
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Winners continue for Hold Me Back

Hold Me Back, a top-five Freshman Sire of winners, collected his fifth on Saturday...

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