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 won his first two starts at two on the main track, a debut maiden special weight and a Keeneland allowance. He later:
- 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 first yearlings are averaging six times the fee at the 2013 sales. His first two-year-olds race in 2014.