Carpe Diem

Fee: $5,000 S&N
Giant's Causeway - Rebridled Dreams,
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Unbridled's Song, 2012 CH

SEIZE THE DAY

Carpe Diem possessed the combination of speed, precociousness, and Grade 1 dirt ability that hasn't been matched by over 2,000 horses of racing age sired by the great Giant's Causeway that came before him.

From a record-breaking sale topper, to a TDN Rising Star-worthy debut at Saratoga, all the way up to his second Grade 1 triumph in the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes [G1] that made him one of the favorites for the prestigious Kentucky Derby [G1] among one of the best crops of 3-year-olds the industry has seen in recent history... Expectations have always been at an elite level for Carpe Diem—and now he will look to meet them yet again as one of North America's most exciting young stallions.

Carpe Diem - SEIZE THE DAY
Carpe Diem Overview
  • 2021 racing: BELLA AURORA, winner of the Interborough S.; WAIT FOR NAIROBI, winner of the Cincinnati Trophy S.; VAN DAELEN, G1 winner in Panama; THISSMYTIME, runner-up in the Inside Information S. [G2];  stakes-placed Carpe FortunaBroad ApprovalSister Annie, MONFORTE, No Foolery Here; etc. 
  • A leading 2YO Sire of 2021, led by: Romancer, runner-up in the $500,000 Juvenile Sprint S.; Circle Back Girl, placed in the $100,000 Lassie S.; Tyler's Dream, runner-up in the Zia Park Princess S.; Aquitania Arrival, runner-up in the Zia Park Juvenile S. and debut MdSpWt winner at Churchill ; Seize the Night, debut $100,000 MdSpWt winner at Churchill; Roman Poet, debut MdSpWt winner at Gulfstream; Seize the Treasure, MdSpWt winner at Churchill; Rosy Dawn, debut MdSpWt winner at Ellis; O Captain, debut MdSpWt winner at Gulfstream;etc.
  • 2020 racing: MONFORTE, winner of the Bear's Den S. and Showing Up S.; THISSMYTIME, winner of the Millions Filly and Mare Turf Preview S.; VAN DAELEN, winner of a G1 in Panama; Zabardast, runner-up in the UAE 2000 Guineas [G3]; Harris Bay, runner-up in the Rego Park S.; Carpe Fortuna, placed in the Blue Norther S.; BELLA AURORA, placed in the Beyond the Wire S.; TDN Rising Star  Scolding; etc.
  • Top 10 First-Crop Sire of 2019: BELLA AURORA, winner of the Gin Talking S.; VAN DAELEN, winner of a G2 in Panama; Harris Bay, placed in the Sleepy Hollow S.; Sweet Kisses, placed in the Letellier Memorial S.; Nayibeth, named a TDN Rising Star  after her Keeneland MdSpWt victory; etc.
  • 2019 sales: first 2YOs of $650,000, $475,000, etc. Second-crop yearlings up to $250,000
  • At 2: Won $500,000 Breeders' Futurity [G1]at Keeneland by 6 1⁄4 lengths in his second career start; runner-up in $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile [G1]
  • At 3: dominated the $1,000,000 Blue Grass S. [G1] by 3 lengths, earning a 4 1⁄2 Ragozin; won $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby [G2] by 5 lengths in 3-year-old debut, earning a 98 Beyer
  • Won his 2-year-old debut in a Saratoga MdSpWt as a TDN Rising Star, overcoming the rail post to win going away—5 1⁄2 furlongs in 1:03 4⁄5
  • Joined leading European sire SHAMARDAL as the only G1 winners at both 2 and 3 by sire of sires Giant's Causeway and his sire's ONLY one on dirt
  • $1,600,000 Sale Topper—the all-time highest-priced 2-year-old by GIANT’S CAUSEWAY
  • Earned $1,519,800—Giant’s Causeway’s only American colt to earn over $1.5 million on dirt

"Carpe Diem (6.90 AWD) would appear most likely of the remaining top 10 [first-crop sires] to benefit from increasing accessibility to longer races. The high AWDs... suggest that [his] progeny have won some relatively short races more because of sheet ability than preferences for the shorter differences typically available to 2-year-olds."
- BloodHorse MarketWatch, Jan. 25, 2020

 

"The impressive thing about Carpe Diem, to me, is his ability to run 5 ½ furlongs in a tough 2-year-old maiden race at Saratoga and then stretch out to win Grade 1 races around two turns."
- Todd Pletcher

 

"He has enough class and raw talent to beat anyone. He is a horse you just love looking at...all racehorse."
- Steve Haskin

 

"Carpe Diem gives me a sense that there is so much more to him that we haven’t seen yet. I’ve felt from the moment Carpe Diem went wire to wire in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden race last summer at Saratoga that he had to be unusually good, because what son of Giant’s Causeway would do that? All along I’ve felt Carpe Diem would only get better with distance and maturity, and I still feel that way. He’s winning races like the Blue Grass and Tampa Bay Derby decisively, and I don’t think he’s even begun to scratch the surface of his ability."
- Mike Watchmaker

 

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 3 2 (1) 1 (1) 0 $709,800
3 3 2 (2) 0 0 $810,000
Totals 6 4 (3) 1 (1) 0 $1,519,800

Won at 2

  • Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keeneland (8.5f, D,  defeating Mr. Z, Bold Conquest, Tough Customer, Keen Ice, Conquest Tsunami, Firespike, Sharm, Hashtag Bourbon, W V Jetsetter, Dekabrist, Ike Walker).
  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga (5.5f, D, defeating Ready for Rye, Louisiana Brown, Whateveryouwant, River of Dreams, Ask Chuck, Promise and Hope, Old Mexico, Artemusmailcarrier).

2nd at 2

  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) at Santa Anita (8.5f, D, to Texas Red, defeating Upstart, The Great War, Mr. Z, One Lucky Dane, Souper Colossal, Lucky Player, Private Prospect, Blue Dancer, Daredevil).

Won at 3

  • Blue Grass S. (G1) at Keeneland (9f, D,  defeating Danzig Moon, Ocho Ocho Ocho, Frammento, Classy Class, Gorgeous Bird, Unrivaled, Pepper Roani).
  • Tampa Bay Derby (G2) at Tampa Bay (8.5f, D, defeating Ami's Flatter, Divining Rod, Danzig Moon, Great Stuff, Moonlight Bandit, Ocean Knight, My Johnny Be Good).

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)
SOUTH OCEAN (CAN)
TERLINGUA (USA)*
ch. 1976
SECRETARIAT (USA)
CRIMSON SAINT (USA)
MARIAH'S STORM (USA)
b. 1991
RAHY (USA)
ch. 1985
BLUSHING GROOM (FR)
GLORIOUS SONG (CAN)
IMMENSE (USA)
b. 1979
ROBERTO (USA)
IMSODEAR (USA)
REBRIDLED DREAMS (USA)
b. 2000
UNBRIDLEDS SONG (USA)
gr. 1993
UNBRIDLED (USA)
b. 1987 [BI]
FAPPIANO (USA)
GANA FACIL (USA)
TROLLEY SONG (USA)
gr. 1983
CARO (IRE)
LUCKY SPELL (USA)
KEY CENTS (USA)
gr/r. 1993
CORRIDOR KEY (USA)
gr. 1982
DANZIG (USA)
COME MY PRINCE (USA)
CENTIMETER (USA)
dkb/br. 1984
ALOMAS RULER (USA)
PENNY ONE (USA)
courtesy of Pedigree Query

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  • 2021 racing: BELLA AURORA, winner of the Interborough S.; WAIT FOR NAIROBI, winner of the Cincinnati Trophy S.; VAN DAELEN, G1 winner in Panama; THISSMYTIME, runner-up in the Inside Information S. [G2];  stakes-placed Carpe FortunaBroad ApprovalSister Annie, MONFORTE, No Foolery Here; etc. 
  • A leading 2YO Sire of 2021, led by: Romancer, runner-up in the $500,000 Juvenile Sprint S.; Circle Back Girl, placed in the $100,000 Lassie S.; Tyler's Dream, runner-up in the Zia Park Princess S.; Aquitania Arrival, runner-up in the Zia Park Juvenile S. and debut MdSpWt winner at Churchill ; Seize the Night, debut $100,000 MdSpWt winner at Churchill; Roman Poet, debut MdSpWt winner at Gulfstream; Seize the Treasure, MdSpWt winner at Churchill; Rosy Dawn, debut MdSpWt winner at Ellis; O Captain, debut MdSpWt winner at Gulfstream;etc.
  • 2020 racing: MONFORTE, winner of the Bear's Den S. and Showing Up S.; THISSMYTIME, winner of the Millions Filly and Mare Turf Preview S.; VAN DAELEN, winner of a G1 in Panama; Zabardast, runner-up in the UAE 2000 Guineas [G3]; Harris Bay, runner-up in the Rego Park S.; Carpe Fortuna, placed in the Blue Norther S.; BELLA AURORA, placed in the Beyond the Wire S.; TDN Rising Star  Scolding; etc.
  • Top 10 First-Crop Sire of 2019: BELLA AURORA, winner of the Gin Talking S.; VAN DAELEN, winner of a G2 in Panama; Harris Bay, placed in the Sleepy Hollow S.; Sweet Kisses, placed in the Letellier Memorial S.; Nayibeth, named a TDN Rising Star  after her Keeneland MdSpWt victory; etc.
  • 2019 sales: first 2YOs of $650,000, $475,000, etc. Second-crop yearlings up to $250,000
  • At 2: Won $500,000 Breeders' Futurity [G1]at Keeneland by 6 1⁄4 lengths in his second career start; runner-up in $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile [G1]
  • At 3: dominated the $1,000,000 Blue Grass S. [G1] by 3 lengths, earning a 4 1⁄2 Ragozin; won $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby [G2] by 5 lengths in 3-year-old debut, earning a 98 Beyer
  • Won his 2-year-old debut in a Saratoga MdSpWt as a TDN Rising Star, overcoming the rail post to win going away—5 1⁄2 furlongs in 1:03 4⁄5
  • Joined leading European sire SHAMARDAL as the only G1 winners at both 2 and 3 by sire of sires Giant's Causeway and his sire's ONLY one on dirt
  • $1,600,000 Sale Topper—the all-time highest-priced 2-year-old by GIANT’S CAUSEWAY
  • Earned $1,519,800—Giant’s Causeway’s only American colt to earn over $1.5 million on dirt

"Carpe Diem (6.90 AWD) would appear most likely of the remaining top 10 [first-crop sires] to benefit from increasing accessibility to longer races. The high AWDs... suggest that [his] progeny have won some relatively short races more because of sheet ability than preferences for the shorter differences typically available to 2-year-olds."
- BloodHorse MarketWatch, Jan. 25, 2020

 

"The impressive thing about Carpe Diem, to me, is his ability to run 5 ½ furlongs in a tough 2-year-old maiden race at Saratoga and then stretch out to win Grade 1 races around two turns."
- Todd Pletcher

 

"He has enough class and raw talent to beat anyone. He is a horse you just love looking at...all racehorse."
- Steve Haskin

 

"Carpe Diem gives me a sense that there is so much more to him that we haven’t seen yet. I’ve felt from the moment Carpe Diem went wire to wire in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden race last summer at Saratoga that he had to be unusually good, because what son of Giant’s Causeway would do that? All along I’ve felt Carpe Diem would only get better with distance and maturity, and I still feel that way. He’s winning races like the Blue Grass and Tampa Bay Derby decisively, and I don’t think he’s even begun to scratch the surface of his ability."
- Mike Watchmaker

 

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 3 2 (1) 1 (1) 0 $709,800
3 3 2 (2) 0 0 $810,000
Totals 6 4 (3) 1 (1) 0 $1,519,800

Won at 2

  • Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keeneland (8.5f, D,  defeating Mr. Z, Bold Conquest, Tough Customer, Keen Ice, Conquest Tsunami, Firespike, Sharm, Hashtag Bourbon, W V Jetsetter, Dekabrist, Ike Walker).
  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga (5.5f, D, defeating Ready for Rye, Louisiana Brown, Whateveryouwant, River of Dreams, Ask Chuck, Promise and Hope, Old Mexico, Artemusmailcarrier).

2nd at 2

  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) at Santa Anita (8.5f, D, to Texas Red, defeating Upstart, The Great War, Mr. Z, One Lucky Dane, Souper Colossal, Lucky Player, Private Prospect, Blue Dancer, Daredevil).

Won at 3

  • Blue Grass S. (G1) at Keeneland (9f, D,  defeating Danzig Moon, Ocho Ocho Ocho, Frammento, Classy Class, Gorgeous Bird, Unrivaled, Pepper Roani).
  • Tampa Bay Derby (G2) at Tampa Bay (8.5f, D, defeating Ami's Flatter, Divining Rod, Danzig Moon, Great Stuff, Moonlight Bandit, Ocean Knight, My Johnny Be Good).

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)
SOUTH OCEAN (CAN)
TERLINGUA (USA)*
ch. 1976
SECRETARIAT (USA)
CRIMSON SAINT (USA)
MARIAH'S STORM (USA)
b. 1991
RAHY (USA)
ch. 1985
BLUSHING GROOM (FR)
GLORIOUS SONG (CAN)
IMMENSE (USA)
b. 1979
ROBERTO (USA)
IMSODEAR (USA)
REBRIDLED DREAMS (USA)
b. 2000
UNBRIDLEDS SONG (USA)
gr. 1993
UNBRIDLED (USA)
b. 1987 [BI]
FAPPIANO (USA)
GANA FACIL (USA)
TROLLEY SONG (USA)
gr. 1983
CARO (IRE)
LUCKY SPELL (USA)
KEY CENTS (USA)
gr/r. 1993
CORRIDOR KEY (USA)
gr. 1982
DANZIG (USA)
COME MY PRINCE (USA)
CENTIMETER (USA)
dkb/br. 1984
ALOMAS RULER (USA)
PENNY ONE (USA)
courtesy of Pedigree Query
Carpe Diem's Historically an easy winner of the Cleveland Gold Cup title=
Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem's Historically an easy winner of the Cleveland Gold Cup

Historically tallied his first stakes victory in Saturday's $75,000 Cleveland Gold Cup, drawing off in the stretch to come home a three-length winner...

[read more]

Carpe Diem's Wait for Nairobi wins Cincinnati Trophy in stakes debut title=
Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem's Wait for Nairobi wins Cincinnati Trophy in stakes debut

Wait for Nairobi made her stakes debut a winning one Friday evening at Turfway Park, winning the $65,000 Cincinnati Trophy S. by two lengths...

[read more]

Bella Aurora takes Interborough S. to cap huge weekend for Carpe Diem title=
Carpe Diem

Bella Aurora takes Interborough S. to cap huge weekend for Carpe Diem

Bella Aurora got 2021 off to a great start with come-from-behind victory in the $100,000 Interborough S. Jan. 18 at Aqueduct...

[read more]

Carpe Diem's Thissmytime cruises by double-digits in Millions F&M Turf Preview title=
Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem's Thissmytime cruises by double-digits in Millions F&M Turf Preview

Thissmytime's crushing victory in Sunday's Millions Filly and Mare Turf Preview S. at Gulfstream Park...

[read more]

Carpe Diem Racing Age Progeny

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