2018 Fee: $5,000 LFSN
Giant's Causeway - Surfside, by Seattle Slew
A track-record breaking graded stakes winner, Irish Surf is by three-time Leading Sire, Giant's Causeway. The outstanding son of Storm Cat, both as a racehorse and sire, Giant's Causeway is now a major sire of sires, with eight of his sons having sired grade one winners. Irish Surf's dam, Champion Three-Year-Old Filly Surfside, is by Seattle Slew out of Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Flanders, and is three-quarters sister to grade one sire Flanders Fields.
• Broke the Del Mar track record while winning the Cougar II Handicap (G3) by 8 1/4 lengths
• Was second in the Las Vegas Marathon (G2).
• Posted 106 Beyer while running 5th in the Pacific Classic (G1).
• By sire of sires GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, two-time Horse of the Year, Champion 2-year old in Europe.
• Out of SURFSIDE, multiple Grade 1 winner at 2, Eclipse Champion 3-year old filly, 4-time Grade 1 winner. Earned $1,852,987
• Second dam is FLANDERS, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner of $805,000.
• From the female family of AIR FORCE BLUE.
• Durable: 25 Lifetime starts.
• Versatile: Ran on all surfaces: dirt, turf, all-weather.
TRACK RECORD HOLDER. CHAMPION SIRE. CHAMPION DAM. CHAMPION SECOND DAM.
Pedigree and Race Record:
SURFSIDE, by Seattle Slew. 8 wins in 15 starts at 2 and 3, $1,852,987, Champion 3-year-old filly in U.S., Frizette S. (G1), Hollywood Starlet S. (G1), Santa Anita Oaks (G1), Las Virgenes S. (G1), Clark H. (G2), Santa Ysabel S. (G3), 2nd Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), Spinaway S. (G1), etc. Dam of 8 foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, including:
IRISH SURF (c. by Giant's Causeway). Black type winner, see race record.
Shark (c. by Danzig). 3 wins, 3 to 6, $183,076, 2nd Kentucky Cup Turf Dash S., Delta Express S.
High Surf (f. by Storm Cat). Winner at 2 and 3, $91,914. Dam of HIGH CELEBRITY (FR) (f. by Invincible Spirit (IRE)). 2 wins in 2 starts at 2 in FR, placed in 2 starts at 2 in ENG, $134,330 (USA), Prix d'Arenberg (G3), 2nd QIPCO Duchess Of Cambridge S. (G2), 3rd Connollys Red Mills Cheveley Park S. (G1).
FLANDERS, by Seeking the Gold. 4 wins in 5 starts at 2, $805,000, Champion 2-year-old filly in U.S., Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), Frizette S. (G1), Spinaway S. (G1). Half-sister to Cobb's Creek ( 95. $49,377, 3rd Tyro S. [L] (MTH, $5,500), etc., sire), Late Edition ($102,029, 2nd San Vicente S. (G2), etc., sire). Dam of 8 winners, including:
SURFSIDE (f. by Seattle Slew). Champion, see above.
BATTLE PLAN (c. by Empire Maker). 4 wins in 6 starts at 4 and 5, $373,143, New Orleans H. (G2), 2nd Stephen Foster H. (G1). Sire.
Flanders Fields (c. by A.P. Indy). 3 wins, 2 to 4, $135,631, 2nd Woodchopper H. Sire.
Battle Hero (c. by Deputy Minister). 4 wins, 2 to 4, $97,477. Sire.
BISCAYNE BAY. Dam of OPEN WATER ($310,366, Marjorie L. Everett H, G2A, 2nd Bamako H, G2A, San Clemente H, G2T, 3rd Del Mar Oaks, G1T, Las Virgenes S. (G1). Granddam of RAUCOUS ($98,860, Chelsey Flower S. at 2, 2017).
At 2, once 2nd, twice 3rd; at 3, two wins, twice 3rd; at 4, on win (Cougar II H. (G3) - NTR, 1 1/2 miles in 2:29.01, once 2nd (Las Vegas Marathon S. (G2); at 5 and 6, unraced; at 7, unplaced. Totals: 3 wins, twice 2nd, 4 times 3rd. Earned $278,945.
“He is a Graded Stakes winner by sire of sires Giant's Causeway and his first two dams were multiple G1 winning 2 year olds from European champion 2 year old Air Force Blue’s family. This is one of the best pedigrees in the Stud book, and he is gorgeous. What’s not to like!”
Marette Farrell, Bloodstock Agent