Grade 1 winner Giant Oak sires first foal
Multiple grade 1 winner on dirt Giant Oak has sired his first foal, a chestnut filly born on January 8 at Jacob Nance's I.R. Bloodstock at Dearborn Farm in Midway, Kentucky. Bred by Mike Abraham, the filly is out of the Ghazi mare Silent Emotion, a stakes winner of $210,000 and dam of grade 1-placed Unspoken Word.
Bred and owned by the Virginia H. Tarra Trust, Giant Oak began his career as a juvenile by winning his first two starts and went on to win two grade 1 events on dirt, the 2010 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs and the 2011 Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park. In his four year racing career, Giant Oak won on dirt, turf and synthetic while placing in 15 graded events. His career tally is 31-5-5-6 with earnings of $1,484,829. He is the leading son of Giant's Causeway on dirt, with over $1.2 million in dirt earnings.
Now standing his second season at Millennium Farms for a stud fee of $7,500, Giant Oak bred 83 mares in his first year at stud.