Leading Canadian sire and Grade 3 winner Giant Gizmo has been sold to top Panama stud Harás Cerro Punta.
In a deal brokered by Alberto Paz Rodriguez, the former Adena Springs North stallion will commence stud duties in Panama in 2020. The 15-year-old Giant's Causeway son is the sire of nine stakes winners and sixteen stakes horses, led by Grade 3 winners Ami's Gizmo and Brooklyn's Way.
The leading sire of his generation in Canada from 2013 to 2015, the stallion found early success when he sired two Canadian classic winners in his first three crops with Ami's Gizmo and Brooklyn's Way. The stallion's success continued with his later crops when finishing fourth on Canada's general sires list in 2015, second on the list in 2016 and ending the season in the top five the next two years.
Giant Gizmo has sired 30 winners in 2019, led by last week's OLG Halton Stakes winner Cooler Mike.
“Our success has been based on bringing good, proven sires to continue our tradition of being the best in our world with a focus on the Clásico del Caribe,” Rodriguez said. “Over the years we have had great results importing stallions such as Pumpkin Moonshine, Screen King, Proud Truth, and Concerto. We are looking forward to continuing that success with Giant Gizmo, who has proven to be a top sire in Canada since his first runners stepped on the track.”
The winner of six of his 11 starts for more than $500,000 in earnings, Giant Gizmo beat 11 stakes winners in his two Grade 3 victories when trained by the legendary Bobby Frankel for Stronach Stables. He will ship to Panama in late September.
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