Dual Grade I winner Brody's Cause (Giant's Causeway–Sweet Breanna, by Sahm) has been retired to B. Wayne Hughes's Spendthrift Farm, where he will stand for $12,500 stands and nurses and will also be part of the 2017 Share the Upside Program.
The Share The Upside fee will be $15,000 on a two-year commitment and breeders will earn a lifetime breeding right beginning in 2019 after having two live foals and paying the stud fees. As always, Share The Upside opportunities are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Brody's Cause ticks all the boxes in terms of the credentials needed to make a top sire,” said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift General Manager. “He's one of the best-looking sons of proven sire of sires Giant's Causeway that you'll ever see, and he won prestigious Grade I races at two and three. We believe it's another terrific opportunity to get in on a stallion prospect with huge potential through our Share The Upside program, and we expect he'll be popular.”
Campaigned by Albaugh Family Stable, Brody's Cause followed an impressive come-from-behind maiden breaker at Churchill at odds of 33-1 last September with a similar powerful late run to capture Keeneland's GI Claiborne Breeders' Futurity this time last year. Making up a lot of ground late to finish a solid third behind champion Nyquist (Uncle Mo) in the 2015 GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile, the Dale Romans pupil doubled up at Keeneland with a decisive score in the GI Toyota Blue Grass S. Apr. 9 and was a respectable seventh in the GI Kentucky Derby May 7. Last seen checking in sixth in a loaded renewal of the GI Belmont S. June 11, the 3-year-old retires with a record of 8-3-0-1 and earnings of $1,168,138.
Bred by Gabriel Duignan, William Arvin, Jr. and Petaluma Bloodstock, the $350,000 KEESEP yearling buy is out of Sweet Breanna, a daughter of Grade II winner and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies runner-up Sweet Roberta (Roberto).
Brody's Cause has already taken up residence at Spendthrift and is available for inspection.