Dual graded stakes winner Giant Expectations (Frost Giant–Sarahisittrue, by Is It True) has been retired from racing and will stand the upcoming breeding season at a location still to be determined pending sale of the horse either privately or at auction.
Giant Expectations was trained by Eurton for Exline-Border Racing, David Bernsen, Gatto Racing, and partners, who issued a release: “The current ownership group and management unanimously elected to retire Giant Expectations in the best interests of the horse, and are excited to follow his next career as a stallion.”
In a career that spanned five seasons and 25 starts, the earner of $1,343,600 hit the board in 13 starts, including wins in the 2017 seven-panel GII Pat O'Brien S. and 2017 8 1/2-furlong
GII San Antonio S., the latter victory a gate-to-wire effort defeating Eclipse Award 2018 champion Accelerate (Lookin At Lucky) and Grade I winners Collected (City Zip) and Hopportunity (Any Given Saturday).
“Giant Expectations was one of the best horses I had the pleasure to ride over my career,” said Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who was in the irons for some of Giant's biggest races including both the Pat O'Brien and San Antonio wins. “He was a great looking horse, with the stride and the movement to go
with it, long and fluid..a beautiful stride and a powerful stretch run.”
Added trainer Peter Eurton, “He's always had tremendous speed, stamina, and resilience. He's a perfectly built horse. Very sound and a gorgeous individual.”
“This is the type of horse you miss the most when they leave,” said Eurton. “Anybody who breeds to him is going to be very happy.”
Giant Expectations is from the Storm Cat male line and has been relocated to Kentucky as a stallion prospect and will be available for viewing near Keeneland beginning next week. To arrange a viewing please call 805-712-1395.