10/18/2012 3:14PM

Frost Giant relocating to Keane Stud


New York’s leading freshman sire, Frost Giant, will relocate from Vinery New York to Keane Stud in Amenia, N.Y. He’ll also get a fee hike, from $5,000 this year to $7,500 for 2013, according to a Keane Stud announcement.

Frost Giant previously stood at Vinery’s Sugar Maple division in Poughquag. Vinery’s owner, Tom Simon, put his entire multi-state U.S. operation on the market privately in late August.

Frost Giant, winner of the 2008 Suburban, is the sire of 2012 New York stakes winner West Hills Giant and stakes-placed Zekes Surprise. The 9-year-old Giant’s Causeway horse leads Empire State freshman sires with $416,576 in earnings to date, which also puts him in sixth by earnings nationally among freshman sires. Frost Giant is out of the Gone West mare Takesmybreathaway. He’s a full brother to 2012 stakes-placed Heavy Breathing and a three-quarters-brother to 2011 stakes winner Breathless Storm.