04/12/2005 12:00AM

Giant's Causeway at $200K


Coolmore Stud, which stands top 10 second-crop sire Giant's Causeway at its Kentucky division this season, has raised the stallion's fee to $200,000.

The new figure is well above his originally advertised 2005 fee of $135,000. His price went up earlier this year to $150,000. The new fee ranks Giant's Causeway behind only Storm Cat ($500,000) at Overbrook and A. P. Indy ($300,000) and Kingmambo ($300,000) at Lane's End for North American stallions.

Giant's Causeway was North America's fourth-leading freshman sire last year. He sired four stakes winners and had $1,137,026 in progeny earnings. This year, with 29 runners so far, he is ranked sixth among second-crop sires with earnings of $350,978.

Giant's Causeway is an 8-year-old son of Storm Cat and Grade 2 winner Mariah's Storm.