Creative Cause

Creative Cause

Giant's Causeway - Dream of Summer
2009 - Gray or Roan - 16.2 Hands
2023 Fee: $7,500 S&N
5% discount on all stud fees paid by Nov 1
24 Black-Type Winners, 7 Graded Stakes Winners

3yo g MI HERMANO RAMON scored his first Stakes win in the Singletary S. at Santa Anita on May 7th. Trained by Mark Glatt for breeder & owner Red Baron's Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal, LLC. 

3yo BO CRUZ tabbed a *TDN Rising Star for his win on Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs. Trained by Al Stall for owners Skyscraper Racing, LLC, Racingwithbruno, Brian Pagano and Patrick Grippo. Bred by Douglas Scharbauer

2yo colt PACKS A WAHLOP wins the Zuma Beach S. (G3) on October 9th, in his last start he won the Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes (G3) at Del Mar on September 11th. Trained by Jeff Mullins for owner Red Baron's Barn & Rancho Temescal. Bred by Oak Ridge Farm. 

7yo g. KING CAUSE wins the Knickerbocker S. (G3) at Aqueduct on October 9th. Trained by Mike Maker for Nice Guy Stables, bred by Bret Jones. 

3yo g. YOU'RE THE CAUSE won the Muckleshoot Derby at Emerald Downs on August 14th. Trained by Debbie Van Horne for WilWin Stable. Bred by Spruce Lane Farm, Patrick Waresk, Mashnee Stable and Empire Equine. 

5yo m. CREATIVE CREDIT won the Clarksville S. at Horseshoe Indianapolis on July 13th. Trained by breeder and owner, Richard Finucane.

3yo colt CREATIVE MINISTER followed up his maiden win at Keeneland on April 9th with an allowance win at Churchill Downs on Derby day. He finished 3rd in the G1 Preakness Stakes in his stakes debut. Trained by Ken McPeek for Fern Circle Stables and Back Racing, LLC. Bred by Dellridge Farm, LLC.

KING CAUSE won the Kentucky Cup Classic Stakes at Turfway Park to score his first stakes win. Trained by Mike Maker for Nice Guy Stables, bred by Bret Jones. 

3yo colt MY BUDDY B wins first time out at Turfway Park in a fast and gutsy race. Trained by Paul Lobo for owner/breeder Bonne Chance Farm. 

4yo filly STAR OF NIGHT won her 9th straight, and 3rd straight stakes race, when winning the My Sister Pearl Stakes on November 13th. The Steinmann Family owns and bred Star of Night, trained by Jeff Runco. 

2yo filly SURF SPA broke her maiden at Keeneland on October 21st. Trained by Matt Shirer for owner Jeremy Sussman, Todd Monken and Ten Strike Racing. Bred by Brereton C. Jones 

4yo filly STAR OF NIGHT, won her 8th straight race, and 2nd consecutive stakes race on October 9th when she took the West Virginia Cavada Breeders' Classic S. at Charles Town. The Steinmann Family owns and bred Star of Night, trained by Jeff Runco. 

3yo filly SUNSHINE CITY won the Miss Gracie S. over the Gulfstream Park turf course by 3 3/4-length tally, earning an 85 Beyer, on September 4th.This her third consecutive win for trainer Bobby S. Dibona and owner Phillip DiCosmo. She was bred by Ken and Sarah Ramsey.

WV Bred Horse of the Year, STAR OF NIGHT, added a 4th Stakes Win to her resume when she won the Sadie Hawkins Stakes at Charlestown on August 27th. A homebred for the Steinmann Family, previously won the Sylvia Bishop Memorial S. at Charles Town by 5 1/4 lengths in a time that was 0.04 seconds faster than the G3 Charles Town Oaks two races prior, and returned to win the W.V.T.O. Breeders' Cup Classic and the My Sister Pearl S., making it 3 stakes in a row. She has now won 9 of 11 starts with 2 seconds. Star of Night is trained by Jeff Runco. 

2yo filly, CONTROL was an impressive debut winner, earning an 84 Beyer at Ellis Park on July 25th. Trained by Michael McCarthy for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, bred by Olin B. Gentry. 

2yo filly, ORIGINATE wired the field to break her maiden by 5 lengths on debut at Prairie Meadows on August 22nd. Trained by Kevin Eikleberry for Reunion Racing Stables LLC and himself, bred by Brereton C. Jones & B. Ned Jones.

2yo gelding, CAUSE I'M LEAVIN broke his maiden by an impressive 8+ lengths July 29th at Canterbury. Trained by Richard Barton Enterprises for  Pink Cloud Racing, bred by Wade Rarick.

HUSH OF A STORM parlayed an eyecatching 5 1/2 length MdSpWt win and an impressive Allowance victory with a win in the John Battaglia Memorial S. over LIKE THE KING and GRETZKY THE GREAT (G1). He is trained by William Morey for the Joseph P. Morey, Jr. Revocable Trust.

CAUSEWAY JONES was a dominant 7 1/2 length wire-to-wire winner on his debut at Remington Park earning a sharp 81 Beyer. Now trained by Jerry Hollendorfer.

B. C. Jones-bred CANADIAN PRIDE returned to sprinting and won impressively at Santa Anita on March 12th for CRK Stable and Peter Eurton, earning a 91 Beyer. Bred by BC Jones, he was purchased by David Ingordo for $250,000 as a yearling

2020 YEARLINGS UP TO $180,000! 

Creative Cause had 9 juvenile winners in 2020, and his two-year-olds of 2021 are his best and biggest crop! 

A Leading Cumulative Fifth Crop Kentucky Stallion: Sire of PAVEL (G1), SIGNIFICANT FORM (G2), MGSW MY BOY JACK, GSW SKYLER'S SCRAMJET, MSW TWISTED TOM, etc. 

IDENTIFIER won the G3 Hal's Hope S. at Gulfstream Park, and Harmless was placed in the G2 Yellow Ribbon at Del Mar for Agave Racing Stable and Phil d'Amato

STAR OF NIGHT, a homebred for the Steinmann Family, won the Sylvia Bishop Memorial S. at Charles Town by 5 1/4 lengths in a time that was 0.04 seconds faster than the G3 Charles Town Oaks two races prior, and returned to win the W.V.T.O. Breeders' Cup Classic and the My Sister Pearl S., making it 3 stakes in a row. She has now won 6 of 8 lifetime starts.

Two 2yo Black-Type Winners among 15 2yo winners and 5 Black-Type 2yos from his fourth crop

15 Lifetime Black Type Winners and 32 Black Type Horses, including the G1-winning millionaire, PAVEL

MGSW SIGNIFICANT FORM was placed in the 2020 G3 Intercontinental S. to increase her earnings to $817,216 for Stephanie Seymour Brant and Chad Brown 

G1 winner, PAVEL, the Reddam Racing globetrotter has retired to stud with earnings of almost $2.1m in 18 lifetime starts. He raced exclusively in Graded Stakes company since his impressive debut maiden win, including trips to Dubai (twice) and Japan.

G3 winner, SKYLER'S SCRAMJET was beaten just a 1/2 length by World Of Trouble in the 2019 G1 Carter H. at AQU. Still in training, he has earnings now $540,799

Click here to read Chris McGrath's article on Creative Cause from the June 28th 2018 issue of the TDN

FOUR STAKES-WINNING JUVENILES IN 2017, while no other Second Crop Sire had more than ONE!

  • Grade I Winning Millionaire - By a Grade I Winning Millionaire - Out of a Grade I Winning Millionaire
  • Grade I Winner and Eclipse Finalist at 2
  • Grade II Winner and Classic Placed at 3
  • Defeated every horse he ever ran against, including Grade I Winners I'LL HAVE ANOTHER, BODEMEISTER, UNION RAGS, PAYNTER, HANSEN, and GEMOLOGIST
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Race Record

Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
2012 5 1 1 2 $518,000
2011 5 3 1 1 $521,000
Totals 10 4 2 3 $1,039,000

Won at 2
Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita (G1, $250,000, 8.5f
Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar (G2, $150,000, 6.5f)
MSW at Hollywood Park ($73,000, 5f by 4 3/4)

2nd at 2
Del Mar Futurity at Del Mar (G1, 7f to Drill)

3rd at 2
Breeder's Cup Juvenile (G1, 8.5f to Hansen, Union Rags)

Won at 3
San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita (G2, $300,000. 8.5f by)

2nd at 3
Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita (G1, 9f, to I'll Have Another)

3rd at 3
Preakness Stakes at Pimlico (G1, 9.5f to I'll Have Another, Bodemeister)
San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita (G2, 7f)


Click here to view the complete race record for Creative Cause in Daily Racing Form Past Performance format.

Creative Cause

Creative Cause

Pedigree: 5-Cross

ch. 1997 [C]
br. 1983
b. 1978
b. 1961 [BC]
NEARCTIC (CAN) br. 1954
NATALMA (USA) b. 1957 *
b. 1967
ch. 1976
ch. 1970 [IC]
BOLD RULER (USA) br. 1954 [BI]
ch. 1969
BOLERO ROSE (USA) ch. 1958
b. 1991
ch. 1985
ch. 1974 [BC]
RED GOD (USA) ch. 1954
b. 1976
HALO (USA) blk. 1969 [BC]
BALLADE (USA) b. 1972 *
b. 1979
b. 1969 [C]
HAIL TO REASON (USA) br. 1958 [C]
BRAMALEA (USA) b. 1959 *
b. 1967
CHIEFTAIN (USA) br. 1961
gr/r. 1999
gr/r. 1989
gr. 1981
gr. 1967 [IC]
FORTINO (FR) gr. 1959
CHAMBORD (GB) ch. 1955
dkb/br. 1966
WARFARE (USA) gr. 1957
LA MORLAYE (USA) b. 1958
dkb/br. 1983
gr. 1969 [BC]
NEARCTIC (CAN) br. 1954
SHENANIGANS (USA) gr. 1963 *
b. 1972
TOM ROLFE (USA) b. 1962 [CP]
DELTA (USA) b. 1952 *
b. 1990
dkb/br. 1982
gr. 1976
IN REALITY (USA) b. 1964 [BC]
FOGGY NOTE (USA) gr. 1965 *
b. 1971
ch. 1983
b. 1973
PROTANTO (USA) b. 1967
PASHAMIN (USA) b. 1966
ch. 1975

Top Performers

PAVEL, 14, c (Maria's Mon, Key To The Mint) 3 wins, $2,090,351, Stephen Foster H [G1], Smarty Jones S. [G3], 2nd Pacific Classic [G1], 3rd Jockey Club Gold Cup [G1], Suburban S. [G2]

SIGNIFICANT FORM, 15, f (Harlan's Holiday, Gone West) 4 wins - 1 win at 2, $817,216, Ballston Spa S. [G2], Noble Damsel S. [G3], Miss Grillo S. [G3], Intercontinental S. [G3], Memories Of Silver S. [L], 2nd Wonder Again S. [G3

MY BOY JACK, 15, c (Mineshaft, Gold Alert) 3 wins - 1 win at 2, $776,887, Stonestreet Lexington S. [G3], Southwest S. [G3], Zuma Beach S. [L], 2nd Del Mar Juvenile Turf S. [L], 3rd Louisiana Derby [G2], Sham S. [G3], Kentucky Downs Preview Kentucky Turf Cup

KING CAUSE 15, g (Street Cry, Dayjur) 8 wins - $647,228,  1st Knickerbocker S. [G3], TwinSpires Kentucky Cup Classic Stakes [L], 3rd Bensalem Match Series S., TwinSpires Kentucky Cup Classic S. 

SKYLER'S SCRAMJET, 14, c (Phone Trick, Carson City) 7 wins - 1 win at 2, $547,355, 1st Tom Fool H [G3], 2nd Carter H. [G1], Toboggan S. [G3], Runhappy S [L], Gravesend S. [L

PACKS A WAHLOP, 20, c (City Zip, Glitterman) 3 wins, $246,000, 1st Zuma Beach S. [G3] Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes [G3]

IDENTIFIER, 16, c (Shakespeare, Cherokee Run) 4 wins, $188,330, 1st Hal's Hope S. [G3]

TWISTED TOM, 14, g (Thunder Gulch, Seattle Slew) 9 wins - 1 win at 2, $939,135, Private Terms S. [L], Federico Tesio S. [L], Empire Classic H., New York Derby, Albany S., 2nd Alex Robb S.

STAR OF NIGHT, 17, f (Malibu Moon, Dixieland Band) 12 wins and 3 seconds from 15 starts, $403,546, Sylvia Bishop Memorial S., W.V. Tourism Office Breeders' Cup Classic S., twice the winner of the My Sister Pearl S., West Virginia Cavada Breeder’s Classic Stakes.

NIKKI MY DARLING, 14, f (Zamindar, Tom Rolfe) 7 wins - 1 win at 2, $277,688, Pay The Man S, Southern Park S, Norm Barron Queen City Oaks 

CREATIVE CREDIT, 17, m (Najran, Pembroke) $220,852, 8 wins, Laguna Distaff Turf Sprint Stakes, Clarksville S. [L]

CAUSE WE ARE LOYAL, 15, f (Not For Love, Louise Quatorze) 2 wins at 2, $200,251, Seeking The Ante S, 3rd Maddie May S

CREATIVE INSTINCT, 16, f  (Swiss Yodeler, Cee's Tizzy) 3 wins, 2 at 2, $175,986, Generous Portion S, 3rd Soviet Problem S

MI HERMANO RANON, 20, g (Suances (GB), Cat's Career) 3 wins, $169,700 Singletary S.  

SUNSHINE CITY, 18, f (War Front, Seeking the Gold) $162,555, 6 wins, Miss Gracis S.

YOU'RE THE CAUSE 19, g. (Tiznow, Hennessey) $76,286, 4 wins, Muckleshoot Derby

CREATIVE THINKING, 14, f (Street Cry, Groom Dancer) 3 wins, $132,592, Keertana Overnight S [L] at CD, 3rd Flaming Page S [L] at WO

SHE'S THE CAUSE, 17, f (Red Bullet, Copelan) 3 wins, 1 at 2, $121,120, 1st City Of Anderson S.

SPANISH POINT, 17, f (Mineshaft, Lil's Lad) 3 wins, 2 at 2, $120,925, House Party S.

THEONEWEWAITEDFOR, 14, f (Eastern Echo, Bering) 2 wins from 2 starts, $118,680, Landaluce S. [L]

HUSH OF A STORM, 18, c (Flatter, Quiet American) 3 wins, 1 at 2, $114,605, 1st John Battaglia Memorial S.

SHE'SCREATIVE, 15, f (Two Punch, Dixieland Band) 2 wins at 2, $103,060,  D. S. Shine Young Futurity

Creative Minister, 19, c. (Tapit, Deputy Minister) 2 wins, $486,045, 3rd Preakness Stakes [G1], Smarty Jones Stakes [G3], Curlin Stakes [L], 2nd Bourbon Trail S.

King Russell, 20, c. (Proud Citizen, El Prado (IRE), $322,350, 1 win, 2nd Arkansas Derby [G1

Yodel E. A. Who, 16 (Speightstown, Dynaformer) 13 wins, $553,186 2nd Rough and Ready S., Chalcedon S., Fire Plug S., General George S., Henry S. Clark S., 3rd Frank Y. Whiteley S. 

See Ya Manana, 15, f (Graeme Hall, Stalwart) 12 wins, 1 win at 2, $329,401, 2nd Original Gold S., WV Cavada Breeders Classic S, 3rd Sylvia Bishop Memorial S., My Sister Pearl S., Sadiw Hawkins S.

Create A Star, 15, f (Pioneering, Dixieland Band) 1 win at 2, $223,207, 2nd Oklahoma Classics Distaff Sprint S, 3rd Oklahoma Classics Lassie S, Oklahoma Classics Distaff S

Remedy, 15, f (Orientate, Tricky Creek) 3 wins, 1 at 2, $217,344, 2nd Comely S [G3], Remington Park Oaks [G3

Canadian Pride, 17, g (Canadian Frontier, Mazel Trick) 3 wins, $201,700, 3rd in the [G2] San Carlos S. 

Your Only Man, 14, c (Street Cry, Lyphard) 5 wins, $197,604, 2nd Tropical Turf S. [G3]

Original Intent, 15, g (Purge, Big Spruce) 10 wins, $332,372, 2nd Birdstone S. [L]

Norma's Charm, 15, f (Honour And Glory, Forty Niner) 1 win, $172,575, 2nd Alma North S [L]

Milton Freewater, 14, c (Swiss Yodeler, Sharp Victor) 2 wins at 2, $153,645, NTR at Los Alamitos 4.5f in 51.37, 3rd King Glorious S [L], Graduation S [L], Golden State Juvenile S [L]

Tartufo, 15, h (Prized, Noble Table) $132,350, 2 wins, 3rd TwinSpires Kentucky Cup Classic S. [L]

Harmless, 16, f (Latent Heat, Sky Classic) 3 wins, $124,088, 3rd Yellow Ribbon H. [G2], Latonia S., Ellis Park Turf

Man Child, 20, c (More Than Ready, With Approval) $81,270, 1 win, 2nd Lost in the Fog Juvenile S., 3rd Best Pal S. [G3], Capote S. 

Stone Creator, 19, f (Empire Maker, Prospectors Gamble) $137,700 2 wins; MSW on debut, 2nd Maddie May S at Aqu, 2nd East View S at Aqu, Won ALW at Aqu

Creative Peak, 19, c (Swiss Yodeler, Doneraile Court) $155,758 2 Wins, 3rd Lost in the Fog S. [L]

Creative Romance, 16, c (Wild Event, Raise A Native) 4 wins, $123,040, 3rd California Oaks

A. P. Zona, 14, c (A. P. Indy, Gone West) $122,747, 5 wins, 2nd Sir Winston Churchill Derby Trial H [L

Justleaveitalone, 17, f (El Prado, Halo) 1 win, $102,628, 2nd My Dear S. at WO on debut, Fury S. (btn nose)

Larry's Legend, 18, g (Speightstown, Dynaformer) 4 wins, $95,700, 2nd Lost in the Fog S. [L]

Running Mate, 14, c (Street Cry, Dayjur) 3 wins - 2 wins at 2, $92,550, 3rd Sugar Bowl S [L], TDN Rising Star on debut  

Bold Valor, 17, g (War Front, Bet Big) $91,627, 6 wins, 1 at 2, 3rd Henry Mercer Memorial S. 

Beer Can, 17, f (War Pass, AP Indy) $86,810, 2 wins, 1 at 2, 2nd Bob Bryant S., 3rd Iowa Sorority S.

Baytown Macca, 16, c (Majestic Warrior, Bertrando) $82,590, 4 wins, 3rd Kentucky Juvenile S at CD  

Creative Plan, 17, g (Divine Park, Marquetry) $80,640, 4 wins, 3rd Mystic Lake Derby [L]

Creative Bid, 19, c (Canadian Frontier, Spectacular Bid) $34,095, 1 win, MSW, 3rd Manzano S.

Magical Spell (JPN), 14, c (Proud Citizen, Langfuhr) 5 wins - 1 at 2, $672,749, Rikka Stakes, Seto Tokubetsu

Hardly A Secret, 14, g (The Cliff's Edge, Dixieland Band) 13 wins, $369,732

Creative Style, 15, g (Indian Charlie, Honor Grades) 6 wins, $266,911

She's Divine, 16, f (Divine Park, Chimes Band) 5 wins, $202,360

Create Again, 15, g (Distorted Humor, Gone West) 6 wins, $181,714

Cause I'm Edgy, 16, f (Eddington, Pioneering) 3 wins, $125,931

Bo Cruz, 20, c (Ghostzapper, A.P. Indy) 2 wins, $112,960 *TDN Rising Star

Causeway Jones, 18, c (Smarty Jones, Horse Chestnut (SAF)) 2 wins, $109,981

Control, 19, f (Vindicaton, Forty Niner) 1 win, *TDN Rising Star* $30,600


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Sales Statistics

Year Sold Gross Average
2022 0 n/a n/a
2021  1 $3,500 $3,500
2020  5 $38,000 $7,600
2019  12 $155,300 $12,941
2018  7 $293,496 $41,928
2017 7 $414,498  $59,214
2016  10 $208,700 $20,870
2015 $120,500 $30,125
2014  6 $290,000 $48,333
Year   Sold Gross   Average
2023 2 $39,000 $19,500
2022  14  $381,500  $27,250
2021  45  $1,358,200  $30,182
2020  65  $1,264,315  $19,451
2019  24  $588,400  $24,516
2018  27  $1,763,693  $65,359
2017 30  $2,028,210  $67,607
2016 47  $2,451,473  $52,159
2015 37  $2,493,985  $67,405
Year  Sold Gross    Average
2022 7 $685,000 $75,607
2021 13 $424,000 $32,611
2020 7 $341,565  $48,795
2019 13 $374,200  $28,557
2018 15 $962,490  $64,166
2017  22 $2,952,500 $134,205
2016 14 $1,502,364 $107,312
Year Sold Gross Average
2023  0 n/a n/a
2022  1 $5,000 $5,000
2021  3 $29,000 $9,667
2020  4 $115,000 $28,750
2019  4 $244,500 $61,125
2018  13 $466,700 $35,900
2017  5 $44,400 $8,880
2016  11 $138,897 $12,627
2015 3 $26,499 $8,333
2014 6 $177,000 $29,500
2013 5 $233,000 $46,600
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