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    • From second crop of exciting young son of Giant’s Causeway Brody’s Cause

    • Dale Romans trained sire and already has stakes-winning 2yo by him

    • Deep family chock full of graded stakes winners

There are flashy grays and then there is this colt, who is going to catch a lot of eyes around the racetrack as a gray with chrome all over, white splashed across his face and three of his legs. He also is such a strong individual that he made elite cuts in the upper portions of the Keeneland September sale—he is the only son or daughter of Brody’s Cause in the first three books.

That may have been different if the Keeneland catalogs were put together in the last few weeks because Brody’s Cause has jumped out to a terrific start with his first crop of 2-year-olds. Dale Romans trained Brody’s Cause for Dennis Albaugh and they have reaped the early rewards from his stud career at Spendthrift Farm, with the Dale-trained Sittin On Go winning his career debut in mid-August and firing right back to win the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes on the Kentucky Derby undercard. The Iroquois is the first race on the Road to the Derby prep schedule for 2021.

Brody’s Cause has also had maiden special weight winners at Woodbine and Del Mar in the last few weeks.

“Looks like he is going to be a really nice sire, and no surprise to me,” said Dale, who will train this colt for WPT and Mr. Albaugh. “For one, Brody’s Cause is a son of Giant’s Causeway, a great racehorse and great sire, and Brody’s Cause was one of the most talented horses I ever had in my barn.”

Brody’s Cause is one of four horses to win Keeneland’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity as a 2-year-old and come back the next spring to prevail in the track’s premier event, the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes. Dale also achieved that feat with Dullahan.

This colt is a half brother to a very fast horse, King Jack, who captured the Grade 2 Gallant Bob Stakes going 7 furlongs at Parx. The dam is a half sister to another speedster, Tar Heel Mom, a multiple Graded stakes winner in the filly and mare sprint ranks in New York. The dam also is a half sister to Scrappy T, another Graded stakes winner and best known for his second-place finish to Afleet Alex in the Preakness Stakes (see famous photo).

Price includes all acquisition costs and all training, veterinary, and insurance expenses until January 1, 2022.


Trainer: Dale Romans

  • Earned Eclipse Award for nation’s top trainer in 2012
  • Notable wins came in the 2005 Dubai World Cup (Roses in May), 2011 Preakness Stakes (Shackleford), 2012 Breeders’ Cup Turf (Little Mike), 2011 Breeders’ Cup Mile (Court Vision), and 2009 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Tapitsfly)
  • Stable is based in Kentucky most of year and Florida in winter

This is a very nice colt from a runnin’ family. I’m very excited about Brody’s Cause as a stallion and we need to have horses like this in the barn to win big races. Excited to have Albaugh Family Stable and West Point partnering on him.

Trainer Dale Romans

Strong Light Info

  • Trainer: Dale Romans
  • Sire: Brody's Cause
  • Dam: Light Shine
  • Broodmare Sire: Tapit
  • Birth Date: February 20, 2019
  • Sex: colt
  • Bred: Kentucky
  • Nominations: Breeders' Cup
  • Engagements: Breeders' Cup, Kentucky-bred program
  • Dosage Index: 1.93

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