Pine Plains, New York, November 19, 2013—Heavy Breathing, the full brother to record-breaking New York sire Frost Giant, will stand his initial season in 2014 for an introductory fee of $2,500 at Dutchess Views Farm in Pine Plains, New York.
The partnership that owns Heavy Breathing is assembling a strong book for the four-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway and the Gone West mare Takesmybreathaway, including mares by leading sires and runners that earned black type. The partners decided to set his fee at an enticing level to best serve breeders who might not be able to gain access to Frost Giant, as he will stand for $10,000 next season, or who are seeking a highly promising and economically appealing option for their mares.
“We are very excited about the future with Heavy Breathing,” said Eric Bishop, who manages Frost Giant’s career for Andrew Cohen’s Sunset Stables and will manage Heavy Breathing for the partnership of Sunset Stables, Gary Tolchin’s Golden Goose Enterprises and Well Found Management. “We want to provide New York breeders with a great chance to access this bloodline, which clearly has worked so well in New York, at a very attractive level.”
Frost Giant set a New York record for progeny earnings with his initial small crop last year and currently ranks as leading second-crop sire in the state by a wide margin. Heavy Breathing, a graded stakes-placed multiple winner, shares not only Frost Giant’s pedigree but also his physical attributes; he is a handsome chestnut standing 16.2 who displayed talent and versatility for trainer Todd Pletcher.
“Heavy Breathing showed great promise with his ability over a variety of distances and track surfaces,” Pletcher said.
From one of the most prolific female families in North America, Heavy Breathing and Frost Giant are out of a three-quarter sister to Mutakddim, sire of over 100 stakes winners. Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver, champion Rhythm, influential sires Private Account and Not For Love, and Grade 1 winners Bluegrass Cat and Girolamo all belong to this family.
For more information, contact Sunset Stables manager Eric Bishop at 516-606-9768