A full brother to Grade 1 stakes winning sire CREATIVE CAUSE, DESTIN set a new track record in the G2 Tampa Bay Derby winning by a length going 1:42 4/5 in the 1 1/16 mile KY Derby Prep Race defeating Outwork and Brody’s Cause. Three months later he was defeated a nose by Creator in the classic G1 Belmont Stakes. Destin retires with 5 wins, 2 seconds and 2 thirds in 15 starts with earnings of $947,800.
The 5-Year-Old son of champion sire GIANT’S CAUSEWAY is out of Grade 1 Millionaire, DREAM OF SUMMER who beat ASHADO in the G1 Apple Blossom. She is a multiple graded-stakes winning, graded-stakes producing mare with over $2.3 Million in progeny earnings. Destin is also full brother to graded stakes winning filly VEXATIOUS, as well as half-brother to black type placed producer, TABOO.
“Twin Creeks has had a huge amount of success with perennial leading NY stallion Mission Impazible. After considering many opportunities, we felt like we wanted to follow the leader in New York in Twin Creeks, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Sequel New York.” – Antony Beck, Gainesway Farm
"Unlucky not to be an American Classic winner, Destin showed off plenty of talent and class. He is a deserving stallion prospect. New York should feel LUCKY to get him." - Todd Pletcher, Trainer
“We are committed to quality mare support for this stallion. We are very excited about our first real venture not only in New York but a mare venture of any kind. It is a no-brainer to follow Randy Gullatt due to the success of Mission Impazible.” – Aron Wellman, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners
“Having participated in the New York Program for a while now, and having learned what works, I believe DESTIN is the perfect fit. I am very excited about this horse. Destin's beautiful body, great bone and ability to go a distance of ground will be an easy match for much of the mare population. Destin's turn of foot was very impressive when setting a track record in the G2 Tampa Bay Derby defeating two future KY stallions. I think New York is a perfect fit based on the influence Giant's Causeway has had on both turf and dirt. We are very excited about the team and support that Destin will have getting started as a stallion.” – Randy Gullatt, Twin Creeks Farm
“I look forward to working with Gainesway Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners as well as Twin Creeks Farm in standing DESTIN at Sequel Stallions New York. Creative Cause was a special horse for me having bought him as a yearling in addition to having stood Freud, the King of New York, at stud for so many years, I am truly Giant Causeway’s #1 fan. Destin’s good looks and pedigree are certain to get the breeder’s attention.” – Becky Thomas, Sequel New York
DESTIN will stand for $6,500 LFSN and will be available for inspection at Sequel New York beginning the 1st of December.