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NOT THIS TIME
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Giant's Causeway - Miss Macy Sue, by Trippi
2014, DK B, Height: 16.2 hands

"One of the best-looking horses I’ve ever seen"

Duncan Taylor

"One of the best I’ve ever sat on"

Jockey Robby Albarado

"The best horse I've ever had...spooky good...he’s going to be the next Danzig"

Trainer Dale Romans

"...the fact he had 17 weanlings from his first crop average $80,882, with his $85,000 median even higher than his average, tells the story: he must be throwing very good-looking horses... This is definitely a sire to watch."

Bill Oppenheim, 2018

"Not This Time has what it takes to suceed as a sire. And so far... he's showing it."

-Sid Fernando, TDN

Giant's Causeway's Most Brilliant 2-Year-Old Ever
  • #1 First-Crop Sire by BTWs, winners, and wins
  • First-crop 2YOs led by TDN Rising Star PRINCESS NOOR, winner of the Del Mar Debutante (G1) and Chandelier S. (G2), DIRTY DANGLE, winner of the Woodbine Cares S., VACAY, winner of the Key Cents S., Hopeful Princess, placed in the Schuylerville S. (G3), Time Goes On, runner-up in the Iowa Cradle S., etc.
  • 2020 sales: #1 First-Crop Sire by 2YO average: $175,216; led by Princess Noor, who sold for $1,350,000 at OBS Spring, the highest-priced ever for a 2YO by a freshman sire at OBS. Second-crop yearlings included 13 $200,000+ yearlings
  • Named a TDN "Silver" Value Sire and a Bill Oppenheim Value Sire in 2019 
  • At 2: Won Iroquois S. (G3) at Churchill by 8 3/4 lengths, won MdSpWt by 10 lengths at Ellis in previous start; runner-up by a neck in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, 7 1/2 lengths clear of the third-place finisher
  • Earned a 4 3/4 Ragozin in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)—faster than any horse in the field and every 2-year-old in 2016—a 102 Beyer—fastest by a 2-year-old colt in 2016, and 0 Thoro-Graph
  • Out of MISS MACY SUE, a GSW & Breeders’ Cup (G1)-placed earner of $880,915 who is line bred to champion TA WEE
  • Half-brother to Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner LIAM'S MAP, sire of 2 Grade 1 winners in his first crop; half-brother to $1.4 million yearling purchase MATERA; half-sister TAYLOR S. produced a yearling who sold for $1.9 million at Keeneland September 2020

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Friday, November 27, 2020
Mia Martina kicked into high gear in the stretch to score a half-length maiden special weight debut victory on the grass Friday at Gulfstream Park West...
Sunday, November 15, 2020
With a new stakes winner and two maiden winners on Sunday, Not This Time solidified his position atop the 2020 First-Crop sire list...
Saturday, November 14, 2020
It's Sizzling Time zipped to a front-running maiden win Saturday at Laurel Park to give leading First-Crop sire Not This Time...
Monday, November 9, 2020
Not This Time got his 18th First-Crop winner, most among freshman sires, on Sunday at Woodbine with Arzak's front-running score...
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Leading First-Crop sire Not This Time has a trio of juveniles set to contend this year's Breeders' Cup races Friday at Keeneland...
Monday, October 26, 2020
With a pair of maiden special weight-winning colts on Oct. 26, Not This Time became the first sire on the 2020 Freshman Sire List to eclipse the $1 million mark...
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Next turned his Saturday two-turn debut at Keeneland into a one-horse race with a thoroughly dominating 11 3/4-length win in the 1 1/16-mile contest...
Friday, October 16, 2020
Leading First-Crop sire Not This Time was represented by his 15th overall winner Friday at Belmont Park...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
A filly from 2020 leading First-Crop sire Not This Time brought a session-best winning bid of $225,000 Tuesday...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
It'sfiftyshadetime's six-length debut maiden win Tuesday at Indiana Downs marked Not This Time's 14th winner, which tops all First-Crop sires...
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Omati's 3 1/2-length maiden win Thursday at Delaware Park gave the nation's leading First-Crop sire Not This Time his 13th overall winner...
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Not This Time upped his First-Crop winners' list to 12 on Monday when Dana's Beauty fought to a neck victory in a six-furlong maiden special weight race...
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Not This Time's Princess Noor turned in another spectacular performance in Saturday's $200,000 Chandelier S. (G1)...
Friday, September 25, 2020
Not This Time scored a First-Crop leading 11th winner on Thursday at Belmont Park when the filly Secret Love drew off impressively...
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Not This Time kicked off the second week of the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling sale with a $320,000 colt to top the session...
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Leading First-Crop sire Not This Time got his second stakes winner Saturday at Woodbine when Dirty Dangle rallied to take the $135,000 Woodbine Cares S...
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Not This Time got his 10th First-Crop winner Sept. 16 at Kentucky Downs when the 2-year-old colt Next out-dueled Rockstar Ro...
Monday, September 14, 2020
Not This Time's first offerings at the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling sale were topped by a $450,000 colt...
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
A filly from the leading First-Crop sire brought a top bid of $360,000 late in Wednesday's session...
Monday, September 7, 2020
Princess Noor became the first Grade 1 winner for leading First-Crop sire Not This Time on Sept. 6 with a thoroughly commanding 6 1/2-length victory...
Monday, August 24, 2020
Not This Time increased his First-Crop win total to nine with a pair of maiden special weight winners on Sunday...
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Not This Time's $1.35 million OBS Spring 2-year-old sales topper Princess Noor delivered a stellar performance in her debut Saturday at Del Mar...
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Dirty Dangle broke her maiden Aug. 16 at Woodbine to become the sixth winner for Not This Time, putting him atop the First-Crop sire list...
Monday, August 10, 2020
Screen Star became Not This Time's fifth winner from his first crop on Aug. 10...
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Ninete held off the late charge of Vequist to win her debut by a nose in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race...
Thursday, July 9, 2020
A filly by Not This Time was the only horse through the first four sessions of the OBS Under Tack Show to turn in a sub-10 second breeze on Thursday...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Not This Time's stellar 2-year-old sales results continued Monday during the first session of the June 29-30 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale of 2-year-olds...
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Leading First-Crop sire Not This Time tallied his third winner from just five starters on June 19 when My Kiki drew off to a 4 1/4-length maiden special weight win...
Friday, June 12, 2020
The June 9-12 OBS 2-year-olds in Training sale ended on a high note for Not This Time when a colt by the brilliant First-Crop sire brought a top bid of $575,000...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Thursday marked the second straight day Not This Time had the session-topper at the OBS 2-year-olds in Training sale...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Wednesday's session of the OBS 2-year-olds in Training sale ended on a spectacular note...
Monday, June 1, 2020
A filly by leading Freshman sire Not This Time zipped through a quarter-mile in :20 1/5 during Monday's session of the OBS Under Tack Show...
Friday, May 22, 2020
Leading Freshman sire Not This Time scored his second winner in as many days on Friday when Swaggy George rolled to a four-length maiden special weight score...
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Taylor Made Stallions’ Not This Time became the first North American freshman stallion to sire a winner when Hopeful Princess scored a determined victory in a 4 ½-furlong maiden special weight...
Friday, March 27, 2020
Five out of eight people polled so far have chosen Not This Time as one of the leading first-crop sires in TDN's "So... Who's The Leading First-Crop Sire of 2020?" column.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
First-Crop sire Not This Time wrapped up the 2020 OBS March Sale of 2-year-olds in Training on Wednesday with a $250,000 filly...
Sunday, March 15, 2020
A 2-year-old filly from the first crop of Not This Time rolled through a quarter-mile in :20 4/5 during Sunday's session of the Under Tack show...
Saturday, September 14, 2019
First-Crop yearling sire Not This Time had his best result to date at Keeneland September Yearling sale early in the first Saturday session of the Sept. 9-22 auction...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Not This Time's initial summer yearling offered at auction brought a winning bid of $200,000 Tuesday at the Fasig-Tipton July sale...
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Weanlings from the first crop of Not This Time offered at the Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland November sales have averaged nearly $100,000...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Taylor Made Stallions announced today that Broodmare of the Year Leslie’s Lady has been bred to Not This Time.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Taylor Made Stallions’ California Chrome, Mshawish and Not This Time have all sired their first respective foals, the farm confirmed Sunday...
Monday, November 21, 2016
Leading 2-year-old colt Not This Time has been retired from racing after exiting his brilliant runner-up performance in the Nov. 5 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Santa Anita...

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By: Alan Porter

The most brilliant two-year-old son of sire of sires, Giant’s Causeway, Not This Time was also arguably the fastest and most spectacular two-year-old of his crop. In addition to being by Storm Cat’s leading sire son, he is out of record-breaking graded and multiple stakes winning Miss Macy Sue – also dam of brilliant Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. I) victor Liam’s Map – and descends from Ta Wee, a two-time Champion Sprinter who is half-sister to the legendary Dr. Fager.

Giant’s Causeway has demonstrated an affinity for the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector, and Fappiano is particularly interesting here, as he is out of a mare by Dr. Fager, which should work extremely well with remarkable strong Tartan Farm/Genter heritage in the dam of Not This Time (which includes inbreeding to Dr. Fager’s brilliant half-sister, Ta Wee). We can note that Unbridled’s Song – a grandson of Fappiano – is the sire of Not This Time’s brilliant half-brother Liam’s Map. The Giant’s Causeway/Unbridled’s Song cross produced multiple grade one winner Carpe Diem, and Unbridled’s Song could be introduced through Songandaprayer, First Defence, Old Fashioned, Zensational, Rockport Harbor, Political Force (who appears particularly interesting), Even The Score and Dunkirk, as well as Half Ours and Buddha – both out of mares by Storm Cat, the grandsire of Not This Time – and Eurosilver (out of a mare by Nijinsky II, a close relative to Storm Bird, the sire of Storm Cat). Unbridled, the sire of Unbridled’s Song can also be brought in through Broken Vow, Grindstone (broodmare sire of a stakes winner by Giant’s Causeway), Birdstone (giving inbreeding to Storm Bird), Empire Maker and Pioneerof the Nile.

From other branches of Fappiano, there are Giant’s Causeway grade one winners out of mares by Cryptoclearance (sire of Victory Gallop; grandsire of Candy Ride),and Defensive Play, and stakes winners from mares by Quiet American (who is inbred to Dr. Fager, and who is grandsire of Midnight Lute, who could be interesting here), Rubiano and Roy.

The cross of Giant’s Causeway and sons with Mr. Prospector line mares in general has been a tremendously successful one. Not The Time is a product of a version of this cross, but should work well bred back over mares from this line. Carson City has also been good with Storm Cat in general and is sire of City Zip (who particularly appeals here), Boone’s Mill, Cuvee, Five Star Day, Good And Tough, Pollard’s Vision and Lord Carson. There are four grade one winners by Giant’s Causeway out of mares by Seeking the Gold, and he can be introduced through Mutakddim, Petionville and Cape Town. The cross with mares by Gulch and his son, Thunder Gulch, has been a graded stakes winner producing one. There are Giant’s Causeway line stakes winners out of mares by Gone West and his sons Elusive Quality, Grand Slam and Mr Greeley, which would also suggest mares by Speightstown (giving inbreeding to Storm Cat), and Proud Citizen. Giant’s Causeway’s outstanding son, Shamardal, is out of a mare by Machiavellian, and there is also a grade one winner by son of Giant’s Causeway out of a mare by Machiavellian son, Vettori, which also suggests mares by Street Cry and Street Sense. We can also note three grade one winners out of mares by Kingmambo, and a stakes winner out of a mare by his son Lemon Drop Kid, suggesting the similarly-bred Northern Afleet (sire of Afleet Alex); a grade one winner out of a mare by Miswaki (sire of Black Tie Affair and grandsire of Formal Gold); graded stakes winners out of mares by graded winners out of mares by Smart Strike; Woodman and his son, Hansel; and Crafty Prospector (who should be good here and is sire of Crafty Friend, Prospectors Gamble, Prospect Bay and Robyn Dancer); and stakes winners out of mares by Distant View, Jade Hunter and Fusaichi Pegasus and his son, Roman Ruler. Not This Time is out of a mare by Trippi from the Forty Niner branch of Mr. Prospector, but Trippi himself sired a grade one winner out of a mare by a son of Forty Niner, so it could be worth reintroducing this strain through mares by Distorted Humor, Ecton Park and Gold Fever - all broodmare sires of Giant’s Causeway line stakes winners – as well as Gold Case, Editor’s Note, Coronado’s Quest, Bankers Gold, Roar, Jules, Luhuk and Twining.

Bringing in more In Reality should work well here, and we can note that the Giant’s Causeway line has done well with a number of Relaunch (by In Reality) line broodmare sires, including Honour and Glory (sire of Put It Back), Cee’s Tizzy, Tiznow, Slew Gin Fizz and Bertrando (sire of Officer). Bringing in Valid Appeal also looks appealing, particularly through Successful Appeal, with Valid Wager and Valid Expectations offering other options.

Giant’s Causeway is a Northern Dancer line stallion, but he and his sons have done well with mares from some other branches of that line. There are nearly 50 stakes winners by Giant’s Causeway and sons out of mares from the Danzig branch, with grade one producing crossing including those with mares by Danehill, Anabaa, Polish Express and Bertolini (a three- quarters brother to Green Desert). In North America, stakes producing crosses include with mares by Belong To Me, Polish Numbers and Langfuhr, and it could be worth exploring the Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross – a parallel to Giant’s Causeway’s sire Storm Cat – found via Lost Soldier, Honor Code and Chief’s Crown (sire of Concerto and grandsire of Bellamy Road).

There are more than 30 stakes winners by Giant’s Causeway and sons out of Sadler’s Wells line mares, and in the U.S. options include El Prado, Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy (sire of a grade one winner out of Giant’s Causeway mare), Artie Schiller, Perfect Soul (a Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross, like Storm Cat) and Sligo Bay (giving inbreeding to Champion Glorious Song and a sister). From mares descending from Nureyev – a three-quarters brother to Sadler’s Wells - there are stakes winners by Giant’s Causeway and sons out of mares by Stravinsky, Theatrical, Peintre Celebre and Pivotal, with Atticus (bred on the same cross as Storm Cat) and Spinning World also being possible sources. Out of mares from the Deputy Minister branch of Northern Dancer, Giant’s Causeway and sons have enjoyed success with Dehere (a Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross, and sire of Graeme Hall), Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper, who particularly appeals here), Silver Deputy (sire of Posse, Badge of Silver and Spring at Last) and French Deputy.

The cross of Giant’s Causeway and sons with mares from the A.P. Indy line has been a very productive one, stakes producing version including those with mares by A.P. Indy himself, but also by Jump Start (giving a double of Storm Cat); Olmodavor; and Pulpit and his sons, Tapit (out of mare by Unbridled, which appeals here) and Purge, which also suggests daughters of Sky Mesa (doubling Storm Cat) and Stroll. This cross might also work though such as Bernardini (especially interesting here as he is out of a mare by Quiet American), Malibu Moon, Mineshaft, Congrats, Flatter and Majestic Warrior. Giant’s Causeway also sired the grade one winning Eskendereya out of a mare by Seattle Slew, the sire of A.P. Indy, and a grade two winner out of a mare by Seattle Slew son, Capote (sire of Boston Harbor).

Out of mares from the Halo line, Giant’s Causeway and sons have three stakes winners, one grade one from daughters of More Than Ready. Giant’s Causeway also carries Halo’s Champion daughter, Glorious Song, a sister to Devil’s Bag (sire of Devil His Due and Diablo) and Saint Ballado (sire of Saint Liam, Yankee Victor, Captain Bodgit and Sweetsouthernsaint). It would also be interesting to introduce Cure the Blues, a relative to Halo, and out of a mare by Dr. Fager, the most likely source being American Chance.

Giant’s Causeway has two classic performers out of a mare by Siberian Summer, a son of Siberian Express, also sire of In Excess and grandsire of Indian Charlie, and from the Caro male line of Cozzene, sire of Alphabet Soup and Running Stag (broodmare sire of a Giant’s Causeway line stakes winner).

Maria’s Mon is out of a Caro mare, and he has worked under Giant’s Causeway. His son, Monarchos, is also broodmare sire of a Giant’s Causeway line stakes winner, and is also sire of Super Saver. It may also be well worth trying Not This Time was mares by Holy Bull (sire of Macho Uno and Flashy Bull).

NOT THIS TIME – POTENTIALLY OUTSTANDING CROSSES

  • Any Given Saturday
  • AP Indy
  • AP Jet
  • Astrology
  • Bernardini
  • Bodemeister
  • Broken Vow
  • City Zip
  • Coaltown Cat
  • Congrats
  • Cross Traffic
  • Dialed In
  • Edington
  • Empire Maker
  • Even The Score
  • Flatter
  • Ghostzapper
  • Grindstone
  • Half Ours
  • Jersey Town
  • Jump Start
  • Kittens Joy
  • Macho Uno
  • Midshipman
  • More Than Ready
  • Next Best
  • Old Fashioned
  • Orb
  • Pioneerof The Nile
  • Pulpit
  • Quiet American
  • Sky Mesa
  • Soaring Empire
  • Speightstown
  • Stay Thirsty
  • Tapit
  • To Honor and Serve
  • Unbridled
  • Unbridled's Song
  • Union Rags
  • Violence
  • Warrior's Reward
  • Zivo

Pedigree for NOT THIS TIME

Dosage:
GIANTS CAUSEWAY (USA)
ch. 1997 [C]
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN)
b. 1978
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN) b. 1961 [BC]
SOUTH OCEAN (CAN) b. 1967 *
TERLINGUA (USA)*
ch. 1976
SECRETARIAT (USA) ch. 1970 [IC]
CRIMSON SAINT (USA) ch. 1969 *
MARIAH'S STORM (USA)
b. 1991
RAHY (USA)
ch. 1985
BLUSHING GROOM (FR) ch. 1974 [BC]
GLORIOUS SONG (CAN) b. 1976 *
IMMENSE (USA)
b. 1979
ROBERTO (USA) b. 1969 [C]
IMSODEAR (USA) b. 1967 *
MISS MACY SUE (USA)
b. 2003
TRIPPI (USA)
b. 1997
END SWEEP (USA)
b. 1991
FORTY NINER (USA) ch. 1985
BROOM DANCE (USA) b. 1979
JEALOUS APPEAL (USA)
dkb/br. 1983
VALID APPEAL (USA) b. 1972
JEALOUS CAT (USA) dkb/br. 1975
YADA YADA (USA)
b. 1996
GREAT ABOVE (USA)
dkb/br. 1972
MINNESOTA MAC (USA) b. 1964
TA WEE (USA) dkb/br. 1966
STEM (USA)
b. 1982
DAMASCUS (USA) b. 1964 [IC]
TWEAK (USA) dkb/br. 1976


NOT THIS TIME modified: 11/30/2020

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Performance Record for NOT THIS TIME

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 4 2 (1) 1 (1)  0 $454,183
Totals 4 2 (1)  1 (1) 0 $454,183


Won at 2
  • Iroquois S. at Churchill Downs (G3, 8.5f, by 8 3/4 lengths, defeating Lookin At Lee, Recruiting Ready, Honor Thy Father, Thirstforlife, Just Move On, Blame Will, Skinflint) 102 Beyer
  • A maiden special weight at Ellis Park (8f, by 10 lengths, defeating Society Beau, Derecho Warrior, Patriot Drive, Giant Payday, Senior Investment, Colonel Swinson)
2nd at 2
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile S. at Santa Anita Park (G1, 8.5f, by a neck to Classic Empire, defeating Practical Joke, Lookin At Lee, Syndergaard, Three Rules, Gormley, Klimt, Term of Art, Theory, Star Empire)
at Gulfstream Park