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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

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

Trainer Dale Romans

"He's among the elite."

Sid Fernando, TDN

"Stallions either have the magic or they don't. I could see from the start that Not This Time had it."

Bobby Flay

"Not This Time is a stallion that my team and I focused on acquiring as many of his offspring as possible. I believe he is one of the most exciting young stallions in our game."

Mike Repole

  • From 4 crops to race: 5 G1Ws, 13 GSWs, 30 BTWs, and a Champion in his second crop
  • 2023 racing: UP TO THE MARK, winner of the Manhattan S. (G1) and the Turf Classic S. (G1); SIBELIUS, winner of the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1); NEXT, winner of the Brooklyn S. (G2), Greenwood Cup S, (G3), and the Birdstone S.; GIGANTE, winner of the Secretariat S. (G2) and the Caesars H.; COGBURN, winner of the Troy S. (G3), Grand Prairie Turf Sprint S., and the Chamberlain Bridge S.; AEGEAN FINALE, 2-time G1 winner in Turkey; stakes winners AIN'T LIFE GRAND, CARA'S TIME, GAME TIME, ONE MORE KELLY, and SACRED WISH; G1-placed Sacred WishG2-placed Fire on TimeSIMPLIFICATION; G3-placed LAST LEAF; stakes placed IT'S HER TIME and LOVE ME NOT; etc.
  • 2023 CI of 3.97
  • 2023 sales: yearlings sold for $1,350,000, $1,050,000, $900,000, $725,000, etc. 2YOs sold for $500,000, $250,000, etc.
  • A Top 10 General Sire of 2022, led by: Champion 3-Year-Old Colt EPICENTER, winner of the Travers S. (G1), Jim Dandy S. (G2), Louisiana Derby (G2) and Risen Star S. (G2)JUST ONE TIME, winner of the Madison S. (G1) and the Inside Information S. (G2); etc.
  • 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 to earn a 4 3/4 Ragozin—fastest 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 who is line bred to champion TA WEE; half-brother to Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner LIAM'S MAP

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Sunday, September 24, 2023
Not This Time chalked up his 11th stakes winner of 2023 on Sunday at Aqueduct when Cara’s Time scored a front-running victory...
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Next was in a class by himself in Saturday’s $200,000 Greenwood Cup at Parx as he powered is way to a 25-length win...
Monday, September 18, 2023
The big-time results for Not This Time continue to roll on at the Keeneland September Sale....
Friday, September 15, 2023
Sacred Wish surged to the front inside the final furlong of the $135,000 Winter Memories S. to win the one-mile turf race for 3-year-old fillies...
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Yearlings by Not This Time proved a hot commodity in Book 1 at the Keeneland September Sale. Hip...
Sunday, August 13, 2023
Gigante became the latest graded stakes winner for Not This Time with his gallant victory in the $500,000 Secretariat S. (G2)...
Saturday, August 5, 2023
Cogburn’s future looks much brighter after his win in the $300,000 Troy S. (G3) Saturday at Saratoga, the first graded stakes win...
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Not This Time’s incomparable marathoner Next strutted to an 11 ¾-length win in the $150,000 Birdstone S. July 27 at Saratoga...
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Cogburn appears to have found a home in the turf sprint division after tallying his second consecutive stakes score...
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Not This Time tallied a remarkable three stakes winner on June 10, none more impressive than Up to the Mark...
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Not This Time, the leading Fourth-Crop sire of 2023, added to his impressive list of 2023 stakes winners on June 10
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Gigante fought off his challengers to tally a game victory in the $150,000 Caesars H. on May 17 at Horseshoe Indianapolis, the second stakes win for the 3-year-old Not This Time colt...
Saturday, May 6, 2023
Up to the Mark came from sixth place with a quarter mile to go to win Saturday’s $1 million Turf Classic (G1) by 3 ¾-lengths...
Friday, May 5, 2023
Not This Time’s multiple stakes winner Ain’t Life Grand waited until the final furlong to roll past the field in Friday’s $150,000 Ouachita S...
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Sibelius earned his first Grade 1 win Saturday at Meydan when he made a thrilling run up the rail to win the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1)...
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Not This Time, last year’s leading Third-Crop sire, got his first stakes winner of 2023 on Feb. 11 at Tampa Bay Downs when Sibelius set a stakes record...
Friday, January 27, 2023
After an excellent campaign that same him win four graded stakes, Epicenter was named the Champion 3-year-old Male of 2022 at the Eclipse Award ceremony...
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Not This Time capped his leading Third-Crop Sire status of 2022 with the first graded stakes win for Sibelius in the $125,000 Mr. Prospector S. (G3) on New Year’s Eve...
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Soy Tapatio earned his third stakes victory of 2022 on Nov. 22 with a track record performance in the $100,000 Zia Park Championship S...
Friday, November 4, 2022
Not This Time’s striking gray 4-year-old Next cruised to his second straight stakes victory with a dominating performance in Friday's $350,000 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance S. (G2)...
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Epicenter and Simplification, a pair of 3-year-old colts by leading Third-Crop sire Not This Time, will run in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and Dirt Mile (G1), respectively...
Sunday, October 30, 2022
Not This Time got his 13th stakes winner of the year Sunday when Dr. Blute won the $250,000 Empire Classic S. in front-running fashion...
Sunday, October 2, 2022
Ain’t Life Grand turned the $100,000 Iowa Breeders’ Derby into a one-horse race at the top of the stretch, strolling home a 13 ¼-length winner...
Sunday, September 25, 2022
Soy Tapatio rolled to a 7 ¼-legnth win in Saturday's Don Getty H. at Century Mile racetrack in Canada, the second open-length stakes win of the year...
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Hip 262, a colt by Not This Time out of the graded stakes-placed Honour and Glory mare Glorified,...
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Sibelius tallied his first stakes victory Saturday at Pimlico when the 4-year-old son of Not This Time rolled to a 7 ½-length victory in the $100,000 Lite the Fuse S...
Friday, September 9, 2022
Next, a 4-year-old son of Not This Time, was much the best in the $150,000 Cape Henlopen S. on Sept. 8 at Delaware Park, rolling home to a 18 ¼-length victory...
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Gigante drew away with authority in the stretch to win the $125,000 Kitten’s Joy S. at Colonial Downs by a widening 6 ¾-lengths...
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Not This Time’s 3-year-old colt Epicenter secured his spot at the top of his class with a dominant victory in Saturday's $1.25 million Travers S. (G1) at Saratoga...
Sunday, August 14, 2022
When Last Leaf won the $100,000 Audubon Oaks on Sunday at Ellis Park, she became the third stakes winner of the weekend...
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Not This Time earned his second new stakes winner of the day when It’s Her Time rolled to an impressive win in the $100,000 Minnesota Oaks...
Saturday, August 13, 2022
The nation’s leading Third-Crop sire Not This Time got his newest stakes winner of the year on Aug. 13 at Prairie Meadows...
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Not This Time solidified his spot atop the Third-Crop Sire list with a dynamic performance by Epicenter in Saturday's $600,000 Jim Dandy S. (G2)...
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Fourteen days after he won the July 9 Iowa Derby, Not This Time’s 3-year-old colt Ain’t Life Grand was the easiest of winners in the $89,000 Iowa Stallion S....
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Not This Time’s 3-year-old Ain’t Life Grand collect his third career stakes win on Saturday night at Prairie Meadows...
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Not This Time got his eighth lifetime graded stakes winner on July 2 when Midnight Stroll repelled a stiff challenge from Shotgun Hottie to win the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (G3)...
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Bout Time turned in a stellar effort in her June 25 stakes debut at Monmouth Park...
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Last Leaf earned her third career stakes win in Saturday’s $75,000 Game Face S. at Gulfstream Park...
Monday, May 16, 2022
Not This Time got his fourth graded stakes winner of the year on Sunday when Arzak scored a very sharp-looking victory in the $150,000 Jacques Cartier S. (G3)...
Monday, May 2, 2022
Not This Time’s graded stakes winners Epicenter and Simplification drew posts 3 and 13, respectively, when the field of 20 3-year-olds was drawn for Kentucky Derby 148...
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Botta Swing beat the boys and set a new track record at Woodbine on Sunday afternoon in a 4 ½-furlong maiden special weight race...
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Arzak rocketed away from the field at the top of the Woodbine stretch to win the $106,400 Thorncliffe S. by 3 ¼-lengths in track record time...
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Not This Time’s brilliant 4-year-old filly Just One Time ran down Grade 1 winner Bell’s the One in the final strides of the $500,000 Madison S. (G1)in...
Sunday, March 27, 2022
Not This Time wrapped up the weekend with Midnight Stroll scoring a front-running victory in the $110,000 Sophomore Fillies S. Sunday at Tampa Bay Downs...
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Epicenter is on his way to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby (G1) after the Not This Time colt turned in a powerhouse performance in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2)...
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Not This Time got his first of two stakes winners on Saturday when Last Leaf made a daring move along the fence to win the $75,000 Melody of Colors S...
Friday, March 25, 2022
Not This Time’s promising 3-year-old colt Cogburn zipped through six furlongs in 1:09.44 while posting a four-length allowance win...
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Simplification and In Due Time finished 1-2 in Saturday’s $400,000 Fountain of Youth S. (G2), giving the two Not This Time colts critical points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby Challenge...
Saturday, March 5, 2022
It’sfiftyshadetime rode the rail to victory in the $75,000 Owner Appreciation Distaff S. March 4 at Delta Downs...
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Epicenter rolled to front-running score in Saturday’s $400,000 Risen Star S. (G2) at Fair Grounds...
Friday, February 4, 2022
Not This Time could have a star in the making if In Due Time’s scintillating performance in a Feb. 4 allowance race is any indication...
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Just One Time was testing graded stakes waters for the first time in Saturday’s $200,000 Inside Information S. (G2) at Gulfstream Park...
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Fresh off a terrific 2021 as the leading Second-Crop Sire in North America, Not This Time got his first stakes winner of 2022 on New Year's Day...
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Not This Time’s Epicenter rolled to a 6 ½-length victory in the Dec. 26 Gun Runner S. for 2-year-olds at Fair Grounds
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Not This Time’s 2-year-old filly North County won for the third time in as many starts in Sunday’s $100,000 Untappable S. at Fair Grounds...
Monday, November 1, 2021
Two-year-colt colt Howling Time, a cleverly-named juvenile by leading Second-Crop Sire Not This...
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Following her eye-catching maiden special weight debut score Friday at Keeneland, Marr Time was named a “TDN Rising Star” for the 2 ¾-length win...
Friday, October 22, 2021
Not This Time got his 10th stakes winner of the year, the most by any Second-Crop sire, on Oct. 22...
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Taylor Made Stallions has set its 2022 stallion roster and fees for the upcoming breeding season,...
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Not This Time racked up his second stakes winner of the day Saturday when Ain't Life Grand won the $91,000 Iowa Cradle S. at Prairie Meadows...
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Last Leaf won her stakes debut in Saturday's $75,000 Hollywood Beach S. at Gulfstream Park, defeating Nerve and Barone Cesco in a thrilling three-horse photo finish...
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Ain't Life Grand turned in a superlative effort in the $50,000 Richard Radke Memorial S. on Saturday night at Prairie Meadows, romping home a 10 3/4-length winner...
Monday, August 2, 2021
Arzak won a tight photo in Monday's $75,000 Tom Ridge S. at Presque Isle Downs, prevailing by a...
Monday, July 19, 2021
Red-hot Second-Crop sire Not This Time got his fourth stakes winner of the past three weeks on July 19 when Just One Time was a 4 1/4-length winner of the $100,000 Malvern Rose S...
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Leading Second-Crop sire Not This Time got his second graded stakes winner of July on Sunday at Woodbine when Easy Time scored in the Marine S. (G3)...
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Yes This Time's rail-skimming win in Saturday's $150,000 Kent S. (G3) at Delaware Park gave leading Second-Crop sire Not This Time his second stakes winner in a week...
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Leading Second-Crop sire Not This Time got his fourth stakes winner of the year Saturday at Churchill Downs when the 3-year-old colt Next scored a commanding victory...
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Yes This Time, a 3-year-old son of Not This Time, continued his roll over the Gulfstream Park turf course...
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Excellent Timing ran away from the field in the stretch to take the $100,000 Damon Runyon S. by nearly seven lengths...
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Not This Time, the leading Cumulative Second-Crop by winners and wins, added his latest Saturday at Aqueduct when Dr. Blute won his debut...
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Secret Love turned in a gutsy performance in her stakes debut in the $100,000 Franklin Square S. at Aqueduct, turning back heavily favored Laobanonaprayer...
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Freshman sire Not This Time had a huge impact on the 2020 First-Crop Sire list, leading the way by winners, wins and black type winners...
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Leading Freshman Sire Not This Time chalked up his 28th winner of 2020 on Saturday when Mahomes Money took a six-furlong Gulfstream Park maiden...
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Not This Time notched his First-Crop best 27th winner Dec. 17 at Fair Grounds with Time for Glory's 1 3/4-length win on the turf...
Friday, December 11, 2020
Excellent Timing went gate-to-wire to score a 7 1/4-length maiden special weight win Dec. 10 at Aqueduct, making him a First-Crop sire best 26th winner...
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Love in Her Eyes showed tremendous heart in her maiden-breaking win Monday at Parx, battling back after losing the lead in the stretch to defeat Bravo Regina...
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Not This Time now has 24 winners, most of any First-Crop sire, after Yes This Time tallied a two-length maiden win...
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).



  • Alphabet Soup
  • A. P. Indy
  • A.P. Jet
  • Arch
  • Awesome Again
  • Belgravia
  • Bellamy Road
  • Belong To Me
  • Bernardini
  • Blame
  • Blushing Groom
  • Candy Ride (ARG)
  • Cape Town
  • City Zip
  • Cryptoclearanee
  • Curlin
  • Danehill Dancer
  • Demascus
  • Dynaformer
  • El Corredor
  • El Prado
  • Empire Maker
  • Exchange Rate
  • Fusaichi Pegasus
  • Ghostzapper
  • High Cotton
  • Housebuster
  • Indian Charlie
  • In Reality
  • Into Mischief (not the sire of the Mare)
  • Kodiak Cowboy
  • Leo Castelli
  • Lookin at Lucky
  • Macho Uno
  • Maria's Mon
  • Marquetry
  • Meadowlake
  • Medaglia D' Oro
  • Midnight Lute
  • Mizzen Mast
  • Monarchos
  • More Than Ready
  • Mr. Greely
  • Munnings
  • Never Bend
  • No Robbery
  • Orientate
  • Pioneerof the Nile
  • Posse
  • Proud Citizen
  • Pulpit
  • Rahy
  • Red Ransom
  • Roberto
  • Rubiano
  • Runaway Groom
  • Sadler's Wells
  • Saint Bailado
  • Service Stripe
  • Smart Strike
  • Southern Halo
  • Speightstown
  • Street Cry
  • Successful Appeal
  • Tactical Advantage
  • Tapit
  • Torrential
  • Twining
  • Unbridled
  • Unbridled's Song
  • Uncle Mo
  • War Front
  • Warning
  • Wavering Monarch
  • Wilko 

Female Lines

  1. Arachne
  2. Best Side
  3. Courtly Dee
  4. Lady B Good
  5. Lalun
  6. No Fiddling
  7. Shy Dancer



Pedigree for NOT THIS TIME

ch. 1997 [C]
br. 1983
b. 1978
SOUTH OCEAN (CAN) b. 1967 *
ch. 1976
CRIMSON SAINT (USA) ch. 1969 *
b. 1991
ch. 1985
b. 1979
ROBERTO (USA) b. 1969 [C]
IMSODEAR (USA) b. 1967 *
b. 2003
b. 1997
b. 1991
FORTY NINER (USA) ch. 1985
dkb/br. 1983
JEALOUS CAT (USA) dkb/br. 1975
b. 1996
dkb/br. 1972
TA WEE (USA) dkb/br. 1966
b. 1982
DAMASCUS (USA) b. 1964 [IC]
TWEAK (USA) dkb/br. 1976

NOT THIS TIME modified: 9/26/2023

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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