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Niagara Falls
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Giant’s Causeway – Istikbal, by Kingmambo
Dark Bay or Brown • 2009

Stakes Ability, Stamina & Elite Genetics
From The Champion-Producing Family Of
Broodmares Of The Year Better Than Honour & Best In Show

Impressive First Foals Are Yearlings Of 2018

NIAGARA FALLS offers California breeders internationally successful bloodlines, elite genetics and stakes-caliber athletic abilities at classic racing distances.

NIAGARA FALLS is a handsome, appealing son of Giant’s Causeway, the phenomenal European Horse of the Year and three-time leading North American sire who is represented by more than 250 stakes horses and lifetime progeny earnings in excess of $150 million, and whose status as a sire of sires is ascending through his many notable sons at stud, including the Grade/Group 1 winners Shamardal, First Samurai, Frost Giant and Creative Cause, the latter the sire of 2018 Kentucky Derby (G1) hopeful My Boy Jack.

NIAGARA FALLS offers significant depth on the bottom side of his pedigree as well. Produced by a Kingmambo daughter of a Sadler’s Wells mare, he hails from the richly productive family of Broodmares of the Year Best in Show and Better Than Honour and numerous champion runners, including Aldebaran, Chimes of Freedom, Peeping Fawn, Rags to Riches and Spinning World.

NIAGARA FALLS ranked as the third highest-priced weanling colt of Giant’s Causeway’s 2009 crop when he sold for $120,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November Sale.

NIAGARA FALLS competed admirably in Southern California’s historically tough turf division, showcasing his durability and resiliency within a prolific five-week period on the Hollywood Park turf course in 2013. Just one week after he defeated the 2014 Whitney Stakes (G1) winner and $2,992,190-earner Moreno by more than three lengths in a 1 3/16-mile maiden special weight race, he ran a gallant third in his stakes debut at 1 1/2 miles on the same grass course in Hollywood’s $94,850 Round Table Stakes. He bounced back 12 days later with a dominating, 4 1/4-length win in allowance optional claiming company, also at 1 1/2 miles, then challenged the region’s best turf runners in the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (G2), finishing fourth in the 1 1/4-mile test off just two weeks’ rest.

NIAGARA FALLS returned at 5 to run fourth in Santa Anita Park’s San Luis Rey Stakes (G2) at 1 1/2 miles on turf, then ran unplaced behind millionaire Majestic Harbor in the track’s Tokyo City Cup Stakes (G3) at the same demanding distance on dirt. He subsequently retired as a multiple winner with $109,892 in earnings, with his racing results on paper failing to reflect his true ability.

NIAGARA FALLS boasts a Genetic Stallion Marker (GSM) of 90, meaning he shares a genotype with elite commercial stallions who have sired stakes winners, such as his own sire, Giant’s Causeway, whose GSM is 94. According to ThoroughGen LLC, he carries a significant number of gene variants that give him the potential to sire both sprinters and distance horses.

NIAGARA FALLS entered stud in 2016, and currently holds a position of honor as the only Thoroughbred stallion standing at the highly respected Flag Is Up Farms, the Solvang, California facility operated by internationally renowned trainer Monty Roberts (“The Man Who Listens to Horses”). His first foals are yearlings of 2018, and are available for inspection at the farm.

Niagara Falls stands at Flag Is Up Farms
901 East Highway 246, Solvang, California 93463
For inquiries, please contact:
Laurel Roberts, Farm Manager
Phone: (805) 688-4382 • Cell: (831) 682-1121 • Email:

2018 Fee: $1,500 LFG
Special consideration for stakes-producing mares
(Payable October 1 of year bred)

Registered California Stallion

To request a 2018 Breeding Application to Niagara Falls, click here.

Flag Is Up Farms

901 East Highway 246, Solvang, California 93463
Farm Owners: Monty & Pat Roberts
Farm Manager: Laurel Roberts
Phone: (805) 688-4382 • Fax: (805) 688-9709 • Email: