The New Zealand-bred McGinty mare Macrosa has the notable distinction of producing two international sprints stars: Singapore’s ace Rocket Man (see a post below) and South Africa’s Our Giant, a Group 1 winner. Both were bred in Australia. Rocket Man is by the Quest for Fame sire Viscount, a Group 1 winner at 7 and 8 furlongs, while Our Giant is by the Ashford-based Giant’s Causeway, a Group 1 winner at 7 to 10 furlongs and the leading sire in North America in 2009. Macrosa in remarkably consistent fashion “shortened” both the sires of the two sprinters.
Both half-brothers may meet in Dubai. Rocket Man has the Golden Shaheen on his schedule, while Our Giant is already in Dubai and starts in the Group 3 Al Shindagha sprint on the Tapeta Thursday at Meydan. Last out, he won the Group 1 Mercury Sprint at Clairwood in South Africa on July 19, 2009. A video of the finish of that race is below: