I visited Giant Oak at Millennium Farms in Lexington on Monday.
Not hard to see why he under-achieved on the track. Huge physical frame, but the brain driving that ship has some issues.
If you ever saw him train you would have seen it also, he was impossible. By the time got to the mile pile to stand like most Chris Block's do, he was in a full lather from neck to rear end, it then took two outriders to get him to train and then when he would, he was very hard on the exercise riders.
He was the perfect horse to 'geld' and he would have been helped alot by it, but his pedigree and his eventual race record meant he was never gonna get clipped.