Red Giant (horse)

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Red Giant
Sire Giant's Causeway
Grandsire Storm Cat
Dam Beyond The Sun
Damsire Kingmambo
Sex Stallion
Foaled 2004
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Edward & Marilyn Seltzer
Owner Peachtree Stable
Trainer Todd A. Pletcher
Record 12: 6-3-1
Earnings $1,092,410
Major wins
Virginia Derby (2007)
Fourstardave Handicap (2008)
Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes (2008)
Last updated on September 28, 2008

Red Giant (foaled February 28, 2004 in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse who in September 2008 set a world record for 1¼ miles on Turf.

Trained by Todd Pletcher, at Colonial Downs in New Kent County, Virginia, Red Giant notably won the July 21, 2007 Virginia Derby in course record time. He suffered an ankle injury in early October that kept him out of racing until August 2008. He returned to win the Fourstardave Handicap on Turf at Saratoga Race Course under jockey John Velazquez. He was then sent to Santa Anita Park in California where Velazquez rode him to victory in the Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes in a world record time of 1:57.16 for 1¼ miles on Turf.


In January 2009, Red Giant was retired from racing to stand at stud at Hill 'n' Dale Farms in Lexington, Kentucky.

The first reported foal for Red Giant was a filly out of Carolyn Frances (by Personal Flag) born on January 30, 2010 at Clear Creek Stud in Louisiana. The second foal was a colt out of Brazilian (by Stravinsky) born on February 2, 2010 at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Kentucky.[1]


  1. ^ Notable 2010 Foals | Thoroughbred Times