Red Giant (horse)
|Dam||Beyond The Sun|
|Breeder||Edward & Marilyn Seltzer|
|Trainer||Todd A. Pletcher|
|Virginia Derby (2007)
Fourstardave Handicap (2008)
Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes (2008)
|Last updated on September 28, 2008|
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.
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.
- Red Giant's pedigree and partial racing stats
- ESPN story on Red Giant's win in the 2008 Clement Hirsch Turf Championship
- January 23, 2009 NTRA article on Red Giant's retirement
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