Red God

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Red God
Sire Nasrullah
Grandsire Nearco
Dam Spring Run
Damsire Menow
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1954
Country United States
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Harry F. Guggenheim
Owner Harry F. Guggenheim
Trainer Cecil Boyd-Rochfort (England)
Record 14: 5-2-0
Earnings $37,389 & £3,062
Major wins
Richmond Stakes (1956)
Roseben Handicap (1958)

Red God (1954–1979) is a Thoroughbred race horse foaled in Kentucky who competed in England and the United States but who is best known as the sire of Blushing Groom who prominent turfman Edward L. Bowen calls one of the great international sires of the 20th century.

Racing career[edit]

At age two, Red God won the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood Racecourse and was second in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster Racecourse after which he was brought back to the United States with plans to enter him in the American Triple Crown series. He won his American debut but was injured and out of racing for the rest of 1957. He returned to the track in 1958, with his best result a win in the Roseben Handicap at Belmont Park.

Stud record[edit]

Retired from racing, in 1960 Red God was sent to stand at Loughton Stud in County Kildare, Ireland. Here he sired 10 stakeswinners for 13 stakeswins with over £1 million in earnings.[1]


  1. ^ Biggar, Allan, (ed.), The Stallion Review, 1977