Red Giant, who set a world record for 1 1/4 miles on turf, will stand the 2010 breeding season at Robert Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
Trained by Todd Pletcher for John Fort’s Peachtree Stable, Red Giant was bred in Kentucky by Edward Seltzer and Marilyn Seltzer. He was purchased by Fort for $350,000 from the Dromoland Farm consignment to the 2005 Keeneland September yearling sale.
The 5-year-old son of Giant's Causeway won half of his 12 career starts, with four placings, and earned $1,092,410.
Red Giant set the world record for 1 1/4 miles on grass when he won the Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship (gr. IT) in 1:57 on Sept. 27, 2008. He also set a Colonial Downs new course record of 1 1/ 4 miles on turf in the 2007 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT). In addition, he was victorious in the Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga and the Restoration Stakes at Monmouth Park. His stakes placings were a second in the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) and the Jamaica Handicap (gr. IIT).
“We are delighted that Peachtree Stable and John Fort have decided to send Red Giant to Three Chimneys. He possesses all of the qualities we look for in a stallion prospect: pedigree, conformation and performance” said Three Chimneys owner Robert Clay. “He is a horse that carried his speed over a distance, as indicated by his world record at a mile and a quarter. His family is one of the best in the stud book, and he is a very good looking horse.”
The fee for Red Giant will be announced Nov. 9, when the fees for all the farm’s stallions will be announced during an open house at Three Chimneys. He previously stood at John G. Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms near Lexington.