Red Giant transfers to Turkey

Red Giant (USA) has been sold by Westbury Stud to continue his stallion career in Turkey.

The 12yo stallion shuttled to Gerry Harvey’s New Zealand nursery from Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm and Three Chimneys in Kentucky.

Red Giant (Giant’s Causeway – Beyond The Sun by Kingmambo) was a Group 1 winner of the 2008 Clement Hirsh Memorial (2000m) in which he set a world record 1.57.16s.  He won 6 times in 12 starts for trainer Todd Pletcher that also includes the G2 Virginia Derby and G2 Fourstardave Hcp.

He has sired USA stakes winners Surgical Strike, Catcha Rising Star & Puddifoot while Red Striker remains his only southern stakes winner.  Harvey’s homebred mare won the LR Hallmark Stud Hcp at Ellerslie on Boxing Day last year.