Texas Red, winner of the G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile in 2014, has been retired from racing.
The Blood-Horse reports that stud plans are still being finalized for the 4-year-old son of Afleet Alex, who raced for the partnership of Erich Brehm, Wayne Detmar, Gene Voss, Lee Michaels, and Keith Desormeaux, who also trained the colt.
In addition to his impressive victory in the Juvenile, Texas Red won the G2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga as a 3-year-old. That same season he finished second in the G2 San Vicente and third in the G3 Dwyer. Texas Red then finished fifth in the G1 Travers, which turned out to be the final start of his career after he was diagnosed with a cannon bone bruise.
“Texas Red has been a superstar since the moment he walked into the barn,” Desormeaux said in the Blood-Horse. “It was nice to see those expectations come to fruition. He took my career to new heights and I will always be grateful.”
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