RED GIANT OUT OF BC TURF

Former Virginia Derby winner Red Giant was declared out of the Breeders’ Cup Turf on Sunday.
Red Giant was one of the favorites in the $2 million Turf next weekend at Santa Anita. He didn’t finish his feed from the previous night and had a high temperature Sunday.

“The timing of it, six days before the race, gave him no time to recover and no time to work,” said trainer Todd Pletcher, adding that owner John Fort had instructed him to make breeding plans for Red Giant, who likely has run his last race.

Red Giant, a 4-year-old colt bred in Kentucky, had a 6-3-1 record from 12 career starts, with earnings of $1,092,410.