Texas Red, a G1-Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and millionaire, has sired his first two foals both born on January 23, 2018.
The first was a colt foaled in New York for Sandee Schultz. He is out of Betty’s Baroness (Smarty Jones), who is a half-sister to multiple G1-winning millionaire, Excellent Meeting ($1,402,396), as well as black-type stakes winners, Crowning Meeting ($514,732) and Crown of Crimson ($161,426). “He’s a big foal, stood up right away, very nice legs on this colt. I’m very pleased!” said Schultz.
The second was a filly foaled in Iowa for Jeff Hartz. She is out of Crystal Lake Drive (Giant’s Causeway), who is a half-sister to black-type stakes placed, Fleet Dude ($81,875). Crystal Lake Drive is out of a half-sister to Champion 3yo and successful sire, Afleet Alex ($2,765,800); coincidentally also the sire of Texas Red. She is also a half-sister to G2-placed Stakes winner, Unforgettable Max ($384,079), black-type stakes placed, Stormin Maggy, and also to Curlin Hawk, the dam of recent G3 Pilgrim winner, Seabhac. “I’m very happy with the result of this mating. This is a big healthy filly, a lot of substance to her; lots of leg and bone and very strong.” said Hartz.
Texas Red was a brilliant two year old and won the $2,000,000 G1 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile by 6-1/2 lengths. He earned a 104 beyer and also ran the fastest Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in the last 9 years. He was ranked co-#1 on the 2014 Experimental Free Handicap; tied with American Pharoah and was second by a very narrow margin in the voting for Eclipse Champion two year old. As a three year old, Texas Red won the $600,000 G2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga, defeating Frosted. He retired to Crestwood in 2017 with earnings of $1,767,300 and bred a quality first book of mares that consisted of 49% Black-type runners and/or Producers.
Texas Red stands at Crestwood Farm for $7,500 LFSN