Turkish Jockey Club

Red Giant Dies In Turkey From Old Age

Turkish stallion Red Giant (Giant's Causeway) has died from old age, according to Turkish horseman Tarik Tekce. A course record-setting Grade I-winner in his time on the track in the States, Red Giant initially stood at Three Chimneys and spent a period of time shuttling before moving to New Zealand's Westbury Stud in 2016. He was purchased by the Turkish Jockey Club later that year, where he would remain until his passing. In total, he sired three champions, five Group/Graded winners, and 14 listed winners across both hemispheres with his...

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Lion Heart Passes Away In Turkey

Lion Heart (Tale of the Cat--Satin Sunrise, by Mr. Leader), a Grade I winner at two and three and runner-up to Smarty Jones (Elusive Quality) in the 2004 GI Kentucky Derby, has passed away in Turkey, where he stood stud since 2011. He was 22 years of age and died from a circulatory disorder caused by heart failure. A $100,000 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling turned $1.4-million Fasig-Tipton Florida juvenile, the Sabine Stable-bred Lion Heart was trained for the Coolmore connections by Patrick Biancone and capped a perfect 2-year-old campaign with a...

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GISW Klimt to Turkey

According to Darby Dan Farm, GISW Klimt (Quality Road--Inventive, by Dixie Union) has been sold to the Turkish Jockey Club in a deal brokered by Jamie Lamonica and Brendan Henry. The 7-year-old won three of eight starts during his racing career, including the GI Del Mar Futurity and the GII Best Pal S. en route to lifetime earnings of $468,960. He entered stud in 2018 at Darby Dan Farm and is currently ranked sixth on the first-crop sire list list with progeny earnings of $1,208,089. Klimt is responsible for 23...

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