12/08/2016 3:46PM

Grade 1 winner Texas Red retired at 4

Barbara D. Livingston
Texas Red made his last start in the 2015 Travers; he finished fifth.

Texas Red, the winner of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, has been retired. Stud plans are pending for the son of Afleet Alex.

Hindered throughout his career by various ailments, Texas Red made his final start when fifth in the 2015 Travers Stakes; he was subsequently sidelined by cannon-bone bruising. The colt most recently worked Nov. 26 at Santa Anita.

Texas Red, owned by trainer Keith Desormeaux in partnership with Erich Brehm, Wayne Detmar, Gene Voss, and Lee Michaels, concludes his career with a record of 9-3-3-1 and earnings of $1,767,300. The colt came to the Breeders’ Cup off a third-place finish behind eventual Triple Crown winner and champion American Pharoah in the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita.

Texas Red then scored his signature triumph by rallying from last to win the Juvenile by 6 1/2 lengths over Carpe Diem – the latter sent away as the favorite after American Pharoah was forced to miss the race due to foot problems.

Texas Red finished second in the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes to open his 3-year-old season before a foot abscess forced him to miss the Triple Crown series. He returned five months later to finish second in the Grade 2 Dwyer Stakes before edging Frosted by half a length in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy, the local prep for the Travers.