Santa Anita Derby (racehorse)

Crimson Giant tackles the Big 'Cap

Crimson Giant tackles the Big 'Cap

Crimson Giant is a big, blush-colored horse with a lot of miles. In fact, the busy gelding might be one race from qualifying for handicapped parking.

He'll make his 67th career start in Saturday's Santa Anita Handicap, a stat that puts him up with such iron horses as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Cal Ripken Jr. Indeed, in an era where many thoroughbreds make a mere six starts a year, Crimson Giant has raced six times in the past nine weeks.

By all accounts, the 6-year-old is a lovable and happy horse who loves to run, skipping the usual morning sessions in favor of racing frequently in front of afternoon crowds.

But is he a factor?

Well, maybe not to win. Shared Belief...

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