Keen Ice, the 2015 G1 Travers Stakes Winner and only horse to beat American Pharoah in his record setting 3YO season, will take up stud duty at the end of his racing career at Calumet Farm near Lexington.
“We are excited to offer this exceptional looking son of Curlin to our breeders,” said director of stallions Jak Knelman. “As the only horse to beat Champion American Pharoah during his 3YO campaign, Keen Ice will be an appealing dirt option among our diverse stallion offerings. We look forward to supporting Keen Ice in the breeding shed, sales ring, and his progeny on the track.”
The Todd Pletcher trainee for Donegal Racing is currently preparing for the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup on January 28, 2017.
Keen Ice is by Curlin, the #2 General Sire in 2016, and out of an Awesome Again mare. The bay horse currently has career earnings of $2,387,245. In addition to being the only horse to upset the 2015 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year, Keen Ice also finished 3rd in the 2015 G1 Belmont Stakes and 3rd in the 2016 G1 Breeders' Cup Classic.
“We are excited to have Keen Ice headed to legendary Calumet Farm,” said Jerry Crawford, president of Donegal Racing. “We are equally excited that our agreement allows Keen Ice to race through 2017. Racing needs more horses that will stay on the track before retiring to the breeding shed and Calumet should be saluted for making that happen.”
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