Donegal Racing

‘Honest’ Arklow Thriving On Grass, Should Be ‘In The Mix’ Early In Pegasus Turf

When Donegal Racing purchased a yearling colt in 2015 later named Arklow, it projected the son of Arch as a Triple Crown series prospect. Five years later, Donegal is an accomplished distance grass horse likely to be one the favorites in the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy on Jan. 25 at […]

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Donegal Racing: Arklow To Start In Pegasus World Cup Turf, Dubai Sheema Classic

Millionaire Arklow, winner of New York’s Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic and one of America’s top turf horses, is on target to make his next two starts in the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf at Gulfstream Park and the $6 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic, Donegal Racing founder Jerry Crawford announced. Luis Saez […]

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In Top Form, With NBA Championship Coach On Board, Arklow Set For Breeders’ Cup Turf

Donegal Racing announced today that its Grade I winning turf star Arklow will run next in the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park. Arklow comes off a win in the Grade I Joe Hirsch Turf Classic on Oct. 5 at Belmont Park and a second two starts back in […]

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Cox Waiting To Decide Whether Arklow, Owendale Will Target Breeders’ Cup Turf, Classic

Arklow picked up his first career Grade 1 win with his first victory of the year in Saturday’s $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park. Owned by Donegal Racing, Joseph Bulger, and Pete Coneway, the hard-trying 5-year-old finally got the dream trip he was waiting for under new rider Junior Alvarado after previously finishing […]

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Carrick’s Connections Hoping For Firm Ground In Saturday’s Hollywood Derby

Among his many credentials, Nick Esler is a licensed trainer who this week served an advance man for his “best mate,” Tom Morley, and frequent employer Christophe Clement by bringing Carrick and Have At It in to Del Mar for Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Hollywood Derby. Carrick, trained by Morley for Donegal Racing, won the […]

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Support For Equine Aftercare: 47 Breeders’ Cup Contenders Pledge Their Support To New Vocations

A growing list of prominent owners and trainers are stepping up to support racehorse aftercare by participating in the New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge. Now in its ninth year, the Pledge has raised over $480,000, with 100 percent of funds raised supporting the program’s rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming efforts. “New Vocations is a program the […]

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Secretariat Winner Carrick To Skip Breeders’ Cup, Aim For Hollywood Derby

Michael Carrick, the professional soccer player who enjoyed stints with West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, was a force to be reckoned with on grass at stadiums across England. “He was the rock that ‘Man U’ were built on,” joked trainer Thomas Morley, a longstanding Spurs supporter. Carrick, the 3-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, […]

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‘Superb’ Secretariat Stakes Winner Carrick Takes On Elders In Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Donegal Racing’s Grade 1 Secretariat winner Carrick exited his Saturday breeze at Belmont in fine fettle, said trainer Tom Morley, who confirmed Sunday morning that the 3-year-old Giant’s Causeway colt would make his next against older horses in the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic on Saturday. Morley said he was satisfied with how Carrick […]

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Carrick Upsets Analyze It In Hard-Fought Secretariat Victory

Donegal Racing’s Carrick provided a 38-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes, besting the talented 4-5 favorite Analyze It by a half-length at the wire. A 3-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, Carrick covered 1 1/4 miles over Arlington Park’s “good” turf course in 2:01.04. Ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Tom Morley, Carrick earned […]

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