Donegal Racing

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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Arklow Prepares To Try Marathon Distance In Belmont Gold Cup

Donegal Racing, Joseph Bulger and Peter Coneway’s two-time graded stakes winner Arklow has capably run long distances in his past starts, but will stretch out even further when he competes in the two-mile Grade 2, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational over the Widener turf course Friday afternoon at Belmont Park. Trained by Brad Cox, the […]

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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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Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation To Benefit From Pair Of Keen Ice Seasons

Donegal Racing, a leading Thoroughbred ownership syndicate, announced today that it will be donating the proceeds of two of its 2018 seasons to Keen Ice to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. A son of leading sire Curlin, Keen Ice is best known for defeating Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the 2015 Travers Stakes, and he […]

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Noble Indy ‘Continues To Show Improvement’ Ahead Of Louisiana Derby

Trainer Todd Pletcher is bringing Grade II Risen Star third-place finisher Noble Indy back to the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for next Saturday’s Gr. II $1 million Louisiana Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com, but this time he will be accompanied by stable mate Hyndford. Prior to finishing third in the Risen Star, the WinStar Farm LLC and Repole Stable-owned […]

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