Icabad Crane

Joe Sharp Part Of ‘Trainer Team’ To Win Inaugural Real Rider Cup At Plantation Fields

Grade 1-winning trainer Joe Sharp was one of a team of five trainers who combined on Sunday to win the inaugural “Real Rider Cup” at Plantation Fields in Unionville, Pa., a charity event benefiting the Retired Racehorse Project. Sharp and his team members Sanna Neilson, Chucky Lawrence, Tim Keefe, and Leigh Delacour, each completed a […]

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Plantation Field International Horse Trial Partners With Retired Racehorse Project

Plantation Field International Horse Trial of Unionville, Penn., has partnered with the Retired Racehorse Project to promote Thoroughbreds in second careers. Held Sept. 14-17, the event will involve top names in Thoroughbred racing, including Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Graham Motion, who team up with top eventers like Phillip Dutton, Rio Olympic individual bronze medalist, to showcase Thoroughbreds […]

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Icabad Crane Moving Up Eventing Ladder Quickly Under Dutton

Icabad Crane, the third-place finisher in the 2008 Preakness, has exceeded expectations for his new career as an eventing horse, according to top-class rider and trainer Phillip Dutton. The 10-year-old gelding left the racetrack in 2011 and was sent to Dutton’s farm for training, where he has finished third in two preliminary events already this […]

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Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Most Wanted Thoroughbreds

We’re going to take a bit of a different spin on this week’s “OTTB Showcase.” I was lucky enough to attend the second annual Thoroughbred Makeover this past weekend at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md., and it was a true celebration of what Thoroughbreds can do after the track. Now, not to be cocky, but I […]

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Motion, Leparoux, Dominguez Vote for Icabad Crane in OTTB Contest

Some of the racing industry’s best-known names are coming together in support of graded stakes-placed Icabad Crane in the America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred Contest. The contest is run through the Retired Racehorse Project and is part of its Thoroughbred Makeover: A Marketplace and National Symposium, to be held Oct. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The […]

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Icabad Crane Returning to Pimlico in OTTB Event

On October 4 and 5 Pimlico Race Course, home of this weekend’s Preakness Stakes, will showcase these horses by hosting the Thoroughbred Makeover: A Marketplace and National Symposium. One hundred horses will appear in demonstrations, in a Thoroughbred Marketplace, and in a contest titled, “America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred” that will feature a horse named Icabad […]

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Preakness-Placed Icabad Crane Excels at Eventing

Icabad Crane, who was third in the 2008 Preakness, continues to show promise in his new career as an eventer, according to the Off Track Thoroughbreds blog. The former Graham Motion trainee won his first event last month when he competed at Full Gallop Farm Horse Trials in the Beginner Novice C division. Icabad Crane’s […]

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Icabad Crane takes Evan Shipman Stakes

Press Release Icabad Crane picked up his fifth stakes victory in thrilling fashion on Monday at Saratoga Race Course, getting up in the final stride of the $75,000 Evan Shipman for New York-breds. Content to trail the field in fifth as loose front-runner Stormy’s Majesty set comfortable fractions of 24.76 and 48.95, Icabad Crane was […]

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Saratoga: Friend Or Foe heads Evan Shipman Stakes, targets Woodward

Press Release Friend Or Foe, who returned from a six-month absence to earn a hard-fought victory in an overnight stakes last time out at Belmont Park, will make his second start of 2011 at Saratoga Race Course on Monday in the $75,000 Evan Shipman for New York-breds. A Chester and Mary Broman homebred, Friend Or […]

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Saratoga opening weekend stakes taking shape

Press Release Saratoga ‘s opening day feature, the Grade 3, six-furlong $100,000 Schuylerville, will provide some clarity as to the early divisional leaders among the 2-year-old fillies. Heading the probables for the July 22 event are Georgie’s Angel, an impressive debut winner for trainer Todd Pletcher at Churchill Downs with an 83 Beyer Speed Figure, […]

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