Jerry Crawford

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 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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Keen Ice To Miss Classic With Ankle Injury, Retired To Stud At Calumet Farm

Donegal Racing’s Keen Ice will commence his retirement and forego competing in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Ice, as the horse is affectionately known, wrenched his right ankle galloping this week. The injury was not severe, but it was enough for owners to withdraw him from the race, scheduled to be the last of his career. […]

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‘Good Karma’: Crawford Gives Young Railbirds $2 Win Tickets On Ballagh Rocks, Then Wins Poker Stakes

President of Donegal Racing Jerry Crawford was seen in the Belmont Park paddock on Sunday, doling out $2 win tickets on his horse Ballagh Rocks to young kids hanging out on the rail just prior to the running of the G3 Poker Stakes. Ballagh Rocks went on to score a hard-running victory by holding off the […]

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Ballagh ‘Rocks’ Father’s Day Poker Stakes At Belmont

Donegal Racing’s Ballagh Rocks picked up the first stakes win of his career with a hard-fought score over even-money favorite Projected in the Grade 3, $300,000 Poker for 4-year-olds and up on the Widener turf on Father’s Day Sunday at Belmont Park. Under Jose Lezcano, Ballagh Rocks settled close to the pace on the outside of […]

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Arklow Confirms Grass Preference To Upset American Turf Stakes

Donegal Racing’s Arklow was originally slated to aim at the Kentucky Derby on the dirt, but after he was unsuccessful there, trainer Brad Cox switched him over to the turf. The 3-year-old son of Arch scored a 3 1/2-length maiden victory on the lawn at Keeneland, and confirmed that grass presence with a win on […]

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Crawford Enjoying ‘Free Roll Of The Dice’ With Keen Ice In Pegasus

If Keen Ice were to win Saturday’s inaugural running of the Pegasus World Cup, besting both California Chrome and Arrogate, he would likely be known as the biggest upset horse of all time. With one major upset already on the books, his victory over Triple Crown champion American Pharoah in the 2015 Travers, Keen Ice […]

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Keen Ice To Stand At Calumet After 2017 Season

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 […]

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Frankels, Crawford Partner To Enter Keen Ice In Pegasus

Pegasus gate owners Jerry and Ronnie Frankel and Jerry Crawford of Donegal Racing announced today that they have signed an agreement to run Keen Ice in the 2017 Pegasus World Cup. “Everyone knows that California Chrome and Arrogate are in a league by themselves but we believed from day one that Keen Ice was the […]

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