Jerry Crawford

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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Crawford Confirms Keen Ice For Classic, Hoping For ‘Pace Scenario Problem’

Owner Jerry Crawford has confirmed Keen Ice for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5 at Santa Anita, reports bloodhorse.com. The 4-year-old son of Curlin will be making just his second start off the summer layoff due to a hind cannon bone fracture, and aiming for just his third lifetime victory. However, Keen Ice still […]

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Crawford A Bit ‘Keen’ On Breeders’ Cup Classic

Owner Jerry Crawford suggested to the Daily Racing Form on Friday that 4-year-old Keen Ice, the only horse to beat American Pharoah in 2015, is being considered for a shot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5. After finishing 6 3/4 lengths behind likely Classic favorite California Chrome in the Dubai World Cup, Keen […]

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Keen Ice, Third In Allowance After Layoff, Targets Clark Handicap

Keen Ice, the only horse to defeat Triple Crown-winning champion American Pharoah during his record-setting season, returned from a layoff on Friday to finish third in an allowance race at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old son of Curlin showed late interest, rallying down the stretch in the one-turn mile event and galloping out well in front […]

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‘It’s Great To See Him Back’: Keen Ice Records Third Breeze At Saratoga

A local legend at the Spa after his shocking defeat of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes, Keen Ice had been struggling a bit since that victory last fall. His next start was the Breeders’ Cup Classic, where he finished fourth behind Pharoah, and was fourth again in Churchill’s G1 Clark Handicap. […]

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Keen Ice Moved To Pletcher’s Stable, Will Get Break Before Saratoga

Donegal Racing’s Keen Ice has been transferred from trainer Dale Romans to the barn of Todd Pletcher, the Daily Racing Form announced on Tuesday afternoon. The 4-year-old son of Curlin is the only horse to have bested Triple Crown victor American Pharoah last year, but hasn’t posted a win since that upset victory in the Travers. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Derby Dreams Inch Closer For Albaugh

During last year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale, a front-page story in a newsletter published by the Paulick Report focused on a significant new buyer at the auction, Dennis Albaugh, under the headline, “A New Player With Big Dreams.” Just over a year later, some of those dreams are beginning to come true. In Saturday’s $500,000 […]

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Crawford: Keen Ice ‘Fastest, Best-Bred 3-Year-Old In The World’

As connections of the top U.S. 3-year-olds contemplate their next moves before the Breeders’ Cup, the Keen Ice camp certainly isn’t lacking in confidence following the colt’s recent Travers victory over American Pharoah. “We believe that (Keen Ice) is the fastest, best-bred 3-year-old in the world today,” said Jerry Crawford, president of Donegal Racing. That […]

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American Pharoah: Is The Show Over?

In the immediate aftermath of Keen Ice’s upset victory over heavily favored American Pharoah in Saratoga’s Grade 1 Travers on Saturday, owner Ahmed Zayat hinted that the Triple Crown champion son of Pioneerof the Nile may have run his last race. “We’re going to sit and think it over,” Zayat said in a post-Travers press […]

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Finnegans Wake Closes Well To Win San Gabriel

Ridden patiently by Victor Espinoza, long-fused Finnegans Wake wheeled five-wide turning for home and bounded to a one length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes, getting 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:48.38. Trained by Peter Miller, the 6-year-old Kentucky-bred horse by Powerscourt notched his second consecutive stakes win, as he came […]

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