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"Never did I think a group of people who didn't know each other when this all started could have this much fun together. Donegal Racing makes classically bred horses available at a very reasonable cost. Crawford is a great communicator and manager who really knows the horse business. As a newcomer he was just what I was looking for and he and Donegal have exceeded my wildest expectations."

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Joe Savage, Partner

“The Kentucky Derby is the goal, and it is indeed the greatest two minutes in sports. But the byproduct of Derby Dreams is the opportunity to race at the highest levels around the country throughout the year. No matter how much or how little you know about racing, Donegal gives partners the opportunity to participate from the morning works, to the champagne toasts, and all of the thrills in between.“

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Matt Gannon, Partner

We all loved the late Gary Kirke Jr. and his words below mean the world to us.

“Years ago I had a vision that I shared with my Dad: "I want to get a horse in the gate at the Kentucky Derby." We could have gone a million different directions from there but we heard about Derby Dreams from Jerry and figured it gave us our best shot to see this vision through to reality. And, beyond our wildest expectations, it came true! I love the focus that starts with the name "Derby Dreams". Not just "we'll try and win a few races". NO, NO, NO... DERBY DREAMS! It just sounds great rolling off my tongue and to experience the walk around Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May is beyond what words can describe. It's a feeling. And a feeling I would have never felt if I didn't join Donegal Racing and become a part of Derby Dreams. I went to my first Kentucky Derby in 2003 and needed help to read the form. By 2010 I was in a partnership that owned a horse in the starting gate at the Kentucky Derby. “

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Gary Kirke, Partner

"I have been a partner with Donegal Racing since 2015. Since that time my family and I have participated in the Kentucky Derby, Breeders Cup, Belmont and Travers Stakes. Jerry Crawford and his team do a tremendous job selecting top level yearlings that are beautifully prepared and trained by the best in the business. Due to the structure of the partnership, each partner is able to share in the success of Donegal Racing. Donegal Racing creative partnerships that are personal. The partners and their families are connected socially through racing. Crawford creates partnerships that not only make sense, they create connection. Never did I imagine that I would be able to participate in this level of racing."

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John Buckley
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