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Testimonials

Dale Romans

"Jerry Crawford knows how to find horses that are bred to get the classic distances. He really understands equine genetics. We are proud of our role in the inspection of the horses to find those who have the conformation and athletic talent to go with the genetics. We love training the horses that Jerry buys."...

Dale Romans, Seven Time Kentucky Trainer of the Year

"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."...

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.“...

Matt Gannon, Partner

“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. “...

Gary Kirke, Partner
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