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Jerry Crawford - Page 6

August 5, 2015

Dear Partners and Friends, Greetings from Donegal House/Saratoga Springs.This morning Ahmed Zayat announced that his decision is to run American Pharoah in the Travers here at Saratoga on August 29. Zayat says he has made it clear to Bob Baffert what he wants but Baffert has not yet commented. Dale...
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August 2, 2015

Dear Partners and Friends, Third in the Belmont Stakes. Now second in the Haskell. Don't look back American Pharoah, someone might be gaining on you ;).As incredible as the Belmont Stakes experience was, the Haskell succeeded in adding another chapter to the horse racing greatness that is this three year...
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July 30, 2015

Dear Partners and Friends, Greetings from (very) rainy Saratoga Springs where the showers have knocked down turf racing but not the humidity. Brother O'Connell ran very well yesterday but set an unrealistic pace (as Castellano acknowledged) and paid the price at the wire. I think this colt will be tough...
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July 28, 2015

Dear Partners and Friends, For those of us here in Saratoga, the first four days of the meet seemed more like forty! You forget during the rest of the year how incredibly tough handicapping can be at Saratoga. I call it the big ice cream headache. Two days ago Ray...
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July 23, 2015

Dear Partners and Friends, Easily one of the toughest race decisions in a long time. Many of you know the arguments: A prep race over the Saratoga surface has often been good for Travers contestants. The Saratoga track is not as speed biased. And those are strong arguments to be sure....
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July 17, 2015

One of the topics I have been most consumed with for the past ten days is whether to send Keen Ice to the Haskell (against American Pharoah) or the Jim Dandy.This has involved studying the likely fields (larger and deeper at Jim Dandy), the racing surfaces (would prefer to run...
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July 13, 2015

Dear Partners and Friends, I love this time of year! Saratoga and Del Mar are less than a week and a half away and we have two great kinds of racing: Mid-summer classics for our Veterans and the early track works for our two year olds.All eight of our two...
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July 13, 2015

Dear Partners and Friends, Del Mar There is a very good chance that Finnegans Wake will run in the Grade I, $400,000 Eddie Read Stakes this Saturday at Del Mar.If you would like help with tickets, please let us know by tomorrow (Tuesday) so we can try and be helpful. ...
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July 9, 2015

Dear Partners and Friends, The Fasig-Tipton July sale has come and gone and Donegal did not make a single bid.I am willing to give any of you EVEN money that the 2017 Derby winner was not sold today. Still, as my friend Fred Kammeier likes to say, "You have to...
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July 6, 2015

Dear Partners, Future Partners and Friends: Yearling Sales: It all begins this week for Donegal's Derby Dreams VIII. We will be working the Fasig-Tipton July Sale in Lexington. We have identified 35 hips (out of 332) that meet our specifications on paper. Beginning tomorrow, our team will evaluate all 35 and...
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