Donegal Racing

Jerry Crawford - 2015 Archive

October 19, 2015

Dear Partners and Friends, When a horse is training as good as Keen Ice you just hold your breath wanting race day to get here with him in such good form.  Can we hold it for two weeks?Because other duties will keep me in Des Moines next weekend thus missing...
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September 1, 2015

Article via Breeders' Cup Challenge It's a truism in racing — any horse can get beat. Triple Crown winner American Pharoah entered the Travers Stakes on a eight-race winning streak, undefeated since his juvenile debut at Del Mar a year ago. On Saturday, Keen Ice handed the 3-year-old Pioneerof the...
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August 28, 2015

Partners and Friends, Some weekend updates for those of you attending. Please read the entire email carefully.First, Saratoga is brimming with excitement! In a somewhat unprecedented development, NBC (which will carry the race live), CBS, ABC and ESPN are ALL covering the Travers even though only NBC can show it...
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August 20, 2015

Partners and Friends, Okay, they aren't all at night but I liked the title ;). Look at this upcoming Saturday (and Sunday) action! MONMOUTH PARK:  IRISH YOU WELL IRISH will go in Race 9 at 4:46 p.m. EDT. IRISH is #6 and is the 7-2 morning line second choice. The tricky...
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August 15, 2015

Dear Partners and Friends, DONEGAL MOON: Moon got beat by a total of 2 1/4 lengths. After starting off slowly he was moving like a freight train down the stretch and Javier (who loved him) said that if it had been 6 furlongs, instead of 5.5, he would have won....
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August 10, 2015

Dear Partners and Friends, This morning Todd Pletcher sent out Donegal Moon (ridden by Javier Castellano) and Patrick's Day (ridden by J.R. Velasquez), and the tweet from the clockers was that they "dazzled in 59.61." The irony is that they didn't breeze five furlong. They breezed four. 59.61 was the...
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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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