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April 19, 2012

When the Irish invade, you know it’s going to be pretty wild. When the Irish invade from Iowa of all places, well, who knows what to expect?With a name like Donegal Racing, you know the partners and their friends and family members will converge on Churchill Downswith all kinds of...
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April 19, 2012

Jerry Crawford is managing partner of two sports franchises: the Iowa Energy, season champions of the 2010-11 NBA Development League in professional basketball, and Donegal Racing, a partnership named for his ancestral home in Ireland that first made news in 2010 when Paddy O’Prado finished third in the Kentucky Derby...
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April 19, 2012

Remember that group of Iowa owners that took Paddy O'Prado to the Kentucky Derby a few years ago?  Well, they're back at it again this year with Dullahan, winner of this past weekend's Grade 1 Bluegrass Stakes at Kenneland.  With as strong as Paddy O'Prado was a few years ago...
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April 17, 2012

“Unbelievable” is how Phil Needham describes his association with April 14 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dullahan and that colt’s half brother, 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird. “It’s the most exciting thing that could happen in someone’s life,” the Central...
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April 17, 2012

MIKE GROLL / AP PHOTO Dullahan gets a bath after training at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., on Friday, June 8, 2012. The Belmont Stakes horse race is Saturday. VIEW PHOTOS  
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April 17, 2012

Donegal Racing owner Jerry Crawford, right, leads, Dullahan into winners circle. Dullahan with Kent Desormeaux up wins the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) on April 14, 2012, at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Anne M. EberhardtVIEW PHOTOS  
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April 17, 2012

Dullahan closed powerfully to catch Hansen in deep stretch of Saturday's Grade 1, $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes, establishing himself as a serious contender for the Kentucky Derby with an impressive 1 1/4-length victory. Owned by Donegal Racing, the Dale Romans-trained colt recorded a fast-finishing fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile...
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April 17, 2012

A record crowd of 40,617 saw the late charging Dullahan win the Grade 1 $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, 1 1/4 lengths in front of favorite Hansen. The win gave Louisville favorite Dale Romans his first Blue Grass Stakes victory. Romans' best finish in the Blue Grass had been a second place finish with Paddy O'Prado in 2010.Although the day ended with all eyes on Dullahan, as the day started for Keeneland's Toyota...
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April 16, 2012

Dullahan, with big strides down the center of the racetrack, ran down champion Hansen in the late stages to win the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths April 14 at Keeneland. Kent Desormeaux guided the son of Even the Score for trainer Dale Romans. He is owned...
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April 16, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Dullahan and his team stayed in the background all week while the attention centered on the near white colt Hansen and his eccentric owner. "This is the first chance I've had a chance to say much,'' Donegal Racing managing partner Jerry Crawford said. "We decided all...
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