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October 22, 2015

Article from Lady and the Track, Jessica Smith. Crawford of Donegal: “Keen Ice Will Win the Classic”– Quite lost within the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) clamor of American Pharoah versus Beholder is discussion of Keen Ice, but Jerry Crawford, President of collective owner Donegal Racing, is boldly trumpeting the colt’s...
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October 19, 2015

Article from The Courier-Journal, Jennie Rees. Photo from Adam Coglianese/NYRA The glow of the Travers victory has not waned in the nearly six weeks since Donegal Racing’s Keen Ice upset Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at Saratoga. Donegal founder Jerry Crawford, at Churchill Downs to watch Keen Ice work Saturday,...
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September 3, 2015

Article via Americas Best Racing Honaker with his wife, Sarah, at Saratoga prior to Keen Ice's Travers win. (Photos courtesy of Eliot Honaker) A few years ago, Eliot Honaker started contemplating what it would be like to have racehorses but he could’ve never imagined that his first venture into ownership...
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September 2, 2015

Article via Thoroughbred Daily News, Andrew Caulfield Excuse me for dipping into my own back catalogue again, but something I wrote in early-February for Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder has some relevance to the thrilling events in the GI Travers S.: “It has long been said that England and America are...
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August 30, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah came up short in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes on Saturday, losing to Keen Ice by three-quarters of a length before a sold-out and stunned crowd at Saratoga Race Course. American Pharoah came into the race as the overwhelming favorite, but...
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August 30, 2015

Article via New York Times, Joe Drape.  ARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — They were fully aware of this historic racetrack’s reputation for felling iconic horses like Gallant Fox and Affirmed, as well as immortal ones, like the great Secretariat. They also knew of its charms, how racehorses are not only loved...
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August 29, 2015

Article via USA TODAY, Photo by Hans Pennink American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, was overtaken by Keen Ice and lost in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes, racing's Mid-summer Derby, at sold-out Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. Keen Ice, trained by Dale Romans and ridden by...
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August 17, 2015

Article via ESPN Trainer Dale Romans confirmed Aug 13 that William Hill Haskell Invitational runner-up Keen Ice will breeze Aug. 15 in preparation for a start in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 29. The Travers could be the Curlin colt's fourth matchup in as many races against...
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August 3, 2015

Article via The Des Moines Register, John Naughton. Photo: Getty Images The horses are expected to meet again Aug. 29 in the 146th running of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. It’s 11/4-mile race is well-suited for Keen Ice; Sunday’s distance was 11/8-mile. American Pharoah...
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July 30, 2015

Article via The Courier-Journal, Jennie Rees OCEANPORT, N.J. – Even before Wednesday afternoon's announcement that Monmouth Park was raising the purse for Sunday's William Hill Haskell Invitational $750,000 to $1.75 million, horse owner Jerry Crawford was looking at the perks that can't be monetized. That's why he opted to take...
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