The Breeders Crown Countdown (BCC) blog had a single winner. It came in a division of the Casual Breeze at Mohawk on Friday, Aug. 28. Elegant Severity ($4.90, $3.20, $2.60) teamed with Lilu Hanover ($4.10, $3.20) for a $37.30 exacta. In the other division, the favorite beat our choice, Lock Down...|
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Keen Ice left a massive Saratogs crowd stunned with his late-running theatrics in Saturday’s $1.6 million Travers Stakes, overhauling Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in deep stretch to post a 16-1 upset. With only a maiden victory to his credit, Keen Ice proved no match for American Pharoah...|
by Laura Pugh The beginning of the Travers was all about American Pharoah, but it ended up being all about Keen Ice…..or at least it should have. Keen Ice, late maturing son of Curlin, finally put everything together in tonight’s Travers Stakes, earning his first grade one win. He had been...|
Post-race interview with Travers winning jockey Javier Castellano KEEN ICE JAVIER CASTELLANO THE MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, we're pleased now to be joined by Travers winning jockey Javier Castellano. It was his fifth Travers victory. Congratulations, Javier....|
TRAVERS (G1) WINNING TRAINER QUOTES Dale Romans, winning trainer of Keen Ice (No. 7) "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. The race set up good for him, but we didn't lag. We weren't worried about running second. We put him in the race closer than he's been in his career. "This horse...|
Post-race interview with Travers winner Keen Ice's owner Jerry Crawford of Donegal Racing: KEEN ICE JERRY CRAWFORD THE MODERATOR: Now we're joined by Jerry Crawford of Donegal Racing, the Travers winner Keen Ice, and the rest of the connections, I'm sure, will be...|
Post-race interview with the connections of AMERICAN PHAROAH AHMED ZAYAT BOB BAFFERT VICTOR ESPINOZA JUSTIN ZAYAT THE MODERATOR: I really appreciate the connections of American Pharaoh joining us. Bob, I'd like to start with you. If you could take us through the...|
Saturday's $400,000 Ballston Spa (G2) at Saratoga wasn't one of the days four "Win and You're In" races for the Breeders' Cup, but it could end up having a bearing on the Filly & Mare Turf (G1) picture. Chilean champion Dacita, anchored near the rear for much of the way, suddenly caught fire...|