Everyone talks a good game, but results are what matter. Unlike most racing partnerships, Donegal Racing buys one group of horses each year and our partners buy a percentage of the entire group so that when one of our horses hits, every single partner owns a piece of him.
The Latest from Jerry Crawford, Donegal President
Posted by Donegal Racing
Partners and Friends,
1. Let us know by Friday if you will be at Santa Anita on February 7 for Rock Shandy and Finnegan's Wake (more on Finn below). A great day of racing that will include the return of Shared Belief and California Chrome facing off against each other.
2. We are struggling on whether Keen Ice will run at Fairgrounds on February 21 (same day of likely return of Irish You Well) or Tampa Bay March 7. As of today we lean 70-30 to Fairgrounds. We are trying to get a flight there. Reason: Tampa Bay stretch is 975 feet. Fairgrounds is 1,346 feet. That is an additional 130 yards after changing leads and that is huge for Ice who does his best running then. Some don't think he can win at this distance (1 1/16th) regardless but I at least want to give him his best shot. FYI: The stretch run at Gulfstream last time was 571 feet. Doc Sandy has limos longer than that!
3. Puca WILL race Feb. 21 at Gulfstream.
4. If you ordered Derby/Oaks tickets I have now paid for them personally so would appreciate payment as soon as possible.
5. Finnegan's Wake has the second best Equibase speed figure of any horse in North America and the fastest of anyone on the grass. What a story!
With so much going on across the country I am always worried I am forgetting to update you on everything. You are always welcome to email me directly at JerryCLF@aol.com with any questions!
The Latest from Conor Foley, Donegal COO
Posted by Donegal Racing
I hope this email finds everyone well. The stable started off the year the right way with Finnegan winning another major race in California. This weekend we have Rock Shandy making a big start and it looks like the month of February is going to be a very busy one as over half the members of the stable will likely have starts and most will be in stake races.
Donegal Racing's request for Eclipse Awards 2015: make an award for best syndicate! Not to sound overly confident... ;)
Congratulations to California Chrome, Horse of the Year - the deserving winner!
Keen Ice: 1/43, 5f in 59:25. #DerbyDreaming
Rock Shandy runs a strong second in the G3 Sham! Donegal, of course, plays for points in January, and to win in May ;) #DerbyPoints