Keen Ice to Calumet

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Keen Ice | A Coglianese

Donegal Racing's Keen Ice (Curlin–Medomak, by Awesome Again), who defeated American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) to win the 2015 GI Travers S., will take up stud duties at Calumet Farm at the conclusion of his racing career.

“We are excited to offer this exceptional-looking son of Curlin to our breeders,” said Calumet Director of Stallions Jak Knelman. “As the only horse to beat champion American Pharoah during his 3-year-old campaign, Keen Ice will be an appealing dirt option among our diverse stallion offerings. We look forward to supporting Keen Ice in the breeding shed, sales ring, and his progeny on the track.”

Trained by Todd Pletcher, Keen Ice is currently preparing for Saturday's GI Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. In addition to his Travers victory, the bay was second in the GI William Hill Haskell Invitational and third in the GI Belmont S. in 2015. He was third in the GI Breeders' Cup Classic last year.

“We are excited to have Keen Ice headed to legendary Calumet Farm,” commented Donegal Racing President Jerry Crawford. “We are equally excited that our agreement allows Keen Ice to race through 2017. Racing needs more horses that will stay on the track before retiring to the breeding shed and Calumet should be saluted for making that happen.”

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