Colt From the First Crop of American Pharoah’s Vanquisher
Two-Turn Prospect From American Pharoah’s Nemesis
Sire Earned $3-Million, Shocked the World in 2015 Travers Stakes
‘Classic Horse’ Profile That Is Perfect Fit for Dallas Stewart
This colt by Travers Stakes winner Keen Ice looks an awful lot like his grandsire, Curlin, stamped as a true two-turn dirt prospect, which fits like a glove in the barn of West Point’s longest running trainer, Dallas Stewart.
Keen Ice’s name is forever etched in racing history for his upset victory over Triple Crown hero American Pharoah in the 2015 Travers. He was no one-trick pony, also winning the Suburban Handicap (G2) in New York and finishing third in the Belmont Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic, retiring with more than $3-million in the bank.
Installed at the fabled Calumet Farm for a stud career, Keen Ice got out of the gate quickly with this first crop of juveniles, represented by his first winner on May 3.
Our new colt worked an eighth of a mile in 10.2 with an above-average stride length and comes from a consignor, Steve Venosa, who has a nice track record with West Point and is known for leaving “meat on the bone,” so to speak, with the horses in his program.
“I don’t think there’s a significant buyer in the industry who is afraid to go into that shedrow and to bid and to buy any horse that Steve Venosa sells,” Terry Finley said.
Price includes all acquisition costs and all training, veterinary, and insurance expenses until January 1, 2022.