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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.

Trainer: Dallas Stewart

  • Trains for West Point Thoroughbreds in Kentucky, New Orleans, Saratoga
  • Came up under D. Wayne Lukas and worked with world-class horses like Lady’s Secret, Winning Colors, Thunder Gulch, Serena’s Song, Timber Country, Tabasco Cat
  • Won Breeders’ Cup races, Kentucky Oaks, and 2nd in Kentucky Derby twice (WPT’s Commanding Curve was runner-up in 2014)
  • Back in the spring classics in 2021, finishing third in Kentucky Oaks with Will’s Secret

Keen Heir Info


  • Trainer: Dallas Stewart
  • Sire: Keen Ice
  • Dam: Sheisinittowinit
  • Broodmare Sire: Student Council
  • Birth Date: April 17, 2019
  • Sex: colt
  • Bred: Kentucky
  • Engagements: Breeders' Cup, Kentucky-bred program
  • Dosage Index: 1.67
  • Center of distribution: 0.37
  • Work Time: 10.2
  • Stride Length: 24.2
  • Heart Score: A+

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