Will Keen Ice Add His Name To List Of Legends In JCGC?
By Margaret Ransom
The prominence and reputation of the Jockey Club Gold Cup (GI), set to be contested at Belmont Park Saturday, almost goes without saying. Any racing fan, from the newbie to the professional, knows what winning the Jockey Club Gold Cup means to the career of a handicap star, as well as his future as a stallion.
Man o’War, Kelso, Nashua, Citation, Whirlaway, War Admiral, Forego, Affirmed, Buckpasser, John Henry, Cigar, Skip Away, Curlin and many more claim JCGC champion on their resume and, this year, seven will line up looking to make history, as well as earn a spot in the starting gate for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) at Del Mar on Nov. 4 as the race is a part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” incentive program.
Keen Ice has had a pretty good year. Heck, he’s had a pretty good career. Unfortunately, since winning the 2015 Travers Stakes (GI) and upsetting Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, he’s had the unfortunate luck to… (more)