Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Olivia Dutton shows off Icabad Crane’s last show ribbon. Photo via the Icabad Crane Facebook Page.

A true athlete and a total legend, Icabad Crane has been retired from competition. He spent the first six years of his career on the racetrack, making appearances in such prestigious races as The Preakness and Belmont Stakes. Retired from the track in 2013, he then transitioned to eventing with Phillip Dutton where he was named America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred in 2014.

From his team:

“Icabad Crane has been formally retired from competing. He went out a winner last weekend with Olivia. He will remain part of the Dutton family for as long as they please and will want for nothing.

“He has enriched all of our lives by being the most amenable, accommodating , ambassador for everything that we have asked of him. He owes us nothing and we owe him everything.
He truly is America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred.”

National Holiday: National Color Day

Events Opening This Week: Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials IV

Events Closing This Week: Full Moon Farms H.T.Full Gallop Farm November H.T.Horse Trials at Majestic OaksRiver Glen Fall H.T.Texas Rose Horse Park Fall H.T.

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We are sad to share the news of an equine fatality this weekend at the Far Hills Race Meeting in Far Hills, New Jersey. Wicklow Brave, a 10-year-old owned by Wicklow Bloodstock Ltd., was leading the $450,000 Grand National Hurdle Stakes when he fell at the final fence and fractured his right shoulder. He was euthanized. [Wicklow Brave Dies At Far Hills]

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