Keen Ice and Breaking Lucky both place in G1 Whitney Handicap
Keen Ice and Breaking Lucky both turned in tremendous runs to take second and third respectively behind Gun Runner in Saturday’s G1 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga.
The dams of both horses – Medomak and Shooting Party – were purchased at auction by Chad Schumer as agent.
Keen Ice came with his customary strong charge to grab second from Breaking Lucky and take his earnings to nearly $3.3 million. Breaking Lucky, meanwhile, now boasts over $1.3 million in earnings.
Keen Ice’s win in the G1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga, in which he conquered Triple Crown hero American Pharoah, stands out as the highlight of his career to date. Recently successful in the G2 Suburban Handicap, the Curlin colt has also recorded top three finishes in the G1 Belmont Stakes, G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic, G1 Haskell Invitational, G2 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes, G2 Remsen Stakes and G2 Risen Star Stakes.
Keen Ice is the first foal out of his dam, an Awesome Again half-sister to the G1-placed Coal Play. In turn, Medomak is out of the Kris S mare Wiscasset, a half-sister to G1 winner Serra Lake. Medomak was bought on behalf of Saudi Arabian interests. Sadly, she has died since her purchase.
Breaking Lucky is out of the G1-placed Shooting Party, bought for $50,000 by Schumer Bloodstock in 2008 on behalf of his breeders Jay and Christine Hayden.
The Lookin At Lucky colt won the 2015 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Woodbine and has run placed in the G2 New Orleans Handicap, the G2 Eclipse Stakes, G3 Dominion Day Stakes, G3 Ben Ali Stakes and G3 Ontario Derby to his name.