Icabad Crane is proving there are no limits when it comes to Thoroughbreds.
Foaled April 9, 2005 in New York, Icabad Crane (Jump Start – Adorahy, by Rahy) started his career as a racehorse in 2007, winning three of his first four starts and setting himself on the Triple Crown trail with Kentucky Derby winning trainer Graham Motion.
Icabad finished 3rd in the Preakness Stakes and 8th in the Belmont Stakes in 2008 and went on to win four more races in a career that ultimately spanned six years on the racetrack. He hit the board in an impressive 75 percent of his 33 total starts to collect $585,980 in earnings.
After retiring sound from the track in 2013, new owners Graham and Anita Motion of Herringswell Stables saw Icabad’s athletic drive and desire and decided to put him in training for eventing. They sent him to double Olympic gold medalist Phillip Dutton, who rode American Thoroughbreds like TruLuck, House Doctor and Caymen Went with much success at the upper levels.
Icabad quickly learned the ropes of eventing, winning his first Beginner Novice event with Phillip in March 2014. He moved up to Novice and then Training level in six months, ending his first eventing season by winning the Retired Racehorse Project’s $10,000 America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred Contest in October 2014.
Now 10 years old, Icabad is on his way to excelling in yet another career. He successfully moved up to the Preliminary level in February 2015 and is now preparing to make his CCI1* debut at the Hagyard Mid-South Three-Day Event in Lexington, Kentucky, in October 2015, where he will also give a demonstration at the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover.
Eventing and horse racing enthusiasts from all around the world have followed Icabad’s journey, and now we want you all to come along for the ride as we see just how far Phillip and Icabad can go in the sport of eventing. Help Icabad reach for the stars by joining the Icabad Crane Fan Club!
Your fan club membership includes:
• A limited edition Icabad Crane hat, plus access to T-shirts and other gear.
• A photo of Icabad Crane signed by Phillip Dutton and Graham Motion.
• An email newsletter with behind-the-scenes photos and training videos featuring Phillip and Icabad.
• A chance to meet Phillip and Icabad at special events — like in Kentucky at his first CCI1* at Hagyard MidSouth!
Why join the Icabad Crane Fan Club?
• Help support Icabad Crane’s career. All fan club dues go directly to funding his competition costs.
• Help support other OTTBs. Fan club dues will also go to support charities that help off-track Thoroughbreds like Icabad.
• Learn from a two-time Olympic gold medalist. You’ve seen Phillip’s training videos on Icabad’s Facebook page. Fan Club members will receive even more exclusive training videos.
How do I join?
Make your payment of $50 online by clicking the PayPal button below (or by clicking here), or send a check for $50 with “Icabad Crane Fan Club” in the memo to Phillip Dutton Eventing LLC, 248 Hood Rd, West Grove, PA 19390. Be sure to include your name and email address in order to receive the fan club email newsletter.