Earlier this month, Romans Racing did a Keen Ice selfie contest. The rules were pretty simple: print out one of the #GoKeenIce signs, post selfies with the sign, and share them on social media with the hashtag.
This was, of course, right up my alley. Keen Ice is not only a Curlin baby, but became my Derby horse last September after his improbable maiden win. I have been a huge Keen Ice fan ever since, and it has been a thrill to watch him grow, mature, and finally win his first Grade I race.
I took a few selfies for the contest, but one of them entertained me the most by far. I was walking down the Hawthorne backstretch, on the way to go visit Lucky Lindy, and saw a sign that just begged to be in a Keen Ice picture:
Talk about being in the right place at the right time!
Turns out, I was not the only one entertained by this picture. I found out a few days ago that this picture had won second place in the contest! The awesome folks over at Romans Racing sent me some fun prizes, just in time to cheer Keen Ice on in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Of course, this meant time for more Keen Ice selfies.
Thank you so much — and good luck to Keen Ice! It would be such a thrill to see him win the Classic on Saturday.