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Romans Pleased As Dennis’ Moment Records ‘Perfect’ Work Toward Fountain Of Youth

Trainer Dale Romans believes he has a “superstar” in Dennis’ Moment. That leads him to feel both confidence and anxiety as Albaugh Family Stables’ standout colt prepares to run in Saturday’s $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes, a Grade 2 stepping stone to the Kentucky Derby. After all, it’s the first race since Dennis’ Moment […]

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Loutsch: ‘Surreal’ To Have Two Colts On Kentucky Derby Trail

Whether an owner, trainer or bettor, horse racing is a roller-coaster, not for the faint-hearted and where stick-to-itivness is required. Albaugh Family Stables has the top-ranked horse in Gary West’s first Kentucky Derby rankings. But getting to that tenuous peak has involved a couple of tumbles off the precipice. Widely hyped, the Dale Romans-traine Dennis’ […]

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Owner Michael Hui ‘Struck Gold’ With Claim Of Pegasus Turf Winner Zulu Alpha

Michael Hui called it “almost an out-of-body experience” winning his first Grade 1 stakes as Zulu Alpha kicked off his 7-year-old season Saturday with a two-length victory in Gulfstream Park’s $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf. The gelding had already given Hui his first $1 million win 4 1/2 months earlier in Kentucky Downs’ Grade […]

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‘Looking For A Home Run’: Winchell Hoping Tenfold Lives Up To His Potential In Pegasus

When owner Ron Winchell and Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen came to the Pegasus World Cup (G1) presented by Runhappy two years ago, they were armed with reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner and Horse of the Year Gun Runner. It’s a much different scenario this year when they run Tenfold, who has flashed […]

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‘Very Driven Stable’: Cox Celebrates Two Breeders’ Cup Winners, Likely Champs In 2019

A year ago, Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Brad Cox’s hometown track of Churchill Downs to secure the 3-year-old filly title for the trainer’s first champion. In a 22-hour span at Santa Anita Park, Cox virtually locked up his second and third equine championships with 3-for-3 British Idiom wearing […]

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Baffert On McKinzie: ‘We’re All Living Through This Horse, Thinking About Brad’

There’s a lot on the line for McKinzie when the 4-year-old colt breaks from the gate for Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park. A victory keeps him in the hunt for Horse of the Year, as well as champion older male. It enhances any future stallion deal. There’s also the $3.3 […]

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‘We Think We Have A Good Shot’: Sadler Seeking Classic Repeat With Higher Power

Trainer John Sadler got the 0-for-44 Breeders’ Cup monkey off his back last year by winning the Classic with Accelerate. And if Higher Power is a long shot to follow Accelerate as champion older male, the 4-year-old colt has credentials to give Sadler and Eclipse Award-winning owner Hronis Racing a second straight victory in the […]

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Mott: ‘Top-Class’ Elate Fits In Classic, Yoshida Should Be ‘In The Mix’

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott has won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff a record five times and the Breeders’ Cup Classic twice. He again has a top female and male horse, but this year will run the 5-year-old mare Elate against the boys for the first time in a field for the $6 million Classic […]

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‘Two Superstars In The Making’: Baffert, Romans Talk Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Hopefuls

Trainers Dale Romans and Bob Baffert are good friends along with being frequent competitors in America’s top races for 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds. They face off again in Friday’s $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita. Romans, Churchill Downs’ all-time win leader and lifelong Louisvillian, is sending out $400,000 Saratoga yearling Dennis’ Moment, Churchill’s […]

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