Dale Romans

Promises Fulfilled Hopes To Continue American Success In Dubai Golden Shaheen

Trainer Dale Romans does not like to overcomplicate things. While pondering when and where his Grade 1-winning charge Promises Fulfilled would make his seasonal bow, he keeps coming back to the obvious: he has a colt with controlling speed who runs well fresh. It just so happens there is $2.5 million race on the table […]

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‘Bring Rick Back’? Years Later, Dutrow’s Ban Still Divides

One sunny afternoon last August, patrons approaching the front gates of Saratoga Race Course were met with a series of protestors waving signs with red lettering demanding: “BRING RICK BACK.” “Who’s Rick? What’d he do? Did Rick get fired?” Men with rolling coolers and women holding folding chairs traded theories while waiting for the light […]

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Lecomte: Loutsch Sending Admire ‘To See Where We Stand Against The Big Boys’

When it comes to campaigning horses on the Derby trail, Albaugh Family Stables’ Racing Manager Jason Loutsch has a good understanding of what it takes to get a horse to Churchill Downs on the First Saturday in May having done just that for the past three years. Albaugh has been represented in the Kentucky Derby […]

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Long-Time Client Baron Gives Trainer Dale Romans 2,000th Career Winner

Robert J. Baron’s Caroline Lois captured Saturday’s fourth race at Gulfstream Park to give Eclipse Award-winning trainer Dale Romans his 2,000th career victory. Robby Albarado piloted Caroline Lewis ($11.60), a bay daughter of Grade 1 winner Paynter, to a 2 ¼-length victory in the $39,000 maiden claiming event for 3-year-old fillies, running seven furlongs in […]

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Malibu Draws Full Field Headed By McKinzie, Copper Bullet

With owners and trainers nationwide looking for one last chance to run in a Grade I stakes restricted to 3-year-olds, Santa Anita’s seven furlong, $300,000 Malibu Stakes has attracted an extraordinary cast of 16 sophomores (14 to run, with two on the also eligible list) headed by Bob Baffert’s McKinzie on opening day, Wednesday, Dec. […]

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‘So Many People Happy’: Rare Form Wins For Churchill Downs Racing Club

The Churchill Downs Racing Club silks were donned in the winner’s circle for the 10th time Thursday when 3-year-old Rare Form recorded a front-running 2 ¾-length score in a 6 ½ furlong maiden special weight at Churchill Downs. “It was great to see so many people happy after that win,” trainer Dale Romans’ assistant Baldemar […]

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Imperial Hint Takes Aim At Defending Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Roy H

Imperial Hint – Perhaps the most exciting rematch of the Breeders’ Cup in 2018 is the return of 1-2 $2 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint finishers Roy H and Imperial Hint, who battled for a good furlong of the Del Mar stretch last year before the former pulled away to a well-deserved victory. This year, […]

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Free Drop Billy Retired To Spendthrift Farm For 2019 Breeding Season

Free Drop Billy, the dominant winner of last year’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland, has been retired to stud at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky. The G1-winning son of Union Rags will be the newest stallion offered through Spendthrift’s renowned “Share The Upside” program in 2019. “Free Drop Billy is a […]

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Castellano Gets Acquainted With City Of Light; Promises Fulfilled, Seven Trumpets ‘Phenomenal’

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.’s two-time Grade I winner City of Light had a get-acquainted session with jockey Javier Castellano Sunday morning, working a half-mile in :47.60 after the second renovation break at Churchill Downs. In posting the third fastest of 113 works at the distance, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile contender City of […]

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Luis Saez Relishes ‘Exciting’ Approach To 2,000-Win Milestone

Veteran rider Luis Saez is closing on in his 2,000th career win. Going in to Friday’s card at Belmont Park, the Panama City native was just six wins away from reaching the milestone. “It’s pretty exciting. It’s tough competition to win races and a very tough meet here but getting close to 2,000 wins is […]

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