Dale Romans

Jake Romans Finding Early Success As Agent To Albarado, Hill

The Romans family is synonymous with success at Churchill Downs. The late Jerry Romans was a popular trainer from Louisville and his son, Dale, is Churchill Downs’ all-time leading trainer. Now, Dale’s son, 22-year-old Jake Romans, is adding to the family legacy as a jockey’s agent representing top riders Robby Albarado and Channing Hill. “I […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co Presents In Their Care: The Story Of ‘Cristina’s Journey’

Trainer Dale Romans describes Cristina Bahena’s position in his bustling operation as “barn mother,” and that is only fitting. Her willingness to walk three days across a Mexico desert in 1991 with two children in search of a better life in the United States surely reflects the strength of a mother’s love. Bahena, then a […]

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Promises Fufilled All The Way In H. Allen Jerkens

Robert J. Baron’s Promises Fulfilled proved a determined competitor in Saturday’s Grade 1 H. Allen Jerkens, fending off a challenge in the stretch and kicking away to win by 1 1/4 lengths as the 6-5 favorite. A 3-year-old son of Shackleford, the front-running colt covered seven furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in 1:21.44. Promises […]

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Evenly-Matched Field Set For G1 Allen Jerkens; Eight Seeking First Grade 1

Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial presented by Runhappy has attracted a strong field of nine – eight in search of their first Grade 1 and one looking to add another to his resume – in the seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course. The 34th running of the race, formerly the […]

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Mr Freeze Repels Challenge, Kicks Clear For West Virginia Derby Score

Jim Bakke and Gerald Ibister’s Mr Freeze was impressive in Saturday’s Grade 3, $500,000 West Virginia Derby, taking the lead at the start, repelling a challenge at the top of the stretch and kicking clear to win by eight lengths. The 3-year-old son of To Honor And Serve, sent to post at odds of 6-1, […]

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High North, Once On Whiskey Top West Virginia Derby

The top three finishers in the Iowa Derby and the top two from the Los Alamitos Derby are among a field of nine entered for the $500,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 4. The grade III fixture for 3-year-olds is the centerpiece of a nine-race Saturday program that will begin […]

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Promises Fulfilled Pounces For Amersterdam Score

Robert Baron’s Promises Fulfilled showed he could successfully rate off the pace in Saturday’s Grade 3 Amsterdam Stakes, beating odds-on favorite Engage by 3 1/4 lengths on the wire. The 3-year-old son of Shackleford covered 6 1/2 furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in 1:15.18 under jockey Luis Saez. Trained by Dale Romans, Promises Fulfilled […]

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Engage, Strike Power Among Seven Sophomores Sprinting In Amsterdam At Saratoga

Set to make his fourth start of the year, Woodford Racing’s Engage will face a contentious group of foes in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Amsterdam for 3-year-olds going 6 1/2 furlongs at Saratoga Race Course. One of four graded stakes races on the day, highlighted by the 55th running of the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim […]

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New York Officials Reject Proposal To Shorten Dutrow’s 10-Year Ban

The New York State Gaming Commission voted 4-2 Monday to dismiss an appeal from supporters of suspended trainer Rick Dutrow, according to the Daily Racing Form. Chairman Barry Sample said commission members met before their meeting on Monday to discuss a request to reconsider the 10-year ban from racing Dutrow has been serving since 2013. […]

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Free Drop Billy Could Switch To Turf For Secretariat Stakes

Trainer Dale Romans indicated that 2018 Triple Crown contender Free Drop Billy could make the switch over to grass for the Grade I $400,000 Secretariat Stakes on Saturday, Aug. 11. The 1 1/8-miles turf event for 3-year-olds is just one of five stakes carded for the Arlington International Festival of Racing. The Bruce D. Memorial Stakes, Grade […]

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