Dale Romans

Asmussen Takes Aim On Romans’ All-Time Leading Trainer Title At Churchill Downs

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen is quickly closing in on Dale Romans’ all-time leading trainer title at Churchill Downs as he now trails the Louisville-native by just 19 wins, 735-716. Asmussen enters Friday’s card at Churchill Downs one win from tying fellow Hall of Famer Bill Mott’s second-place total of 717 wins but it […]

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‘No One Was Able To Close’: Disappointing Finishers Dennis’ Moment, Scabbard Look To Rebound From Juvenile

Highly-touted juvenile Dennis’ Moment returned to training Thursday morning at Churchill Downs following his disappointing last-place finish in Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) at Santa Anita. “I just wanted to get him out there to see how he’d handle things,” trainer Dale Romans said. “He looked really good. We’ll see where we go next […]

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‘He’ll Be Back’: Dennis’ Moment Deemed Okay After Stumbling Start In Juvenile

While the gut punch of the outcome was still being felt among his connections, Dennis’ Moment was reported to be in good order after stumbling badly at the break en route to finishing last as the favorite in the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The son of Tiznow went to his knees out of gate under […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Young Stars Finding Heart

Horse racing’s “Future Stars” will give it their best to kick off the 36th running of the World Championships at Santa Anita. In this edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick talk about the star power in this year’s Juvenile and talk to trainers Bob Baffert and Dale Romans. Plus […]

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Happy or Sad? Connections’ Reactions To Post Position Draw

There were winners and losers in Monday’s draw for post positions for the 14 Breeders’ Cup championship races to be run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday and Saturday. Following is a sample of comments from trainers and owners of many of the contenders. Trainer Bob Baffert (McKinzie, Classic, Post 8) – […]

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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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Dennis’ Moment ‘Well Within Himself’ In Bullet Workout At Santa Anita

Each week Albaugh Family Stables’ electrifying 2-year-old colt Dennis’ Moment seems to work faster while making the exercise look easier on the lead-up to the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Right after Dennis’ Moment worked a half-mile under exercise rider Tammy Fox, trainer Dale Romans wondered aloud what […]

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Covfefe ‘Very Strong,’ Dennis’ Moment ‘Fast’ In Breeders’ Cup Works At Churchill

On a crisp Friday morning at Churchill Downs, five locally-based Breeders’ Cup contenders, led by Grade I winner Covfefe (six furlongs in 1:12.20) and promising 2-year-old Dennis’ Moment (five furlongs in :58.60), recorded published workouts prior to the Nov. 1-2 world championship event at Santa Anita. Along with the bullet-works by Covfefe (Filly and Mare […]

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Dennis’ Moment ‘Moves Like A Cadillac And Is Fast Like A Ferrari’

When Tammy Fox comes back from a morning workout on a racehorse, the ultimate sign of approval is the former jockey flashing two thumbs up as they come off the track. After Albaugh Family Stables’ 2-year-old colt Dennis’ Moment cruised five-eighths of a mile in 58 1/5 seconds Friday at Churchill Downs, Fox only flashed […]

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Promises Fulfilled, Whitmore Renew Rivalry In Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix

Promises Fulfilled and Whitmore, who finished a head apart in last year’s Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2), will renew their rivalry Friday at Keeneland as they headline a field of 11 sprinters for the 167th running of the $250,000 race at 6 furlongs on the main track for 3-year-olds and up. Scheduled as the eighth […]

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