Dale Romans

Romans ‘Trying Not To Look Too Far Ahead’ With Iroquois Winner Dennis’ Moment

Churchill Downs’ all-time leading trainer Dale Romans reported Sunday morning that Albaugh Family Stable’s Dennis’ Moment will target the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) following his 1 ¾-length score in Saturday’s $200,000 Iroquois (GIII) – the kickoff of the “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” “He’s just such a smart horse at this stage […]

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Dennis’ Moment Lives Up To The Hype In Iroquois

Unlucky in the first start of his career when he parted ways with his rider, Albaugh Family Stables’ Dennis’ Moment had no such issues on this trip beneath the Twin Spires. The 2-year-old son of Tiznow was absolutely dominant in the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes, geared down in the final sixteenth to win by 1 […]

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Albaugh Hopes Juvenile Dennis’ Moment ‘Can Now Live Up To The Hype’

The most publicized horse on the backstretch of Churchill Downs over the last two months was striking maiden winner Dennis’ Moment. On Saturday, the 2-year-old colt will see if he can live up to the hype as the 9-5 morning line favorite in the $200,000 Iroquois (Grade III). “It’s exciting to be right in this […]

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Romans Sees ‘Potential Future Star’ In Dennis’ Moment

The “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” officially begins Saturday as 10 promising 2-year-olds were entered in the 38th running of the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile Iroquois, one of four stakes events on the first Saturday of the 11-day September Meet, is the first scoring race […]

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Asmussen, Mott Each Hold Strong Hand In Personal Ensign At Saratoga

Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou, undefeated in five starts this season, looks to keep her perfect record intact while seeking her first career victory at Saratoga Race Course in Saturday’s Grade 1, $700,000 Personal Ensign presented by Lia Infiniti. The 70th running of the 1 1/8-mile Personal Ensign for fillies […]

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Speed Demons Mitole, Promises Fulfilled Face Off In Forego At Saratoga

Two of the country’s finest sprinters will go head-to-head in Saturday’s Grade 1, $600,000 Forego presented by Encore Boston Harbor at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The seven-furlong sprint over the main track is named in honor of the three-time Horse of the Year (1974-76) and four-time Champion Older Horse (1974-77). Before building […]

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‘King Of South America’: Romans Names Martin Chuan To Ride Everfast In Travers

Martin Chuan, a 24-year-old Peruvian jockey who has been riding this summer at Ellis Park, will be aboard Preakness runner-up Everfast in Saturday’s Grade 1 Runhappy Travers at Saratoga, trainer Dale Romans said Monday morning. A multiple Group 1 winner in his home country, Chuan is 5-4-4 from 24 starts at Ellis Park this year, […]

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‘The Real Deal’: Night Time Has Romans Excited For Ellis Park Juvenile

Trainer Dale Romans’ huge Ellis Park meet could get even bigger with Night Time in Sunday’s $100,000 TwinSpires Ellis Park Juvenile. Night Time won by daylight in his debut June 30 at Ellis Park, leading all the way through a fast time to prevail by 4 1/2 lengths. With eight wins out of 26 starters, […]

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Impressive Maiden Winner Dennis’ Moment To Target ‘Win And You’re In’ Iroquois

Dennis’ Moment, the electrifying 19 1/4-length winner of an Ellis Park maiden race on July 27, will make his next start in Churchill Downs’ $200,000, Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes on Sept. 14. The 1 1/16-mile Iroquois is the first points race on the road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby. It also is a “Win and […]

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This Time, Yes? Dennis’ Moment Brings Derby Dreams Back For Albaugh Family

For people who saw the 2-year-old Dennis’ Moment unleash a tour de force in the form of a 19 1/4-length maiden victory Saturday at Ellis Park, the obvious comparison was to another youngster owned by Albaugh Family Stables and trained by Dale Romans: Not This Time, who three years ago rolled to a 10-length triumph […]

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