Dale Romans

‘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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Churchill Work Tab: Monomoy Girl ‘Fantastic’ Ahead Of Breeders’ Cup Distaff

Top Longines Distaff (Grade I) contender Monomoy Girl and Promises Fulfilled, one of the likely leaders in the TwinSpires Sprint (GI) or Dirt Mile (GI), headed a busy Saturday morning work tab at Churchill Downs as contenders continue their preparations for the Nov. 2-3 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group […]

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Ogden Phoenix Top Three All Headed To Breeders’ Cup

The top three runners who finished within a length of each other in Friday’s Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) remained on track for a run in the $2 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 3. Robert Baron’s Promises Fulfilled led all the way in the 6-furlong dash to prevail by […]

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Promises Fulfilled Holds On In Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix

Robert Baron’s Promises Fulfilled extended his win streak to three races in a row on Friday, hanging on to win by a neck as the 1-2 favorite in the G2 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix. Ridden by Luis Saez for trainer Dale Romans, the 3-year-old son of Shackleford covered six furlongs over Keeneland’s fast main track […]

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Whitmore, Limousine Liberal Meet Again In Ogden Phoenix

Top sprinters Whitmore and Limousine Liberal, who have split four meetings with each other, headline a field of six entered Tuesday for Friday’s 166th running of the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) for 3-year-olds and up going 6 furlongs on the main track at Keeneland. The Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix, which will go as the […]

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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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