Dale Romans

Romans Likes Everfast’s Closing Chances In Haskell

Trainer Dale Romans knows the TVG.com Haskell Invitational represents a significant challenge for Everfast. But it’s not as if he hasn’t been in this position before for Monmouth Park’s signature race, a ‘Win and You’re In’ event for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. In the 2015 Haskell, Romans sent out Keen Ice against Triple Crown winner […]

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Promises Fulfilled Cruises All The Way In John A. Nerud

A stumbling start by Killybegs Captain left Bob Baron’s Promises Fulfilled all alone on the front end in Saturday’s G2 John A. Nerud Stakes, and jockey Luis Saez took full advantage. Setting mild fractions, the 4-year-old son of Shackleford had plenty left in the stretch to cruise under the wire 4 1/2 lengths the best […]

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Promises Fulfilled Hoping To Rebound In G2 John Nerud, Eyeing Breeders’ Cup Spot

Robert Baron’s multiple graded stakes winner Promises Fulfilled will look to rebound off a fourth in the Grade 1 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap in Saturday’s Grade 2, $300,000 John A. Nerud at Belmont Park. A Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In qualifying race for the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita Park, the John […]

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Everfast, Joevia Top Nominees To Indiana Derby

The Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby has drawn 41 nominations for the 25th running of Indiana’s richest horse race Saturday, July 13 at Indiana Grand. Of the horses nominated, a total of 10 three-year-olds competed in at least one of the Triple Crown races in 2019 leading into summer’s biggest sporting event in central Indiana. […]

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Steve Asmussen Extends Churchill Record To 21st Training Title

Hall of Fame conditioner Steve Asmussen dominated the trainer standings at Churchill Downs’ 2019 Spring Meet with 27 victories to win his record-extending 21st leading trainer title at the Louisville track. Asmussen, 53, enters Saturday’s card ready to eclipse 180 starts for the 38-day meet, smashing his previous record of 130 starters at the 2011 […]

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Jockey Robby Albarado Suffers Fractured Wrist In Churchill Spill

According to the Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee on Twitter, jockey Robby Albarado suffered a fractured left wrist during an incident on Sunday at Churchill Downs. During the second race, Albarado was riding 2-year-old first-time starter Dennis’ Moment for trainer Dale Romans. The colt appeared to either stumble or clip heels with a drifting rival near […]

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Romans-Trained Rare Form Takes Churchill Racing Club Back To Winner’s Circle

The Churchill Downs Racing Club, in partnership with Frank Jones Jr., made their triumphant return to Churchill Downs’ Woodford Reserve Winner’s Circle on Thursday with the Dale Romans-trained Rare Form, who scored a 1 ¼-length victory under Robby Albarado in a $97,000 first-level allowance event. “It’s so thrilling to see so many happy people involved […]

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Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Notes: Everfast ‘Never Has A Bad Day’

Pro Football Hall of Famer Curtis Martin is the first name that comes to mind for trainer Dale Romans when comparing Grade 1 Belmont Stakes contender Everfast to a human athlete. Known for his speed, Martin is the fifth leading rusher in NFL history and Romans is hopeful that Calumet Farms’ son of Take Charge […]

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Racing Medication Debate Plays Out On NPR

The debate about the use of Lasix and other therapeutic medications has spilled over into national news as Belmont Day approaches. National Public Radio took a look at the issue Thursday, weighing the perspectives of animal rights groups, anti-medication advocates, and horsemen who want to continue using the therapeutics currently available to them. The California […]

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Late-Running Everfast ‘Plenty Fit’ For Belmont; Bourbon War Back For More

Preakness Stakes runner-up Everfast flaunted speed and fitness in his final serious preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets when he covered five furlongs in 1:01 flat at Churchill Downs Monday morning. With exercise rider Faustino Aguilar at the helm, Everfast broke off from the half-mile pole and clocked […]

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