Dale Romans

Little Mike again proves impossible to catch

His rivals tried to pressure him, but Little Mike proved too tough to catch once again, going gate to wire in the Grade 3, $100,000 Emirates Airlines Appleton Stakes at Gulfstream Park Sunday. Under Joe Bravo, Little Mike got his third wire-to-wire victory of the Gulfstream meet, holding off two late challengers to win by […]

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Little Mike goes gate to wire in Canadian Turf

Little Mike hit the throttle early and just kept going to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Canadian Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park Sunday. Under Joe Bravo, Little Mike (5-1) set quick early fractions of 22.70 and 45.42 for the mile race but still came home strong to win by a length and a half over […]

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Paddy O’Prado, First Dude Work for Romans

PRESS RELEASE Louisville-born trainer Dale Romans’ pair of 3-year-old contenders for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) – Paddy O’Prado and First Dude – topped the roster of works by Breeders’ Cup hopefuls Saturday over their home track at Churchill Downs. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Donegal Racing’s Paddy O’Prado, third in […]

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Japanese Star Espoir City Has First Churchill Work for BC Classic

PRESS RELEASE Japan’s hope for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) to be run at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6, had the first of his planned two works beneath the Twin Spires on Sunday morning, covering six furlongs over a fast track in 1:18.20 under jockey Tetsuzo Sato. Espoir City spent about 20 […]

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Breeders’ Cup Hopefuls Get Ready to Roll

By Scott Jagow As the October mornings get chillier in Kentucky, Churchill Downs and Keeneland are heating up with Breeders’ Cup workouts. Breeders’ Cup contenders are shipping into the Bluegrass state to begin their preparations for the big races November 5th and 6th at Churchill. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Saturday and Sunday, […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

Will Paddy O’Prado get the luck o’ the Irish in Saturday’s Grade 2 Colonial Turf Cup? The Dale Romans trainee got some respect in the Preakness off his third place finish in the Kentucky Derby, but could only manage sixth, beaten about 10 lengths by Lookin At Lucky. Paddy O’Prado’s maiden win came over […]

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ELMONT, N.Y. – After Belmont Stakes morning-line favorite Ice Box and stablemate Fly Down schooled in the gate and galloped this morning, Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito was asked if his late closers would be closer to the pace in Saturday’s 1½-mile race.   “It depends,” said Zito. “Obviously, Ice Box has a great […]

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