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‘Do It For Louisville’: Kentucky Derby Is Romans’ Biggest Goal

Trainer Dale Romans grew up in his father’s barn on the backside of Churchill Downs, and has been dreaming of getting a win in the track’s premier race, the Kentucky Derby, ever since he was a young child. This year, he will take his eighth shot with Dennis Albaugh’s J Boys Echo. Romans told wave3.com […]

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Updated: Albarado’s Broken Ankle To Keep Him Out Of Kentucky Derby

Veteran jockey Robby Albarado, who was named to ride J Boys Echo in the Kentucky Derby on May 6, suffered a fractured ankle during an incident in Sunday’s eighth race at Keeneland. Albarado’s mount, Chiltern Street, threw him over his shoulders when the Wesley Ward trainee stumbled out of the starting gates, and the replay […]

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Rain Dampens First Exclusive Derby/Oaks Training Period At Churchill Downs

Thanks to inclement weather, Janis Whitham’s McCraken and the Albaugh Family Stable’s J Boys Echo were the only two 3-year-olds on the “sloppy” main track Saturday during the first of Churchill Downs’ exclusive Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks training periods from 8:30-8:45 a.m. (all times EDT). Both colts galloped in the mud in preparation for […]

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Redding Colliery Colt Posts Fastest Eighth At Rescheduled Texas 2-Year-Old Under Tack Show

Under sunny skies at Lone Star Park, the rescheduled under tack show for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale was held Monday morning with a Louisiana-bred colt by Redding Colliery, hip 31, posting the fastest eighth-mile time of :10.1. The under tack show was originally scheduled for Sunday but had to be pushed back due […]

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Albarado Primed For ‘Really Good’ Louisiana Derby Day

Journeyman Robby Albarado has had a phenomenal year already in 2017. His business is up, his stakes rides are plentiful, he earned his 5,000th victory — becoming only the 33rd rider to reach such a milestone — and he recently was informed that he has been nominated for the National Museum of Racing’s 2017 Hall […]

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Kantharos Filly Impresses In Second March OBS Under Tack Session

Hip No. 364, Libellule, consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 March Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. The gray or roan filly by Kantharos […]

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Bloodlines: Sharing The Wealth With Dialed In

Although Horse of the Year Mineshaft (by Horse of the Year A.P. Indy) had a good weekend with Grade 2 Gotham Stakes winner J Boys Echo, Mineshaft’s son Dialed In had a great weekend. The Darby Dan Farm stallion fielded a pair of stakes winners from his first crop of 3-year-olds, led by G2 Fountain […]

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J Boys Echo ‘Came Back Really Good,’ Considered For Blue Grass Or Wood

Albaugh Racing Stable’s J Boys Echo emerged from his 3 ½-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham at Aqueduct Racetrack in top shape, said co-owner Jason Loutsch, and was heading back to Dale Romans’ winter training base at Gulfstream Park on Sunday morning. Newly armed with 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points from the Gotham, […]

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J Boys Echo Parlays Perfect Trip To Gotham Upset

The Albaugh Family Stable’s J Boys Echo was able to parlay a perfect stalking trip to upset heavily-favored El Areeb in Saturday’s G3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct, earning 50 points and a shot to contest the 2017 Kentucky Derby for trainer Dale Romans. Ridden by Robby Albarado, the sophomore son of Mineshaft covered 1 1/16 […]

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Fasig-Tipton Kentucky: Cool Coal Man Sold, Exported To Europe

Graded stakes winner Cool Coal Man, winner of the 2008 Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes, has been sold and will be exported to Europe to stand at stud.. The BloodHorse reports that the 12-year-old stallion by Mineshaft was purchased by bloodstock agent Marco Bozzi for $25,000 at this week’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Mixed sale. “He is a […]

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