Robby Albarado

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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Leparoux Just Seventh Jockey To Win 900 Races Beneath Twin Spires

French-born jockey Julien Leparoux became only the seventh rider in Churchill Downs history to record 900 victories beneath the historic Twin Spires when Whitham Thoroughbreds’ promising 3-year-old filly With Dignity captured Sunday’s eighth race, a first level allowance/optional claiming event at 1 1/16 miles. “I’ve been very lucky throughout my career at Churchill to ride […]

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Corey Lanerie Rings Up Churchill Downs Wins 999 And 1,000

Calumet Farm’s Sonneteer roared past Royal Artillery at mid-stretch and cruised to a 7 ¼-length victory in the inaugural running of the $115,600 Champions Day Marathon Overnight Stakes Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance for 3-year-olds and up. Trained by Keith Desormeaux and ridden by Corey Lanerie, Sonneteer covered the mile and a half on a […]

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Long-Time Client Baron Gives Trainer Dale Romans 2,000th Career Winner

Robert J. Baron’s Caroline Lois captured Saturday’s fourth race at Gulfstream Park to give Eclipse Award-winning trainer Dale Romans his 2,000th career victory. Robby Albarado piloted Caroline Lewis ($11.60), a bay daughter of Grade 1 winner Paynter, to a 2 ¼-length victory in the $39,000 maiden claiming event for 3-year-old fillies, running seven furlongs in […]

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‘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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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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Mr Freeze Repels Challenge, Kicks Clear For West Virginia Derby Score

Jim Bakke and Gerald Ibister’s Mr Freeze was impressive in Saturday’s Grade 3, $500,000 West Virginia Derby, taking the lead at the start, repelling a challenge at the top of the stretch and kicking clear to win by eight lengths. The 3-year-old son of To Honor And Serve, sent to post at odds of 6-1, […]

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‘He’s Going To Become Special’: Albarado High On King Zachary For Indiana Derby

When Robby Albarado suffered a broken ankle in a gate mishap two weeks before last year’s Kentucky Derby, the jockey said that horse owner Tom Conway sent a text telling him not to worry, that “your Derby horse is in Dale’s barn.” Conway, a Louisville attorney, was referring to the 2018 Derby, trainer Dale Romans […]

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Conway, Romans Carry High Hopes For Indiana Derby Favorite King Zachary

Trainer Dale Romans long has said that King Zachary is as good as any 3-year-old in his large Churchill Downs-based stable. Owner Tom Conway has been talking up his homebred son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin long before King Zachary ever ran. Now King Zachary takes another step toward backing up their beliefs […]

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