Robby Albarado

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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King Zachary Kicks Clear For Matt Winn Upset

Thomas Conway’s King Zachary made a three-wide move on the far turn in Saturday’s Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes, taking the lead and sprinting home to earn his first stakes win by 4 3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old son of Curlin, ridden by Robby Albarado, was sent off at 12-1 odds against the heavy favorite Ax […]

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Romans-Trained Classic Contenders Promises Fulfilled, Coach Rocks Breeze ‘Easy’ At Churchill

Fountain of Youth (Grade II) front-running hero Promises Fulfilled published his first breeze back at Churchill Downs since his winter in Florida with a maintenance half-mile move in :49 in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) on Saturday, May 5. “We had a really good morning,” trainer Dale Romans said. “He breezed very easy […]

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Audible Sale Como Favorito Ante Ocho Rivales Este Sábado En El Florida Derby

Luego de un interesante debut, donde luego de correr a las perdidas atropelló para llegar tercero a poco más de cuatro cuerpos, Audible ha hilvanado tres triunfos consecutivos. Salió de perdedor en su segunda salida, una carrera de milla en Aqueduct, luego metió un galope en un Optional Claiming sacado de la pista de grama, […]

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Promises Fulfilled Works ‘Beautifully’ In Final Prep For Florida Derby

Robert Baron’s Promises Fulfilled breezed five furlongs in 1:02.08 at Gulfstream Park Saturday morning in preparation for a start in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) next Saturday. It was the second breeze since the Dale Romans-trained colt captured the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) March 3 at Gulfstream Park. “I thought he worked beautifully. […]

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El Sunland Derby: Doce Potros Buscan 50 Puntos Para El Kentucky Derby En Una Carrera Casi Indescifrable

Aunque ningún ganador del Sunland Derby (G3, $800,000) ha triunfado en el Kentucky Derby (G1), la carrera de 1800 metros que se disputará este domingo 25 en Sunland Park no deja de ser atractiva. Por una parte, el premio a repartir es sin duda importante. Por la otra, el ganador obtendrá 50 puntos que pudieran […]

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Jockey Agent Lenny Pike Dies At Age 59

Lenny Pike, longtime agent to Hall of Fame nominee Robby Albarado, was found dead in his Louisiana condominium Saturday morning, according to drf.com. Pike’s car had not left the building for several days, so fellow racetrackers called officials to check on him. Known as “Len Len the Horseman’s Friend,” the 59-year-old jockey agent had most recently […]

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