Tammy Fox

Dennis’ Moment ‘Well Within Himself’ In Bullet Workout At Santa Anita

Each week Albaugh Family Stables’ electrifying 2-year-old colt Dennis’ Moment seems to work faster while making the exercise look easier on the lead-up to the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Right after Dennis’ Moment worked a half-mile under exercise rider Tammy Fox, trainer Dale Romans wondered aloud what […]

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Dennis’ Moment ‘Moves Like A Cadillac And Is Fast Like A Ferrari’

When Tammy Fox comes back from a morning workout on a racehorse, the ultimate sign of approval is the former jockey flashing two thumbs up as they come off the track. After Albaugh Family Stables’ 2-year-old colt Dennis’ Moment cruised five-eighths of a mile in 58 1/5 seconds Friday at Churchill Downs, Fox only flashed […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co Presents In Their Care: The Story Of ‘Cristina’s Journey’

Trainer Dale Romans describes Cristina Bahena’s position in his bustling operation as “barn mother,” and that is only fitting. Her willingness to walk three days across a Mexico desert in 1991 with two children in search of a better life in the United States surely reflects the strength of a mother’s love. Bahena, then a […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Water Jugs, Stopwatches, And The Fox-O-Meter

Standing on the rail during the running of Saturday’s Gulfstream Park Oaks, former University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino was ecstatic when the filly he owns a part of came flying down the outside of the track to score her first graded stakes victory. He turned to trainer Dale Romans and Romans’ long-time partner Tammy Fox […]

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Undefeated Dak Attack ‘At The Top Of His Game’ To Kick Off Triple Crown Campaign

 Albaugh Family Stable and Brereton Jones’ Dak Attack breezed a ‘bullet’ five furlongs in 59.03 seconds Saturday at Gulfstream Park in his final tune-up for next Saturday’s $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes, the first stakes for 3-year-olds on Gulfstream’s Road to the Triple Crown. Tammy Fox was aboard for the workout, which was the fastest of 37 recorded at […]

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Romans Takes Sole Possession Of Churchill Title For All-Time Leading Trainer

The wait is finally over for trainer Dale Romans. He has achieved his longtime dream. The South Louisville native took sole possession of the record for most wins by a trainer in the 143-year-old history of Churchill Downs from Hall of Fame horseman Bill Mott when 2-year-old Storm Runner ($6.80) cruised to a 4 ½-length […]

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Romans Ties Mott At 701 Wins For All-Time Leading Trainer Title At Churchill Downs

South Louisville native Dale Romans tied Hall of Famer Bill Mott as the all-time leading trainer in Churchill Downs history on Sunday when 2-year-old colt Seven Trumpets rolled to a 3 ½-length victory on opening day of the 21-day Fall Meet for win No. 701. Romans, 51, was not present for the milestone win. Instead, he was in Southern California tending […]

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Romans, Albaugh Family Stables Deep With Juvenile Talent

Dale Romans doesn’t know if the Albaugh Family Stables’ 2-year-olds Free Drop Billy and Hollywood Star are as talented as his 2016 standout Not This Time. But the Louisville-based trainer believes both are good enough and doing well enough to win next Saturday’s $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar — the championship-crowning race that […]

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Juvenile: Firenze Fire ‘Relaxed,’ Free Drop Billy Fires Bullet In Saturday Works

While likely Breeders’ Cup Juvenile favorite Bolt d’Oro is scheduled to work on Sunday at Santa Anita, two of Grade 1-winning competitors turned in their penultimate breezes on Saturday morning. Mr. Amore Stables’ Firenze Fire breezed four furlongs on Belmont’s training track Saturday morning, caught by drf.com in 50.61 seconds. With regular jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard, the Poseidon’s Warrior […]

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J Boys Echo ‘Aggressive’ In Five Furlong Move Toward Belmont Stakes

Albaugh Family Stable’s J Boys Echo, 15th in the $2,395,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), breezed five furlongs in 1:00.80 Saturday morning at Churchill Downs for a possible start in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) on Saturday, June 10. “It was a very solid work,” trainer Dale Romans said. “He was […]

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