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‘Later Developing’ Attachment Rate Gives Romans A Shot In Matt Winn

With trainer Dale Romans’ highly-regarded Kentucky Derby prospect Dennis’ Moment on the sidelines, the Churchill Downs all-time leading conditioner hopes Jim Bakke and Gerald Isbister’s $150,000 Matt Winn Stakes (Grade III) contender Attachment Rate will get him to the first Saturday in September. “He’s been a later developing colt,” Romans said. “He’s run four solid […]

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In Wake Of Fountain Of Youth Setback, Albaugh And Loutsch Focused On Big Picture

Dennis Albaugh brought 35 or 40 “buddies” out just for the occasion; it was a celebration, a reunion, a party. It was, so to speak, Dennis’ moment. But then his Dennis’ Moment faded to last as the 6-5 favorite in Gulfstream Park’s Fountain of Youth Stakes on Feb 29. Suddenly the music stopped, the balloons […]

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West: There’s A New Number One On The Kentucky Derby Top 20, And It Isn’t Ete Indien

It was an eventful week, proving the road to the Derby has some sharp, sometimes unexpected, turns as well as some equally unexpected bumps. Dennis’ Moment dropped like a dubious coin in the Fountain of Youth, and so he drops just as precipitately in the top 20, from first to 17th. As much as anything, his […]

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Ete Indien Takes Them All The Way In Fountain Of Youth; Dennis’ Moment Last

While the outside-drawn (12) Chance It was scratched from the field of the G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes early Saturday afternoon, the 11-post didn’t stop last month’s Holy Bull runner-up Ete Indien. Breaking from the far outside of 10 starters, the 3-year-old son of Summer Front got a hot start and made it over to […]

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Weekend Lineup: Fountain Of Youth Tops Gulfstream’s Stakes Bonanza

Gulfstream Park has the graded stakes market corned in North America on Saturday as the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth will headline a program with 10 stakes, nine graded, worth $1.95 million. Dennis’ Moment, the beaten favorite in last November’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, is set to make his seasonal bow in the 1 1/16-miles test, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Maryland Jockey Club: Supporting The Saudi Cup?

The world’s richest horse race is no longer the Dubai World Cup or the Pegasus. This weekend launches the latest stratospheric purse, the $20 million Saudi Cup in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The inaugural running features four of the best racehorses based in the United States, but its host country is also known for a history […]

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West’s Kentucky Derby Top 20: Dennis’ Moment ‘Needs To Finish With Determination’

Horse racing journalist Gary West is producing a weekly ranking of this year’s Kentucky Derby contenders, leading up to the 146th running of the Derby May 2 at Churchill Downs. Here is the week’s Top 20. Click here for last week’s rankings. No. Horse (Trainer) Starts-Wins-Seconds-Thirds Earnings Sire 1. Dennis’ Moment (Dale Romans) 4-2-0-0 $167,800 Tiznow Comment: Dennis’ […]

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Dennis’ Moment Installed As Grade 2 Fountain Of Youth Favorite; Romans ‘Feeling Pressure’

Dennis’ Moment’s four-race career has been marked by equal measures of bountiful talent and dreadful luck. When Albaugh Family Stables LLC’s 3-year-old son of Tiznow has had the opportunity to give it his all, he has been nothing short of brilliant. A pair of eye-catching back-to-back victories, unfortunately, have been sandwiched in between two frightful […]

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Romans Pleased As Dennis’ Moment Records ‘Perfect’ Work Toward Fountain Of Youth

Trainer Dale Romans believes he has a “superstar” in Dennis’ Moment. That leads him to feel both confidence and anxiety as Albaugh Family Stables’ standout colt prepares to run in Saturday’s $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes, a Grade 2 stepping stone to the Kentucky Derby. After all, it’s the first race since Dennis’ Moment […]

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