jake romans

Talamo Reflects On First Oaklawn Meet, Strange Circumstances

Jockey Joe Talamo, previously based in Southern California, has made a huge splash in his first season as an Oaklawn regular. Through Friday, the 37th day of the scheduled 57-day meeting at the Hot Springs, Ark., track, Talamo led all jockeys in stakes victories (six) and ranked second in purse earnings ($2,281,058). “I really didn’t […]

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‘Couldn’t Be Happier’: Joe Talamo Keeping Busy, Riding Winners At Oaklawn

So far, so good for jockey Joe Talamo. After one-third of Oaklawn’s scheduled 57-day meeting, Talamo is tied for third in the standings with 13 victories and ranks second in purse earnings ($816,777) at the Hot Springs, Ark., track. Talamo, 30, is riding regularly for the first time at Oaklawn after previously being based in […]

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Talamo, McClellan Part Ways; Talamo Headed To Oaklawn For The Winter

Jockey Joe Talamo, recent winner of career race number 2,000, and agent Scotty McClellan will seek new horizons in 2020 after an amicable and mutual agreement to part following a successful run of 13 years. Talamo, who turns 30 come Jan. 12, leaves California Jan. 5 to ride full time starting Jan. 24 at Oaklawn […]

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‘The Real Deal’: Night Time Has Romans Excited For Ellis Park Juvenile

Trainer Dale Romans’ huge Ellis Park meet could get even bigger with Night Time in Sunday’s $100,000 TwinSpires Ellis Park Juvenile. Night Time won by daylight in his debut June 30 at Ellis Park, leading all the way through a fast time to prevail by 4 1/2 lengths. With eight wins out of 26 starters, […]

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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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