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  • Private Ensign is scheduled to start in the Davona Dale Stakes on Feb. 23.

    Romans Sets Plans for Dewey Square, Others

    Eclipse Award-winning trainer Dale Romans said his Siena Farm 3-year-olds will both make their next starts at Gulfstream Park; he has yet to determine an exact target in Dubai for Breeders' Cup Turf winner Little Mike.

  • Morton Fink, owner and breeder of Wise Dan, had a busy night at the Eclipse Awards.

    Good, Good Night for Fink

    Higher-energy Eclipse Award ceremony Jan. 19 honors longtime owner/breeder Morton Fink with three trophies. Godolphin/Darley also picks up three awards.

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    Outstanding Trainer: Dale Romans

    There are grade I races and there are grade I races--the races trainers see themselves winning in the most pleasant of dreams. In knocking down several races from the latter category, Dale Romans won his first Eclipse Award.

  • Bigger, Better Oaklawn Meet Opens Jan. 11

    Oaklawn Park's 2013 meet opens Jan. 11 with a scheduled record purse structure, new veterinary examination policies and new claiming rules, an injury database to aid commission vets, and an influx of new racing talent.

  • Wise Dan is one of the candidates for Horse of the Year.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Mile/26128708_Rzcb63#!i=2194068419&k=t8cRH2T">Order This Photo</a>

    Eclipse Finalists Named

    Finalists for the 2012 Eclipse Awards were announced Jan 5, with Fort Larned, I'll Have Another, and Wise Dan leading the 17 categories as nominees for Horse of the Year.

  • Mucho Macho Man

    Mucho Macho Man Works, Groupie Doll Arrives

    Mucho Macho Man worked for the Florida Sunshine Millions Classic, Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Groupie Doll arrived by van, and Gulfport turned in a final pre-race move on a busy Dec. 29 morning at Gulfstream.

  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf winner Little Mike<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Turf/26130116_ZC6sF3#!i=2194148712&k=DzK2HhD">Order This Photo</a>

    Little Mike, Dullahan to Point to Dubai

    Carlo Vaccarezza, owner and breeder of Little Mike, said the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) winner will be pointed to the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) March 30 at Meydan Racecourse.

  • Shackleford goes out a winner in the Clark Handicap.
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    Shackleford Makes Exit With a Bang in Clark

    Shackleford gave his fans something to remember in the final start of his career with a gate to wire victory in the 138th edition of the $447,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 23 at Churchill Downs.

  • Afleeting Lady pulls away from her rivals to win the Falls City Handicap.

    Afleeting Lady Powers to Falls City Victory

    Afleeting Lady built a three-race win streak and gave trainer Dale Romans his 19th graded stakes score of the season when she powered to victory in the $162,450 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) Nov. 22 at Churchill Downs.

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    Shackleford Aims to Go Out On Top in Clark

    In his final career start, classic winner Shackleford will try to add one more highlight Nov. 23 in a compelling edition of the Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Shackleford breezed a half-mile in :47 2/5 on a fast main track at Churchill Downs Nov. 17.

    Shackleford Works, Still Clark or Cigar Mile

    Potential Clark Handicap (gr. I) highweight Shackleford breezed at Churchill Downs Nov. 17; a decision will be made Nov. 19 regarding his final start. Clark contenders Bourbon Courage and Cease were also on the worktab.

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    Romans Big Sport of Turfdom Winner

    The Turf Publicists of America honored trainer Dale Romans with the Big Sport of Turfdom Award Nov. 16, an honor that recognizes Romans' efforts to work with media and turf publicists to promote the sport.

  • King David takes on a big field in the Commonwealth Turf Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2134545948&k=jTpgRPJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Commonwealth Turf is King David's to Lose

    King David has a chance to prove his Jamaica Handicap (gr. IT) upset was no fluke when he joins an overflow field of 16 starters for the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) Nov. 17 at Churchill Downs.

  • Little Mike leads the way in the Breeders' Cup Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Turf/26130116_ZC6sF3#!i=2192999449&k=CvcbhQf">Order This Photo</a>

    Little Mike Runs Big in Breeders' Cup Turf

    Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner Little Mike upset the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and finished a tick off a 23-year-old track record to do so, holding off Point of Entry while getting 1 1/2 miles in 2:22.83

  • Last year's Breeders' Cup Turf winner, St Nicholas Abbey, is back again in 2012.

    St Nicholas Abbey, Point of Entry Head Turf

    Pit last year's European-based Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner against New York's finest coming off five consecutive victories, and the Turf might look like a two-horse race between St Nicholas Abbey and Point of Entry.

  • Afleeting Lady is in control in the Turnback the Alarm at Belmont Park. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2178033910&k=5JDttn3">Order This Photo</a>

    Afleeting Lady Fleet to the 'Turnback' Wire

    Afleeting Lady had things her way in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park as she raced slightly off the pace set by All Due Respect before drawing clear in the final furlong to win by 3 1/2 lengths,

  • Shackleford (with trainer Dale Romans, left) greets his fans at Santa Anita.

    Shackleford Greets His Fans at Santa Anita

    Shackleford, the 2011 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and 2012 Metropolitan Mile (gr. I) winner who is preparing to compete in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), met about 100 of his fans Oct. 27 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Moonwalk (rail) holds off Kitten's Point (white silks, left) to win the Jessamine Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2143705022&k=BbCgmQs">Order This Photo</a>

    Moonwalk Pulls Off Jessamine Shocker

    Longshot Moonwalk earned a hard-fought nose victory in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 11 at Keeneland, likely punching her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I).

  • Quick Wit

    Quick Wit Poised for Hawthorne Derby

    Trainer Dale Romans looks to improve upon the considerable success he has already enjoyed in turf races this season when he sends out Quick Wit in the $200,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT) Oct. 13 at Hawthorne Race Course

  • Dullahan is the 4-5 morning-line favorite for the Jamaica Handicap at Belmont Park.

    Dullahan Uses Jamaica as Breeders' Cup Prep

    Donegal Racing's TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I) victor Dullahan is the 4-5 morning-line favorite for the $400,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. IT) when he faces seven other sophomores Oct. 6 at Belmont Park.

  • Point of Entry won the Sword Dancer by 4 lengths on Aug. 18.

    Joe Hirsch: Point of Entry Meets Little Mike

    Point of Entry must clear his final hurdle before the Breeders' Cup in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes Sept. 29 at Belmont Park, and that hurdle could be Arlington Million winner Little Mike.

  • To Honor and Serve won the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Sept. 1.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2061024596&k=TZgQsTH">Order This Photo</a>

    Kelso Brings Together Big Two

    To Honor and Serve and Shackleford renew their one-turn rivalry at Belmont Park in the one-mile Kelso Handicap (gr. II) as part of "Super Saturday" Sept. 29 at Belmont.

  • Talkin' Horses with Dale Romans

    Dale Romans, who is having the best year of his career as a trainer having won the Pacific Classic and Arlington Million, both $1 million races, and two other grade I races.

  • Dale Romans and Shackleford

    Romans Ready to Prey on New York Stakes

    Trainer Dale Romans, who already has established a personal record for single-season North American earnings in 2012, has multiple chances to take down additional lucrative prizes over the next two weeks at Belmont Park

  • Little Mike

    Little Mike, Silver Max Work for Engagements

    Trainer Dale Romans sent Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner Little Mike and stablemate Silver Max through works at Churchill Downs Sept. 22, preparing the turf contenders for upcoming starts in New York and Kentucky.

  • Cozzetti won the American Derby by a neck at Arlington Park July 14.

    Cozzetti Leads Full Kent Stakes Field

    American Derby winner Cozzetti seeks a return to winning ways in the $200,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park Sept. 22, but plenty of new rivals including Lucky Chappy, Miami Cat, and Optimizer are ready to take him on.

  • Keeneland September Yearling Sale

    Keeneland Sale Registers Significant Gains

    While the eighth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale may have not had as many six-figure fireworks as last week's sessions, there were still plenty of buyers for quality horses.

  • Ron the Greek

    Jockey Club Gold Cup Contenders, Others Work

    It was a busy morning for top-tier workers in New York and Kentucky Sept. 15, as Ron the Greek, Flat Out, Atigun and Golden Ticket turned in upstate moves at Saratoga while Dullahan and Little Mike did the same at Churchill.

  • Shackleford

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    Shackleford Pointed to Kelso, Breeders' Cup

    Scratched by trainer Dale Romans from the Forego Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 1 because of a persistent cough, Shackleford now will be pointed toward the $400,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II), a one-mile race Sept. 29 at Belmont Park.

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    Shackleford to Miss Forego

    Multiple grade I winner Shackleford will not run in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 1, trainer Dale Romans said the morning of the race.

  • Quick Wit won an off-the-turf running of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes Aug. 10.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2018011396&k=24PpZTt">Order This Photo</a>

    Versatile Quick Wit Back On Lawn in Saranac

    Michael J. Bruder's Quick Wit returns to the grass in the Sept. 2 Saranac Stakes after winning an off-the-turf running of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes, but Lucky Chappy is the 2-1 morning line favorite.

  • Dullahan wears down Game On Dude to win the Pacific Classic.

    Dullahan Overpowers 'Dude in Pacific Classic

    Shipped to Southern California by trainer Dale Romans after a pair of lackluster efforts, Dullahan collared Game On Dude in deep stretch to take the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) in track-record time at Del Mar.

  • Little Mike cannot be caught in the Arlington Million.

    Little Mike Milks Arlington Million Win

    Under a crafty front-running ride from Ramon Dominguez, Little Mike led every step of the way to claim the 30th running of the $1 million Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 18 on the Arlington Park turf.