Keyword: Dale Romans

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    Tapitsfly Totes Top Weight in Cardinal 'Cap

    Tapitsfly, winner of the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita, will carry top weight of 117 pounds when she faces six rivals in the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs turf Nov. 6.

  • Breeders' Cup Interview: Dale Romans

    Lenny Shulman talks with trainer Dale Romans, who has Shackleford in the Dirt Mile, Dullahan in the Juvenile, and Court Vision in the Mile. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions

  • Shackleford breezed five furlongs in 1:03 4/5 at Churchill Downs Oct 22.

    Dullahan, Shackleford Drill for Romans

    Dullahan, upset winner of the Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:03 3/5 Oct. 22 at Churchill Downs track under Kent Desormeaux. Shackleford also worked in preparation for the BC Dirt Mile (gr. I).

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    Sassy Image Injured; Out of BC

    Multiple grade I winner Sassy Image has been taken out of consideration for the $1 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) after a chip in a hind ankle was discovered.

  • Preakness winner Shackleford faces 7 in the Indiana Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9533971%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Shackleford Hopes for Rebound in Indy Derby

    Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford will seek to get back in the winner's circle Oct. 1 in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II), his final race before an expected start in the Breeders' Cup.

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    Travers, Not Woodward, Next for Shackleford

    Preakness (gr. I) winner Shackleford likely will contest the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 27, instead of taking on older horses in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) a week later, trainer Dale Romans said Aug. 7.

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    Haskell Should Impact 3YO Championship

    Both Shackleford and Ruler On Ice will have a big chance to jump to the top of the 3-year-old division July 31 when they headline the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.

  • Sassy Image and Mike Smith after their dramatic victory in the Princess Rooney.

    Sassy Image Snags Princess Rooney at Wire

    Favored Sassy Image came from out of the clouds to capture the $350,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I) to highlight the "Summit of Speed" program at Calder Casino & Race Course July 9, her second grade I win in two months.

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    Azalea May Come Up Roses

    On paper, Kaleem Shah's May Day Rose looks to be the best of the bunch for Calder's Azalea Stakes (gr. III). The $150,000 event is the first of four graded stakes for the Summit of Speed.

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    Texas-Bred Shocktime Leads Debutante

    Led by undefeated Texas-bred Shocktime, a field of eight 2-year-old fillies was drawn for the $100,000 Debutante (gr. III) June 25 at Churchill Downs. It is the first graded race of the year for juvenile fillies.

  • Shackleford working June 4, 2011.


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    Romans Says Shackleford a 'Go' for Belmont

    After Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford breezed five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 at Belmont Park June 4, trainer Dale Romans said the Forestry colt will run in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

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    Derby, Preakness Winners Still Going Strong

    Although most Triple Crown trainers admit their concern about having to run three grueling races in five weeks, the trainers of Animal Kingdom and Shackleford actually can't wait for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

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    Shackleford: 'All Indications Are Good'

    The connections of Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford said a decision on the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) will be made after the Forestry colt breezes at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 4.

  • Sassys Image wins the Winning Colors.

    Sassy Image Bags Another Stakes at Churchill

    Sassy Image made her win in the grade I Humana Distaff look easy earlier this month at Churchill, but she was pushed to the limit by longshot Beat the Blues May 30 before prevailing by a neck in the Winning Colors (gr. III).

  • Shackleford arrives at Belmont.

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    Shackleford Arrives at Belmont Park

    Preakness (gr. I) winner Shackleford arrived at Belmont Park just before 10 a.m. May 30 in advance of a possible start in the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in less than two weeks.

  • Shackleford after winning the Preakness Stakes.

    Shackleford 'Better Than 50-50' for Belmont

    Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford returned to Churchill Downs in Kentucky May 22, and trainer Dale Romans said there's a "better than 50-50 chance" the colt will race in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

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    Paddy O'Prado Treated for Foot Bruise

    Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) winner Paddy O'Prado will be checked by a veterinarian in Kentucky May 22 after suffering an apparent foot bruise at Pimlico Race Course, trainer Dale Romans said.

  • Paddy O'Prado faces 7 in the Dixie Stakes.

    Paddy O'Prado Returns in Dixie Stakes

    Donegal Racing's Paddy O'Prado, an Eclipse Award finalist from a year ago, returns from a six-month layoff to face seven rivals in the $200,000 Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) May 21 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Shackleford (right) and Flashpoint (far left) in the Florida Derby, where they finished 2nd and 4th.

    Preakness: Will Flashpoint Tackle Shackle?

    It is early to start talking pace strategy for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), but with the speedy Shackleford and Flashpoint heading for the second leg of the Triple Crown, you can bet the discussion is going to intensify.