September 5, 2014 - 8:30am
Yes, that’s right, it’s only September, but the journey to the Kentucky Derby has begun!
The Road to the Kentucky starts Saturday at Churchill Downs with the Grade 3 $100,000-added Iroquois Stakes for 2-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles on the dirt.
October 26, 2012 - 9:34am
Todd Pletcher, Graham Motion discuss banning of anti-bleeding medication in 2-year-old horses
The hot topic at this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, to be held Nov. 2 and 3, centers around a new rule involving medication for participating horses.The Breeders’ Cup has banned the use of Lasix in all five of its 2-year-old races. Lasix (also...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Insider analysis on Kentucky Derby contender Went The Day Well.
Pros: Went The Day Well brings back the connections of Animal Kingdom-- trainer Graham Motion, owner Team Valor International, and jockey John Velazquez. Went The Day Well comes into the Derby much the same as Animal Kingdom, with a win in the Vinery Racing Spiral. In that race, he beat All Squared...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Why we love the Kentucky Derby: Trainer Dale Romans [Horse racing]
Of all the red-letter occasions local trainer Dale Romans considers worth celebrating, none comes close to the thought of winning Derby Day.
This article appears in the April 2012 issue of Louisville Magazine. To subscribe, visit loumag.com.The past two years that trainer Dale Romans has started a horse in the Kentucky Derby, he and his family have hosted a small after-party at their home in south Louisville. It’s a relaxed affair...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Dullahan wins the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes for Louisville trainer Dale Romans
Dullahan wins the Grade 1 $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass over favorite Hansen.
A record crowd of 40,617 saw the late charging Dullahan win the Grade 1 $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, 1 1/4 lengths in front of favorite Hansen. The win gave Louisville favorite Dale Romans his first Blue Grass Stakes victory. Romans...