Colonial Downs Reopening in August By Mary Dixon On July 21, 2012, I drove 26 miles past Richmond, Va. to New Kent. It was Virginia Derby Day at Colonial Downs Racetrack and the parking lot was almost full. I had been interested in thoroughbred horse racing for [...]
The Jeff Ruby Steaks Preview By: Peter Monaco The Grade 3, $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (not a typo) will be run at Turfway Park on Saturday, March 9. The 1 1/8 mile event will offer points towards the Kentucky Derby on a 20-8-4-2 basis to the top [...]
Tampa Bay Derby Preview 2019 By: Peter Monaco Saturday's Grade 2, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby will be the last race offering Kentucky Derby points for prep races at the Oldsmar, Florida, track. Well Defined is the only horse returning from the first Derby prep held at Tampa [...]
Promises Fulfilled who looks a lot like his sire Shackelford upset the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream and earned a spot on the Kentucky Derby trail. The colt went wire to wire easily handling two-year old champ Good Magic and looking every bit like a horse who has progressed from [...]
We have three significant Kentucky Derby prep and point races across the country today. We have the Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park, the RB Lewis at Santa Anita and the Withers at Aqueduct. This should give us a gauge at where we are heading into the first Saturday in May. [...]
Dale Romans is getting his three year olds ready to head for the Derby Trail or at least prove they belong on it. Read more about Dale and his three year olds here......
Dale Romans grew up on the backside of Churchill Downs. It's only fitting he is the leading trainer in wins there. I still say there is a Kentucky Derby with his name on it. Read more about Dale Romans here....
Dale Romans is bringing his two big name juveniles, Free Drop Billy and Hollywood Star to Florida to get them ready for tries on the road to the Kentucky Derby. Both are coming off poor efforts behind Good Magic in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Dirt, but we know the track [...]
Dale Romans and Tammy Fox make quite a team and they need to be respected whenever they lead one over. I am on record saying I think k they made a great call with J Boys Echo going to Luis Saez for the Run for the Roses after Robbie Albarado [...]