July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Why we love the Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel spends all his time at the track [H
A travel writer asks the Louisville-based jockey for his local hot spots.
My assignment: write an insider’s guide to Louisville and share go-to places from four local celebs. It’s for The Wall Street Journal’s travel section in its 2011 Derby weekend issue (upon landing the gig, I’m strutting like a 1-5 favorite named BigF’ingDeal). Calvin...
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
Bob Baffert’s Secret Circle gives the trainer his third straight Rebel victory.
Secret Circle, the even-money favorite, held on to win the Grade 2 $500,000 Rebel Stakes on Saturday at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The win gave trainer Bob Baffert his third straight Rebel win, having won last year’s running with The Factor and the 2010 version with Lookin At...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Field of 13 to take on the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Saturday.
A field of 13 is set to compete in the Grade 2 $500,000 Rebel Stakes which will run Saturday at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Headlining the field is Bob Baffert’s Secret Circle, who won the second division of the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes February 20 over the Oaklawn dirt. In that...
January 13, 2012 - 10:58am
Jennie Rees, turf writer for the "Courier-Journal," will take home her third Eclipse Award for writing when the awards are handed out January 16.
The Eclipse Awards are considered the Academy Awards of the horse racing industry. The annual Eclipse Awards, presented by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), the Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters, recognize excellence in the thoroughbred...
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