November 21, 2012 - 11:00am
Black Friday isn’t just for shopping.
Churchill Downs will host its only fall meet grade one event this Friday when a field of ten contest the $400,000 Clark Handicap at 1 1/8 miles over the dirt.Headlining the field with the top weight of 120 pounds is Dale Romans’ Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford. The four-year-old son of...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Insider analysis of Kentucky Derby contender Take Charge Indy.
Pros: Most notably, Take Charge Indy gets three-time Derby winning jockey and Louisville favorite Calvin Borel in the irons. Borel used to be able to stay just under the radar, but with three Derby wins, including the 50-1 Mine That Bird, if the other jockeys aren’t watching him the bettors...
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...
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