The Road to the Kentucky Derby heats up on both coasts with three prep races on tap. E.J. and Lane take a look at the three big preps as well as chatting with trainer Dale Romans who looks to get Sittin on Go back on track.
Winningest trainer in Churchill Downs history reminds young horse trainers to keep the faith. In this episode of “Race Horses, etc.” trainer Dale Romans shares advice for young horse trainers. Romans recalls the early lessons he learned from legendary trainers Woody Stephens, Leroy Jolley, and Allen Jerkens. For example, an age-old remedy for feet. First, […]
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With the first Saturday in May approaching, on this episode, we preserve the normal spirit of Derby and horse racing by talking with world renown horse trainer Dale Romans. Dale discusses the similarities between training horses to basketball and the work that goes into trying to make a Derby contender. When this legend speaks, we listen! Tune in and find out the bourbon of the day we review for this classic episode.
Dale Romans doesn't know what he would've done without horses. Growing up with dyslexia and difficulty learning in a traditional environment made school painful for Romans. After school, though, he could go "home" to the horses in his father's barn at Churchill Downs. Today, Dale still trains at that same barn, and over the course of the last 30 years, he's carved out a training career anyone would be proud to call their own. In this edition of Around the Track, Romans shares stories from his early days, tales of the smartest horse he's ever been around, and discusses issues in the industry.