Trainers Panel as next membership meeting!
October 16th, 2012 at Fasig-Tipton.
Dale Romans & Kenneth McPeek
[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Dale Romans was born on August 14th, 1966 in Louisville Kentucky. He grew up at Churchill Downs working for his father, the late trainer Jerry Romans. Dale took out his first trainer’s license at age 18, a decade after he chose training as his career. Romans also worked briefly for Hall of Fame trainer Woody Stephens. Romans’ first win came at Turfway with a filly he bought for $1,500. He also scored his first blacktype at Turfway, saddling Morning Punch in the 1991 Florence Stakes.
Among his most successful horses, Kitten’s Joy, was his big break as his horse was named American Champion Male Turf Horse honors and Roses in May provided him with the biggest payday of his career to date, when he won the $6 million Dubai World Cup in 2005. He collected his first Breeders’ Cup win in 2009 when Tapitsfly won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Kentucky Derby starters include, Sharp Humor (2006) finished 19th, Paddy O’ Prado (2010) finished 3rd ,Shackleford (2011) finished 4th and Dullahan (2012) finished 3rd. In 2012 alone he has 15 Graded Stakes wins with Cozetti, Dullahan, Guys Reward, Little Mike, Quick Wit, Shakleford, Silver Max, and Tapitsfly![/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””] Kenneth G. McPeek was born August 2, 1962 in Fort Chaffee, Arkansas and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. He graduated from Tates Creek High School and then the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. In 1985 Kenny took out his trainer’s license in Kentucky and won his first race soon after. He won the most important race of his career and got his big break in 2002 when Sarava captured the Belmont Stakes. That year, he and wife Sue were voted the Big Sport of Turfdom Award by the Turf Publicists of America.
McPeek has found and/or trained such quality racehorses as Sarava, (Belmont winner) Curlin, (All time leading money earner) Golden Ticket, Dream Empress, Tejano Run, Harlan’s Holiday, Hard Buck (BRZ), Repent, Take Charge Lady, Sweet Talker, Leah’s Secret, She’s A Devil Due, Wild Desert, Einstein(BRZ), Prince Arch, Noble’s Promise, Kathmanblu and Rogue Romance, among others. McPeek has won more than 135 stakes in his career, with over 40 of them graded and has currently won over 1250 winners. In 2002, he won the Belmont Stakes with Sarava. He has won back-to-back Spinster Stakes’ with Take Charge Lady in 2002 & 2003 and back-to-back Gulfstream Park Breeder’s Cup Handicap’s with Hard Buck (BRZ) & Prince Arch in 2004 & 2005. Other Grade 1 victories include the Florida Derby, Traverse S., Ashland S., Blue Grass S., Dixiana Breeders Futurity and the Darley Alcibiades S. three times in his career.
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