Dale L. Romans
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Romans has earned a place amongst the nation’s top trainers. Growing up at Churchill Downs, he began training horses at the young age of 18 and quickly became a sensation. Romans has collected over 1,800 wins and nearly $94 million in total earnings. He is best known for his 2011 Preakness Stakes victory from Shakelford, and his 2015 Travers Stakes upset of American Pharoah with Keen Ice. Romans has also won three Breeders’ Cup events and a Dubai World Cup in 2005. Romans has also presided over Keen Ice, First Dude, Nolan’s Cat and Medal Count who have all finished third at the Belmont Stakes. He was awarded an Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer in 2012. He pointed Unbridled Outlaw, Cherry Wine and Brody’s Cause down the 2016 Kentucky Derby trail.