Thursday, June 28 2012

CHURCHILL DOWNS BARN NOTES Thursday, June 28, 2012

ROMANS BIDS FOR CLOSING WEEKEND STAKES SWEEP TO CAP SPRING MEET – Trainer Dale Romans has enjoyed a strong Spring Meet at Churchill Downs and he has the opportunity to end the meet in style by sweeping the three stakes races carded for this weekend.

The Louisville native hopes for a strong start with Jerry Romans’ Sassy Image in the $73,600-added Roxelana, an overnight stakes for fillies and mares at seven furlongs on the main track. A 5-year-old chestnut daughter of Broken Vow, Sassy Image is a five-time winner at Churchill Downs with four graded-stakes wins. The most prominent of those was the 2011 Humana Distaff (GI), with her other local stakes victories being the Pocahontas (Grade III) – Golden Rod (GII) double during her 2-year-old season and last spring’s Winning Colors (GIII).

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