Thoroughbred Racing

 
               === Romans has 2-year-olds ready for next step ===
 
 Hallandale  Beach, FL  (Sports  Network) -  Trainer Dale  Romans  was a  major
 factor  in  the 2012 Triple Crown  series with Dullahan winning the Blue Grass
 Stakes and finishing third in the Kentucky Derby.
 
 For  the upcoming  2013 racing season Romans  is getting ready a pair of colts
 for  another try at  the Run for the Roses and beyond. Currently at Gulfstream
 Park,  the trainer has a couple of 2-year-olds who look to be able to take the
 next step.
 
 Gulfport  and  Dewey Square  are being  conditioned by Romans  in an effort to
 start  racing  on the road  to the  Triple Crown. Just  over 18 months ago the
 trainer saddled Shackleford to victory in the Preakness Stakes.
 
 Owned  by Mike  Rutherford and Michael Lauffer, Gulfport is likely to make his
 3-year-old  debut  versus Breeders' Cup  Juvenile winner Shanghai Bobby in the
 $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday, Jan. 26.
 
 "He's  so  well balanced. He's such  a nice-balance, nice-moving horse. He got
 such a strong pedigree," Romans noted.
 
 Gulfport has won his last two starts after finishes of second, third and fifth
 to begin his career. The gray colt has banked $86,660.
 
 "The  sky's the limit," Romans said about Dewey Square who is owned by breeder
 Siena Farms. "He's got a quality pedigree and he looks the part."
 
 Dewey  Square is a son of 2006 champion 3-year-old colt Bernardini who won his
 first  two starts  and was  third to  Uncaptured in  the Kentucky  Jockey Club
 Stakes on Nov. 24.
 
 "He has all the right parts to be a top horse," said Romans,
 
 With his two victories and a third, Dewey Square has already earned $71,498.
 
 
 12/20 15:58:05 ET

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