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J Boys Echo Sole CD Sunday Derby Worker


Romans Trainee Has Strong Backing

On Sunday at Churchill Downs, J Boys Echo breezed five furlongs in 1:02.20 under Tammy Fox on a track rated fast.

Clockers recorded splits of 12.00, 24.40, 37.00 and 49.20, out five furlongs in 1:02.20 and three-quarters of a mile in 1:16.00.  The work began at the half-mile pole.

The work was originally reported as four furlongs in 49.20 on social media. The five furlong time was reported by Equibase.

“It was a really solid work,” trainer Dale Romans said. “We’ll come back next Saturday and go a little faster. Only one hurdle left until the first Saturday in May."

Albaugh Family Stable owns J Boys Echo. Dennis Albaugh of Des Moines, Iowa, started a fertilizer company in 1979, and now his net worth is estimated at $1.5 billion. Today, Albaugh, LLC is recognized as the largest, American-based, manufacturer and formulator of agricultural crop protection products.

The Albaugh Family Stable is no stranger to success in the racing industry. They won the 2016 Blue Grass with Brody’s
Cause, who finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby.

Fast and Accurate

At Trackside Louisville, Churchill Downs’ satellite training facility located five miles from the main track, Spiral Stakes winner Fast and Accurate breezed five furlongs in 1:00.20. Part ownership in the colt was recently acquired by Olympic gold medal skier Bode Miller.

Other Activity

After wet weather on Saturday, Sunday was a busier morning for Kentucky Derby contenders at Churchill Downs

Sunday Video

McCraken galloped 1 3/4 mile with regular exercise rider Yoni Orantes up. The Ghostzapper colt is scheduled to breeze Monday at 8:30 EDT for trainer Ian Wilkes.

Two of trainer Steve Asmussen’s Derby contenders came to the track after the renovation break – Hence and Lookin At Lee. Hence is scheduled to breeze Monday morning between 6: 00 and 6:30.

Classic Empire trained at 6:30 a.m. with exercise rider Martin Rivera aboard. The colt will continue to train in the first two sets, according to assistant trainer Norm Casse.

Other Kentucky Derby contenders on the grounds include Untrapped, State of Honor and Gunnevera.

Edited Churchill Downs release

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