Kentucky Derby 2017 Contender: Not This Time - Dale Romans (VIDEO)

October 02, 2016 04:32am
Romans Interview Video

Eclipse Award winning trainer, Dale Romans, calls Not This Time one of the best horses he has ever trained. With an eye already on the 2017 Kentucky Derby, the half-brother of Liam's Map, by top sire Giant's Causeway, will first head to California as one of the favorites for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

An Albaugh Family Stable homebred, Let's get to know the romping winner of the Iroquois Stakes, and the horse I have ranked as the top two-year-old in the nation, a little better in this interview with his trainer...


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