May 22, 2011
Trainer Dale Romans said Sunday morning there is a better than 50 percent chance Preakness winner Shackleford will run in the Belmont Stakes in three weeks. "If he trains like he did going into the Derby, I don't know why we would pass," Romans said. "I've always thought, just like Woody Stevens said along time ago, that the Belmont is really a speed horse's race. A mile and a half is such a grueling race, they'll all be tired when they get to the eighth pole. " Romans said he hopes Animal Kingdom will be there as well because a rivalry between the two would be good for horse racing.
May 21, 2011
Dale Romans and his older brother Jerry were eating breakfast Saturday morning at their hotel in Cross Keys, trying to keep their mind off of the 136th running of the Preakness, when the two of them -- for reasons they can't quite explain -- started to think about the beginning of their career as trainers, close to 25 years ago. The two brothers began to chuckle, and with good reason. The horses they worked all those years ago when they were living at Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky, were not exactly the stuff dreams are made of. In fact, they were pretty awful as far as thoroughbreds go. "We had a lot of horses, and some were the cheapest of the cheap," Romans said.
January 8, 2004
On January 6, 2004, DORIS MAE SHACKLEFORD; beloved wife of the late David Shackleford, Sr.; devoted mother of David Jr., Robert, Richard and Renee Shackleford; dear sister of Zeke Ziler. Also survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral from the family owned Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A., 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex at route 702 (beltway exit 36), on Saturday at 8:30 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 9 A.M. Visitation on Friday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Christian Wake Service, 7:30 P.M. A private interment will be held in Garrison Forest Veteran Cemetery.
July 12, 1991
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers have reached tentative contract agreement with free-agent center/forward Charles Shackleford and were scheduled to have a news conference this afternoon.Shackleford, a 6-foot-10 rebounding specialist, quickly worked his way to the top of a short list of obtainable big men compiled by the Sixers. He reportedly will sign a multi-year contract, with the salary per season believed to be at least $1 million.The team freed up space beneath the NBA-imposed salary cap by not exercising a contract option on forward Rick Mahorn, who had played two seasons in Philadelphia.
January 26, 1991
NORTH EAST -- Derek Shackleford scored 24 points and Craig Collins added 21 last night, as Frederick Community College (12-10) defeated host Cecil Community College, 116-86.FREDERICK CC (116) -- Shackleford 24, White 12, Thomas 10, Young 9, Collins 21, Edwards 16, Dennis 9, Robertson 6, Boyd 9. Totals 47 13-17 116.CECIL CC (86) -- Dale 19, Unger 29, Willis 2, Harris 8, Colenda 17, Smith 11. Totals 38 7-13 86.Halftime--Frederick 48-36.
June 3, 2011
Kentucky Derby May 7 Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky. Win: Animal Kingdom Place: Nehro Show: Mucho Macho Man What happened: Animal Kingdom, trained by Graham Motion and based at Fair Hill, Md., laid off the pace for much of the race, but he flew past the pack down the stretch to win by 2 3/4 lengths. Jockey John Velazquez held Animal Kingdom back, but when it came time to run, Velazquez steered him outside and he began passing horses with ease.