Howling Time impresses in Street Sense Stakes
Monday, November 1, 2021
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Two-year-colt colt Howling Time, a cleverly-named juvenile by leading Second-Crop Sire Not This Time out of the mare Werewolf, by Arch, rolled home an impressive 3 ¼-length winner in the $200,000 Street Sense Stakes at Churchill Downs on Oct. 31. Joe Talamo piloted the winner for trainer Dale Romans and owner Dennis Albaugh’s Albaugh Family Stables LLC.

Howling Time tracked the early pace three-wide down the backstretch of the 1 1/16-mile test. He loomed large into the far turn, grabbed command in upper stretch and drew off in the final furlong to score in 1:44.68. Howling Time, who was bred in Kentucky by Springhouse Farm, is now undefeated and untested in his first two career starts, having broken his maiden in a Churchill Downs maiden special Weight in his career debut on Sept. 25. He became the 11th stakes winner this year for his sire.

“It’s pretty fitting a horse with a Halloween theme wins today,” said Dale Romans. “I’m just glad it was outs. He won impressively in his debut last month. He’s shown us in his training and his pedigree that he should like stretching out in distance. So, winning at six furlongs on debut was very impressive. Then, to come back and do that today showed how talented he is.”

Winning rider Joe Talamo, said, “Turning for home I could feel I had a lot of horse underneath me. Around the turn, I smooched at him, and he just took off. It’s always special to win for these connections. This horse was very impressive today, and really ran well around two turns for the first time.”

A possible start in the $400,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) over the same 1 1/16-mile trip at Churchill Downs on Nov. 27 could be next for Howling Time, who was purchased for $200,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

“This horse was a later purchase at Keeneland last year,” said Jason Loutsch, racing manager for his father-in-law Albaugh. “We have to give credit to Dale because he was in the back ring at the time and called us to say we had to have this colt. We knew what he did on his debut was impressive because Dale doesn’t necessarily have them cranked all the way to win first out. Then, he worked well out of it and was really impressive going two turns for the first time.”

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