Derby Fever Hits Jim Rome’s Jungle

“The road to the Kentucky Derby might be through the Jungle!” cried Betfair Hollywood Park race caller Vic Stauffer on Saturday afternoon, as the undefeated two-year-old gelding Shared Belief romped in the CashCall Futurity, winning by nearly six lengths and making it look easy. An undefeated, stakes-winning two-year-old in a race considered a Derby prep…

With BC Win, Jim Rome Joins Racing’s Elite

Jim Rome’s “clones,” as his impassioned listeners are called, often don’t take kindly to when the radio and television sports-talk host brings up his racehorses, preferring to engage in conversation about more mainstream sports. They better prepare themselves for this week, because after Rome’s Mizdirection won the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint on Saturday…