Howling Time Gets First Stakes Win In Street Sense

After stalking the pace set by Sport Pepper throughout the 1 1/16 miles, Howling Time took over the lead midstretch to win Sunday’s $200,000 Street Sense Stakes at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. In only the second start of his short career, the 2-year-old son of Not This Time draw off for a 3 1/4-length victory.

Through early fractions of :24.65 and :49.31, Sport Pepper held a one-length lead over the field of seven, with Red Danger and Skippylongstocking in second and third on the backstretch. Howling Time sat fourth, starting his move as the field entered the far turn.

Around the Churchill Downs bend, Howling Time went three-wide, looming up on the outside of Sport Pepper as they hit the stretch. After pulling even with the frontrunner briefly, Howling Time poured on the speed, taking over the front and pulling away in the last furlong. Red Danger was second with Red Knobs third.

The final time for the 1 1/16 miles was 1:44.65. Find this race’s chart here.

“Turning for home I could feel I had a lot of horse underneath me,” said Talamo. “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.”

Howling Time paid $5.80, $4.00, and $2.80. Red Danger paid $5.40 and $3.40. Red Knobs paid $2.80.

“It’s pretty fitting a horse with a Halloween theme wins today,” said Romans. “I’m just glad it was ours. 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.”

Bred in Kentucky by Springhouse Farm, Howling Time is out of the Arch mare Werewolf. Trained by Dale Romans, the 2-year-old colt is owned by Albaugh Family Stables. Consigned by Paramount Sales, Howling Time was sold to the Albaugh Family for $200,000 at the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. With this win in the Street Sense, the colt has career earnings of $190,600.

“This horse was a later purchase at Keeneland last year,” said Jason Loutsch, racing manager for Albaugh Family Stable. “We have to give the 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 today going two turns for the first time.”

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