Ellis Park will host “a conversation” between Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and Eclipse Award-winning trainer Dale Romans Saturday, Aug. 14. Called “D. Wayne and Dale: A Conversation,” the event will see the two charismatic personalities interview each other, tell stories, and take questions from the public. Third generation Henderson horseman John Hancock will introduce the pair.
“We wanted something special for the public as a prelude to Ellis Park Derby Day,” said Jeff Inman, Ellis Park's general manager. “Wayne is on the short list for the all-time great trainers, and we're fortunate that for the first time he's stabled with us this summer. We want our fans to get the chance to not just see him saddling a horse or in the winner's circle, but really up close and personal. The same is true with Dale.”
The conversation will take place at 11 a.m. CT in the Ellis Park beer garden pavilion. Admission is free. Commemorative postcards will be available for fans to get autographs, with donations accepted to benefit Second Stride.