Keyword: D. Wayne Lukas

  • Mr. Z
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    Mr. Z Camp Still Undecided on Preakness

    Whether Zayat Stables' Mr. Z runs in the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) remains up in the air, with Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas lobbying for the colt to contest the race at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Thunder Gulch's Kentucky Derby Race Sequence

    Thunder Gulch's Kentucky Derby Race Sequence

    In honor of the 20th anniversary of Thunder Gulch's 1995 Kentucky Derby win, see where each horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • Mr. Z (outside) breezed five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs April 22.

    Lukas: Mr. Z 'Has Affinity' for Churchill

    Zayat Stables' Mr. Z breezed five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs April 22 in a final workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) that his Hall of Fame trainer said was "fine."

  • Arkansas Derby winner American Pharoah

    Top Three Exit Arkansas Derby in Good Order

    The top three finishers from the April 11 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park, including runaway winner American Pharoah, emerged from the 1 1/8-mile race in good order, their connections said April 12.

  • International Star will attempt to keep his winning streak alive March 28 in the Louisiana Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-c4PfjDL">Order This Photo</a>

    International Star Tops LA Derby Lineup

    Ranked second on the leaderboard for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and winner of two local preps, International Star will attempt to ace the $750,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds on March 28.

  • Bathtime for Mr. Z

    Zayat Stables' Mr. Z, pointing for the March 28 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), after training March 15 at Oaklawn Park.

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    Take Charge Brandi Not Entered in Honeybee

    Oaklawn officials said Take Charge Brandi appears headed for a showdown against top 3-year-old males in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 14, as last year's champion 2-year-old filly will not race in the Honeybee (gr. III).

  • Take Charge Brandi

    Rebel Still Possible for Take Charge Brandi

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said he hopes to breeze champion filly Take Charge Brandi March 2 at Oaklawn Park in preparation for her next start, possibly against males in the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 14.

  • Take Charge Brandi

    Take Charge Brandi Turns in Major Work

    Willis Horton's champion Take Charge Brandi posted a five-furlong bullet work in 1:00 2/5 Feb. 21 at Oaklawn Park, a major move in preparation for her upcoming outing in the $150,000 Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) March 7.

  • Slideshow: Thunder Gulch

    As a companion to the feature in the February 21, 2015 issue of The Blood-Horse, 'The Thunder Rolled,' we present a visual look at Thunder Gulch's 1995 championship season.

  • Take Charge Brandi

    Take Charge Brandi on Oaks Path, Lukas Says

    Despite comments made by the owner of Take Charge Brandi after her win in the Martha Washington Stakes Jan. 31, trainer D. Wayne Lukas says the champion filly will remain pointed toward the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Take Charge Brandi (left) gets the victory in the Martha Washington over Sarah Sis.

    'Brandi' Makes Martha Washington Interesting

    Champion Take Charge Brandi got her 3-year-old campaign off to a winning start with a surprisingly tight head victory in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes Jan. 31 at Oaklawn Park, her fourth consecutive win.

  • Champion 2-year-old male American Pharoah heads the list of early nominees to the Triple Crown.

    Early Nominees to Triple Crown Races Increase

    American Pharoah and Take Charge Brandi, last year's respective champion 2-year-old male and female, head the list of 429 Thoroughbreds made eligible to compete in the 2015 Triple Crown during the early nomination phase.

  • Mr. Z
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    Mr. Z Aims for Breakthrough in Smarty Jones

    Zayat Stables' five-time stakes-placed Mr. Z will bid to add an elusive stakes win to his record Jan. 19 in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, Oaklawn Park's first major local prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I).

  • Trainer todd Pletcher at the2013 kentucky Derby Post Position Draw...
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    Todd Pletcher IS Funny… No, Really

    Rivals and racing fans may view top trainer Todd Pletcher as reserved and unemotional, but there is more to the dedicated horseman than meets the eye. A competitive nature, sly wit, and drive to succeed have carried him to the top of the game.

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    Lukas Pointing 'Brandi' to Kentucky Oaks

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said the game plan at this time for Take Charge Brandi, leading contender for champion 2-year-old filly honors, includes the Longines Kentucky Oaks and none of the Triple Crown preps.

  • Mr Z
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    Lukas Has Los Alamitos Futurity in Sights

    Fresh off a grade I victory at Los Alamitos with Take Charge Brandi in the $350,500 Starlet, trainer Wayne Lukas will return to his former Quarter Horse base with Mr. Z in the $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 20.

  • Take Charge Brandi comes home strong to win the Starlet.

    Take Charge Brandi Wires Starlet Thriller

    Favored Take Charge Brandi registered her second grade I win of the year and third graded victory in a row when she narrowly captured the $350,000 Starlet Stakes for 2-year-old fillies Dec. 13 at Los Alamitos Race Course.