Keyword: D. Wayne Lukas

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute - 4/30/2013

    Lenny Shulman discusses which Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders appeared on the track today, when Lines of Battle is expected to arrive, and the weather forecast this weekend.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute - 4/28/2013

    Steve Haskin brings you the calm after the storm of workouts with works and new arrivals Goldencents and Itsmyluckyday on the track today. Steve also gives you the work tab for the rest of the week.

  • Broken Spell<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2473214544&k=BjWDcbJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Broken Spell Ruled Out of KY Oaks

    Calumet Farm's Broken Spell was ruled out of the Kentucky Oaks the morning of April 23 by trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Trainer Bob Baffert said Fiftyshadesofhay will also not contend.

  • Oxbow and Gary Stevens (far left) finished 5th behind Overanalyze (far right) in the Arkansas Derby.

    Stevens Remains on Oxbow for KY Derby

    Hall of Fame rider Gary Stevens, who was aboard Oxbowin his fifth-place finish in the recent Arkansas Derby (gr. I), will ride him in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer D. Wayne Lukas said.

  • Rushaway is Crop Report's Last Derby Chance

    Team Valor is sponsoring the $75,000 Rushaway Stakes at Turfway March 23, and as fate would have it, it will also use the race as a last-ditch effort to get highly-regarded Crop Report to a Kentucky Derby prep.

  • Will Take Charge (left) catches stablemate Oxbow to win the Rebel Stakes.

    Will Take Charge Tops Lukas Exacta in Rebel

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas is holding the hottest hand of 3-year-olds he's had in a while, and that talent showed March 16 when stablemates Will Take Charge and Oxbow finished 1-2 in the $600,000 Rebel Stakes.

  • Southwest Stakes winner Super Ninety Nine is the expected favorite for the Rebel.

    Super Ninety Nine Heads Rebel Field

    The $600,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) drew a competitive field of 11 sophomores seeking points to qualify for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), including Southwest Stakes (gr. III) winner Super Ninety Nine.

  • Optimizer won the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap on Jan. 26.

    Optimizer Targets Fair Grounds Handicap

    After dominating in the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 26 at Fair Grounds, Optimizer will try for a second straight win on the Stall-Wilson Course in the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 23.

  • Optimizer leads the way home in the Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap.

    Optimizer Wins E.R. Bradley for Red-Hot Lukas

    Optimizer went wire-to-wire in the $125,000 Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Jan. 26 for red-hot Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, who has won three stakes races in eight days.

  • And They're Off: Eclipse Awards Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss the Eclipse Awards and Oxbow's win in the Lecomte for trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Plus, John Shirreffs talks about Eblouissante, half sister to Zenyatta, including how to pronounce her name.

  • Optimizer

    Lukas Could Continue Streak in E.R. Bradley

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas looks to continue his hot streak in the $125,000 Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, sending out Optimizer in the Jan. 26 turf test for older males.

  • Will Take Charge

    Lukas Weighs Options for Weekend Stakes Stars

    Trainer D. Wayne Lukas had an anxious moment when victorious Will Take Charge stumbled while pulling up after winning the Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 21 at Oaklawn Park, but the Hall of Fame trainer said the colt is doing well.

  • Oxbow pulls away in the stretch to capture the Lecomte Stakes.

    Oxbow in Lecomte, Silverbulletday is 'Magic'

    Bluegrass Hall's Oxbow went wire-to-wire to win the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes by 11 1/2 lengths for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Jan. 19. Earlier, Touch Magic took the Silverbulletday.

  • Gal About Town (left) finished second in the Oct. 28 Pocahontas.

    Gal About Town Hopes for Oaks from Golden Rod

    Gal About Town finished second best to Sign in the Oct. 28 Pocahontas (gr. II) at Churchill Downs, but trainer Bret Calhoun is hopeful she'll build off that effort and prove best in the Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 24.

  • Hightail (inside) outfights favorite Merit Man to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile-Sprint/26130236_bRN9v4#!i=2191121620&k=htSfGmX">Order This Photo</a>

    Hightail Captures Juvenile Sprint for Lukas

    Hightail, exploiting a slight opening at the rail in upper stretch, upset 1-2 favorite Merit Man in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint Nov. 2, giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas his 19th lifetime victory in the Championships.

  • Optimizer streaks home to win the Kent Stakes at Delaware Park.

    Optimizer Continues Climb With Kent Score

    Bluegrass Hall's homebred Optimizer continued his climb through conditions on the turf with a powerful 4 1/4-length win in the $200,625 Kent Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park Sept. 22, earning his first graded stakes score.

  • Website Features Drug Reform Testimonials

    Claiborne Farm's Seth Hancock and trainer D. Wayne Lukas are among those featured in a series of video testimonials posted on the cleanhorseracing.org website.

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    Lukas Injured by Horse, Says He's 'Fine'

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who will saddle Optimizer in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), was taken to Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., June 5 after one of his horses reared up and struck him in the head.

  • Hamazing Destiny pulls away in the Maryland Sprint Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1855620327&k=WfdNw4S">Order This Photo</a>

    Hamazing Destiny Scores First Stakes Win

    Hamazing Destiny and jockey Corey Nakatani took advantage of a duel between the early leaders before taking the lead at the top of the stretch to win the Maryland Sprint Handicap (gr. III).

  • D. Wayne Lukas

    Lukas: Bouncing Back and Preakness Success

    As a five-time winner of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas knows what it takes to succeed in the second leg of the Triple Crown. This year, he's at Pimlico with longshot Optimizer.