Keyword: Lukas

  • Industry Shows Appreciation for Day's Career

    After more than 11,000 racing fans enjoyed "Pat's Day" at Churchill Downs on Saturday afternoon, horsemen gathered to honor the Hall of Fame jockey at a charity roast Saturday evening.

  • Folklore Takes Juvenile Fillies for Lukas, Prado

    Favored Folklore took the lead, gave it up, and then reclaimed it en route to a win in the $1.06 million Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Mt. Livermore

    Mt. Livermore Pensioned at Gainesway

    Mt. Livermore, sire of nine millionaires and six champions, has been pensioned at Gainesway Farm near Lexington because of declining fertility.

  • Balanced Field to Battle in Spinster

    The Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) may be lacking a true superstar among the distaff set like last year's runaway winner, Azeri, but it does have plenty of balance. Eleven fillies and mares passed the entry box Friday morning for Sunday's $500,000 grade I contest at Keeneland, the final stakes during the meet's rich Fallstars Allstars weekend.

  • Competitive Alcibiades on Keeneland Opening Day

    A field of 11 juvenile fillies with no heavy favorite should make for a competitive renewal of the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. II) Friday, Keeneland's opening day of the fall meeting.

  • Folklore cruises to victory in the Matron, Saturday at Belmont Park.

    Legend-Making Folklore Dominates Matron

    Bob and Beverly Lewis' homebred Folklore became the early favorite for the Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) when she routed the field by 14 lengths in Saturday's $300,000 Matron (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Grade I Winner Blush With Pride Dead

    Blush With Pride, the first of four grade/group I winners from Blushing Groom's landmark first crop, died Aug. 16 in Ireland.

  • San Felipe winner Consolidator will miss the Kentucky Derby due to an injury.

    Consolidator Retired With Fracture

    Bob and Beverly Lewis' Consolidator, winner of the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), has been withdrawn from the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) picture after suffering a fractured sesamoid in his right front ankle. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas confirmed the situation Monday and said Consolidator has been retired.

  • Consolidator hopes to return to the scene of last fall's Lane's End Breeders' Futurity win with a victory in Saturday's Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.

    Consolidator Sharp, Ready for Blue Grass

    Robert and Beverly Lewis' Consolidator sparkled in a swift five furlong breeze Sunday at Churchill Downs that marked his final major prep for Saturday's Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.

  • Lukas Pair Records Sharp Churchill Drills

    Consolidator, Going Wild and Bellamy Road – all considered to be major contenders for the $2 million Kentucky Derby (gr. I) – turned in sharp workouts on Sunday at Churchill Downs in preparation for their final preps for the 131st renewal of the "Run for the Roses" on May 7.

  • Consolidator, with Rafael Bejarano aboard, wins the San Felipe Stakes.

    Consolidator Sharpens Picture in San Felipe

    Trainer D. Wayne Lukas promised Consolidator would be a fitter horse for Saturday's $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita. The $1.25 million colt didn't disappoint, romping to a surprising, powerful victory for owners Robert and Beverly Lewis.

  • Rockport Harbor, in Oaklawn Park workout Friday.

    Rockport Harbor, Afleet Alex, Consolidator Work at Oaklawn Park

    Fox Hill Farm's undefeated Rockport Harbor served notice that he is fully recovered from the foot bruise suffered last week by working seven furlongs at Oaklawn Park Friday in 1:27 2/5 over a fast track as he progresses toward his 3-year-old debut in the March 19 Rebel Stakes (gr. III).

  • Victor Espinoza wins the Sham Stakes aboard Going Wild, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Spunky Going Wild Wins Sham for Lukas

    Going Wild led from start to finish and notched a one-length victory over Papa Chullo in the $100,000 Sham Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Park Saturday.

  • Going Wild Takes Big Step Up for Lukas

    Maiden winner Going Wild, a $600,000 Kentucky-bred son of Golden Missile, goes for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas in the $100,000 San Miguel Stakes for 3-year-olds at six furlongs at Santa Anita Park on Monday.

  • Trainer Nick Zito, has been selecting horses for owner Robert LaPenta.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Life in the LaPenta Lane

    The journey to the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) may only be in its very early stages, but the continued adventures of Robert LaPenta -- "the Accidental Owner" -- are already unfolding. The master of Russian roulette has several guns loaded, and it will be interesting to see in what direction they'll be fired this spring.

  • Carson City, died Friday.

    Overbrook Stallion Carson City Dead at 17

    Carson City, the 14th ranked sire by progeny earnings in 2004, died Friday morning at Overbrook Farm. The cause of death is not known, pending the results of an autopsy.

  • Halory Leigh, among the favorites for the Falls City Handicap.

    Weight Keeps Azeri Out of Falls City; Seven Set to Go

    Azeri, who figured to be the brightest star to shine over the holiday weekend at Churchill Downs in Thursday's Falls City Handicap (gr. II), has not been entered by trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Lukas, along with owner Michael Paulson, wasn't overly concerned with the 126-pound assessment, it was the spread in the weights that will keep her on the sidelines.

  • D. Wayne Lukas undecided about Falls City.

    Lukas Balks With Azeri Over Falls City Weights

    Trainer D. Wayne Lukas says he's undecided about whether to run Azeri in the $300,000-added Falls City Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs on Thanksgiving Day due to concern over weight assignments.

  • Falls City Handicap May be Next for Azeri

    Azeri is doing so well after her fifth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Lone Star Park she may come back for the $300,000 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 25, trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Wednesday.

  • Breeders' Cup By the Numbers

    Although jockey Jerry Bailey did not add to his record 14 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships winners, he had three seconds and two thirds from six mounts for earnings of $1,436,800.

  • Cooksey, Threewitt, Haskin Feted By Turf Writers

    Recently retired jockey Patti Cooksey, California training legend Noble Threewitt, and Steve Haskin of The Blood-Horse were honored Wednesday night in Dallas at the annual National Turf Writers Association awards dinner.

  • Dodge Classic challenger Azeri arrives at Lone Star.

    Azeri's Team Gambles With Run in Classic

    Trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Tuesday that 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri would challenge males in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) rather than face fillies and mares in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).

  • Storm Flag Flying, could post an historic Juvenile Fillies-Distaff double.

    'Storm Flag' Readies to Fly to Lone Star

    Trainer Shug McGaughey is gearing up Ogden Mills Phipps' Storm Flag Flying for a historic run at the Breeders' Cup Distaff - Presented by Nextel (gr. I) at Lone Star Park. The $2-million Distaff kicks off the eight-race World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Azeri wins Overbrook Spinster in her first-ever race at Keeneland.

    Smooth Azeri Her Old Self in Spinster

    The champion Azeri, approaching her 2002 form when she was Horse of the Year, put on a show in her first start at Keeneland while winning the $500,000 Overbrook Spinster for fillies and mares under wraps Sunday.

  • Susan's Angel Takes Wing for Lukas

    Surprising Susan's Angel collared favored Angela's Love in upper stretch and refused to buckle when challenged late by Mayo On the Side to give trainer D. Wayne Lukas victory in the $175,000 Turfway Park Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for fillies and mares Saturday.

  • Hard to Find a Favorite in Turfway BC

    So contentious is Saturday's Turfway Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) that the morning line has five of the seven entrants at odds of between 5-2 and 5-1. The 1 1/16 miles Turfway Breeders' Cup is one of five stakes on the Kentucky Cup card at the northern Kentucky track.

  • Stellar Jayne and Robby Albarado cruise to victory in the Grade I Gazelle, Saturday at Belmont.

    Stellar Jayne Wins Second Grade I in Gazelle

    Passed in the stretch, Stellar Jayne turned back Daydreaming in the final furlong to capture the $250,000 Gazelle Handicap (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday, her second grade I win of the summer at Belmont Park.

  • Azeri Topweighted at 122 in Personal Ensign

    Michael Paulson's Azeri, a three-time champion who became North America's all-time richest female in winning the Aug. 1 Go for Wand Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga, was assigned top weight of 122 pounds in Friday's $400,000 Personal Ensign Handicap (gr. I).

  • Lukas Fillies Breeze for Saratoga's Alabama

    Stellar Jayne and Susan's Angel, trainer D. Wayne Lukas' hopes in Saturday's $750,000 Alabama (gr. I) Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, breezed a half mile in company Monday morning.

  • Storm Cat filly, brought top price Thursday.

    'Bargain' Storm Cat Yearlings Highlight Final Saratoga Sale Session

    Yearlings sired by Storm Cat were in demand Thursday night during the third and final session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, New York. After gross and average price declines during the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions, numbers rose during the final session when compared with the same night one year ago.

  • Ogden Mills Phipps, left, presents Hall of Fame plaque to trainer Shug McGaughey.

    Class of 2004 Inducted into Hall of Fame

    One year after her late husband, Hubert "Sonny" Hine, was inducted into racing's Hall of Fame at the National Museum of Racing, Carolyn Hine was again onstage during the annual induction ceremony Aug. 9 at Fasig-Tipton's Humphrey S. Finney pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Skip Away joins five others entering Racing Hall of Fame.

    Racing Hall of Fame Ceremony Aug. 9

    Three humans and three horses will be honored when The National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame inducts its 2004 class Aug. 9 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.