Keyword: Lukas

  • Spain, ridden by Victor Espinoza, is guided toward the winner's circle after winning the La Brea Stakes on Saturday.

    Spain Eclipses Chilukki in La Brea

    Spain made a case for herself for 3-year-old filly Eclipse Award honors with an upset win in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) only to be trumped three weeks later when Surfside convincingly defeated males in the Clark Handicap (gr. II). Spain put in some last-minute campaigning Saturday, defeating reigning 2-year-old champion Chilukki in the $200,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita.

  • Pat Day rides Surfside following an easy victory in the Grade I Hollywood Starlet Stakes on Dec. 19, 1999, at Hollywood Park.

    Surfside Likely for Wednesday's Raven Run

    Overbrook Farm's Surfside is likely to return to the races in the $70,000-added Raven Run Stakes Wednesday at Keeneland, according to assistant trainer Mike Maker. The 3-year-old filly has been on the sidelines since a fifth-place finish against males in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) in April.

  • Cat Thief and Pat Day cross the finish line first in the 1999 Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Cat Thief To Overbrook in 2001

    William T. Young's homebred Cat Thief, who is being aimed for a repeat win in the $4-million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4, will enter stud in 2001 at his owner's Overbrook Farm near Lexington.

  • Cash Run To Start in Indiana Oaks

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Cash Run will make her next start in the $200,000-added Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks Friday at Hoosier Park, becoming the first Breeders' Cup winner to race at the Anderson, Ind. track.

  • Commendable, with Pat Day up, on his way to victory in the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park, in June.

    Commendable, Tiznow Head Small Super Derby Field

    The last time trainer D. Wayne Lukas saddled a Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner in the Super Derby (gr. I) was 1996, when Editor's Note completed a sweep of both events by winning the Louisiana Downs feature by 1 1/2 lengths over the Barking Shark. In Saturday's Super Derby, Belmont winner Commendable, a Lukas trainee, has been installed as the morning-line third wagering choice in the six-horse for the 1 1/4-mile race.

  • High Yield Arrives at Ashford

    Three-time grade I winner High Yield has arrived at Ashford Stud and will be available for inspection by breeders during the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • City Zip (outside) and Yonaguska (on the rail) battle to a dead heat in the Hopeful Stakes Saturday at Saratoga. Macho Uno, center, was third. The race was run early without a post parade beacause of a severe thunder and lightning storm.

    City Zip, Yonaguska Dead Heat in Hopeful

    Michael Tabor's Yonaguska earned his first graded stakes win and City Zip became the first horse since Dehere in 1993 to sweep Saratoga's three major juvenile stakes when the two finished on even terms in the $200,000 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) Saturday.

  • Lukas Takes Record Fifth Bashford Manor

    Duality, a 2-year-old son of Seeking the Gold, rallied under jockey Calvin Borel to wear down pacesetter Strait Cat for a half-length victory in Sunday's $139,125 Bashford Manor Stakes, the feature on the final day of Churchill Down's spring meet.

  • Overlooked Commendable Upsets Belmont Field

    During the days leading up to Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), most of the media attention was focused on Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up Aptitude, the morning-line favorite, as well as Unshaded, who was supplemented at a cost of $100,000, and Impeachment, third in both the Derby and Preakness. Very little consideration was given to D. Wayne Lukas-trained Commendable, who had one win to his credit prior to Saturday's classic.