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Sanford Exacta Could Meet Again in Hopeful

Big Trouble and Mr. Z, the top two finishers in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sanford Stakes, could meet again in the Grade 1, $350,000 Hopeful Stakes on September 1, closing day of the Saratoga meet. “I’ve got to be considering the … Continue reading

Will Take Charge ‘Ready’ for Whitney; Wicked Strong Jim Dandy-Bound

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Will Take Charge, the 2013 Champion 3-year-old, is on course to run August 2 in the historic Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/8 miles. Coming off … Continue reading

Will Take Charge Aiming for a Fresh Start at the Spa

The connections of Will Take Charge are hoping that the friendly surroundings of Saratoga will help their talented colt recharge and start a fresh second half of the racing season. The D. Wayne Lukas trainee found the Spa much to … Continue reading

Take Charge Brandi Headlines Debutante Nominations

Of the 23 2-year-old fillies nominated for Saturday’s 114th running of the $100,000-added Debutante at Churchill Downs, perhaps one of the most intriguing is Take Charge Brandi, an unraced daughter of Giant’s Causeway whose dam is a half-sister to 3-year-old … Continue reading

Will Take Charge, Stevens Pointed to Stephen Foster

Willis Horton and Three Chimneys Farm’s Will Take Charge, Champion 3-Year-Old Male of 2013, posted a 1:12.20, six-furlong work Thursday at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (GI) on June 14. The … Continue reading

Grade 1 Winner Strong Mandate Retired

Strong Mandate, winner of the G1 Hopeful Stakes, has been retired, according to a report in the Louisville Courier-Journal. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow was diagnosed with a chip in his right knee. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas told the Courier-Journal … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup presents Pop Quiz: ‘Hard Work’ Pays Dividends for Stewart

Trainer Dallas Stewart spent 12 years as a student of Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas before striking out on his own in the late 1990s. Since then, Stewart has conditioned Kentucky Oaks winner Lemons Forever, Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner … Continue reading

Preakness Winner Memorabilia to Be Auctioned for Charity

A shadow box including a shoe worn by 2013 Preakness winner Oxbow will be offered on eBay from May 11 through May 18. Sale of the shadow box will benefit Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. The Oxbow auction will begin on … Continue reading

Ten Preakness Moments: Controversy Strikes, 1980

The 1980 Triple Crown season began with a stunner – Genuine Risk, at odds of 13-1, became the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby since 1915. Two weeks later, a record crowd of 83,455 turned out at Pimlico to … Continue reading

Lukas on Derby: ‘If You’re Going to Gamble, You’re Going to Box a Few’

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas does not envy horseplayers looking to bet on this year’s Kentucky Derby field. The trainer of Strong Mandate (who is expected to compete in the Preakness) sees the Derby field as a well-matched one. “There’s such … Continue reading