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My Breeders’ Cup Presented By Woodbine: At Least The Filly Had Her Running Shoes

For Benny Bell Williams, the 1987 Breeders’ Cup ended with bloody, blistered feet. But she couldn’t have cared less. “I caught the red eye to come back,” Williams recalled. “But I didn’t need the airplane to get home, I just … Continue reading

Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Milestones: The Coach Wins 20

When Willis Horton’s front-running Take Charge Brandi captured the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at odds of 61-1, the 2-year-old Giant’s Causeway filly gave Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas his 20th winner overall in the year-end championship event … Continue reading

Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Photo Finishes: ‘110 Courageous Yards’

Before the horses entered the gate for the 1988 Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs, her connections already knew the race would be Personal Ensign’s swan song. The Shug McGaughey-trained filly came into the race with a perfect 12-for-12 record, … Continue reading

Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Milestones: ‘A Colossal Victory!’

While hold-your-breath photo finishes make up many lasting Breeders’ Cup memories, astonishing winning margins can be just as special — it’s rare to see a horse obliterate a field in a world championship event. The 1995 Distaff was thought by … Continue reading

‘I Had To Get Out There': Lukas Returns To Saddle

Nine days after undergoing surgery to insert a pacemaker and four stents, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas was back aboard his pony watching his horses work Friday at Churchill Downs, according to a story by the Louisville Courier-Journal. … Continue reading

Take Charge Brandi Retired, Headed To Hill ‘n’ Dale

Champion Take Charge Brandi has been retired and will ship to Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in central Kentucky, according to a report by The Blood-Horse. No final decision has been made on whether the 2014 champion 2-year-old filly will stay in … Continue reading

Lukas Remains Hospitalized, Set To Receive Permanent Pacemaker Tuesday

The Louisville Courier-Journal provided an update Monday afternoon on Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who remains hospitalized after concerns about his heart function. According to his wife, Laurie Lukas, the 80-year-old veteran conditioner had a temporary pacemaker inserted on … Continue reading

Hall Of Fame Trainer Lukas Hospitalized

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas remains in a Philadelphia hospital after being taken there with a low heart rate Saturday by paramedics, according to the Daily Racing Form. Contrary to some early reports on social media, Lukas, 80, did not have … Continue reading

Rees: ‘There’s 80 – Then There’s D. Wayne Lukas’

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas celebrated another milestone Wednesday – he turned 80. However, as Jennie Rees writes in the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Hall of Fame trainer may be 80, but he still has the energy and work ethic of someone … Continue reading

Night School Fall Semester Kick Off: ‘D. Wayne At 80′

Night School, the racing industry’s national online fan education and player development program since 2011, offers a unique history lesson and celebration “D. Wayne at 80” on Tuesday from 8:30-10 p.m. ET. The multi-media event highlights the life and career … Continue reading

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