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Southwest Stakes Taking Shape; Lukas Takes Shot With Z Royal

Lightly raced Z Royal will make his next start in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes for 3-year-olds Feb. 15 at Oaklawn, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Friday morning. He added that Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will … Continue reading

Filly First Foal For Eclipse Award Winner Will Take Charge

Three Chimneys reported that the first foal sired by Eclipse Champion Three-Year-Old Will Take Charge, an earner of $3,924,648, was born at Siena Farm on January 13th. The chestnut filly is out of the Graded Stakes Placed A.P. Indy mare … Continue reading

Nyquist, Airoforce Top Early Bird Nominees To Louisiana Derby

Reddam Racing’s expected champion 2-year-old colt Nyquist leads a group of 88 early-bird nominees, including a dozen stakes winners, to the Grade II $1,000,000 TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby, which is to take place six weeks out from the Grade I $2,000,000 … Continue reading

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

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