d. wayne lukas

D. Wayne Lukas
Sold Out: Churchill Prepares To Offer Second Racing Club

Churchill Downs sold out all 200 memberships to it’s first racing club, according to bloodhorse.com. Mike Ziegler, executive director of racing at the Louisville, KY track, said that due to the extremely strong response Churchill would offer a second racing club under the same parameters as the first. Each of the club’s 200 shares sells […]

Continue reading
ChurchillDownsRacingClub
Fans Can ‘Experience The Thrills Of Thoroughbred Ownership’ Through The New Churchill Downs Racing Club

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to own a Thoroughbred racehorse that resides in the barn of a Hall of Fame trainer? Churchill Downs Racetrack will give 200 people that chance this spring through the creation of the new Churchill Downs Racing Club – a low-cost pathway that introduces people to the excitement of […]

Continue reading
D. Wayne Lukas
Staying Upbeat: Lukas Reflects On The Positive After Son’s Death

Any longtime racetracker can set their watch by early riser D. Wayne Lukas. On a recent visit to Oaklawn Park, the Daily Racing Form‘s Jay Privman found the veteran conditioner back at work bright and early after spending three days in Oklahoma for his son Jeff’s funeral. Lukas had fond memories and uplifting perspective despite the pain […]

Continue reading
Jeff and D. Wayne Lukas (Courtesy of Linda Lukas-Cosgrove)
Funeral Services Set For Jeff Lukas

Funeral services have been scheduled for Jeff Lukas, son of Kentucky Derby winning trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Jeff Lukas died March 23 at the age of 58. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. March 30 at First Baptist Church in Atoka, Okla., according to a story from the Daily Racing Form. A visitation […]

Continue reading
Jeff and D. Wayne Lukas (Courtesy of Linda Lukas-Cosgrove)
Jeff Lukas, Son Of Hall Of Fame Trainer, Dies At 58

Jeff Lukas, the only child of trainer D. Wayne Lukas, has died at age 58, according to the Daily Racing Form. Jeff Lukas suffered a debilitating accident in 1993 when he was run over by the horse Tabasco Cat while working as assistant to his father in Santa Anita’s barn area. The DRF reported that […]

Continue reading
Bob Baffert, trainer of last year's Rebel Stakes winner American Pharoah
Rebel Stakes A ‘Who’s Who’ Of Trainers En Route To Kentucky Derby

A full field of 14 is entered in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds Saturday at Oaklawn, including 3-1 program favorite Suddenbreakingnews. Probable post time for the race, the 10th of 11 races, is 6:06 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m. Weather permitting, the infield will be open for the first time this […]

Continue reading
Whitmore, seen training earlier this spring at Oaklawn
Whitmore Lays Down Bullet Work For Rebel

Whitmore worked 5 furlongs in 1:00 Sunday morning at Oaklawn in preparation for the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 19, the final major local prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 16. Breezing over a fast surface about 10 minutes after the track opened, Whitmore worked with stablemate Tisdale, another promising 3-year-old for […]

Continue reading
Timber Country
Champion, Classic Winner Timber Country Dies At 24

Champion Timber Country, who captured the 1995 G1 Preakness Stakes, died earlier this week at Lex Stud in Japan. He was 24. Trained by D. Wayne Lukas for the partnership of Graham Beck, Robert and Beverly Lewis, and W.T. Young, Timber Country won four of seven starts as a 2-year-old in 1994. The son of […]

Continue reading
D. Wayne Lukas
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 ride Z Royal for the first time in the 1 1/16-mile race, the second major […]

Continue reading
Will Take Charge's first foal.
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 Private Ensign who is a half sister to Graded Stakes Winner Ocho Ocho Ocho. The […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram