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‘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

Return Of The Champ: Take Charge Brandi To Face Nine In G1 Test

Willis Horton’s Take Charge Brandi, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2014, makes her highly anticipated return to racing in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Test at Saratoga Race Course. The 90th running of the seven-furlong Test, for 3-year-old fillies on … Continue reading

Take Charge Brandi To Return In Test; Travers Start Not Ruled Out

Champion Take Charge Brandi, who has been sidelined since March after a bone chip was discovered in her right knee, will return to the races in the G1 Test Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 8. According to a report in the … Continue reading

Mr. Z Prevails In Ohio Derby

Calumet Farm’s Mr. Z got back to winning ways with a thrilling finish over Tencendur and Divining Rod to win the $500,000 Ohio Derby Saturday afternoon at Thistledown. It was the colt’s first victory since his maiden-breaking effort nearly a … Continue reading

Churchill Horsemen Chime In On Pharoah’s Triple Crown Chances: Most Think He’ll ‘Win Easy’

As Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah attempts to make history as the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, some of Churchill Downs’ horsemen gave their expertise on whether or … Continue reading

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