Laurie Plesa

Itsmyluckycharm ‘Won’t Be Denied’ In Azalea

Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. had a difficult decision to make when he was pondering whether or not to race Itsmyluckycharm in Saturday’s $75,000 Azalea Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Plesa didn’t care for her No. 1 post and considered scratching the filly. Now he has an even tougher decision on his hands after Itsmyluckycharm recorded her […]

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Vision Perfect Takes Turf Dash; Late Scratch Pay Any Price Unharmed After Breaking Through Gate

As trainer Jason Servis prepared to watch his 6-year-old horse Vision Perfect compete in Tampa Bay Downs’ $100,000 Turf Dash via simulcast from Gulfstream Park, he thought about calling his assistant, Frank Malocsay, to try to relay new instructions to jockey Antonio Gallardo after the late scratch of speedster Pay Any Price. Fortunately for Servis, […]

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Itsmyluckyday Prevails Over Moreno in Woodward

It was a two-horse race at Saratoga on Saturday evening, with Itsmyluckyday just getting up by a half-length over a resilient Moreno in the Grade 1, $600,000 Woodward Stakes. As he did in his Whitney score, Moreno got the early lead, but not far behind was the eventual winner and his jockey, Paco Lopez. After […]

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Itsmyluckyday Superior in Salvator Mile

Itsmyluckyday made a three-wide move for the lead before opening a daylight advantage in the lane and reporting home a geared down length and a half winner of the Grade 3 Salvator Mile. Dispatched the 6-5 favorite in the field of nine, Itsmyluckyday and jockey Paco Lopez went the distance over a fast main track […]

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Itsmyluckyday Favored in Salvator Mile

Riding a two-race win streak into Sunday’s $150,000 Salvator Mile at Monmouth Park, the classic-placed Itsmyluckyday will break from post seven in a full field of 12 in the Grade 3 test. “He’s doing great, anxious to run,” said trainer Eddie Plesa, who trains the 4-year-old colt by Lawyer Ron for Trilogy Stable and his […]

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Itsmyluckyday Continues Winning Ways in Majestic Light

Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday pushed pacesetter Spa City Fever early before drawing away from that foe and gearing down to a convincing length and a quarter score in the $75,000 Majestic Light Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday. Ridden by Paco Lopez, his fourth winner of the day, Itsmyluckyday covered the mile and […]

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Itsmyluckyday ‘right on schedule’ for Florida Derby

Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s 3-year-old Itsmyluckyday worked a half-mile in 48 4/5 Saturday morning at Calder for trainer Eddie Plesa, Jr., his first workout since his stunning two-length victory over previously undefeated Eclipse champion Shanghai Bobby in the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park. “It was exactly what I was looking for,” […]

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Bullet Train presents Derby Dreams: Itsmyluckyday

For Eddie and Laurie Plesa, this year’s Kentucky Derby could become a family affair. Eddie Plesa, Jr. trains contender Itsmyluckyday for wife Laurie and partner Trilogy Stable. It wasn’t until she was standing in the Gulfstream winner’s circle after the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes on Jan. 26 that Laurie realized the couple may have […]

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