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Hard-Knocking Bravazo ‘Deserves A Chance’ In Dubai World Cup

Calumet Farm’s Bravazo will return to the track Saturday morning to begin preparations for the $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1) March 30 at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Friday morning. Bravazo returned to his Oaklawn base Monday morning after finishing fourth in the $9 […]

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Back To Prominence: Legendary Calumet Takes Pair Of Shots At Pegasus Purse

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas is in his second iteration of adding to iconic Calumet Farm’s legacy. He’s hoping the next chapter comes with the homebred 4-year-old colt Bravazo in Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park. Calumet Farm actually has two shots in the Pegasus, with Grade 1 Cigar Mile runner-up True […]

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Lukas On Bravazo: ‘This Son Of A Gun Is OK; He Tries Every Time’

Training legend D. Wayne Lukas wasn’t joking when he quipped recently that he is hoping to find a good 3-year-old in his barn to put on the Triple Crown trail. Lukas knows that’s possible. A year ago, he discovered Bravazo, who competed in big event after big event throughout the season and will start in […]

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D. Wayne Lukas Scheduled For Book Signing Friday At Gulfstream Park

The day before sending out Grade 1-placed millionaire Bravazo in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will sign copies of a book about his life and career Friday at Gulfstream Park. Lukas will be available starting at 2 p.m. in the breezeway to sign ‘Sermon on […]

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Bravazo, Aerolithe Take First Tours Around Gulfstream Park

Japanese Group 1 winner Aerolithe and Grade 2-winning millionaire Bravazo each got acquainted with the Gulfstream Park surface on a rainy but busy Sunday morning for horses pointing to the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series Jan. 26. Calumet Farm’s Bravazo was first on the track at 5:45 a.m., less than 24 hours […]

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‘Right On Target’ Bravazo Fires Another Bullet Toward Pegasus

Millionaire Bravazo posted a bullet workout in company Wednesday morning at Oaklawn in preparation for his 4-year-old debut in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) on Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Breezing with stablemate Royal Edition, a 4-year-old maiden, Bravazo covered five furlongs over a muddy track in 1:00.60. Royal Edition went in 1:01.60. […]

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Junior Jockey Club Launched To Engage Youngest Visitors To Kentucky Derby Museum

The Kentucky Derby Museum just launched a fun, interactive way for its youngest visitors to get more engaged with the extraordinary event that is the Kentucky Derby! Visitors up to age 14 can ask to join the Junior Jockey Club when they arrive. (It’s free to join with the price of your general admission ticket!) […]

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Zito Plans To ‘Give It A Shot’ At Oaklawn Park In 2019

Nick Zito has started only a handful of horses at Oaklawn, but that figures to change in 2019 after the Hall of Fame trainer said Friday afternoon that he will “probably” have 20 horses on the grounds when the scheduled 57-day meet begins Jan. 25. “We thought about this for a while,” said Zito, 70, […]

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Bravazo Heading To Pegasus World Cup Invitational

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Tuesday that Calumet Farm’s Bravazo, third in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile and second in the Preakness Stakes, is being pointed toward the $9-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Saturday, Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. “Yes, that’s surely where we’re headed if everything goes well,” Lukas said. Bravazo, […]

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Lukas, In Search Of Third Clark Triumph, Hoping Bravazo Still On Improve

Calumet Farm’s multiple graded stakes-placed Bravazo has danced in all of the major dances of 2018 including all three legs of the Triple Crown, the Haskell Invitational (Grade I), Travers Stakes (GI) and the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI). But Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas believes the 3-year-old colt could be improving at […]

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