d. wayne lukas

‘Sharp’ Bravazo, ‘Tremendous’ Tenfold Likely To Target Belmont Stakes

Hall of Fame trainer D Wayne Lukas said Sunday morning that he expects to take Preakness runner-up Bravazo to New York to the complete the Triple Crown cycle in the Belmont Stakes on June 9. Calumet Farm’s Bravazo, Preakness sixth-place finisher Sporting Chance and Lukas’ stable pony were on the van that left Pimlico well before dawn for the return […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: Checking Out The New Guys

This year’s relatively short eight-horse Preakness field is exactly evenly spilt between runners who competed in the Kentucky Derby and those who didn’t. The latter, often tiresomely named “new shooters,” are compromised of the following runners, to which we shall now introduce you: Quip (12-1): You might think the primary owners of the Kentucky Derby […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: A Trainer Bromance?

Thursday was the annual Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course for Saturday’s 143rd running of the Preakness. Attendees got an extra dose of laughter when Bob Baffert, trainer of Derby winner Justify, took the stage with longtime rival D. Wayne Lukas, who will send out Sporting Chance and Bravazo in the Preakness. Watch some of […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Raining In Baltimore

Kentucky Derby winner Justify was expected to arrive in Baltimore from Louisville Wednesday afternoon, and he’s getting the same weather reception he had on Derby day a week and a half ago. In the latest Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the top storylines for the 143rd running of the Preakness […]

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Sporting Chance, Bravazo Take It Easy On Muddy Pimlico Track Wednesday

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas’ two Preakness candidates, Bravazo and Sporting Chance schooled in the paddock Wednesdaymorning and exercised on the muddy track at Pimlico. Calumet Farm’s Bravazo and Robert Baker and William Mack’s Sporting Chance, will add to Lukas’ record of Preakness starters, which stands at 41. This will be Lukas’ 28th […]

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Baffert, Lukas Seek Historic Wins In 143rd Preakness

Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and D. Wayne Lukas are in a position to deliver performances of historical significance Saturday in the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. Baffert and Lukas, both of whom came out of Quarter Horse racing and attained greatness with Thoroughbreds, each have six Preakness […]

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Sporting Chance Refuses To Breeze At Churchill, Still Scheduled For Preakness

According to drf.com, D. Wayne Lukas trainee Sporting Chance refused to work on Sunday morning at Churchill Downs. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow was given “at least three chances to break off,” but ended up galloping 1 1/2 miles. Lukas told the Churchill press office that Sporting Chance is not expected to breeze before the Preakness […]

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Justify Continues Preakness Prep With ‘Normal Gallop’; Bravazo Breezes ‘Real Nicely’

Five Churchill Downs-based Preakness Stakes (Grade I) contenders, led by Kentucky Derby winner Justify, continued their final preparations Sunday morning at Churchill Downs prior to shipping to Baltimore for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. Justify made a visit to the starting gate and had a routine gallop Sunday morning at Churchill Downs as the Kentucky Derby winner prepares […]

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Preakness Notes: Barring Muddy Track, Bolt d’Oro To Run; Good Magic Decision Monday

Owner/trainer Mick Ruis confirmed Thursday that Bolt d’Oro is a candidate for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. Bolt d’Oro, who finished 12th behind victorious Justify in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1) over a sloppy Churchill Downs track, galloped a mile and a half at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Thursday morning. “We’re going to see how he’s training up to it, […]

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Confirmed: Quip ‘Deserves The Opportunity’ To Run In Preakness

WinStar Farm president and CEO Elliott Walden said Tuesday that Quip is officially headed to the Preakness Stakes for a clash with Kentucky Derby winner Justify, who is also co-owned by WinStar. Quip, winner of the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and second in the Arkansas Derby (G1), was kept out of the Kentucky Derby to point for […]

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