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Mind Your Biscuits Stretches Out To Win Lukas Classic; Has Breeders’ Cup Options

Mind Your Biscuits – the richest New York-bred of all-time – proved he’s a quality horse at most any distance when the three-time Grade I-winning sprinter rolled to a 4 ¾-length victory over Toast of New York and defending champ Honorable Duty in Saturday night’s sixth running of the $200,000 Lukas Classic Presented by Budweiser […]

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Landeros ‘Thrilled For The Opportunity’ To Pilot Warrior’s Club In Ack Ack

Saturday’s $100,000 Ack Ack Presented by GE Appliances (Grade III) will mark the third time that jockey Chris Landeros has sat aboard multiple-stakes winner Warrior’s Club, and the 30-year-old journeyman rider hopes to celebrate with the Churchill Downs Racing Club’s 200 members in the winner’s circle. “It’s such a cool story with this horse,” Landeros […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Seeks First Two-Turn Victory In Lukas Classic

Mind Your Biscuits, the brilliant Grade I-winning sprinter who finished second to Diversify in Saratoga’s Grade I Whitney in his first race beyond one mile, will attempt to land his first win around two turns and a possible spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic when he headlines a field of eight older horses in Saturday night’s sixth running […]

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Lukas: Bravazo ‘A Picture Of Consistency’ Going Into Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby

Calumet Farm’s  Bravazo galloped “about a mile and a half” according to Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas who watched his colt circle the track from atop his pony early Thursday morning. The 3-year-old colt by Awesome Again will make his ninth start of the year in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, and will try to win his first […]

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‘Stronger Every Day’: Mena Back Working Horses At Churchill Downs

It has been a welcomed sight for many horsemen and jockeys on the backstretch of Churchill Downs as journeyman rider Miguel Mena returned on horseback after fracturing eight bones in his right ankle and heel six months ago. “It feels great to be back on horses and here at the track each morning,” Mena said. […]

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Old Friends Named Beneficiary Of Breeders’ Cup Champions For Charity Campaign

Old Friends is so proud to have been chosen, for the third consecutive year, as one of the charities to benefit from the Breeders’ Cup Champions for Charity program. Maker’s Mark®, Kentucky’s original premium bourbon, and the Breeders’ Cup, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international event, have again joined forces to create a beautiful, limited-edition bottle […]

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Derby Date Will Try To Live Up To His Name In Monday’s Hopeful

A field of eight 2-year-old colts hope to graduate and earn their first career Grade 1 victory in Monday’s $350,000 Hopeful at seven furlongs on the main track. Carded as Race 10, with a local post time of 5:38 p.m. ET, the 114th running of the Hopeful will be shown on Saratoga Live, presented by […]

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‘More Important Knowing What You Can’t Do’: Lukas Saddles 20th Travers Starter With Bravazo

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will hit a milestone on Saturday when Bravazo becomes his 20th horse to compete in the Grade 1 Travers at Saratoga. Through the Triple Crown trail and beyond, Bravazo has remained sound through his 12 career starts. The Awesome Again colt – the only active 3-year-old to have […]

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D. Wayne Lukas To Receive Breeders’ Cup Sports And Racing Excellence Award

The Breeders’ Cup, in conjunction with the Breeders’ Cup Festival and the Kentucky Derby Museum, today announced that D. Wayne Lukas, who transformed his skills as high school basketball coach in Wisconsin to become the greatest winning trainer in Breeders’ Cup history, will be honored with the Breeders’ Cup Sports and Racing Excellence Award on Wednesday, […]

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Lukas: Bravazo ‘Better And Stronger Right Now Than Any Time This Summer’

Calumet Farm’s Grade 1 Travers starter Bravazo is the lone active 3-year-old who can claim a start in all three Triple Crown races this year. Sixth in the Kentucky Derby and second in the Preakness, Bravazo’s gutsy finish outside Tenfold in the foggy, sloppy stretch in the Preakness came within a half-length of ending Justify’s […]

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