Lukas Classic

Louisiana Invader Mocito Rojo Springs Upset In Lukas Classic

Wayne T. Davis’ ultra-consistent 5-year-old Mocito Rojo invaded from Louisiana and wore down Silver Dust in deep stretch to win Saturday night’s $250,000 Lukas Classic (Grade III) by a neck – the highlight of a stakes tripleheader on a special “Downs After Dark” nighttime card that attracted a crowd of 17,053 to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Ridden by Gerard Melancon and trained […]

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Geroux Poised To Bring Home Stakes Triple Saturday Night At Churchill Downs

Jockey Florent Geroux is poised to attempt a stakes triple Saturday night at Churchill Downs as he rides a trio of top contenders in the $250,000 Lukas Classic presented by Budweiser (Grade III), $150,000 Ack Ack presented by GE Appliances (GIII) and $125,000 Jefferson Cup (Listed). “It’s always fun to have lots of chances at […]

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Churchill Downs: Quip, Tenfold Square Off In Lukas Classic

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and SF Racing’s multiple graded stakes winner Quip will take on Winchell Thoroughbreds’ four-time winner Tenfold and eight other rivals under the lights in Saturday’s seventh running of the $250,000 Lukas Classic Presented by Budweiser (Grade III) – one of three stakes events on an action-packed 11-race card for the final Downs After Dark of 2019 at Churchill […]

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Breeders’ Cup Distaff Still The Goal For Champion Monomoy Girl

Champion Monomoy Girl has yet to make it to the races in 2019, but trainer Brad Cox told drf.com that the 4-year-old daughter of Tapizar is about three works away from her seasonal debut. The goal is still for the filly to start in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff in early November at Santa Anita Park, Cox said. […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Back On The Work Tab At Churchill Downs

Last out winner of the Lukas Classic by 4 1/2 lengths, Mind Your Biscuits returned to the work tab for the first time since that victory on Friday. The 5-year-old son of Posse covered five furlongs at Churchill Downs in 1:00 2/5, according to bloodhorse.com. “Just kind of let him stretch his legs. He’s been wanting to […]

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‘Wait And See’: Breeders’ Cup Options Remain Wide Open For ‘Biscuits’

Trainer Chad Summers was visibly more relaxed Sunday morning at Churchill Downs following Mind Your Biscuits’ comfortable 4 ¾-length victory over Toast of New York in Saturday’s $200,000 Lukas Classic Presented by Budweiser (Grade III) but the 33-year-old conditioner has a major decision that is still pending: which Breeders’ Cup race will his brilliant 5-year-old […]

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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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He’s Back: Toast Of New York Auditions For Another Breeders’ Cup Classic

It’s not every day that Thoroughbreds return to the racetrack after being retired for stud. However, Al Shaqab Racing’s 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) runner-up Toast of New York, a now 7-year-old gelding, is poised to come back into limelight in Saturday’s $200,000 Lukas Classic Presented by Budweiser (Grade III), a race that could […]

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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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