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Preakness News & Notes: May 13

Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb made a strong impression at Belmont Park Monday morning during a four-furlong tune-up for Saturday’s 138th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. “I thought it was nothing short of magnificent,” trainer Shug McGaughey said after Orb made his sharp workout under exercise rider Jenn Patterson look effortless. The son […]

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Lukas Secures Jockeys for Three Preakness Starters

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas has lined up a trio of top class jockeys to partner his three contenders for the May 18 Preakness Stakes. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, Hall of Famer Gary Stevens will once again ride Oxbow. Stevens guided the son of Awesome Again to a sixth-place finish in the Kentucky […]

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Field of Nine Set for Saturday Night’s Derby Trial

The Todd Pletcher-trained duo of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Capo Bastone and Perretti Racing Stable’s Forty Tales top a field of nine horses entered Wednesday for Saturday night’s 89th running of the $175,000-added Derby Trial (GIII). The one-mile Derby Trial highlights Opening Night of the 38-day spring meet, the centerpiece of which comes the following weekend […]

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Lukas, Stevens Team Up Again For Oxbow’s Arkansas Derby

Gary Stevens will get the mount on D. Wayne Lukas trainee Oxbow for the April 13 Arkansas Derby, the trainer revealed on Tuesday. Mike Smith was aboard for Oxbow’s runner-up effort in the Grade 2 Rebel because Stevens had a previous commitment in California for that day, according to Lukas. Stevens and Lukas have teamed […]

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Hornung on Titletown Five: ‘Winning KY Derby Would Be Greatest Thrill of My Life’

Retired NFL great Paul Hornung achieved many goals throughout his athletic career – winning the Heisman Trophy at Notre Dame, being a member of four championship teams when playing for the Green Bay Packers, and being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame – to name just a few. However, as Jennie Rees writes […]

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Seems Like Old Times: Lukas & Stevens to Partner With Titletown Five

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas told the Daily Racing Form today that his 3-year-old colt, Titletown Five, will make his next start in the Grade 3 Sunland Park Derby March 24. Lukas also indicated that Gary Stevens will ride the colt in that race. The duo teamed up to win both the 1988 and 1995 Kentucky […]

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Lukas excited about Triple Crown prospects

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who is tied with Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons for the most Triple Crown race victories with 13, hasn’t lost the drive to achieve #14 and has several promising 3-year-olds that will keep him very busy over the holiday weekend. Sunday he will send Oxbow to post in the $200,000 […]

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