Lukas appeals, likely free for Derby

March 04, 1995|By New York Times News Service

HALLANDALE, Fla. -- D. Wayne Lukas filed an appeal yesterday for his 60-day suspension in the drug case involving the undefeated filly Flanders, and the trainer was granted a stay until after hearings are held by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

Robert Feuerstein, counsel to the board, said by telephone that the stay probably would carry past the Kentucky Derby on May 6, thereby leaving Lukas free to continue training his star 3-year-old colts, Timber Country and Thunder Gulch.

Timber Country, who is scheduled to run in the San Rafael Stakes today at Santa Anita Park, won the Eclipse Award as last year's best juvenile; Flanders won the award as the best juvenile filly.

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