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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | June 13, 1994
ELMONT, N.Y. -- The first three finishers of the Belmont Stakes are headed in different directions, but it is winner Tabasco Cat who has the most ambitious immediate future.He could take on the speedy Metropolitan Mile winner Holy Bull in about seven weeks in the $500,000 Haskell Handicap at Monmouth Park.The July 31 stakes could pit the two Kentucky Derby also-rans against each other. Both ran dismally in the May 7 race at Churchill Downs; Holy Bull, the favorite, finished 12th and Tabasco Cat was sixth.
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May 19, 2007
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas has saddled 13 winners in the Triple Crown races, tied with Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons for most in horse racing history. Lukas' winners: 1980 Codex (Preakness) 1985 Tank's Prospect (Preakness) 1988 Winning Colors (Kentucky Derby) 1994 Tabasco Cat (Preakness, Belmont) 1995 Thunder Gulch (Kentucky Derby, Belmont) Timber Country (Preakness) 1996 Grindstone (Kentucky Derby) Editor's Note (Belmont) 1999 Charismatic (Kentucky Derby, Preakness) 2000 Commendable (Belmont)
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | April 9, 1994
ARCADIA, Calif. -- The horse Jeff Lukas will be rooting for to win the Santa Anita Derby this afternoon is the same animal that almost killed him four months ago.Lukas will be sitting in a car on the backstretch at Santa Anita Park, well away from the roar of the crowd, but still close to the action.It will be Lukas' first trip to the races since Tabasco Cat, a horse he helped his father, D. Wayne Lukas, train, ran him down in the barn area on Dec. 15, after he stepped out and tried to flag down the scared animal.
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January 14, 2004
Horse Racing Breeder, owner Young dead at 85; his `Cat' took 1994 Preakness William T. Young, one of thoroughbred racing's most prominent breeders and owners who won the 1994 Preakness with Tabasco Cat, died Monday in Gulf Stream, Fla. He was 85. Young, who operated Overbrook Farm in Lexington after building his fortune selling peanut butter, received an Eclipse Award in 1994 as the nation's top breeder, and in 1999 was chosen Breeder of the Year....
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By Ross Peddicord and Sun reporter | May 22, 1994
In a memorable stretch duel in the 119th Preakness Stakes , Tabasco Cat defeated Kentucky Derby winner Go For Gin by three-quarters of a length yesterday and reversed the misfortunes of the D. Wayne Lukas stable. Five months ago, Tabasco Cat trampled and nearly killed Lukas' 36-year-old son, Jeff. "Before the Derby, I dreamt Jeff hugged me," said Nick Zito, trainer of Go For Gin. "Maybe he hugged his dad this time." It was the third Preakness victory for Lukas in 16 starts and the third for jockey Pat Day in nine Preakness rides.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer Kent Baker contributed to this article | May 21, 1994
Bettors have made sixth-place Kentucky Derby finisher Tabasco Cat a surprising early Preakness Stakes choice over Kentuky Derby winner Go For Gin.Go For Gin is listed as the 2-1 favorite by Pimlico Race Course oddsmaker, Clem Florio.But after $179,627 was initially wagered on the race yesterday, Tabasco Cat is the 5-2 favorite over Go For Gin at 3-1.The rest of the early Preakness odds are: Blumin Affair, 7-2; the Robert Meyerhoff entry of Concern and Looming, 6-1; Numerous, 8-1; Silver Goblin, 9-1; Kandaly, 12-1; Powis Castle, 16-1 and Polar Expedition, 30-1.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | May 22, 1994
In a memorable stretch duel in the 119th Preakness Stakes, Tabasco Cat defeated Kentucky Derby winner Go For Gin by three-quarters of a length yesterday and reversed the misfortunes of the D. Wayne Lukas stable.Five months ago, Tabasco Cat trampled and nearly killed Lukas' 36-year-old son, Jeff."Before the Derby, I dreamt Jeff hugged me," said Nick Zito, trainer of Go For Gin. "Maybe he hugged his dad this time."It was the third Preakness victory for Lukas in 16 starts and the third for jockey Pat Day in nine Preakness rides.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Writer | May 22, 1994
Early favorite Tabasco Cat basked in the sunshine of a glistening afternoon at Pimlico Race Course yesterday, holding off favored Go For Gin at the wire to win the 119th running of the Preakness Stakes.Jockey Pat Day guided the chestnut colt into the lead after the final turn and ended Kentucky Derby winner Go For Gin's bid for the Triple Crown by three-quarters of a length.fTC It was a perfect ending for trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who brought this horse to Baltimore two weeks after a difficult run at the Kentucky Derby and five months after the colt trampled his son )
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | November 6, 1994
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- For seven straight races, the Maryland-bred colt Concern had developed a frustrating reputation.He finished second or third in some of America's greatest horse races but didn't win.But with one explosive late run in the stretch at Churchill Downs yesterday, the horse once and for all shed his image as a loser.Rallying six wide at the top of the stretch, Concern came from last place in a field of 14 and defeated Preakness winner Tabasco Cat by a neck in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Classic.
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May 19, 2007
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas has saddled 13 winners in the Triple Crown races, tied with Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons for most in horse racing history. Lukas' winners: 1980 Codex (Preakness) 1985 Tank's Prospect (Preakness) 1988 Winning Colors (Kentucky Derby) 1994 Tabasco Cat (Preakness, Belmont) 1995 Thunder Gulch (Kentucky Derby, Belmont) Timber Country (Preakness) 1996 Grindstone (Kentucky Derby) Editor's Note (Belmont) 1999 Charismatic (Kentucky Derby, Preakness) 2000 Commendable (Belmont)
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1996
She has been poked and prodded, weaned and wormed, inoculated and inspected -- from head to hoof.Miss Piggy has been through the wringer. It's the bane of a would-be racehorse.In recent weeks, the 6-month-old Carroll County foal has run a gauntlet of tests designed to fingerprint young thoroughbreds. Blood samples and mug shots of Miss Piggy have been filed with The Jockey Club, the Kentucky organization that registers racing hopefuls.Miss Piggy's dossier includes photographs and records of the filly's special markings: the cowlicks, or swirls, in her coat; her lone white hoof; and the hairless raised callouses, or "night eyes," on her long, slender legs.
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By John Eisenberg | May 5, 1996
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- D. Wayne Lukas threw his arms around Bill Young, the 78-year-old owner of Grindstone, when the horses crossed the finish line."We did it!" Lukas shouted, tears filling his eyes at the prospect of having trained a Kentucky Derby winner for Young, a lifelong Kentuckian and one of racing's last real sportsmen.Then, in a heartbeat, exultation turned into apprehension in Young's box in the grandstand. Another horse, Cavonnier, had crossed the finish line even with Grindstone.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | November 20, 1994
If Maryland-bred 3-year-old colt Unfinished Symph beats Preakness winner Tabasco Cat this afternoon and defeats the rest of the field in the $400,000 Hollywood Derby, look for a little feistiness in the Hollywood Park winner's circle.At least that's the reputation that his owner, Nancy Rice, has developed since she was part of a Breeders' Cup brouhaha a couple of weeks ago in Louisville.Rice, an Israeli-born former psychology major at the University of Southern California, was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | November 7, 1994
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Maryland-bred Concern, the Breeders' Cup Classic winner, shipped out of Churchill Downs yesterday faster than he shipped in.His trainer, Dick Small, said the horse was back in his stall at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore by the time Small and the colt's owner, Robert Meyerhoff, addressed reporters at a post-Breeders' Cup media breakfast in Louisville yesterday morning.Concern had lost his seven previous starts, but Small said, "it was hard to be discouraged even though he wasn't winning.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | November 6, 1994
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- For seven straight races, the Maryland-bred colt Concern had developed a frustrating reputation.He finished second or third in some of America's greatest horse races but didn't win.But with one explosive late run in the stretch at Churchill Downs yesterday, the horse once and for all shed his image as a loser.Rallying six wide at the top of the stretch, Concern came from last place in a field of 14 and defeated Preakness winner Tabasco Cat by a neck in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Classic.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | November 5, 1994
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- It is not unlike a merger of Coke and Pepsi, or IBM and Apple. A terrifying prospect for the rest of the industry.Now that D. Wayne Lukas and Pat Day are working together, will anyone else ever win a race?That's a hyperbolic question, of course. There are far too many races for any one trainer or jockey to come close to dominating. But the teaming of Lukas and Day is certainly a monster in the making.Lukas' vast, mega-bankrolled stable has more stakes wins than any other in the past decade.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | May 22, 1994
Pat Day called it a "picture-perfect trip." The jockey aboard Preakness winner Tabasco Cat almost had seen it coming.Day knew Tabasco Cat wasn't himself when he finished sixth in the Kentucky Derby two weeks before."
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Sun Staff Writer | May 22, 1994
Go For Gin walked into the starting gate yesterday and looked straight ahead.The Kentucky Derby winner was focused on the finish line in the 119th Preakness."
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By MILTON KENT | November 4, 1994
If experience is any guide, the ratings for tomorrow's Breeders' Cup races won't come within hailing distance of the Super Bowl's.The highest Cup rating came in its first year, 1984, the only time the annual daylong series of thoroughbred races has drawn a rating above 5.0. The past four telecasts have drawn ratings in the 2.5-3.5 range, with single-digit shares.But that won't stop NBC from covering this year's Cup from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., as if it were a Super Bowl, with nine announcers, 21 cameras in both fixed and movable posts, 14 tape machines, eight miles of camera and audio cables and a blimp, thrown in for good measure.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | September 21, 1994
"Every now and then," Chick Lang was saying yesterday, "there comes a horse that's like a great painting. You stand back and watch, and you get chills."It's been awhile since one came along. There hasn't been a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Four presidents have resided in the White House since the last equine Elvis, Spectacular Bid, caused such a stir and just missed winning the Crown in 1979.A handful of potential successors has failed to deliver in the past 15 years, lacking either consistency, charisma or sheer talent.
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