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By Chris Korman | May 7, 2013
D. Wayne Lukas continues working for that 14th Triple Crown victory, the one that would give him more than any trainer in the history of the sport. He shares the record with Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons. Having already announced that Derby starters Oxbow (sixth) and Will Take Charge (eighth) will run in the 138th Preakness on May 18, Lukas on Tuesday added Titletown Five to the mix. Titletown Five is owned by Paul Hornung, the pro football hall of fame halfback who grew up in Louisville and sold programs at Churchill Downs as a kid. Another former Green Bay Packer, defensive end Willie Davis, is a co-owner.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2013
He kept coming back, year after year, horse after horse, trying to get another victory in the Preakness Stakes before he was done. Going into the 138th running of the Triple Crown's middle leg, D. Wayne Lukas had tried eight times since Charismatic won at Pimlico Race Course in 1999 - with 12 different entries. The best any of his horses could do was third place - twice - with Proud Citizen in 2002 and Scrimshaw in 2003. But as the 77-year-old Hall of Fame trainer pointed out after 15-1 shot Oxbow took the lead nearly out of the gates and held off Itsmyluckyday by 1 ¾ lengths to give Lukas his sixth victory in the Preakness, even winning a record 14th Triple Crown race was not going to change his career plans.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Standing outside of his barn at Churchill Downs, leaning against a temporary fence that seems more invitation that blockade, D. Wayne Lukas is as much a Kentucky Derby fixture as spilled bourbon and bad bets. The Derby takes thousands of horses in their 3-year-old years and whittles them down to a field of 20 through a series of races run across the country, and no trainer has been there at the end more often than Lukas. His two starters entered in Saturday's race, 30-1 Oxbow and 20-1 Will Take Charge, would be his 46th and 47th.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2013
Handlers used special massage techniques to soothe Goldencents' muscular frame and sudsy sponges to stimulate the shine and bloom on the Preakness competitor's chocolate-colored coat - while a sizable entourage seemed transfixed. Outside the Pimlico stables, a green oasis tucked inside urban Northwest Baltimore, a crowd had gathered around Goldencents. Photographers took pictures. A cluster of men, women and children from a sunrise tour stopped to stare. Security guards looked on. The list of helpers, assistants and advisers for Goldencents and the other Preakness all-stars is longer than Stacy Keibler's prep team on Oscar night - grooms, exercise riders, hot walkers, trainers, jockeys, veterinarians, stall muckers, chiropractors, ultrasound technicians and nutritionists.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | May 1, 1998
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- D. Wayne Lukas says play it up, sensationalize it, blow it out of proportion.Bitter Derby rivalry: Lukas vs. Nick Zito. Cape Town vs. Halory Hunter.Trouble is, it's not true."Actually, we don't feel any rivalry," Lukas said of his relationship with fellow trainer Zito. "We're just trying to do our job and win some races. But if people think we've got this big rivalry going, that'd be great for the sport."If a personal rivalry doesn't exist, then a rivalry of statistics does.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,LOUISVILLE, Ky | June 1, 1999
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Shortly after 4 in the morning, D. Wayne Lukas was back to work at Pimlico.He had just won the Preakness the day before with Charismatic, achieving two-thirds of the Triple Crown. Yet he and his wife, Laura, a couple immersed in horses, had returned to the Pimlico stakes barn in the deep black of night.After the Preakness, they had collapsed into their room at the Cross Keys Inn and called room service. They ordered cheeseburgers and milkshakes.They drank no champagne. They did not celebrate with friends.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | May 13, 2002
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - They had trained 16 of the past 23 winners of Triple Crown races. Yet when their horses ran one-two in the Kentucky Derby, the exacta paid $1,300.80, highest in Derby history. Bob Baffert, trainer of War Emblem, the Derby winner, and D. Wayne Lukas, trainer of Proud Citizen, the Derby runner-up, stunned the racing world nine days ago at Churchill Downs. Baffert won the 128th Derby with a horse he had trained for less than a month, and Lukas finished second with a horse who garnered more publicity for his patriotic stirrings (Proud Citizen's dam is Drums Of Freedom)
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May 9, 2007
Horse Trainer Last race Result Preakness status Street Sense Carl Nafzger Kentucky Derby 1st Yes Hard Spun Larry Jones Kentucky Derby 2nd Yes Curlin Steve Asmussen Kentucky Derby 3rd Possible Sedgefield Darrin Miller Kentucky Derby 5th Doubtful Teuflesberg Jamie Sanders Kentucky Derby 17th Yes Xchanger Mark Shuman Federico Tesio 1st Yes King of the Roxy Todd Pletcher Santa Anita Derby 2nd Yes Chelokee Michael Matz Florida Derby 3rd Possible ...
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By Los Angeles Times | February 25, 1995
D. Wayne Lukas, who trains Timber Country and Thunder Gulch, two leading candidates for the Kentucky Derby, has been suspended for 60 days by New York racing authorities.The New York State Racing and Wagering Board announced the suspension yesterday, more than five months after the Lukas-trained Flanders tested positive for a therapeutic drug after winning the Sept. 17 Matron Stakes at Belmont Park.The suspension, which could be enforced by other states, runs March 15-May 13. Lukas has 10 days to appeal; the suspension would be reduced to 45 days if he does not.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | May 1, 1996
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- D. Wayne Lukas still has no jockey for Honour and Glory, the fast-breaking speedster in his stable of five Kentucky Derby entries. He said Mike Smith would ride if Unbridled's Song does not enter.Holding court yesterday outside his barn, Lukas said he's having trouble ranking his starting five. The others are Grindstone, Editor's Note, Victory Speech and Prince of Thieves.So is Lukas' regular exercise rider, Donna Barton, who works them all."Honestly, it's so hard to pick them apart," Barton told the Louisville Courier-Journal.
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By Allan Vought, Baltimore Sun Media Group | May 15, 2013
D. Wayne Lukas, the Hall of Fame trainer, has started 37 horses in the Preakness. He expects to have three more - Will Take Charge, Oxbow and Titletown Five - go to the post Saturday for the 138th running of the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. Does Lukas like Pimlico? Indeed he does. "I do like it here. We've only missed two, maybe only one in the last 33 years," Lukas said as he waited to accompany one of his horses to the track Wednesday morning. Standing just outside the stakes barn, Lukas was outfitted in his usual jeans, chaps, boots and spurs and a 10-gallon hat. Waiting patiently nearby was his stable pony Diamond, a reminder that while Lukas may have revolutionized the sport of horse racing with some of his methods, he's still a throwback when it comes to others.
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By Chris Korman | May 7, 2013
D. Wayne Lukas continues working for that 14th Triple Crown victory, the one that would give him more than any trainer in the history of the sport. He shares the record with Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons. Having already announced that Derby starters Oxbow (sixth) and Will Take Charge (eighth) will run in the 138th Preakness on May 18, Lukas on Tuesday added Titletown Five to the mix. Titletown Five is owned by Paul Hornung, the pro football hall of fame halfback who grew up in Louisville and sold programs at Churchill Downs as a kid. Another former Green Bay Packer, defensive end Willie Davis, is a co-owner.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Standing outside of his barn at Churchill Downs, leaning against a temporary fence that seems more invitation that blockade, D. Wayne Lukas is as much a Kentucky Derby fixture as spilled bourbon and bad bets. The Derby takes thousands of horses in their 3-year-old years and whittles them down to a field of 20 through a series of races run across the country, and no trainer has been there at the end more often than Lukas. His two starters entered in Saturday's race, 30-1 Oxbow and 20-1 Will Take Charge, would be his 46th and 47th.
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By Sandra McKee | May 15, 2012
Charlie Hall has been patrolling the barns at Pimlico Race Course, Laurel Park and the Bowie Training Center for 24 years now and is the Maryland Jockey Club's stall manager. "He does all the dirty work," MJC racing secretary Georganne Hale said. "I make the decisions about who gets stalls and how many stalls they get and then he's the one who has to go out and tell people to get out. "I assign the number of stalls and he assigns where they go. All the complaints on the backside [in the barn area]
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,kevin.vanvalkenburg@baltsun.com | June 5, 2009
ELMONT, N.Y. -- D. Wayne Lukas was walking to the podium, preparing to give a brief interview about his two horses entered in the 141st Belmont Stakes, when he decided to inject a little comedy into the news conference. With the grace of a much younger man, the silver-haired Lukas, 74, snagged Chip Woolley's crutches and pretended to hobble to the stage. The entire room, including Woolley - who has been on crutches since he broke his leg in a motorcycle accident before the Kentucky Derby - laughed as if they had just watched Steve Martin perform a stand-up routine.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | May 20, 2007
A 20-1 shot? Trainer D. Wayne Lukas was offended when his speedy Preakness entry, Flying First Class, was assigned those odds - the race's second worst - by Pimlico Race Course oddsmaker Frank Carulli on the morning line earlier this week. "You watch: We'll go off at 12-1 or even 10-1," said Lukas, who has recorded five wins and six other in-the-money finishes as a Preakness competitor since 1980. "Baltimore won't let us go off at 20-1. Not here. We've had too much luck here." It's called success, not luck, and Lukas, 71, has every right to crow.
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By N.Y. Times News Service | March 4, 1994
POMONA, Calif. -- Jeff Lukas, the trainer who was run over by a horse in a stable-area accident at Santa Anita last December, took a significant step in his recovery this week when he was transferred to a private rehabilitation center.Lukas, 36, is now at Casa Colina, a rehabilitation center here that helps patients recover from head trauma injuries. Lukas had been at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., since the accident on Dec. 15 until Wednesday.Lukas was trampled by the colt Tabasco Cat after the horse got loose from his handlers.
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By Mike Downey and Mike Downey,Los Angeles Times | January 11, 1994
PASADENA, Calif. -- The ward is so quiet when Wayne Lukas gets there. Beeps from a few monitors. Pulses from a few phones. The nurses all know him, and by now he knows all of them.Karen, on day duty. Kelly, on nights. Rendy, who called four times on Christmas Day to inquire how he was doing.They and the others, pulling 12-hour shifts. Sticking around afterward, simply to see if there was anything else they could do. Handing manuals on brain trauma to Wayne, so he could study up on the fate that had befallen his son.The nurses.
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May 9, 2007
Horse Trainer Last race Result Preakness status Street Sense Carl Nafzger Kentucky Derby 1st Yes Hard Spun Larry Jones Kentucky Derby 2nd Yes Curlin Steve Asmussen Kentucky Derby 3rd Possible Sedgefield Darrin Miller Kentucky Derby 5th Doubtful Teuflesberg Jamie Sanders Kentucky Derby 17th Yes Xchanger Mark Shuman Federico Tesio 1st Yes King of the Roxy Todd Pletcher Santa Anita Derby 2nd Yes Chelokee Michael Matz Florida Derby 3rd Possible ...
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