May 4, 2013 - 4:30pm
Kentucky Derby 139 profile on Will Take Charge
Family and Connections: Sire - Unbridled’s Song; Dam - Take Charge Lady; trained by D. Wayne Lukas; rider Jon Court; owner Willis Horton.
January 22, 2013 - 10:30am
Veteran trainer's promising colts win key Derby point standings races
The path to the Kentucky Derby is in its early stages, but one trainer is already making quite a statement.D. Wayne Lukas swept the three-day weekend’s two major stakes races included in the new Road to the Kentucky Derby point standings. Oxbow, a son of Awesome Again, dominated Saturday...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Insider Analysis of Optimizer
ProTrained by the legendary D. Wayne Lukas (who has won the Roses four times among thirteen Triple Crown victories)Grandsires Smart Strike (who sired Curlin) and A. P. IndyConMade the field only after the defection of Larry Jones's Mark Valeski.D. Wayne Lukas hasn't won the Derby since he...
June 30, 2010 - 12:11am
The 2009 Kentucky Derby winner hasn't won a race since winning the Run for the Roses, but he looked very good in a Monday workout at Churchill and could race here Saturday or Sunday.
By Josh Cook
The last time we saw Mine That Bird the gelding was struggling to a ninth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic last November.
The next time we see the 2009 Kentucky Derby winner racing again might be this weekend at Churchill Downs.
Mine That Bird had a "bullet...
May 12, 2010 - 6:35pm
Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, and jockey Calvin Borel, drew the No. 8 post for Saturday's 135th Preakness Stakes and is the early 5-2 favorite for the Baltimore race.
By Josh Cook
Calvin Borel won't be coming off the rail, at least early on, in Saturday's 135th Preakness Stakes.
That's because the jockey and Super Saver, the horse he won the 136th Kentucky Derby on, will start from the No. 8 position in the 12-horse field at Pimlico Race Course in...