D. Wayne Lukas


D. Wayne Lukas scores another Churchill Downs moment with Kentucky Oaks win

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Cowboy hat firmly in place, D. Wayne Lukas hustled from the winner’s circle to meet with the media. Along the way, he steadied himself with a cane, one of the Hall of Fame trainer’s few concessions to age. At 86, Lukas had just earned his record-tying fifth victory in the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks and first since 1990. His filly, Secret Oath, scored a two-length victory on Friday at Churchill Downs. The old guard outdid the younger guys. “When you’re 86, going to be 87 in a few months, you know that there are not a lot of them in...

Secret Oath wins Kentucky Oaks for trainer D. Wayne Lukas

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- This one will go directly into the record book: Secret Oath won the 148th Kentucky Oaks on Friday at Churchill Downs trained by D. Wayne Lukas, finishing the mile and one-eighth race in 1:49.44. Ridden by jockey Luis Saez, Secret Oath made a powerful push from...

Ethereal Road, trained by D. Wayne Lukas, out of Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Derby's first scratch: Ethereal Road. The horse is trained by Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and was in post position 20. The horse had gotten in last minute after a defection took Un Ojo out of the race. No information has been released...
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Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas still at it at 86

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has had 48 Derby starters and has won the Derby and Oaks four times each. This trainer, who was frequently in the winner’s circle in the late 1980s and 1990s, now has another big shot in the Derby.