July 19, 1990 |
Sports View came from off the pace to edge Golden Voyager by three-quarters of a length in the $37,000 allowance feature Wednesday at Hollywood Park as jockey Alex Solis and trainer D. Wayne Lukas scored key victories. For Solis, who also won the seventh race aboard favored Horsche, it was his 51st winner of the meeting. That put him in a tie with Laffit Pincay Jr. for third place in the rider standings behind leader Pat Valenzuela (55 winners) and runner-up Gary Stevens (52).
June 1, 1989 |
Accusations against D. Wayne Lukas, Laz Barrera and three other thoroughbred trainers alleging the presence of cocaine in horses they train were dismissed today. Leonard Foote, secretary of the California Horse Racing Board, announced at a news conference at Hollywood Park that the decision had been made by the CHRB on Tuesday. In addition to Barrera and Lukas, accusations were dropped against Barrera's son, Albert; Anthony J. Hemmerick, and Bryan Webb. 'Accusations We Cannot Prove' "We don't want to charge people with accusations we cannot prove," Foote said.
May 15, 2013 |
Kentucky Derby winner Orb drew the No. 1 post and was named the 1-1 morning line favorite for Saturday's Preakness at Pimlico Race Course. Orb trainer Shug McGaughey said he didn't think the rail position would affect his horse. "Not going to say I would have picked it. Don't think it matters," McGaughey said. He'll face eight competitors, starting with second favorite Mylute. With Rosie Napravnik aboard, Mylute finished fifth in the Kentucky Derby and is the top returning challenger for Orb. He will leave from the No. 5 post and is 5-1 on the morning line.
August 5, 2001 |
Scorpion charged past Free of Love and Congaree in the stretch to win the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The D. Wayne Lukas-trained Scorpion, ridden by Jerry Bailey, covered 1 1/8 miles in 1:48 4/5 as an 11-1 longshot. Congaree, the third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness who won the Grade I Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park on July 15, finished a tired third in the field of six.
April 24, 1994 |
Jeff Lukas stepped gingerly through the doorway of a busy Mexican restaurant a couple of miles from his Glendora home in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. He wore a plaid shirt buttoned just below an angry, red scar at the base of his throat, where a tube had been. His hair, shaved to his scalp for surgery, was growing back, and he'd gained the 40 pounds he lost while in a coma for nearly a month. His wife, Linda, had to remind him several times to stop eating nachos.
December 13, 1990 |
Kent Desormeaux, the second-leading rider at Hollywood Park's fall meeting with a winning clip of over 18%, has become the King of the Opener. Through 27 race dates, the 20-year-old Louisianian had scored with seven of his 21 rides in the first race for an exceptional winning percentage of 33%. Desormeaux registered his latest opening-race victory in Wednesday's first aboard favored Gentlemen's Style at $5.20.
August 1, 1990 |
Following are the comments of Sunday Silence's trainer, Charlie Whittingham, who was preparing for Saturday's $600,000 Arlington Challenge Cup at Arlington International Racecourse. Sunday Silence's main competition for the race is Steinlen, who is trained by D. Wayne Lukas. Steinlen won the 1989 Arlington Million. Lukas and Whittingham are longtime rivals and don't always see eye-to-eye.
May 14, 1990 |
Mister Frisky, the Kentucky Derby favorite who finished eighth at Churchill Downs, worked at Pimlico for the first time Sunday in preparation for the Preakness Stakes. "The track seemed to be to his liking," jockey Gary Stevens said. "He was the old Mister Frisky today." Mister Frisky worked five furlongs in 59 2/5 seconds and breezed six furlongs in 1:13 3/5. In his final workout before the Derby, the colt went five furlongs in 1:01 4/5.
January 26, 1990 |
Sunday Silence, trainer Charlie Whittingham and jockey Kent Desormeaux are the favorites to capture the remaining 1989 Eclipse Awards Saturday during a ceremony at Santa Anita. Sunday Silence is the strongest choice to win in his category, Horse of the Year. The spirited black colt defeated rival Easy Goer in three of four meetings last year--the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Breeders' Cup Classic--and also won the Santa Anita Derby and the Super Derby at Louisiana Downs.
January 8, 1990 |
Balla Cove, a Group I stakes winner in his native England, and Farma Way, runner-up in the Grade I Hollywood Futurity, head a field of six sophomores in the $75,000-added Los Feliz Stakes on Wednesday at Santa Anita. With six starters, the Los Feliz will offer a total purse of $80,175, of which $46,425 will go to the victor. Robyn Dancer, a multiple-stakes winner in the East, will carry maximum weight of 120 pounds.