Wayne Lukas in the Preakness
Wayne Lukas made his first significant mark on the national racing scene in 1980 when he brought Codex to Pimlico and won the Preakness. He went on to smash most of the records in his profession, and he has won five Preaknesses in all. Robert Walden, who won the race seven times between 1875 and 1888, holds the record.
Lukas’s stable hasn’t been nearly as strong in the last decade or so as it was in his heyday, and his fortunes have declined. He hasn’t won a Triple Crown race since Charismatic captured the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness in 1999.
He will saddle three runners on Saturday -- Oxbow, who finished sixth in the Derby; Will Take Charge, eighth in the Derby; and Titletown Five, a little-regarded longshot. They will be his 38th, 39th and 40th starters in the Preakness -- a record.
|2007||Flying First Class||9th|
|2003||Ten Cents A Shine||9th|
|1996||Prince Of Thieves||7th|