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D. Wayne Lukas

D. Wayne Lukas (Horse racing. Born, Antigo, WI, Sept. 2, 1935.) After an 11-year career as a basketball coach (nine in Wisconsin high schools and two as an assistant at the U. of Wisconsin), D. Wayne Lukas turned his organizational talents to racing. Lukas brought a contemporary business approach to training thoroughbreds with great success. […]

Pat Day

Pat Day (Horse racing.  Born, Brush, CO, Oct. 13, 1953.)  In a career that began in 1973, Pat Day became the fourth-winningest jockey ever, with 8,803 winning mounts and a record in purse earnings (almost $298 million) at his retirement in 2005.  In 2002, Day surpassed the purse record of $264,351,679 set by Chris McCarron.  He led the […]

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