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Lukas Dishes on Young Trainers, State of Game

Wayne Lukas and Oxbow.
Photo: Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club
In a wire report published in today’s Pasadena Star News, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas dishes up some fresh food for thought, opining that it’s tougher now for young trainers to be successful in part due to increased involvement from horse owners.

“Most of the owners now, they put up their money, do not step back,” he said. “They get in on the decision process. They want to run a horse somewhere or they don’t want to run it somewhere because somebody in a publication said this horse has got a speed figure of such and such and he’ll ‘bounce’ if they run in this race.

“They read all that garbage. It makes it difficult to just be old school and just train the horse because they are always saying, ‘What does that mean? What do we gotta do to correct that?’ They almost always get too much information.”

 

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Interesting article on son Jeff 20 years after Tabasco Cat here >> http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/longform/lukas/?sct=hp_t11_a2

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