Bob Baffert’s rival D. Wayne Lucas rallies the coach


PIMLICO STAKES BARN CORNER SINCE HE ARRIVED IN 1980 WITH CODEX THE FIRST OF SIX SIX PREAKNESS WINNERS, HE IS THE ONLY CURRENT TRAINER WHO CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT THE FACE OF RACING IS. UNDERSTAND THE MAGNITUDE OF THE MOMENT FOR HIS FRIEND AND RIVAL BOB BAFFERT. I HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM THAT THOUGHT SO MUCH, YOU KNOW, HE IS INNOCENT, NEEDS TO SEEK HIM BECAUSE HE IS THE NUMBER ONE TRAINER IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. IT REPRESENTS A LOT OF THE INDUSTRY. HE IS THE FACE OF THE INDUSTRY AS YOU CAN SAY AND HE MUST INTERVENE AND REPRESENT. HE LUCAS SAYS HE UNDERSTANDS WHY BAFFERT IS STAYING AWAY WOULD NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH AN IMPLICABLE. WE BUT LUCAS IS NEVER AFRAID TO CONFRONT SOMETHING ATTEMPTED TO CHANGE THE MIND BACK. TRYED TO BRING BOB TO COME I WORKED AT I TALK TO HIM A NUMBER OF TIMES THIS WEEK, AND THOUGHT HE SHOULD. KELMAN, MAYBE JUST TAKE IT ON YOUR HEAD BEFORE THE RESOLUTION FOR THE FAILED DRUG. TEST LUCAS SAYS IS SIMPLE COULD FIND BOB FOR PROBABLY NOT READING THE PROPERTY, BUT OTHER THAN I THINK HE IS TOTALLY INNOCENT. AND AS REGARDS THE RACE HIMSELF LUCAS EXPECTS THE SPIRIT OF MEDINA TO WIN SATURDAY IN THE PREAKNESS AND WATCHES CALLING BOB DEFERANT IN CONGRATULATIONS ON WHAT WOULD BE HIS EIGHTH PREAKNESS CHAMPIONSHIP A LIVE RECORD AT PI

One of Bob Baffert’s biggest rivals rallies around the coach

Even though Bob Baffert – the coach of Kentucky Derby champion Medina Spirit – stays away from Pimlico racetrack, he remains at the center of Preakness. One of Baffert’s biggest rivals, D. Wayne Lukas, rallies around the coach. As Medina Spirit continues to train in Pimlico ahead of Saturday’s big race, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Tuesday that it will allow Baffert’s horses to race in the Preakness, even though it remains suspended by Churchill Downs at the following a failed drug test for Medina Spirit. Baffert’s friends remain loyal, even longtime rivals. Lukas has claimed the same corner of the Pimlico Stakes Barn since joining Codex in 1980, the first of his six Preakness winners. Lukas is the only current coach who can understand what it’s like to be the face of the race. and understand the magnitude of the moment for his friend and rival. “I’ve never seen him so distraught,” Lukas said. “He’s innocent. He just needs to pick it up. He’s the # 1 trainer in the world right now. He represents a big chunk of the industry. He’s the face of the industry and he needs to step up and represent it. ” Lukas says he understands why Baffert has stayed away, not wanting a relentless circus. But Lukas, who was never afraid to face anything, tried to change his mind. “I tried to bring Bob over. I spoke to him several times this week. I thought he should come and maybe take this head,” Lukas Lukas said, in the future, the resolution to the failure of the drug test is simple: “Maybe Bob did not read the labels correctly. Other than that, I think he’s totally innocent.” As for the race itself, Lukas said he expects Medina Spirit to win despite all the fuss and is happy to call Baffert to congratulate him.

Even though Bob Baffert – the coach of Kentucky Derby champion Medina Spirit – stays away from the Pimlico Race Course, he remains at the center of the Preakness.

One of Baffert’s biggest rivals, D. Wayne Lukas, rallies around the coach as Medina Spirit continues to train in Pimlico ahead of Saturday’s big race.

The Maryland Jockey Club said on Tuesday it would allow Baffert’s horses to race in Preakness, even though it remains suspended by Churchill Downs following a failed drug test for Medina Spirit.

But Baffert’s friends remain loyal, even longtime rivals. Lukas has claimed the same corner of the Pimlico Stakes Barn since joining in 1980 with Codex, the first of his six Preakness winners.

Lukas is the only current coach who can understand what it’s like to be the face of the race and understand the magnitude of the moment for his friend and rival.

“I’ve never seen him so distraught,” Lukas said. “He’s innocent. He just needs to pick it up. He’s the # 1 trainer in the world right now. He represents a big chunk of the industry. He’s the face of the industry and he needs to step up and represent it. “

Lukas said he understands why Baffert has stayed away, not wanting a relentless circus. But Lukas, never afraid to face anything, tried to change his mind.

“I tried to bring Bob in. I spoke to him a few times this week. I thought he should come and maybe take this head,” Lukas said.

Lukas said, in the future, the resolution for drug test failure is simple: “Maybe Bob did not read the labels correctly. Other than that I think he is. totally innocent. “

Regarding the race itself, Lukas said he expects Medina Spirit to win despite all the fuss and looks forward to calling Baffert to congratulate.


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