D. Wayne Lukas has sent horses and jockeys out for races in all kinds of weather in his 40-year Hall of Fame career. If he ever retires, Lukas will certainly remember the 140th Preakness.
It wasn't a matter of win, place and show Saturday at Pimlico Race Course as it was wind, rain and slop.
What the nearly 80-year-old trainer saw – or couldn't see, considering the elements – was among the worst conditions he had ever experienced for a race, and by far the worst he had witnessed in Baltimore.
"I've run in something like this, even worse – not much," Lukas said as he walked to...