Is 'Union' due? Lukas not so sure


Trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who has started 14 horses in the Preakness and won twice, doesn't expect to be in the winner's circle this afternoon with Union City.

After running 15th in the Derby, Union City went from 6-1 at Churchill Downs to 12-1 at Pimlico Race Course.

The way Lukas was talking at yesterday's Alibi Breakfast, those odds aren't long enough.

"I'm not as high as I was [on Union City]," Lukas said. "I never went into a race any higher than I did with that horse going into the Derby. He let me down. He went into the tank with me."

Back in the saddle again

Jockey Diane Crump, 43, recently has come out of a nine-year retirement on a couple of first-time starters she trains in Middleburg, Va.

After finishing sixth at Delaware Park on My Virginia Gold earlier this week, Crump came in second with Saratoga Magic in the seventh race on yesterday's card at Pimlico Race Course.

It was 23 years ago that Crump rode Fathom at Churchill Downs, to become the first woman to ride in the Kentucky Derby.

6* "It was a little while ago," she said.

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