"There are days when I wish I wasn't a horse trainer. I would say I'm in the thoroughbred business," Lukas said after arriving with Optimizer on Tuesday. "Public perception is a lot stronger than reality. Anytime you have [jockey] Robby Albarado beating up his girlfriend, or Doug O'Neill getting questionable tests in California, or you have Dutrow with Big Brown, none of that helps us. It is always magnified."