Why D. Wayne Lukas is a winner

Lukas isn't afraid to let his horses do what they were trained to do

Updated: May 19, 2013, 6:30 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Here's one of the reasons Wayne Lukas is the most successful trainer in the history of the sport: He's not afraid to run his horses.

Horse racing has become a sport dominated by the weak of heart. Some of the trainers deemed to be the best in the business pick their spots so carefully that they cringe in fear at the thought of running their horses back in two weeks. That's why only six of the 19 horses that raced in the Kentucky Derby did in the Preakness and why the second-, third- ...

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