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D. Wayne Lukas
Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas is a four-time Kentucky Derby winner, and 43rd Derby starter in 2009. A four-time Eclipse Award winner (1985-87 and 1994), Lukas is the all-time leading money winner and the first to reach the $200 million plateau. Lukas has trained a record of 24 Thoroughbred champions and three Eclipse Awards Horse of the Year winners. He's tied with Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons for the most Triple Crown race victories, 13. Beginning in 1994 Lukas won a record six consecutive Triple Crown races.
Pat Day won the Kentucky Derby aboard Lil E. Tee in 1992. Day won nine Triple Cown races including five Preakness championships, and twelve Breeders' Cup races including four Classic championships. Day was the US Champion jockey by wins five times and by earnings twice. He won the Eclipse award for Outstanding Jockey four times and was awarded the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award and Mike Venezia Memeorial Award. He is number one on the all time earnings list and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991.
Peter Mitchel was an oil broker. The owned 1996 Kentucky Derby contender Prince of Theives.
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