Sports - Horse Racing

Apr 27, 2013 8:50 AM

Lukas Prepares Titletown Five For Derby Trial

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - D. Wayne Lukas won't mind working overtime for the Kentucky Derby if it fulfills a friend's dream.

Especially one who's a fellow Hall of Famer - Paul Hornung.

A Louisville native, Hornung sold programs at Churchill Downs as a youth. Now he co-owns Titletown Five with former Green Bay Packers teammate and defensive end Willie Davis. Hornung is hoping Lukas, one of the most successful trainers in racing, can get Titletown Five into the May 4 Kentucky Derby by winning Saturday night's $175,000 Grade 3 Derby Trial.

The 1-mile feature race highlights opening night of the 38-date spring meet at the historic track that hosts next weekend's Kentucky Oaks and 139th Derby. Lukas also trains Derby entrants Oxbow and Will Take Charge, and will run Derby Trial hopeful Tour Guide.

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