(Trainer D. Wayne Luckas / Photos by Holly M. Smith)

From the KY HBPA Media Team / Jennie Rees:

Video: D. Wayne Lukas, the 88-year-old Kentucky Derby dean and the most transformative trainer in at least modern horse racing, was at Churchill Downs Monday morning watching his Derby contender Just Steel (second in the Arkansas Derby) and Oaks filly Lemon Muffin (seventh in the Fantasy after winning the Honeybee) jog around the track in their first training session since shipping in from Arkansas’ Oaklawn Park. “The Coach” talked about trying to win the Derby not for a personal fifth but for his owners, young jockey Keith Asmussen, who will ride both horses in America’s most important races for 3-year-olds and for 3-year-old fillies, how the Derby has changed and more (including still getting on the pony every day at age 88 1/2). Video starts off with Just Steel, accompanied by Lukas on his pony, and Lemon Muffin heading to the track shortly after it opened for training at 5:30 a.m.