The Pressbox Show Team Talk with Buzz Baker: Buzz Baker

The Pressbox just launched, so we thought introducing ourselves was appropriate. Buzz Baker will interview one of our staff members every day so you, the reader, get to know us. For the first edition, Buzz introduced himself and discussed his love of Thoroughbred raing.

He’s an extremely talented horse,” Lukas said Monday morning. “If he’s fit, I think I can drop right in to the deep end of the pool and take on the seasoned horses because he’s got a beautiful mind and he handles racing very well. Very easy horse to train. Normally you say, ‘Boy, we need some experience.’ But I’m not so sure I can’t put a strong work into him and run him where I want to.”

Hall of Fame Trainer D. Wayne Lukas, about this 3YO Derby hopeful, Sporting Chance, who got his second serious work at Oaklawn Park on Monday, Martin Luther King Day. With rider Gary Stevens up, he breezed an impressive half-mile in :47.60. He will be pointed to the $500,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn on Feb. 19