Barn Name: Lucas
Birth Year: 2008
Location: Norco, CA
Career Highlights: This Lucky Pulpit gelding ran fourth behind The Factor in Santa Anita’s G1 Malibu Stakes for 3-year-olds in 2011. Lifetime Record: 75-19-12-13, with four stakes wins. Happy trails!
Total Earnings: $634,552
Last Race: 2/24/2018
Sire: Lucky Pulpit
Dam: Tamarack Bay (Dehere)
Other Pedigree Notables: Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Pulpit. Slew O’ Gold, Caro, Mr. Prospector
Description: This big boned gelding looks more like a warm blood than a thoroughbred and is a big boy at nearly 17 hands. He’s a true race track warrior having been on the track since the age of 2 and racing consistently about 10 times a year until his very recent retirement. He retires sound!!!! He also has a larger than life personality and was a barn favorite at every stop along the way.
We are going to let him down from his track life now and give him a few months off before we make any life changing decisions. For now, he’s at the home of trainer Rosemary Trela and will be learning to socialize and relax with her other OTTB retirees, while she spoils him with plenty of love and carrots.
Update June 2018:
Although foaled in California Luckarack will now retire to his breeders’ ranch in Idaho. Farm Manager Dan Kiser has been working with Neigh Savers since Luckarack was claimed at Los Alamitos and ultimately the decision was made in the best interests of this amazing horse that he be retired back to their ranch. After stopping back at his birthplace of Harris Farms, Lucas was transported to Idaho. And what a ranch he has been retired to! A paradise for any horse or human. We know he will be very happy there and cannot thank Mr. & Mrs. Williams enough for offering him a lifetime home. Since Luckarack retired sound he will enjoy running free in spacious fields and paddocks enjoying the seasons, the freedom and the excellent forage found in the Boise Valley.
We recently received a photo of Lucas with Dan Kiser up. They look very happy together and are again reunited after so many years apart. Of course, Dan and the Williams followed his career all along and were happy for his successes. Dan adds: “That photo was from the first time I saddled him after he got back to Idaho. I broke him when he was a long yearling so it had been a long time between rides.
Luckarack was so calm and nice to ride it was unbelievable. It was like he felt “alright I am home.” He is still handsome and doing great.
Thank you NEIGH SAVERS for helping return an old friend.”