D. Wayne Lukas continues working for that 14th
Having already announced that Derby starters
Titletown Five is owned by Paul Hornung, the pro football hall of fame halfback who grew up in Louisville and sold programs at
The colt's name derives from Green Bay's nickname and Hornung's jersey number, which matches the number of trips the Packers have made to the Super Bowl.
Lukas tried to get Titletown Five into the
Titletown Five was ninth at the Louisiana Derby, which produced four Kentucky Derby starters. Another, third-place finisher
Lukas raced three at Preakness in 1996, and had two each in 2010 and '09.
His Preakness win with Codex in 1980 was the first of 13 Triple Crown wins and helped launch Lukas' lucrative career: he's No. 1 all-time in earnings with more than $262 million. But Lukas has not won Pimlico's most important race since 1999, with Charismatic. He hasn't won a Triple Crown race since the Belmont in 2000.