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BUMP AND RUN IN THE PREAKNESS
William Nack
May 26, 1980
Genuine Risk's jockey cried foul when Codex grazed her at the top of the stretch en route to his win at Pimlico
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May 26, 1980

Bump And Run In The Preakness

Genuine Risk's jockey cried foul when Codex grazed her at the top of the stretch en route to his win at Pimlico

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Back at the barn, Jolley and Lukas met and shook hands. "I'm sorry," said Lukas. Jolley, full of professional admiration for Lukas' achievement, said, "You did a super, super job."

But the next morning, John Nazareth, Genuine Risk's assistant trainer, stood in the shedrow, seething. "The stewards are incompetent," he said. "She's got a bump on her nose. We gave her a little Bute [an anti-inflammation drug], iced the lump and rubbed it with alcohol. You make one bad call, O.K., but three? Impeding, hitting and contact?"

Standing a few feet away, Lukas told reporters, "All I can say is, if you study the films and a horse is hit on the head, the horse will jerk its head up. My horse has a bump on the head, too, but he got it in his stall. Unless you can see her jerk her head up, she didn't get hit.

"Anyway, when you're running in the Preakness," Lukas said, "you don't say, 'Excuse me, ma'am.' "

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