03/29/2016 12:12PM

Jeff Lukas funeral services set

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Barbara D. Livingston
Jeff Lukas died March 23 at age 58.

Services for Jeff Lukas, the son of Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas known for his work with such prominent horses as 1988 Kentucky Derby winner Winning Colors, are scheduled for Wednesday in Atoka, Okla.

Jeff Lukas died March 23. He was 58. 

Services will begin at 2 p.m. Central on Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Atoka, Okla., according to a notice from Brown’s Funeral Service. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, at the chapel at Brown’s Funeral Home in Atoka.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Old Friends Retirement Farms. 

Jeff Lukas was his father’s longtime assistant, and played a key role in the operation that turned out such horses as Winning Colors, the filly who won the Kentucky Derby in 1988, and Lady’s Secret, the Horse of the Year in 1986. Jeff Lukas’s racing career was cut short in 1993, when he suffered a brain injury while attempting to catch a loose Tabasco Cat, who would go on to win the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.

Jeff Lukas in recent years has worked at First Bank in Atoka, according to a notice from Brown’s Funeral Service. He has two children, Brady Lukas and Kelly Lukas, both of Yorba Linda, Calif.

For those who wish to leave condolences through an electronic guest book, please see the following link from Brown's Funeral Service: http://www.brownsfuneralserviceatokaok.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1766848

Thea Cohen More than 1 year ago
"Goodnight Sweet Prince; and flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest." 
Desmond Duffin More than 1 year ago
peace be with you Jeff and your family, from a racing fan in Toronto, Canada.

Greg Howes More than 1 year ago
Rest In Peace, Jeff.  Stay strong D Wayne and the Lukas Family. 
Union_Rags More than 1 year ago
Those were the days, many memories.
Frank More than 1 year ago
seemed like a very good honest man -- we lost a good one - RIP Jeff..

Good thing he turned out to be nothing like his father.
Wiredfigs More than 1 year ago
Jeff, you gave me many nice memories at Belmont. Rest in peace.
Michael Griffiths More than 1 year ago
RIP Jeff, and Wayne, keep the faith.