D. WAYNE LUKAS
A pioneer and visionary, D. Wayne Lukas has withstood the test of time and remains one of the most prominent individuals in contemporary racing history to not only have influenced the way the game is played, but has also proved instrumental in creating the framework of the American racing stage. Among his numerous accomplishments, he has collected 14 Classic victories–including four Kentucky Derbies; 20 Breeders’ Cup championships races and has trained 26 divisional titlists and a trio of Horses of the Year champions. The horseman was the first trainer to reach $100 million and $200 million in career earnings; and as of this printing, is closing in on the $280-million mark. The leading North American trainer in earnings on 14 occasions, he was inducted into the National Museums of Racing’s Hall of Fame in 1999. Prior to making the move to Thoroughbred racing in 1978, he developed 23 Quarter Horse champions.
Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Christina Bossinakis, a Thoroughbred racing fan from a young age, embarked on a career as a turf writer and racing editor, a trade which she has plied over the past two decades. During that time, Christina frequented many of the sport’s most prestigious races and sales, both domestically and internationally, and has expanded her skill set to include television, radio, public relations and hospitality. Having appeared on multiple national networks, including Fox, The Travel Channel, TVG, HRTV, XBTV and the Gulfstream Park Live simulcast, she has worn many hats, including on-air racing analyst, handicapper and paddock reporter, show host and industry expert. For more information, visit www.cbossracing.com
Duane Charles “Bill’ Parcells, a former American football coach, served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for 19 seasons. Also known as ‘The Big Tuna’, Parcells earned a reputation for taking struggling teams and developing them into winners. He rose to prominence as the head coach of the New York Giants, whom he led to two Super Bowl titles (XXI, XXV), and later served as the head coach of the New England Patriots, New York Jets, and Dallas Cowboys. Parcells-led teams finished in either first or second place in their division 11 times. Named NFL Coach of the Year in 1986 and 1994, the Englewood, New Jersey native was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013.