A voting overview of the 2012 Eclipse Award winners and other candidates, along with number of first-place votes for each category is listed in this story.
A look back at Wise Dan's 2012 Horse of the Year campaign. View Slideshow
- By Claire Novak
Trainer Charles Lopresti talks about Horse of the Year Candidate Wise Dan at Keeneland on January 10, 2013. Watch Video
Leading Horse of the Year candidate Wise Dan returned to the track Jan. 7 following some turnout time at trainer Charlie Lopresti's Forest Lane Farm near Lexington, joining Successful Dan and Turallure.
- By Steve Haskin
Lenny and Steve discuss Tweebster, Comma to the Top, and the Horse of the Year. Plus, an interview with Gary Stevens. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm Watch Video
Steve Haskin breaks down the three finalists for 2012 Horse of the Year.
Finalists for the 2012 Eclipse Awards were announced Jan 5, with Fort Larned, I'll Have Another, and Wise Dan leading the 17 categories as nominees for Horse of the Year.
Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), is on track to make his 2013 debut in the Feb. 9 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap after an easy half-mile breeze at Palm Meadows Dec. 11.
Five horses who generated headlines for their feats in 2012 have been nominated for the third annual Secretariat Vox Populi ("Voice of the People") Award.
Trainer Charlie Lopresti answered questions about Wise Dan and more. Listen Now!
Charlie Lopresti, trainer of exciting Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Wise Dan, will be the next guest on Talkin' Horses with The Blood-Horse live podcast at 2 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Nov. 20.
The 2012 Breeders' Cup proved to be a buffet of emotions, with a wide variety of storylines, memorable moments, and equine and human stars to choose from. read blog
Five of the seven Breeders' Cup winners with Churchill Downs ties will be paraded beneath the Twin Spires Nov. 11.
Relive the races and sights of the Saturday race card. view slideshow
Trainer Ian Wilkes plans to give Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Fort Larned a break after his taxing effort Nov. 3 and is hoping to return to Santa Anita Park next fall for the 30th World Champinships in 2013.
The Fasig-Tipton November sale, which is known for its prominent cast of selected entries, will again feature several standouts, including this year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Zagora.
Comments from the connections of Wise Dan after his win in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Mile. Watch Video
Morton Fink's Wise Dan squarely put himself in the mix for a variety of championships this year with a superior course-record victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap a few choice races from the Breeders' Cup providing insight from past performances and on site impressions. The Classic will be covered in tomorrow's show. watch video
The final contingent of Breeders' Cup runners, including Mile favorite Wise Dan and Classic contenders Mucho Macho Man, Fort Larned, and Brilliant Speed, arrived at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31.
At 1:30 in the afternoon, the final shipment of horses arrived...finally, having escaped from New York on a flight from Stewart Air Force Base in Newburgh, N.Y. read blog
Breeders' Cup Mile favorite Wise Dan settles in at Santa Anita Oct. 31. Watch Video
Breeders' Cup Mile favorite Wise Dan arrives at Santa Anita Oct. 31. Watch Video
Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) favorite Wise Dan will have his travel plans from Lexington to Santa Anita Park delayed a day, trainer Charlie Lopresti said Oct. 29.
Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan drew post 2 and was installed as the 9-5 favorite Oct. 29 for the $2 milion Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2, but must run the race of a lifetime to get the job done.
Watch Tom and Pete preview the Breeders' Cup Saturday card, including the Classic, Mile, Juvenile Turf and Juvenile. watch video
Wise Dan and Animal Kingdom will enter the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park off vastly different preparation schedules.
Charlie Lopresti sent top Breeders' Cup Mile contender Wise Dan through an Oct. 20 breeze at Keeneland in preparation for his upcoming bid at the World Championships, and the versatile runner responded with usual alacrity.
- By Ron Mitchell
Trainer Charles Lopresti discuses Wise Dan and the Breeders' Cup. Watch Video
Steve tells the tale of Shanghai Bobby. read blog
Evan examines how weekend races will affect the Breeders' Cup race card. watch video
With Saturday's $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland now in his rearview mirror, trainer Charles Lopresti can look ahead to the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita for stable star Wise Dan.
Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan showed why he was the odds-on favorite in the $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IT), rallying five wide to win by a decisive 2 1/4 lengths over 48-1 longshot Willcox Inn Oct. 6.
Morton Fink's Woodbine Mile winner Wise Dan is the star attraction of a power-packed $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 6 at Keeneland, where he'll take on 11 other starters 20 days after his most recent score.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
With his smashing victory Sept. 16 in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT), Wise Dan underlined that he is a formidable performer on any surface.
Lenny and Steve discuss big racing at Parx, Wise Dan and which Breeders' Cup Race he will run in, Hansen, the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and the end of the Thoroughbred Times. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Evan Hammonds recaps the weekend races that could impact the 2012 Breeders' Cup races including a performance by Wise Dan in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes. watch
Wise Dan has earned his way into the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) this fall and would be one of the favorites after his smashing win as the 1-2 choice in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 16 on the Woodbine grass course.
One thing we know about the horse they call Wise Dan: He can run on anything. read blog
Versatile gelding Wise Dan goes for his first grade I victory on grass as the 6-5 morning line favorite in the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (gr. IT) Sept. 16 in Toronto.
Grade I winner Wise Dan, currently ranked second on the NTRA's list of North America's top Thoroughbreds in training, is to arrive at Woodbine on the morning of Sept. 14 for the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT).
Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) winner Wise Dan blazed four furlongs in :45.89 Aug. 24 at Saratoga, while Alfred G. Vanderbilt (gr. I) winner Poseidon's Warrior and maiden winner Craving Carats turned in more sedate moves.
- By Steve Haskin
The grade I Woodward Stakes, one of the most prestigious races in the country, is an enticing lure for Wise Dan, and has history backing it up. read blog
Evan recaps Wise Dan in the Fourstardave Handicap and Executiveprivilege in the Sorrento Stakes. watch video
- By Vic Zast
Three of Saratoga's best five hot dogs are found on or near the racecourse grounds. The other two are only a short drive away read blog
Wise Dan found a narrow seam up the rail and took it straight to a five-length victory in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course, dominating Aug. 11 for his second win in three starts this year.
- By Pete Denk
Rotating venues was part of the spirit of the Breeders' Cup. read blog
Pete and Evan examine the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. watch video
Grade I winner Data Link, who set a course record at Monmouth Park in his previous race, tops a field of nine older turf specialists entered in the Aug. 11 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course.
Summer start will keep 5-year-old son of Full Mandate on track for Jockey Club Gold Cup, Breeders' Cup Classic plans.
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