Laurel Park will recognize the popular locally based gelding Eighttofasttocatch upon his retirement with a ceremony after the fourth race Saturday, Dec. 13.
Anne M. Eberhardt catches up with Wise Dan at Charlie and Amy LoPresti's barn at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. read blog
Recovering from a minor non-displaced fracture at the bottom of the cannon bone of his right front fetlock, Wise Dan has been powering along down the shedrow -- and trainer Charlie Lopresti fully expects him to run in 2015.
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Here is your chance to choose the top race of 2014. The BloodHorse.com staff had a tough time narrowing down this year's poll to just 15 races, but here they are and now it is time for you to select the best race.
Sylvia Heft's Eighttofasttocatch put away his rivals in impressive fashion Dec. 6, cruising to an unprecedented fourth victory in the $125,000 Jennings Handicap at Laurel Park while passing the million-dollar mark.
This year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) had it all: a close finish, a thrilling run through the stretch, and a lingering controversy. read blog
On Dec. 6, 8-year-old Eighttofasttocatch will make his final career start in the $125,000 Jennings Handicap at Laurel Park, a race he has won three consecutive years.
For the third time, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is among six horses on the ballot for this year's Secretariat Vox Populi Award.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the River City Handicap (gr. III) and the Long Island Handicap (gr. III). read blog
Sequel Stallions New York near Hudson, N. Y., has released its 2015 stallion roster and fees, with Freud leading the list at $10,000, unchanged from 2014.
Pick of the Litter benefited from a ground-saving trip under Corey Lanerie to get up in the last strides over favored Departing in the $200,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. II), earning his first graded win Oct. 25 at Keeneland.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) and Fayette Stakes (gr. II). read blog
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Hagyard Fayette Stakes at Keeneland. The duo discuss early speed versus tactical speed and examine Departing, Code West, Pick of the Litter, and Long River. watch video
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Departing headlines a field of eight horses entered for the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (gr. II) to be run Oct. 25, closing day of the fall meet at Keeneland.
Two-time champion Beholder spiked a temperature of 104 degrees the morning of Oct. 19 and will not be able to defend her title in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Richard Mandella said.
Popular Ben's Cat won the battle but lost the war when Talk Show Man caught the gallant favorite in the final strides of the $126,250 Maryland Million Turf Oct. 19 at Laurel Park.
Ben's Cat will remain on turf as he targets a record fourth win in the 29th Jim McKay Maryland Million at Laurel Park Oct. 18.
Some have retired, a hearty few race on, but the winners of last year's Breeders' Cup World Championships will always have their place in history. Here we check in with the 14 runners who put on a great show in 2013.
Wise Dan has developed a non-displaced fracture at the bottom of his right front cannon bone that will put him on the sidelines for at least 30 days, ending his hopes for a third consecutive Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) win.
Trainer Charlie LoPresti said he has yet to exactly pinpoint a date for the final pre-race breeze of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan leading up to the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), but the gelding is training lights out.
The Jim McKay Maryland Million has attracted 188 pre-entries to the nine stakes races on the Oct. 18 card at Laurel Park.
According to the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings through Oct. 5, Just a Way, a group I winner in Japan this season, is the top ranked horse in the world with a rating of 130.
Ron Mitchell and Steve Haskin talk Breeders' Cup and end of the year honors. Listen Now
For all those with aspirations of winning either Horse of the Year or the Older Male title or the Male Grass title, there is a force out there even stronger than Eric Guillot's voodoo dolls. It is the curse of Wise Dan. read blog
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Anak Nakal||Tim Girten||
|Decisive Moment||Juan D. Arias||
|Eighttofasttocatch||Timothy L. Keefe||
|Future Prospect||Dodson H. Skaggs||
|General Quarters||Thomas R. McCarthy||
|Guys Reward||Dale L. Romans||
|Ioya Bigtime||Chris M. Block||
|Jimmy Simms||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Mission Impazible||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Modern Cowboy||Kieron Magee||
|Wise Dan||Charles LoPresti||
|Workin for Hops||Chris M. Block||
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