KEENELAND, Lexington, KY
|1||Aikenite||Margin: 2¼||TrueNicks: A++||$108,500|
2007 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Yes It's True - Silverlado, Saint Ballado
Sire: Yes It's True , Bay, 1996. Raced 3 years. 22 starts, 11 wins, $1,080,700. Lifetime: 450 yearlings sold, median $50,000.
Broodmare Sire: Saint Ballado, Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $225,000.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2008 Selected Sale of Yearlings, $60,000.
|2||Cool Bullet||Margin: 2||TrueNicks: C+||$35,000|
2007 | Chestnut Gelding | Red Bullet - Lizzy Cool, Saint Ballado
Sire: Red Bullet, Chestnut, 1997. Raced 3 years. 14 starts, 6 wins, $1,161,920. Lifetime: 91 yearlings sold, median $16,000. In 2009: 1.05 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Saint Ballado, Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, $4,000.
|3||Le Grand Cru||Margin: ¾||TrueNicks: B+||$17,500|
2005 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Dynaformer - Ice the Champagne, El Gran Senor
Sire: Dynaformer, Dark Bay or Brown, 1985. Raced 3 years. 30 starts, 7 wins, $671,207. Lifetime: 555 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: El Gran Senor, Bay, 1981. In 2009: 2.68 AEI.
Keeneland Association 2006 September Yearling Sale, $230,000.
|1||Aikenite||John R. Velazquez||Todd A. Pletcher|
|2||Cool Bullet||Shaun Bridgmohan||Steve Margolis|
|3||Le Grand Cru||Jamie Theriot||Ronny W. Werner|
|4||Wise Dan||Julien R. Leparoux||Charles Lopresti|
|5||Taqarub||Alan Garcia||Kiaran P. McLaughlin|
Trainer Graham Motion reported via Twitter that Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Animal Kingdom completed a four-furlong gallop in :52 May 9 at Lambourn.Thursday, May 09, 2013
Images from Kentucky Derby Day 2013.Sunday, May 05, 2013
Horse of the Year Wise Dan ran his winning streak to six races and surpassed $4 million in career earnings handily in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) over yielding ground May 4 at Churchill Downs.Saturday, May 04, 2013
At 3:20 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Churchill Downs officials announced Phipps Stable and Stronach Stable's Point of Entry had been scratched from the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (gr. IT).Saturday, May 04, 2013
Wise Dan and Point of Entry face off May 4 at Churchill Downs in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT), the race immediately preceding the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Orb, winner of the Besilu Florida Derby (gr. I), heads the NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll that came out April 29 in advance of the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).Monday, April 29, 2013
A face-off between 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan and multiple grade I-winning turf star Point of Entry is on for the Woodford Reserve (gr. IT) on Derby Day, trainer Charlie LoPresti confirmed April 29.Monday, April 29, 2013
Morton Fink's Lisa Danielle, the dam of Horse of the Year Wise Dan, was honored April 25 as Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association at its annual awards luncheon.Thursday, April 25, 2013
Dam of 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan in Lexington on April 24, 2013, with commentary by farm manager Barry Ezrine.Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who won the Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT)) on the Keeneland turf in his 2013 debut, breezed five furlongs in a bullet :59 3/5 over the main track April 24.Wednesday, April 24, 2013
An interview with new trainer Will VanMeter, Mike Smith's visit with Zenyatta, and a stop at Patchen Wilkes Farm to visit Lisa Danielle, dam of 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan.Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Successful Dan, coming back off a layoff of nearly 10 months, dictated an easy pace and held off the pursuing Boisterous in the final furlong to post a one-length victory in the Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) April 21 at Keeneland.Sunday, April 21, 2013
Five days after reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan won the Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) in his 2013 debut, trainer Charlie LoPresti confirmed the June 15 Stephen Foster (gr. I) as his likely next target.Thursday, April 18, 2013
View the races and sights from the Blue Grass Stakes weekend at Keeneland.Sunday, April 14, 2013
Blue Grass winner Java's War is the latest horse to go last to first during the Keeneland spring meet.Sunday, April 14, 2013
Reddam Racing's 2012 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) winner Handsome Mike took the $175,000 Commonwealth Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland April 13, earning his first victory for trainer Doug O'Neill since that upset score at Parx.Saturday, April 13, 2013
Morton Fink's 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan easily won the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) by a length over Data Link at Keeneland April 12, successfully making his 2013 debut while recording his sixth straight victory.Friday, April 12, 2013
Morton Fink's reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan makes his 2013 debut for trainer Charlie LoPresti in the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland April 12, with only four contenders willing to face him.Thursday, April 11, 2013
After finishing second in his two starts this season, Brittlyn Stable's Gantry will try to nail down the fifth stakes victory of his career in the $175,000 Commonwealth Stakes (gr. III) April 13 at Keeneland.Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Jose Lezcano most likely will ride Wise Dan in the Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland April 12, trainer Charles LoPresti said.Monday, April 08, 2013
Charlie LoPresti talks about Wise Dan and Successful Dan at Keeneland on 4/2/2013.Sunday, April 07, 2013
Claire Novak catches up with the connections of Wise Dan, Richard's Kid, Ramsey Farm, and Daisy Devine.Sunday, April 07, 2013
Morton Fink's reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan muscled his way through five furlongs in a bullet 1:00 flat April 4 at Keeneland, setting himself up perfectly for a 2013 debut in the April 12 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT).Thursday, April 04, 2013
Wise Dan, Morton Fink's 2012 Horse of the Year, turned in his second work of the season at Keeneland March 2, a four-furlong move in :49 1/5. Stablemates Turallure and Successful Dan are also training well.Sunday, March 03, 2013
by Anne Peters
It's unusual when a turf horse gets recognition beyond his favorite surface, so for Wise Dan to be voted champion turf male of 2012, champion older male, and Horse of the Year shows how dominating he is.