Churchill Downs' 38-day spring meet is headlined by 26 stakes, 23 of which are graded, including the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
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- By Claire Novak
The retired champion Wise Dan greeted fans at Keeneland on Shadwell Turf Mile Day, October 3, 2015. Watch Video
Before it hosts the Breeders' Cup World Championships for the first time Oct. 30-31, Keeneland will offer up its fall meet, which is always one of the country's important meets.
Visuals Director Anne M. Eberhardt looks back on the career of Wise Dan. read blog
Paul Reddam wins Del Mar Futurity with Nyquist, Hopeful with Ralis, MarketWatch, and more in the September 12, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
Reflect on the racing career of two-time horse of the year Wise Dan. view slideshow
Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan, two-time Horse of the Year, has been retired after trainer Charles LoPresti noticed some filling in a tendon the morning of Sept. 7.
The 8-year-old Wiseman's Ferry gelding went five furlongs in 1:00 flat Sept. 1 on trainer Charlie LoPresti's watch, and galloped out six furlongs in 1:12 in final serious move for the Sept. 13 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT).
Wise Dan was bright-eyed and bushy tailed the morning of Aug. 25, powering his way through a five-furlong bullet in :59 flat on the dirt at Keeneland.
Charlie LoPresti said the two-time Horse of the Year moved closer to a likely start in the Sept. 13 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) with his third straight breeze on dirt.
Charlie LoPresti liked what he saw in a five-furlong workout by Wise Dan Aug. 2 on the Keeneland main track, and the Kentucky-based trainer is pointing the two-time Horse of the Year toward an early September return.
Multiple grade I winners Tonalist and Wise Dan turned in solid breezes July 24, respectively working at Saratoga Race Course and at Keeneland.
Anne M. Eberhardt shares photos from Wise Dan's return breeze at Keeneland. read blog
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak comments on two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan's breeze at Keeneland on July 17, 2015, while the champion takes a bath in the background. Watch Video
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan wasted no time getting back to business after being cleared to resume full training June 30, as trainer Charlie LoPresti sent him out to his first breeze in more than eight months July 17.
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has been cleared to resume full training, trainer Charlie LoPresti said June 30. His connections are hoping for a return to the races this fall.
Charlie LoPresti heard the news he's been waiting on for months now, as the doctors at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital cleared two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan for galloping May 26.
The 8-year-old son of Wiseman's Ferry was cleared April 24 for light on-track training by Dr. Larry Bramlage at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, and jogged at Keeneland the next day.
Class handicappers won't find much of a toehold going into this year's Maker's 46 Mile Stakes (gr. IT) on Friday, April 10 at Keeneland, as all seven starters are looking for their initial victory at the top level.
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is progressing well since he returned to tack-walking, but the chestnut gelding will require 30 more days in his recovery from a non-displaced fracture before he can go to the track.
Wiseman's Ferry, the sire of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, died March 17 at Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa.
- By Claire Novak
Champion Wise Dan walks Charlie LoPresti's shedrow under Amy LoPresti on a rainy morning March 4. watch video
Defending winner and two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan and 2014 champion turf male Main Sequence are among 74 horses on the list of early nominees to the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs.
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan will begin tack-walking and is expected to undergo further evaluation in two to three weeks as to whether he will return to the races in 2015, trainer Charlie LoPresti said March 2.
Richard "Dick" Lossen, well-known bloodstock agent, died Feb. 3, in Lexington. He was 76. Lossen spent more than 40 years as an owner, breeder, adviser, and agent.
Anne Eberhardt Keogh, visuals director and chief photographer for The Blood-Horse, received a second-place award at the Kentucky News Photographers Association 2014 Picture of the Year competition. read blog
California Chrome's victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was voted the 2014 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of the Year.
You voted for the top races of 2014, and the results are revealed in this slideshow. view slideshow
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
- By Frank Angst
While owner-breeder Mort Fink likely will keep Wise Dan pointed toward a try at a third straight Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) victory this season, trainer Charlie LoPresti can't help but wonder if perhaps... read blog
- By Tom LaMarra
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan continues to amaze. read blog
Hear Evan Hammonds' analysis on Wise Dan's win in the Shadwell Turf Mile and Carpe Diem's victory in the Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland as well as Daredevil's win in the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park. watch video
Walk with two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan prior, during, and after his race in Keeneland's Shadwell Turf Mile. watch video
No matter what obstacles are thrown at him this season, Wise Dan refuses to lose. The 7-year-old gelding was slow at the break of the Shadwell Turf Mile, but recovered to blast past his rivals in the final strides.
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for the G1 Shadwell Tuf Mile, featuring lifetime PPs from Wise Dan. read blog
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak at Keeneland to preview the Shadwell Turf Mile featuring Wise Dan, Optimizer, Silver Max, Kaigun, and Seek Again. Watch Video
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps six grade I races at Keeneland, Belmont, and Santa Anita. read blog
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan faces the stiffest challenge of his remarkable return from colic surgery when he takes on Seek Again and Silver Max among seven rivals in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 4.
Two-time Horse of the Year worked five furlongs on the turf Sept. 23 in 1:01.20.
|Jockey||John R. Velazquez|
|Wise Dan View Five-Cross Pedigree||Wiseman's Ferry||Hennessy|
|Lisa Danielle||Wolf Power (SAF)|
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Race History and Video
|02/26/10||Maiden - Turfway Park Race 12||Video|
|03/27/10||Maiden - Turfway Park Race 3||Video|
|05/01/10||Allowance/Optional Claiming Churchill Downs Race 4||Video|
|10/08/10||Phoenix Stakes (gr. III)||Video|
|11/06/10||Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I)||Video|
|11/25/10||Allowance/Optional Claiming Churchill Downs Race 10||Video|
|04/16/11||Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II)||Video|
|05/06/11||Alysheba Stakes (gr. III)||Video|
|06/10/11||Allowance/Optional Claiming Churchill Downs Race 9||Video|
|07/04/11||Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT)||Video|
|09/09/11||Presque Isle Mile Stakes||Video|
|10/08/11||Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IT)||Video|
|10/29/11||Fayette Stakes (gr. II)||Video|
|11/25/11||Clark Handicap (gr. I)||Video|
|04/22/12||Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III)||Video|
|06/16/12||Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I)||Video|
|08/11/12||Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT)||Video|
|09/16/12||Woodbine Mile (gr. IT)||Video|
|10/06/12||Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IT)||Video|
|11/03/12||Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT)||Video|
|04/12/13||Maker's 46 Mile Stakes (gr. IT)||Video|
|05/04/13||Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (gr. IT)||Video|
|06/29/13||Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT)||Video|
|08/10/13||Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT)||Video|
|09/15/13||Ricoh Woodbine Mile (gr. IT)||Video|
|10/05/13||Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. I)||Video|
|11/02/13||Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT)||Video|
|04/11/14||Maker's 46 Mile Stakes (gr. IT)||Video|