Keyword: Breeders' Cup Mile

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    Wise Dan Cleared to Resume Galloping

    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.

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    Wise Dan Back to Jogging on Track

    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.

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    Wise Dan Making Progress, Still Tack-Walking

    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.

  • Karakontie wins the 2014 Breeders' Cup Mile. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Mile-/i-bkDHt37">Order This Photo</a>

    Japan-Bred Karakontie Scores Mile Win

    In a race that completely changed complexion in the stretch, Flaxman Holdings' homebred Karakontie rallied to victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • That Handicapping Show: Breeders' Cup Friday

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap several Breeders' Cup Friday races. They look at the Breeders' Cup Distaff, Mile, Juvenile Fillies, and Juvenile Fillies Turf. Return Saturday for the Breeders' Cup Classic!

  • That Handicapping Show: Breeders' Cup Friday Card

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap several races from the Breeders' Cup Friday card. They look at the Breeders' Cup Distaff, Mile, Juvenile Fillies, and Juvenile Fillies Turf. The Breeders' Cup Classic will post on Saturday as a separate show, so be sure to return then!

  • Tom's Tribute works on Oct 26 with Mike Smith aboard.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-6wXzPB3">Order This Photo</a>

    Smith Has Calming Influence on Tom's Tribute

    If you watch Mike Smith in the post parade of the upcoming Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, don't be surprised to see him slouched a bit in the saddle, his feet dropped out of the irons.

  • Magician wins the 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf.

    European Depth Provides Value in BC Races

    I think every handicapper is aware of the success European-trained horses have enjoyed in the non-sprint turf races contested at Breeders' Cup, but I'm not sure as many players are aware that the value.

  • Grand Arch worked five furlongs on the dirt Oct. 25 at Keeneland.

    Grand Arch 'Ready to Go' for BC Mile

    Susan and Jim Hill's Grand Arch, who is having a career season at age 5, worked five furlongs on the dirt Oct. 25 at Keeneland in his final drill for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Trade Storm won the 2014 Woodbine Mile.

    Mile Draws 19 First-Preference Entries

    With two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan sidelined after dominating back-to-back editions of the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), a slew of contenders pre-entered the turf event to be run Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.

  • Anodin, full brother to Goldikova, will try to follow in her footsteps.

    Head May Continue Mile Success with Anodin

    Head began his assault on the storied grass race in 1987-88, riding Miesque, then saddled Goldikova to three consecutive victories in 2008-10 after beginning a training career. Now, Goldikova's full brother could step up.

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    Catching Up with 2013 Breeders' Cup Winners

    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.

  • Toronado (right) won the 2014 Queen Anne Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rRWrvFm">Order This Photo</a>

    Toronado to Carry Hannon Hopes in BC Mile

    Al Shaqab Racing's British-based Toronado is being aimed for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 1 after missing last year's World Championships to continue his recovery from throat surgery.

  • Wise Dan won the 2014 Shadwell Turf Mile. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-BhRfzmr">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan to Miss Breeders' Cup Mile

    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.

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    LoPresti Planning Wise Dan's Final BC Work

    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.

  • LoPresti Ponders Classic Start for Wise Dan

    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...

  • Wise Dan flies home to win the Shadwell Turf Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-sZVMrVG">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Blows Away Shadwell Turf Mile Foes

    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.

  • Wise Dan will be going after his 14th consecutive victory on grass in the Shadwell Turf Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2453943509&k=Fhrgx3t">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Faces Stiff Shadwell Turf Mile Test

    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.

  • Trade Storm wins the Woodbine Mile.

    Trade Storm Reigns With Woodbine Mile Upset

    Third in last year's Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) behind Wise Dan, British invader Trade Storm came from off the pace to claim the top prize over Kaigun on the turf at the Toronto-area track Sept. 14.

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    Kaigun, Grand Arch Clash in Woodbine Mile

    Kaigun, winner of the Play the King Stakes (Can-IIT) for trainer Mark Casse, heads a field of 11 as the 5-2 favorite for the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 14 at Woodbine.

  • Goldencents won the Pat O'Brien Stakes on Aug. 24.

    Goldencents vs. Wise Dan Showdown Likely

    Goldencents, last year's Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner, is to make his next start Oct. 4 in Keeneland's Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT), where he would likely face two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan.

  • Goldencents wins the Pat O'Brien Stakes.

    Goldencents in Track-Record Pat O'Brien Romp

    Goldencents avenged his loss in last year's $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. II) with a dominating wire-to-wire track record performance in this year's edition at Del Mar Aug. 24.

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    Wise Dan to Make Return in Bernard Baruch

    If all goes well, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan will begin his road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 30.

  • Kingman and jockey James Doyle win the Prix Jacques Le Marois.
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    Soft Turf No Problem for Kingman in Marois

    Kingman took to the less than ideal turf conditions at Deauville Aug. 17 and further bolstered his rank as Europe's top miler with a comfortable win in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I).

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    LoPresti Leans to Woodbine Mile for Wise Dan

    Trainer Charlie LoPresti was still mulling over comeback options for Wise Dan but seemed more inclined toward deciding Aug. 16 after sending the Horse of the Year through his third dirt work at Saratoga Race Course.

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    Wise Dan Drills in Company on Saratoga Dirt

    Despite skipping a start in the Aug. 9 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT), two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan moved forward in his recovery from colic surgery when he worked over the main track at Saratoga that day.

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    Small Field for Silver Max in Fourstardave

    With Wise Dan still progressing in his comeback from May 16 colic surgery, favoritism and a highweight assignment in Saratoga's $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) go to Dale Romans trainee Silver Max.

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    Wise Dan Won't Run in Fourstardave

    Trainer Charlie LoPresti said July 31 that two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan will not make his comeback in the Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga, an event the 7-year-old gelding has won the past two years.

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    LoPresti Unfazed by Slow Move from Wise Dan

    Breezing for the third time since returning to training after colic surgery, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan went an easy five furlongs in 1:03.72 over the Oklahoma turf course at Saratoga Race Course July 25.

  • Wise Dan at Saratoga on July 18

    Wise Dan Works Over Oklahoma Turf

    Morton Fink's two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan turned in his first breeze of the summer at Saratoga July 18, progressing toward trainer Charlie LoPresti's goal of making the Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Obviously was an easy winner in the American Stakes on May 17.

    Obviously, Winning Prize Clash in Shoemaker

    Fresh off a front-running romp in the American Stakes one month ago, Obviously faces fellow grade I winner Winning Prize and several other talented older runners in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) June 14 at Santa Anita.

  • Wise Dan won the 2014 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-ZNQG4Fx">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Undergoes Colic Surgery

    Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan was taken to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington May 16 for emergency colic surgery, according to trainer Charlie LoPresti.

  • Scared Falls Stars in Aussie Championships

    In an amazing training feat, Chris Waller sent out the first four finishers in the AUS$3 million The Star Doncaster Mile (Aus-I), spearheaded by repeat winner Sacred Falls April 12 at Royal Randwick.

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    Wise Dan Repeats as Top Turf Male

    He never backed down from a fight, and wherever they entered him, he ran. Wise Dan galloped his way through the most consistent season delivered by a racehorse in 2013 to edge Point of Entry and Magician for Turf Male honors.

  • Will Take Charge ended the year with a win in the Clark Handicap.

    Horse of Year Candidates Took Varied Paths

    Three runners who delivered remarkably different campaigns in 2013 face off for Horse of the Year honors at the Jan. 18 Eclipse Awards, highlighting the open-for-interpretation nature of the category.

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    Centralinteligence Has Successful Surgery

    Grade I winner Centralinteligence underwent successful surgery after sustaining a condylar fracture during the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 1 and has an excellent chance to return to racing, said trainer Ron Ellis.

  • LoPresti Touts Wise Dan for Horse of Year

    A winner of six of seven starts this year with his Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) victory Nov. 2, Wise Dan deserves repeat Horse of the Year honors, his trainer Charlie LoPresti said the morning after the race.