Keyword: Breeders' Cup Mile

  • BC: Wise Dan - Reigning Horse of the Year

    Claire Novak talks with trainer Charlie LoPresti about Reigning Horse of the Year, Wise Dan. Wise Dan will seek to defend his title in the Breeders' Cup Mile on Nov 2.

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    No Jet Lag on the Improve, Dangerous in Mile

    The Oct. 5 City of Hope Stakes was meant as a trial run for No Jet Lag to see if he belonged in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT). He aced that test when he finished in 1:31.84, just off the record set last year by Wise Dan.

  • Wise Dan will look to defend his title in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Mile. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Mile/26128708_Rzcb63#!i=2194067782&k=GbNqMRD">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Draws Post 8 for BC Mile Defense

    Horse of the Year Wise Dan will launch a title defense in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) from post 8 in a field of 10 off his only loss of 2013. Among his challengers is the horse who beat him, Silver Max.

  • Fort Larned won the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Classic/26128658_j8xsjs#!i=2325558744&k=khNd7p5">Order This Photo</a>

    Fort Larned Works Five Furlongs at Churchill

    Janis Whitham's Fort Larned completed serious preparation for this week's bid for consecutive victories in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park with a five-furlong workout Oct. 28 at Churchill Downs.

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    Wise Dan Stretches His Legs at Keeneland

    Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan put in a strong gallop early the morning of Oct. 26 on the main track as the Keeneland phase of his preparations for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) nears completion.

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    Wise Dan, Groupie Doll Drill For BC Starts

    Defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan, champion female sprinter Groupie Doll, and 3-year-old Will Take Charge were on the Oct. 18 worktab in Kentucky, gearing up for runs in the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Groupie Doll at Keeneland 10/5/2013.

    Wise Dan, Groupie Doll Remain Bound for Cup

    Both Wise Dan and Groupie Doll, who led the list of notable upsets nationwide in major stakes tests Oct. 5, remain on target for their respective dates in the Breeders' Cup World Championships, according to their trainers.

  • Wise Dan wins the Woodbine Mile.

    Wise Dan Makes History in Woodbine Mile Romp

    Wise Dan became the first two-time winner of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile when he romped to victory Sept. 15 in track-record time over the Toronto track's turf course as the shortest-priced favorite in the race's 17 renewals.

  • Maxios Romps in Prix du Moulin

    Maxios upstaged favorite Olympic Glory in the Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (Fr-I) Sept. 16 at Longchamp, romping home by five lengths in his second group I victory of 2013.

  • Wise Dan won the 2012 Woodbine Mile by 3 1/4 lengths.

    Wise Dan Heavy Pick for Woodbine Mile Repeat

    Morton Fink's Wise Dan, winner of last year's Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) and Horse of the Year in 2012, drew post four in a field of six as the 2-5 favorite for the $1 million grass test Sept. 15 in Toronto.

  • Obviously holds off He Be Fire N Ice to win the Del Mar Mile.

    Obviously Answers Again in Del Mar Mile Win

    Obviously registered his third consecutive graded-stakes win as the overwhelming favorite in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile, but he had to dig in close to home to hold off a couple of challengers Aug. 25 on the turf.

  • Moonlight Cloud wins the Prix Jacques le Marois.
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    Moonlight Cloud Wins Clash of European Stars

    George Strawbridge's homebred Moonlight Cloud won a clash of top European stars Aug. 11 when the mare gamely held off outsider Olympic Glory to win the Prix Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) at Deauville, France.

  • Obviously cruises to victory in the Shoemaker Mile.

    Obviously Gives Mitchell Shoemaker Milestone

    Obviously was simply too sharp for his four rivals in the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT), going gate-to-wire by 3 1/4 lengths June 29 to hand trainer Mike Mitchell his 900th career victory at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Wise Dan will likely start next in the Firecracker Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2499233818&k=34cPLQr">Order This Photo</a>

    Firecracker Likely Next Stop for Wise Dan

    Defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan will likely target the Firecracker Handicap at Churchill, trainer Charlie LoPresti said May 23. His half brother, Successful Dan, is on track for the June 15 Stephen Foster there.

  • Derek Brugman - Variety Club

    Derek Brugman, Racing Manager - Markus & Ingrid Jooste talks about 2012 South African Horse of the Year Variety Club, whose future plans include the Breeders' Cup Mile.

  • Wise Dan's wins included the Breeders' Cup Mile on the turf at Santa Anita.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Mile/26128708_Rzcb63#!i=2194067782&k=GbNqMRD">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Sweeps HOY, Older Male, Turf Titles

    Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan swept three categories--male turf horse, older male, and Horse of the Year--at the Jan. 19 Eclipse Awards ceremony in Hallandale Beach, Fla., becoming the first horse to do so since John Henry.

  • Variety Club Wins South African Queen's Plate

    South African Horse of the Year Variety Club, narrowly beaten in last year's L'Ormarins Queen's Plate (SAf-I), would not be denied this year when scoring a clear victory Jan. 12 at Kenilworth in Cape Town.

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    Wise Dan Rejoins Lopresti at Keeneland

    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.

  • Animal Kingdom

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    Animal Kingdom on Course for 2013 Campaign

    Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), turned in his final work of 2012 Dec. 28 at Palm Meadows Training Center under the supervision of trainer Graham Motion.

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    Animal Kingdom Targets Gulfstream Park Turf

    Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will prep for the 2013 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) with a start in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT) Feb. 9.

  • Wise Dan delivers in the Breeders' Cup Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Mile/26128708_Rzcb63#!i=2193125321&k=Dg9TTVC">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Takes BC Mile in Course-Record Time

    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.

  • BC Interview: Freddie Head

    Freddie Head, who won the Breeders' Cup Mile three times with Goldikova, talks about 2012 contender Moonlight Cloud, a filly running against the boys.

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan's Travel Plans Delayed

    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.

  • Wise Dan

    BC Mile: Wise Dan Must Run 'Race of His Life'

    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.

  • Animal Kingdom working at Keeneland on October 26.

    Animal Kingdom Has Workmanlike Drill

    On a cool morning Oct. 26 at Keeneland, 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom turned in a workmanlike breeze preparing for his upcoming start in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Animal Kingdom

    Animal Kingdom Arrives at Keeneland

    Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), returned to Keeneland Oct. 22 from his home base at Fair Hill, Md., to continue preparations for a Nov. 3 run at the Breeders' Cup Mile.

  • Golden Ticket worked 5 furlongs in 1:02 2/5 at Keeneland on October 20.

    Breeders' Cup Hopefuls on Keeneland Worktab

    While Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) contender Wise Dan captivated the attention of many on the Keeneland grounds with his morning breeze Oct. 20, Willcox Inn, Atigun, Golden Ticket, and Brown Almighty were also on the worktab.

  • Excelebration to Run in Breeders' Cup Mile

    Excelebration, who has been a runner-up to Frankel four times and third behind him once, will likely come to the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Aidan O'Brien said.

  • Wise Dan's commanding win in the Oct. 6 Shadwell Turf Mile.

    Wise Dan Sparkles in Final Move for BC Mile

    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.