Keyword: horse of the year

  • Kelso (outside) wins the Whitney

    Kelso: 5 Time HOY 50th Anniversary

    Fifty years ago Kelso rallied late in the season for his fifth Horse of the Year crown. Read more in the September 27, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse.

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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).

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    Wise Dan Turns in First Breeze Since Surgery

    Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan clicked through his first breeze since his May 16 colic surgery, getting a half-mile on the Keeneland lawn in :50 2/5 and galloping out in 1:02 2/5 under exercise rider Damien Rock.

  • Wise Dan arrives at Charlie and Amy LoPresti's Forest Lane Farm.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-bbQG897">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Returns From Rood & Riddle

    Morton Fink's two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan rolled off the trailer with a spring in his step May 21, seemingly none the worse for wear after undergoing emergency colic surgery five days earlier at Rood & Riddle.

  • Wise Dan's Homecoming May 21, 2014

    Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan comes home to Forest Lane Farm near Lexington after May 16 colic surgery at Rood & Riddle.

  • 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.

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan Set to Return in Maker's 46 Mile

    Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan will get his 2014 campaign started April 11, when he takes on six foes in the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland in his first start of the year.

  • Lord Kanaloa

    Lord Kanaloa and the 2013 Hong Kong Sprint

    Lord Kanaloa preps for the 2013 Hong Kong International race meet. He would repeat his victory in the Longines Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I) leading to his JRA Horse of the Year honors.

  • The Wise Dan team celebrates another big night.

    Horse of the Year Wise Dan Repeats Sweep

    Wise Dan once again swept a trio of Eclipse Awards at the ceremony in South Florida Jan. 18, adding a second consecutive Horse of the Year title to his outstanding turf male and older 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.

  • 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.

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    Hall of Fame: The Invasion of Invasor

    Rick Nichols, vice-president/general manager of Shadwell Farm, remembers the acquisition and campaign of Invasor, who on Aug. 9 will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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    Successful Dan on Course for Whitney

    Trainer Charlie LoPresti said Morton Fink's grade II winner Successful Dan remains pointed toward the Aug. 3 Whitney Invitational (gr. I) at Saratoga, a race he missed last year after injuring his suspensory.

  • Lisa Danielle, Dam of Wise Dan

    Dam of 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan in Lexington on April 24, 2013, with commentary by farm manager Barry Ezrine.

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    Wise Dan Exits 2013 Debut Well, Foster Next

    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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Wise Dan is one of the candidates for Horse of the Year.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Mile/26128708_Rzcb63#!i=2194068419&k=t8cRH2T">Order This Photo</a>

    Eclipse Finalists Named

    Finalists for the 2012 Eclipse Awards were announced Jan 5, with Fort Larned, I'll Have Another, and Wise Dan leading the 17 categories as nominees for Horse of the Year.

  • Talkin' Horses: Haskin Breeders' Cup Insights

    Steve Haskin, Senior Correspondent for The Blood-Horse, was the guest on Talkin' Horses with The Blood-Horse live podcast 2 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Oct. 23. Haskin discussed his insight and thoughts on this year's Breeders' Cup.

  • I'll Have Another after winning the Kentucky Derby

    Countdown to the Cup: HOY Follies

    It's obvious no one is stepping up to claim the title that is totally up for grabs and no doubt won't be decided until the free for all that will be the Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Slideshow: Alysheba

    Celebrating the career of Alysheba, 25 years after his Derby triumph.