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  • Wise Dan Parades at Keeneland

    The retired champion Wise Dan greeted fans at Keeneland on Shadwell Turf Mile Day, October 3, 2015.

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    Reflect on the racing career of two-time horse of the year Wise Dan.

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    Wise Dan Completes Final Breeze for Woodbine

    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 breezed four furlongs in :48 1/5 at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-hZ5qSBB">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Back in Keeneland Breeze

    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.

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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.

  • Wise Dan at the barn in December.
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    Champion Wise Dan Back at the Track

    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.

  • Wise Dan at the barn Dec. 9, 2014.
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    Wise Dan Recovering Well as Season Ends

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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    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.

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    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 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 (left) gets his head in front of Seek Again to win the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes.
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    Wise Dan Prevails in Close Woodford Reserve

    In one of the more dramatic victories of his career, Wise Dan held off a late surge from Juddmonte Farms' Seek Again to post a narrow victory in the $559,100 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (gr. IT) May 3.

  • Wise Dan after winning the Maker's 46 Mile at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3174033438&k=8mDKcS9">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Doing Well After Season Debut

    Charlie LoPresti reported Morton Fink's homebred son of Wiseman's Ferry was "doing fine this morning and ate up everything last night," after coming off the bench to defend his title in the April 11 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT).

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    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.

  • Give That Owner a Medal - By Eric Mitchell

    If you were on the fence about owning a Thoroughbred racehorse and watched this year's Eclipse Awards ceremony at Gulfstream Park, it's likely you began researching trainers the following morning.

  • 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.

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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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    Wise Dan Again Heads Male Turf Division

    A steady campaign placed Wise Dan squarely at the top of the Male Turf Horse category for the Eclipse Awards, an honor he won last season when sweeping Horse of the Year and Older Horse.

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    Ramseys, Adena Vie for Breeder Eclipse

    Frank Stronach's Adena Springs, an eight-time Eclipse Award winner for outstanding breeder, is in a neck-and-neck battle with Ken and Sarah Ramsey for the trophy for 2013, with Wise Dan making Morton Fink a contender.

  • Silver Max gets the jump on the rest to win the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2812481025&k=87QP2Bs">Order This Photo</a>

    Silver Max Snaps Wise Dan's 9-Race Win Streak

    Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan saw his nine-race win streak come to an end Oct. 5 at Keeneland when Silver Max delivered a front-running score in the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. II), which was moved to the main track.

  • 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.

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    Top Honors Go to Reddam, Fink, and Ocala Stud

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association named J. Paul Reddam the leading owner of 2012. Ocala Stud was named the top national breeder and Morton Fink was honored as the leading small breeder of 2012.

  • Wise Dan takes the Fourstardave for the second year in a row.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2691923191&k=vXJt9sR">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Handles Test in Fourstardave Repeat

    Heavily favored Wise Dan ran his winning streak to eight while rolling to a repeat victory in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course, defeating pacesetter King Kreesa by 1 1/4 lengths Aug. 10.