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    Wise Dan

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

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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.

  • Main Sequence is one of 74 horses nominated to the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.
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    Wise Dan, Main Sequence Top Turf Classic Noms

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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.

  • Dana Point Farm to Hold Open House

    Wiseman's Ferry, the sire of reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan, is among the stallions that will be on display when Dana Point Farm in Lynhartsville, Pa., holds its open house Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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    Dana Point to Stand Southern Success in 2014

    Stakes-winning stallion Southern Success will return to Dana Point Farm, near Lenhartsville, Penn., for the 2014 breeding season. His stud fee has been set at $1,000, stands and nurses.

  • 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.

  • Riding the River finished second in the 2012 Play the King Stakes.

    Riding the River Seeks Play the King Rebound

    Two-time TVG King Edward Stakes (Can-IIT) winner Riding the River looks to rebound from an unsatisfactory finish, while Highlander Stakes (Can-III) victor Go Blue or Go Home switches surfaces in the Play the King Stakes.

  • 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.

  • Wise Dan and John Velazquez take the Firecracker Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2605311988&k=RT9XjMr">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Squeezes Out Soggy Firecracker Win

    The conditions were dreadful, the weight spread oppressive, but Wise Dan found a way to overcome all adversity to capture the Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) on the night of June 29 over yielding turf at rainy Churchill Downs.

  • Riding the River wins the King Edward Stakes.

    Riding the River Surges to King Edward Repeat

    Riding the River, Canada's reigning male champion grass performer, successfully defended his title in the King Edward Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine June 23 with a late surge to nip Valentino Beauty and the late-charging Hotep.

  • 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.

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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.

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    Wise Dan Tightens Screws in Keeneland Drill

    Morton Fink's reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan muscled his way through five furlongs in a bullet 1:00 flat April 4 at Keeneland, setting himself up perfectly for a 2013 debut in the April 12 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT).

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    Wise Dan 'Ahead of Schedule' for 2013 Debut

    Wise Dan, Morton Fink's 2012 Horse of the Year, turned in his second work of the season at Keeneland March 2, a four-furlong move in :49 1/5. Stablemates Turallure and Successful Dan are also training well.

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    Wise Dan a Reminder of Overbrook's Class

    by Anne Peters<br /> It's unusual when a turf horse gets recognition beyond his favorite surface, so for Wise Dan to be voted champion turf male of 2012, champion older male, and Horse of the Year shows how dominating he is.

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    PHBA to Hold Stallion Season Auction

    The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association Political Action Committee will hold its third annual online stallion season auction Jan. 24, 25, and 26 to benefit the PAC and the racehorse retirement program Turning For Home.

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    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.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Wise Dan Rallies to Win Shadwell Turf Mile

    Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan showed why he was the odds-on favorite in the $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IT), rallying five wide to win by a decisive 2 1/4 lengths over 48-1 longshot Willcox Inn Oct. 6.

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    Wise Dan: Formidable on Any Surface

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />With his smashing victory Sept. 16 in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT), Wise Dan underlined that he is a formidable performer on any surface.

  • Wise Dan streaks away from the field to win the Woodbine Mile.

    Wise Dan Brilliant Again in Woodbine Mile Win

    Wise Dan has earned his way into the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) this fall and would be one of the favorites after his smashing win as the 1-2 choice in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 16 on the Woodbine grass course.

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    Wise Dan Flies in Turf Work; Others Breeze

    Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) winner Wise Dan blazed four furlongs in :45.89 Aug. 24 at Saratoga, while Alfred G. Vanderbilt (gr. I) winner Poseidon's Warrior and maiden winner Craving Carats turned in more sedate moves.

  • Riding the River Slips Home in Soggy Nijinsky

    Shut off while making a move for the lead in the stretch, Riding the River dipped to the inside for racing room and emerged with a 9-1 upset win in the $318,180 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) July 22 on the Woodbine turf course.

  • Wise Dan wins the Ben Ali Stakes.

    Wise Dan Sets Track Mark in Ben Ali Romp

    Wise Dan, a grade I winner in his final start of 2011, picked up right where he left off in his first race of the year, romping by 10 1/2 lengths while setting a Keeneland Polytrack record in the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes.

  • Wise Dan leads the way in the Clark at Churchill Downs.

    Wise Dan Impresses in Clark Handicap

    Versatile gelding Wise Dan registered the first grade I victory of his career when he wore down Mission Impazible in the final furlong to easily capture the $500,000 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 25.

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    Wiseman's Ferry to Dana Point

    Wiseman's Ferry, a two-time graded stakes winner, will stand in 2009 at Gayle Gerth's Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa.