Charles Lopresti

Son Of Hall-Of-Famer, Reeve McGaughey Saddles First Winner At Oaklawn

Eight was enough for trainer Reeve McGaughey. McGaughey, the son of Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey, recorded his first career victory in Thursday’s seventh race at Oaklawn with Franknjymme ($7.20). It was his eighth career starter. McGaughey, 30, went out on his own at this year’s Oaklawn meeting after working under his father and […]

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Trainer Reeve McGaughey, Son Of Hall Of Famer, ‘Excited’ For First Career Starter

Trainer Reeve McGaughey will have to wait another day for his first career starter. McGaughey’s initial Oaklawn entrant, Fast Talking, was scratched from Saturday’s ninth race after failing to draw in from the also-eligible list. Now, McGaughey is scheduled to be a “trainer of record” for the first time in Sunday’s featured eighth race, a […]

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Former Orb Exercise Rider Patterson On Her Own Training At Keeneland

After making a name for herself as a key assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey, Jenn Patterson has begun training Thoroughbreds in her own name. “After being an assistant for so long and learning so much over the years, I thought I would give training on my own a try instead of doing […]

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LoPresti To Saddle Peruvian Stakes Winner Salama In BC Distaff

It is on to the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) for Maria Santa Stable’s Salama following her U.S. debut here last Saturday. “That was always the plan: to get a race in her rather than breeze up to a race of that caliber,” trainer Charlie LoPresti said. “It is tough enough as it […]

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Report: Wise Dan Connections Target Woodbine For Return To Racing

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan continues to train well and it appears as though a return to racing may come very soon. Trainer Charlie LoPresti told the Blood-Horse on Tuesday he’s pointing the 8-year-old gelding to the G1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. This past Sunday at Keeneland, Wise Dan breezed six furlongs in 1:14, going […]

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‘He Did It Easy’: Wise Dan Works Four Furlongs At Keeneland

Mort Fink’s homebred Wise Dan, the 2012-2013 Horse of the Year and two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), worked four furlongs on Keeneland’s turf course Friday morning in his first timed move since he won the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) here in October 2014. With exercise rider Jenn Patterson aboard, the 8-year-old gelding […]

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All Clear: Champion Wise Dan Gets Okay To Resume Full Training

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has been given clearance to resume full training, according to a report Tuesday at The 8-year-old gelding had been on an every-other-day schedule of jogging and galloping since May 26. Wise Dan has been sidelined since October, when a non-displaced fracture of his fetlock at the bottom […]

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Horse Of The Year Wise Dan Cleared To Gallop

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who has been sidelined since late last fall with a non-displaced fracture at the bottom of his right front cannon bone, received clearance earlier this week to begin galloping every other day. According to reports by both Horse Racing Nation and the Louisville Courier-Journal, trainer Charlie LoPresti indicated […]

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Reunited: Champion Wise Dan Rejoins LoPresti’s Barn At Keeneland

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has rejoined trainer Charlie LoPresti’s string at Keeneland, and has begun walking under tack, the Daily Racing Form reported Monday. The 8-year-old gelding has been sidelined since suffering a non-displaced fracture to his right front cannon bone last October. Wise Dan will walk under tack for about three […]

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