Charlie Lopresti

“Wise Dan Day” Celebration At Old Friends July 6

Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, KY, will host “Wise Dan Day” on Saturday, July 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at their farm at 1841 Paynes Depot Road. The two-time Horse of the Year, multiple Eclipse winner, and two-time Breeders’ Cup Champion will make a special ambassador appearance at the organization’s main […]

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‘It’s Funny How Things Work Out’: Reeve McGaughey Returns To Keeneland As Father’s Assistant

A familiar face with a familiar name is back at Keeneland. Reeve McGaughey, who handled two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan during the four years he worked for his uncle, trainer Charlie LoPresti, is here during the Spring Meet as the assistant to his father, Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey. The younger McGaughey, who […]

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Easy Living: Champion Wise Dan Enjoying Retirement

As he has for the past few years, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is enjoying the winter days at trainer Charles LoPresti’s Forest Lane Farm near Athens, Ky. The 9-year-old gelding has spent each winter between racing seasons at the farm, and is familiar with the farm and routine. This time it’s a bit […]

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Two-Time Horse Of The Year Wise Dan Retired

Wise Dan, who earned U.S. Horse of the Year honors in 2012 and 2013, has been retired from racing. The Morton Fink homebred, trained by Charles LoPresti, had been slated to make his return from an ankle injury in the Grade 1 $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile set for Sunday, September 13, at Woodbine. “He’d been […]

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Report: Wise Dan Could Be Back In The Gates By September

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan could be back in the races by September, according to a report by The Blood-Horse on Tuesday. The chestnut gelding worked five furlongs in 1:02 1/5 on Keeneland’s main track over the weekend, and conditioner Charlie LoPresti believes the horse is on schedule to run in either the G2 […]

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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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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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Wise Dan Back To Jogging On Track At Keeneland

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has returned to the track at Keeneland following recovery from a non-displaced fracture of the cannon bone. The Charlie LoPresti trainee jogged Tuesday morning under regular exercise rider Damien Rock. LoPresti told The Blood-Horse that the gelding will jog every other day for 30 days before being rechecked by […]

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Villandry Victorious in River City Handicap

Gainesway Stable’s Villandry sat off a pace set by odds-on favorite Silver Max and took charge in mid-stretch to win the Grade 3, $100,000 River City Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday. It was the first stakes victory for the 5-year-old gelding. Third in the Grade 3 Sycamore last time out, the Charlie Lopresti trainee […]

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LoPresti on Dan Injury: ‘I’m Fine, But I Really Feel Bad for Him’

As the rain cascaded over Barn 62 Tuesday morning, trainer Charlie LoPresti did not give in to the gloom that Mother Nature provided. “This is just part of the ups and downs of the game,” LoPresti said, a day after Breeders’ Cup officials were notified that Morton Fink’s two-time reigning Horse of the Year, Wise […]

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