Wise Dan

“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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Itsinthepost ‘Ready’ Off The Layoff For Saturday’s Wise Dan

Red Baron’s Barn’s multiple Grade II-winner Itsinthepost (FR) is ready to return to the races from a nearly 10-month layoff as the 5-1 co-morning line favorite in Saturday’s $250,000 Wise Dan (GII) at Churchill Downs. Trained by Jeff Mullins, the 7-year-old gelded son of American Post (GB) won the 2018 San Marcos (GII), San Luis […]

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Rushing Fall Chases Rare Company With Bid For Fourth Stakes Win At Keeneland

E Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall, undefeated in three starts over the grass course at Keeneland, headlines a field of eight entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 31st running of the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1) for fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles. The Coolmore Jenny Wiley, one of four stakes on Saturday’s 11-race program, will go as the […]

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Lisa Danielle, Dam Of Wise Dan, Dies At Age 25

Lisa Danielle, the 2013 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year and dam of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, was euthanized on Feb. 7 due to a ruptured a digital sesamoid ligament in her left hind leg, BloodHorse reports. She was 25. The mare had resided as a pensioner at Patchen Wilkes Farm in Lexington, […]

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California Chrome To Be Presented With Rood & Riddle Comeback Award

Kentucky Derby winner and two time horse of the year California Chrome has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Rood & Riddle Comeback Award. This award is presented to a horse who has performed at the highest levels of competition, faced a medical/surgical issue, received veterinary care by a Rood & Riddle veterinarian, […]

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Beyond Blame Gives Geroux, Cox Graded Stakes Double In Regret

Following an earlier win on the card with Mr. Misunderstood in the G2 Wise Dan, trainer Brad Cox and jockey Florent Geroux found their way back to the winner’s circle with Beyond Blame in the G3 Regret Stakes. A 3-year-old daughter of Blame, the 7-2 favorite ran down the frontrunner in the stretch to win […]

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Weekend Lineup: Stephen Foster Night

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday evening. The night’s card will also feature a parade by recent Triple Crown winner Justify, as well as the presentation of the Kentucky Derby trophies to his connections. Leading the field for the Stephen Foster is […]

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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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Longtime Racing Photographer Patrick Lang Passes Away At Age 65

Surrounded by his family and longtime friend John Engelhardt, Patrick Lang died peacefully late Friday afternoon at the age of 65. After more than 30 years of making photos from the finish line, track photographer Pat Lang had hung up his camera three years ago. For over three decades, Lang had devoted his career to […]

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7-Year-Old Exacta: Kasaqui, Chocolate Ride Lead The Way In Wise Dan

A pair of 7-year-olds finished on top in Saturday evening’s G2 Wise Dan Stakes at Churchill Downs, with the Argentine-bred Kasaqui out-finishing frontrunning Chocolate Ride by about three lengths at the wire. Owned by Diane Perkins’ Wimborne Farm, the intact son of Lasting Approval was ridden from off the pace by James Graham to be […]

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