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Wise Dan to Face Eight Rivals in Bernard Baruch

Seventeen weeks since his last race, and 106 days removed from emergency colic surgery, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is set to make his return in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga Race Course. The 7-year-old Morton Fink champion homebred is the 127-pound highweight in the 56th renewal of the […]

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Wise Dan Eyes Bernard Baruch for Next Start

The connections of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan are leaning toward starting the chestnut gelding in the G2 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga Aug. 30. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that trainer Charles LoPresti will at least enter the gelding in the race, and will then wait and see how the weight assignments play […]

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Lopresti: Wise Dan Ready for Comeback

Trainer Charles LoPresti was still smiling late Saturday morning, several hours after two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan turned in a solid five-furlong work on the main track, covering the distance in 1:01.64. “I think he looked like the old Wise Dan,” said LoPresti. “I think he’s coming the right way now; that’s […]

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Wise Dan Drills Six Furlongs, Inches Closer to Racetrack Return

Two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan, trained by Charlie LoPresti for Morton Fink, took to the Saratoga main track Saturday morning in preparation for a possible start later in the meet. Working in tandem with another LoPresti horse, the champion gelding went six furlongs in 1:13.25. “I thought he went really well,” said […]

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Wise Dan to Skip Fourstardave Handicap

Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who has been training steadily in recent weeks after recovering from colic surgery in May, will not race in the G2 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga Aug. 9. Trainer Charles LoPresti told the Blood-Horse July 31 that the G2 Bernard Baruch on Aug. 30 or the G1 Ricoh Woodbine […]

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Wise Dan at Keeneland: ‘Just to Have Him Here is a Plus’

Wise Dan continued his remarkable recovery from colic surgery with a strong gallop over Keeneland’s training track Tuesday morning. After the two-time Horse of the Year finished, trainer Charles LoPresti told the Lexington Herald-Leader, ““I’m fine with whatever happens as long as he doesn’t colic again. When I led him in that surgery and they […]

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G2 Winner Successful Dan Retired

Morton Fink’s Successful Dan, a multiple graded stakes winning half brother to Wise Dan, has been retired from racing after aggravating an old ligament injury. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the 8-year-old gelding by Successful Appeal has been turned out at trainer Charles LoPresti’s farm. Successful Dan hadn’t raced since finishing third in the G1 […]

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Wise Dan Progressing Well, May Return at Saratoga

Trainer Charles LoPresti issued a positive update on reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan on Wednesday, telling the Daily Racing Form that should everything continue to go well, the gelding could return to the races during the Saratoga meet. LoPresti told the DRF that the chestnut gelding could make a start in the […]

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Wise Dan All Heart in Turf Classic Victory

Owner-breeder Morton Fink’s reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan survived a tense stretch duel with Seek Again to prevail by a head and become the second two-time winner of the $559,100 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Grade I). Trained by Charlie LoPresti and ridden John Velazquez, Wise Dan covered the mile and an eighth […]

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