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Barn Notes -- Saturday, April 12

WISE DAN DOING WELL MORNING AFTER MAKER’S 46 MILE TRIUMPH

Trainer Charlie LoPresti was one happy camper Saturday morning, the day after Morton Fink’s reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan made a triumphant return to the races with a victory in the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) on Friday.

Barn Notes -- Friday, April 11

TOYOTA BLUE GRASS INFORMATION

EARLY POST: On Saturday, April 12, Keeneland will offer 12 races. Post time for the first race is 12:35 p.m. ET. The $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) is the 11th race with a 5:45 p.m. post. Click here for the day’s card.

Barn Notes -- Thursday, April 10

VIDEO: TOM LEACH TALKS TO CHARLIE LOPRESTI ABOUT WISE DAN AND INTERVIEWS CONNECTIONS OF TOYOTA BLUE GRASS CONTENDERS BIG BAZINGA AND CASIGUAPO

Keeneland racing analyst Tom Leach interviews trainer Charlie LoPresti about two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who is entered in Friday’s Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) for his 2014 debut. Click here to watch.

Leach also interviews:

Two-Time Horse of the Year Wise Dan Heads Field of Seven for Friday’s Maker’s 46 Mile

LEXINGTON, KY (April 8, 2014)  Morton Fink’s Wise Dan, the reigning two-time Horse of the Year, will make his 2014 debut Friday when he faces six foes in the 26th running of the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) on the grass at Keeneland.

The Maker’s 46 Mile will go as the ninth race on Friday’s 10-race program with a post time of 5:13 p.m. ET. First post time Friday is 1:05 p.m.

2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan Returns in Style to Win Maker’s 46 Mile

LEXINGTON, KY (April 12, 2013) – Morton Fink’s reigning Horse of the Year, Wise Dan, repulsed a challenge from defending champion Data Link to win the 25th running of the Maker’s 46 Mile Stakes (G1) by a length before a crowd of 15,406 on a brisk Friday afternoon at Keeneland.

The victory was the fifth graded stakes victory at Keeneland for Wise Dan, the most in track history. Wise Dan also won the Phoenix Stakes (G3) in 2010, the 2011 Fayette Stakes (G2) and the 2012 Ben Ali Stakes (G3) and Shadwell Turf Mile (G1).

Quotes - $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile Stakes (G1)

Charlie LoPresti (winning trainer of Wise Dan)

On whether he was concerned about how reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan would perform in his first race since November

“I was very concerned. People asked me earlier, ‘What horse do you fear?’ I said, ‘I fear the layoff the most.’ I didn’t crank him as tight as he needed to be for this race. Turning for home, I hoped he was going to win but I knew he might get a little tired. He kicked in on heart alone. He’s a good horse.

 

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