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« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2013, 05:24:55 AM »

Wise Dan took the home the big categories!! Feel bad that ford lardned or little mike didn't take home any awards!! Same for Midwest thoroughbreds who should've won the owner of the year category!!

Midwest T-breds should have taken home the hardware. Period! As for the other horses, I really like Little Mike and even though he didn't win Older Turf Male, at least Romans won as best trainer over Baffert & Pletcher.
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« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2013, 01:13:40 PM »

Maybe this is common knowledge for everyone else but I didn't know that Morton Fink, owner and breeder of Wise Dan, is from and still lives in Illinois.  Wise Dan's win of three Eclipse Awards is even better now with a local hitting the jackpot.

Nice Breeder's Cup article about him:

http://www.breederscup.com/article/morton-fink-wins-john-deere-award-outstanding-breeder-challenge-series-and-breeders-cup

Used to come to Trackside in the early 90's.  Was on the second floor.
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« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2013, 01:15:53 PM »

Has Wise Dan run outside of California?  Even though he has an Illinois owner, I do not think there was any interest in running him in the Million last year.
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« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2013, 06:28:03 PM »

Dan, for the most part, he was at Keeneland and Churchill.

Nice article on his accomplishments:

http://espn.go.com/horse-racing/story/_/id/8861389/wise-dan-sweeps-horse-year-older-male-turf-titles
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« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2013, 07:15:08 PM »

Has Wise Dan run outside of California?  Even though he has an Illinois owner, I do not think there was any interest in running him in the Million last year.

I doubt they seriously considered running him at a mile and a quarter.
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« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2013, 07:34:20 PM »

Has Wise Dan run outside of California?  Even though he has an Illinois owner, I do not think there was any interest in running him in the Million last year.

He ran in California only one time in his life, the BC setting a track record. He ran 6 times at 5 different tracks and 4 different states winning all but 1 by a head. He has run 1 1/8 miles 4 times winning 3 and finishing 2nd by a head. He can get 1 1/4 easily.
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