10/17/2012 11:23AM

Wise Dan pre-entered in Breeders' Cup Mile; won't run in Classic

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Wise Dan will go into the BC Mile off this victory in the Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland.

Wise Dan has been pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup Mile, and will not be pre-entered in any other BC race, owner Morton Fink said on Wednesday from his home in Chicago.

Horses can be pre-entered in more than one BC race on Monday, but Fink said there was no chance Wise Dan would be pre-entered in the Classic, let alone even be considered to run in that race.

"I sent in my entry slip three days ago, and just put down the Mile," Fink said. "That's the only one we're running in."

Both the Mile and the Classic are Nov. 3 at Santa Anita.

cory s More than 1 year ago
While I think that Wise Dan is surely the best Miler in the US it does worry me that Lopresti didnt want the 3 races in 7 weeks and was overruled by the owner. He wanted to train Wise Dan up to this race. Horses have been known to come up empty. Just look at Stacelita or Turbulent Descent last year. Or the host of other favorites that didn't win last year. It makes me quite squeamish at a short price.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He'll be fine. Four weeks is plenty of time for a good horse to recover plus he's only racing a mile at a time. I doubt his last two took much out of him.
Frank Kulcsar More than 1 year ago
Wise Dan eats up the turf--any horse that beats him must run 110 beyer
jon g More than 1 year ago
Wise Dan or Point of Entry for HOY if either wins their race. Wise Dan if they both win. More versatile ,more different tracks run at
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If Ron The Greek or Game On Dude win the Classic they are Horse Of The Year no doubt. Turf horses shouldn't be HOTY in America because the competition is not as good on turf as it is on dirt. Wise Dan and Point of Entry are very good horses but they beat a bunch of nobodies and failed dirt horses in American turf races.
jon g More than 1 year ago
Nope,a very weak HCP division,with horses beating each other. Game On is a regional horse whose only foray out of Cal. led to a drubbing. RTG,I may agree with you there,as he has ran well and traveled all over the country.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If Game On Dude wins the Classic your kidding yourself if you don't think he'll win HOTY, regional horse or not. I'm not saying he should but he will. Also, you say the Handical division is weak this year. So your saying that the handicap turf division is better? I hate to break it to you but the turf division is weak this year too just like it is every year. Very weak Turf division too is it not? Do you really think the horses running on turf in America are better than the ones who run on dirt? No way, no how.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Id take Point Of Entry over Wise Dan. At least POE wins were at 1 1/2 miles. I'll take a horse who can go the distance over one who can't any day.
BrandonLayer More than 1 year ago
I like Wise Dan but with no wins over 1 1/8 miles and no wins on real dirt, part of me hopes he doesn't get Horse of the Year.
jon g More than 1 year ago
Problem is that nothing else has stood out in the handicap division
pippen 0707 More than 1 year ago
Brandon... Wise Dan won the Grade 1 Clark at Churchill in 2011 on real dirt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wise Dan has no wins farther than 1 1/8 miles in 2012 and no wins on real dirt in 2012.
pippen 0707 More than 1 year ago
Oh now its no wins on dirt in 2012.... You people are something else. I hope you people bet into the pools! smh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
we're talking Horse of the Year for 2012 so what he did last year is a moot point. Nobodys talking about last year when when talking about 2012 HOTY. It only matters what they did in 2012 so the Clark in 2011 doesn't count.
BrandonLayer More than 1 year ago
I wonder if he would have gone for the classic had it been on pro-ride or at Churchill Downs.
jon g More than 1 year ago
I'm hoping he tries the Dubai World Cup next spring
Laramie Bowcock More than 1 year ago
I wish My Happy Face was running in one of the ladies races. I dig her.
Rene More than 1 year ago
the idea is to run local ( US ) horses against the best EUROS in the most possible BC races there are.....GAME ON DUDE has already proven his mettle on the CLASSIC so let the others try other BC RACES like WISE DAN in the MILE......and POINT OF ENTRY in the other BC GRASS race he is in....these are 3 singles for me.....WISE DAN regressing on BC DAY come on man !!! he may lose but that is not regression, he simply lost !!!
walter goode More than 1 year ago
good choice by the owner. they have a hot horse and they know it. agree with you on the 3 singles and will single those 3 in the pick 6 so as to keep my cost down.
Shibbley More than 1 year ago
Those three will pay eight dollars on a pik 3. If you single those three in a pick four you need a 100-1 to make a $100. If you single those three in the pik 6 you will still need 10k to cash.
walter goode More than 1 year ago
which pick 3 are you refering to? on top of that , the beeders cup pools are huge and produce decent payouts overall.this is the benifit of the b c card. hey look , i might not even hit the darn thing.either way, nothing ventured etc.....
Paul_Tuon More than 1 year ago
What ever happened to the turf races for Wise Dan? Just a few weeks ago, his connections were confident in either the Turf Classic or the Turf Mile, and now, there is a 180 degree shift that surprise the heck of me. I thought he belongs in either of the turf races, but appearantly the connections don't think so; and opted to go the easy route.
david scheff More than 1 year ago
That is what he is entered in, the breeders' cup mile is the turf mile
Paul_Tuon More than 1 year ago
To me, when they say BC Mile I assume it's the dirt mile and not the turf mile. They have always referred to the grace race for the mile as Turf Mile, but the article didn't say anything about turf. Anyhow, I now know it's the Turf Mile when they say BC Mile. I'm still learning.
Barbara Bowen More than 1 year ago
No, actually they have always referred to the BC Mile as the BC Mile, the one on grass, that has existed since the very first BC in 1984. The BC Dirt Mile is called just that, and was initiated in 2007. And Wise Dan's connections never considered the BC Turf, the longer grass race.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Right. The Mile is on turf, and always has been, and the Dirt Mile is on dirt of course. Anyone who says Turf Mile is a rookie.
Perl More than 1 year ago
This has the potential to be the most anticipated race of the weekend if some good Euros come and Animal Kingdom makes the gate along with the outstanding Wise Dan, not to mention some hard-knocking local horses.
Rick Hulce More than 1 year ago
Team Valor, Barry Irwin and Graham Motion will air in this spot with Animal Kingdom. Wise Dan will regress off his huge recent efforts!!
Barbara Bowen More than 1 year ago
Yeah, because he so often regresses off his top efforts? Really good horses don't regress so much, they are consistent. That is what defines them as really good, and frankly Wise Dan regression is still faster than most.
Perl More than 1 year ago
Plenty of good horseplayers will be taking a shot against Wise Dan for the reasons Rick articulates.
Barbara Bowen More than 1 year ago
Yeah, lets hope those "good horseplayers" go a step further and pound Animal Kingdom off an 8 month lay off for a pelvis fracture.
jon g More than 1 year ago
No chance for AK.Total throw out. Ridiculous spot for him