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Jan 24, 2014

Wise Dan honored as 2013 Horse of the Year


Hallandale Beach, FL ( - Champion thoroughbred Wise Dan was again voted the Eclipse Award as 2013 Horse of the Year. The Eclipse Awards were announced Saturday evening at Gulfstream Park Racetrack.

The night began with Wise Dan, owned by Morton Fink and trained by Charles LoPresti, winning his second straight award as champion Male Turf Horse and later gaining his second consecutive honor as champion Older Male.

Wise Dan, who won his second straight Breeders' Cup Mile on Nov. 2, received his second Horse of the Year honor over Breeders' Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man and Travers champ Will Take Charge who was voted champion 3-year-old male.

The 7-year-old gelding finished first in the balloting with 208 votes, followed by Mucho Macho Man with 21 votes and Will Take Charge with 15 votes. Wise Dan is the first to repeat as Horse of the Year since Curlin in 2007-08.

The Eclipse Awards are voted on by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers and Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form.

The 2013 Eclipse Awards winners:

Horse of the Year: Wise Dan

2-Year-Old Male: Shared Belief

2-Year-Old Filly: She's a Tiger

3-Year-Old Male: Will Take Charge

3-Year-Old Filly: Beholder

Older Male: Wise Dan

Older Female: Royal Delta

Male Sprinter: Points Offthebench

Female Sprinter: Groupie Doll

Male Turf Horse: Wise Dan

Female Turf Horse: Dank (GB)

Steeplechase Horse: Divine Fortune

Owner: Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey

Breeder: Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Javier Castellano

Apprentice Jockey: Victor Carrasco

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