Submitted by Jerry Antonucci on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Churchill Downs: Wise Dan to be paraded on closing day
Wise Dan, the 2012 Horse of the Year and the heavy favorite for a repeat this year, will be paraded in the paddock next Saturday, Nov. 30, during the closing-day program of the fall meet at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
The public appearance is tentatively scheduled between the third and fourth races, or at about 1:30 p.m. Eastern.
Wise Dan, a 6-year-old gelding bred and owned by Mort Fink and trained by Charlie LoPresti, won twice at Churchill this year during a 6-for-7 season that ended Nov. 2 with a repeat victory in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita. Based at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., he will be vanned to Churchill on the morning of his public appearance.
Wise Dan will be given a rest during the winter at LoPresti’s farm outside Lexington before gearing up for a 7-year-old campaign.