Breeders’ Cup Photo
In celebration of Wise Dan’s remarkable career, I will be posting the replays of some of his best races during the next week. We’ll start off with the 2013 Firecracker Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs, in which Wise Dan rallied through a heavy rainstorm and a tiny opening along the rail to win by two lengths over future Donn Handicap (gr. I) winner Lea. Almost as remarkable as his gritty rally up the rail was the weight that he carried to victory–128 pounds, 11 to 13 pounds more than his rivals. What a performance!