Wise Dan Week, Part 6: The 2014 Bernard Baruch Handicap

Wise Dan Week, Part 6: The 2014 Bernard Baruch Handicap

Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand

In the penultimate start of his legendary career, Wise Dan made a remarkable comeback to win the 2014 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. II) at Saratoga just months after undergoing emergency colic surgery. Some wondered if Wise Dan would be able to come back as good as ever after his surgery, and while it looked at the top of the stretch as though Wise Dan would falter, he found another gear in deep stretch to grab the lead and hold off a late run from Optimizer to win by a nose. What a performance!


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