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Wise Dan   Retired TBs -Past and Present

Started 7/4/13 by Derby132; 93321 views.
Derby132

From: Derby132

7/4/13

HOTY deserves his own thread and this is a great piece on him along with other greats from the past - from Jay Hoveday at DRF:

 

Wise Dan joins great ones who win against all odds

"It wasn’t a very pretty race," ...

Wise Dan’s Firecracker was reminiscent of some very special races in which a superior horse faced conditions that provided every excuse for losing.

http://www.drf.com/news/jay-hovdey-wise-dan-joins-great-ones-who-win-against-all-odds

 

katedlh

From: katedlh

7/4/13

People don't give this horse much respect. Could that be because he isn't with the "designer" trainers?

I love him.
Derby132

From: Derby132

7/4/13

And he's done so much to earn that respect.   Last year Dan was all about versatility and I loved that.  I think sometimes, when it comes to geldings, other parties whose interests are all about building stud resumes resent the geldings taking the big prizes.

But some geldings come back over and over again and just rub it in their faces, lol!

bowarrow1

From: bowarrow1

7/4/13

I'm impressed by his run in the Firecracker ... many horses wouldn't have gone on after being pressed into the hedge ! A lot of heart . BobbieB
LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

7/4/13

I've often wondered if gelding makes a horse stronger in the long run.  I know we rarely get to see stallions running at 6/7/8+ because of their stud potential but it sure seems like geldings are really durable.
Derby132

From: Derby132

7/4/13

Won't soon forget Dan's Firecracker H.!
Derby132

From: Derby132

7/4/13

I would not be surprised.  Dan looks like a brute, takes my breath away....photos like this (thanks Wendy):

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151504960003926&set=pb.598798925.-2207520000.1372952489.&type=3&theater

LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

7/4/13

It's that Big Red influence coming through!
GreybirdK

From: GreybirdK

7/4/13

Thank you, Cindy, he does!   A tough guy with the heart of a true champion.  We saw that in the bog on Saturday.
LCsquall

From: LCsquall

7/4/13

Love him...he has deserved his own thread for a while!
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