Wise Dan on the turf was like Fred Astaire on the dance floor.
Wise Dan is set to return to racing Saturday in the Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga. After the Grade 2 race, all will know if he has returned to the list of Horse of the Year contenders.
The first half of 2014 produced some memorable moments and outstanding performances, and the second part of the season promises to answer questions about year-end championships.
Wise Dan can play many roles, as it turns out, despite his recent specialization.
Modern racehorses rarely carry more than 126 pounds, but Wise Dan will do just that on Saturday.
The Triple Crown season proved little. Its conclusions, which were few, belied its importance.
Pulling the sheets taut, tucking the corners in neatly and then smoothing the coverlet, I made up my mind, with neither a wrinkle nor a doubt anywhere, and relaxed comfortably in the conclusion that Wise Dan is the Horse of the Year.
Three weeks out from the Breeders' Cup, the race for Horse of the Year has come down to three horses ...