Wise Dan took home the hardware at the Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park again, becoming the first horse to win three honors two years in a row, winning for top turf male, top older male, and Horse of the Year.
Trained by Charles LoPresti and owned by Morton Fink, Wise Dan won six of his seven starts in 2013, capped off by a repeat in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1). His lone loss was in the off the turf Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) where he checked in second.
The Eclipse Awards are voted on by members of Daily Racing Form, the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association, and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA).
It was a landslide in the Horse of the Year voting, with Wise Dan picking up 208 votes. Next was Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Mucho Macho Man with 21 votes and 15 for Classic runner-up Will Take Charge.
Let’s look at the rest of the 2013 champions of racing: