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Shadwell Turf Mile 2014 at Keeneland Excites Wise Dan Fans

Shadwell Turf Mile 2014 at Keeneland Excites Wise Dan Fans: Opening weekend at Keeneland features nine graded stakes races, seven of which are “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races. Official entries for the “Win and You’re In” G1 Shadwell Turf Mile were announced on Wednesday, October 1st and fans are excited to see the great Wise Dan break from post #6 with jockey John Velazquez. (See Shadwell Posts & Odds Below)

Shadwell Turf Mile 2014

Fans are excited to see Wise Dan at Keeneland in the Shadwell Turf Mile on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
Photo: Keeneland

Multiple graded stakes winner and two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile Champion Wise Dan is owned by Morton Fink and trained by Charles LoPresti. The 7-year-old gelding has raced a total of thirty times throughout his career and crossed the finish line first a whopping twenty-two times. Because of his great success, Wise Dan will surely bring the fans to Keeneland for the Shadwell Turf Mile set for Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Brianna Mott, founder of Fashion at the Races, is always excited to attend Keeneland “Fall Stars” meet saying, “Keeneland opening day is already a spectacular racing event to attend, but throw Wise Dan in the mix and you just can’t miss it! Keeneland is known for its own fashion sense and in fall you need to pull on those boots and grab your fall millinery and head to the track with your friends.” Briana also encourages fans to join in the fun adding, “Keeneland is such a picturesque track with the gorgeous racehorses, surroundings, and of course attendees. Let’s see if you can take that fun selfie with Wise Dan in the background! Be sure to tag your photos with #FashionChallenge!”

Bobby Kirkland of Lexington, Kentucky told Lady and The Track that he plans on attending the races on Saturday just to catch a glimpse of Wise Dan. The 22-year-old student/bartender explained, “I went to the Shadwell last year and actually cried when Silver Max won. I’m just such a big fan of Wise Dan and really hope he can make it happen this year.” When asked what makes the fall meet at Keeneland so special Kirkland explained, “I don’t take too much time off of work, especially on Saturdays and Sundays. But opening weekend at Keeneland is a must for me. My friends and I plan for it all year long.”

Debbie Reynolds of Miami Beach told Lady and The Track that a trip to Keeneland many years ago has blossomed into a yearly getaway with the gals! The 62-year-old retired nurse said, “I just love Keeneland this time of year. We make a week trip out of the fall Keeneland meet. Some of the girls just go to see the leaves changing but they always end up leaving a horse racing fans. That beginner’s luck gets them every time!” Debbie added, “I’m a big Wise Dan fan! Wait until you see my hat!”

Wise Dan won the 2012 addition of the Shadwell Turf Mile with jockey Jose Lezcano. With all of the Wise Dan fans flocking to Keeneland, he’ll surely have the support he needs to cross the 2014 Shadwell finish line at Keeneland first!

For additional information on the 2014 Shadwell Turf Mile visit the official Fall Stars website at www.keeneland.com/fallstars.

Shadwell Turf Mile 2014 Post Positions & Odds:
1 Sayaad 12-1 Leparoux/McLaughlin
2 Optimizer 12-1 Garcia/Fernandez
3 Grand Arch 12-1 Moran/Lynch
4 Silver Max 9-2 Albarado/Romans
5 Kaigun 10-1 Husbands/Casse
6 Wise Dan 4-5 Velazquez/LoPresti
7 Two Notch Road 50-1 Lopez/Thompson
8 Seek Again 7-2 Rosario/Mott

In addition to the Shadwell Turf Mile, there are six other Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” races taking place at Keeneland this weekend including the following;
Friday, October 3, 2014:
$400,000 Darley Alcibiades (Juvenile Fillies)
$200,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Pheonix (Sprint)
Saturday, October 4, 2014:
$100,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (Mile)
$500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (Juvenile)
$200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (Filly & Mare Sprint)
Sunday, October 5, 2014:
$500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (Distaff)
$250,000 Dixiana Bourbon (Juvenile Turf)

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