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Successful Dan

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From DRF, sad to report that Successful Dan has been retired, the 8yo bro of wise Dan. Oft-injured gelding was less than $2k shy of $1M in earnings.
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  • Jbyrnes1 · I was really hoping for a Wise Dan vs. Successful Dan race, but its whats best for the horse, happy retirement Successful Dan · 84 days ago
  • Jbyrnes1 · I was really hoping for a Wise Dan vs. Successful Dan race, but its whats best for the horse, happy retirement Successful Dan · 84 days ago
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Will he ever come back or is he retired
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  • Jbyrnes1 · I wish him the best man, who knows the showdown can happen, but hope the horse is healthy this summer · 129 days ago
  • Exterminator · With Lopresti and Fink, this horse won't be running if he shouldn't. · 129 days ago
On March 1, Successful Dan worked 4F in 48 flat (4/14) at Keeneland.
Do we know if this one is coming back this year? I know he's taking the winter off as per usual with Wise Dan, and he still seems to be pretty sharp with some nice place/shows last fall. He's about $2,000 from breaking $1,000,000 in earnings.
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  • cedar · Thanks Sullivan, and yeah I thought he looked great at Saratoga. I thought his Whitney was a very nice performance considering how well he closed on a very talented Cross Trafficc. Hope to see him win at Keeneland again too. · 244 days ago
  • EP Taylor · Ben Ali at Keeneland should be on the books · 243 days ago
Per DRF, Successful Dan is going to skip the BC Classic and point to the Fayette at Keeneland on Oct 26.
On August 28, Successful Dan worked 3F in 37:15 (3/11) at Saratoga.
On August 13, Successful Dan breezed 4F in 49:73 (10/23) at Saratoga.
12-1 on the morning line in the Whitney. Surprising, considering Alpha is 10-1
On July 2, Successful Dan breezed 4F in 48 flat (3/12) at Keeneland.
Trainer Charlie LoPresti said Successful Dan likely will have his final work in preparation for the Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (GI) on Saturday at Keeneland. “I’ll breeze him at Keeneland, probably on Saturday, and then I might bring him over to Churchill a couple of days before the race to gallop him over the track and paddock school him.”
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  • AmbitiousD · I sure wish Mucho Macho Man was in this race too · 470 days ago
  • Floridaf · On June 8, Successful Dan breezed 4F in 48:40 (20/66) at Keeneland. · 468 days ago
Trainer Charlie LoPresti said depending on the weather he may ship Successful Dan to Churchill Downs from Keeneland on Saturday morning to breeze in prep for the Stephen Foster Handicap (GI). Should Successful Dan make the trip to Louisville, LoPresti said he would breeze after the morning renovation break.
On May 25, Successful Dan worked 6F in 1.12 flat (1/1) at Keeneland.
On May 18, Successful Dan worked 5F in 1.02 flat (18/30) at Keeneland.
I know it would never happen but I'd love to see the Dan's face off.
AM I crazy or did this horse get more hype than wise Dan before he was injured ? (I know this sounds bad, but I kinda just lumped them together, when they were both running)
Nice return to the winners circle
On March 2, Successful Dan breezed 4F in 52 flat (27/31) at Keeneland.
Any news on Successful Dan? He has so much up-side, he could be a top older male next year.
  • rafirox · I remember that he got injured. I hope he comes back soon, because I agree, he could be a really nice handicap horse next year. · 650 days ago
Successful Dan won the Clark but got DQ'd.

Successful Dan - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video08/31/13Successful Dan3rdSar101 1/8 mDWoodward-G1 3+ MAlphaFlat OutSuccessful Dan1:49.28
View DetailsView Video08/03/13Successful Dan2ndSar101 1/8 mDWhitney Handicap-G1 3+ MCross TrafficSuccessful DanMucho Macho Man1:47.89
View DetailsView Video06/15/13Successful Dan4thCD81 1/8 mDStephen Foster Handicap-G1 3+ MFort LarnedGolden TicketRon The Greek 1:47.45
View DetailsView Video04/21/13Successful Dan1stKee81 1/8 mSBen Ali-G3 4+ MSuccessful DanBoisterousRichard's Kid1:51.14
View Details06/30/12Successful Dan2ndPrM91 1/8 mDCornhusker Handicap-G3 3+ MFort LarnedSuccessful DanAwesome Gem1:47.42
View Details05/04/12Successful Dan1stCD91 1/16 mDAlysheba Stakes-G2 4+ MSuccessful DanFort LarnedMucho Macho Man1:41.04
View Details04/06/12Successful Dan1stKee87 fSAlwOC 4+ MSuccessful DanGolden YankNoble's Promise1:27.90
View DetailsView Video11/26/10Successful Dan3rdCD111 1/8 mDClark Handicap-G1 3+ MGiant OakRedding CollierySuccessful Dan1:50.82
View DetailsView Video10/30/10Successful Dan1stKee91 1/8 mSFayette Stakes-G2 3+ MSuccessful DanExhiStately Victor1:47.09
View DetailsView Video10/09/10Successful Dan1stKee51 1/16 mSAlwOC 3+ MSuccessful DanGran EstrenoOpen Outcry1:42.49
View Details09/10/10Successful Dan2ndPID71 mileSPresque Isle Mile 3+ MGayegoSuccessful DanStunning Stag1:34.90
View Details08/06/10Successful Dan5thAP96 fSAlwOC 3+ MMambo GallianoMighty RuleMam Bird1:10.53
View DetailsView Video06/13/09Successful Dan1stCD81 1/16 mDNorthern Dancer-G3 3 MSuccessful DanWarrior's RewardOmniscient1:43.30
View DetailsView Video05/10/09Successful Dan1stCD67 fDAllow 3+ MSuccessful DanTar BeachMarilyn's Guy1:22.64
View Details04/10/09Successful Dan1stKee106 1/2 fSMSW 3 MSuccessful DanNo DetourSouthdale1:16.40