Lexington, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Wise Dan, the reigning two-time Horse of the Year, has been returned to his barn at Keeneland Race Course.
The 7-year-old gelding, trained by Charlie LoPresti, had surgery to repair a part of the small intestine that became twisted. The procedure was performed at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington.
Wise Dan, owned by Morton Fink, has won both starts this year in an attempt to claim a third straight Horse of the Year honor. The 7-year-old won his second straight Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day and began his 2014 season with a second straight win in the Maker's 46 Mile at Keeneland.
The champion will leave for Saratoga around July 12. Before returning to Keeneland, Wise Dan spent time at his trainer's farm where he had been jogging.
Wise Dan, winner of the last two Breeders' Cup Miles, has career earnings of $6,802,920 with 21 wins in 29 starts.