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Wise Dan wins Horse of the Year at Eclipse Awards

Updated: January 20, 2013, 12:35 AM ET
Associated Press

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Wise Dan made the most of being a late bloomer.

The 5-year-old gelding easily beat out I'll Have Another for Horse of the Year at the Eclipse Awards on Saturday night.

Wise Dan won five of six starts in 2012, winning the Breeders' Cup Mile in course-record time and two other Grade I turf stakes.

"I can't tell you why, or people say, `What have you done?' It's just the horse," trainer Charlie Lopresti said. "He just got really good this year."

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