Wise Dan to Receive Inaugural Rood & Riddle Comeback Award

The award is given to an equine athlete who overcame a major health complication and returned to elite competition.
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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has announced that an award honoring the Thoroughbred champion Wise Dan will be presented at Hats Off Day on July 30 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

The Rood & Riddle Comeback Award is given to an equine athlete who overcame a major health complication and returned to elite competition.

“We are pleased to present the inaugural Rood & Riddle Comeback Award to Wise Dan,” said Tom Riddle, DVM, co-founder of Rood & Riddle. “Wise Dan exemplifies the characteristics of an outstanding athlete who suffered a major health issue and returned to compete successfully.”

Wise Dan, owned by Morton Fink and trained by Charlie LoPresti, was cared for throughout his racing career by Rood & Riddle veterinarians, primarily Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, who looked after his orthopedic needs, and Scott Hopper, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, who performed colic surgery in 2014

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