Charles LoPresti

This Side Up: A Wise Example for Every Horseman

Nobody was paying a great deal of attention to him back then, either. But before ceding the weekend headlines to those storied Oaklawn handicaps, the GI Apple Blossom and GII Oaklawn, perhaps we can all take a step back and pay an overdue tribute to a novice who came to Hot Springs in the winter of 1977. Charlie LoPresti had just turned 20 and, learning the ropes under trainer Joe Cantey, was able to count Cox's Ridge and Miss Raja among the first Thoroughbreds to stimulate the skill and devotion...

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Trainer Charles LoPresti Retires

Trainer Charlie LoPresti, who conditioned Morton Fink's Wise Dan (Wiseman's Ferry) to victories in the GI Breeders' Cup Mile and Horse of the Year titles in 2012 and 2013, told Daily Racing Form that he is retired from training. A New York native, LoPresti began training horses in 1993 and fully 16 years later wa s represented by his first winner at the graded level when Successful Dan (Successful Appeal), a Fink-owned and -bred son of Lisa Danielle (Wolf Power {SAf}) won the GIII Northern Dancer S. His half-brother Wise...

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