Birthdate: Dec. 3, 1929
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
Residence: Northbrook, Ill.
Family: wife Elaine; one daughter and two sons
Morton Fink has owned racehorses for more than 40 years and has had some of his biggest wins in the past few years with Successful Dan and Wise Dan. The geldings both are sons of Lisa Danielle, a mare he named for his granddaughter and kept primarily for sentimental reasons when her racing career concluded.
Fink attributes much of Wise Dan’s and Successful Dan’s accomplishments to trainer Charlie Lopresti’s ability to give his horses personal attention.
Fink first got involved in Thoroughbred ownership when he and friends pooled their money to purchase a horse that Fink said never won. Undaunted, Fink formed another partnership with Roy Gottlieb a few years later and called the stable Carelaine Farm, a combination of their wives’ names. Carelaine Farm disbanded in 1993 after a successful run that included Annoconnor, a mare who earned $1 million on the track and was named to honor a deceased employee. Fink also campaigned Guided Tour, who banked nearly $2 million. Fink’s primary business was owning movie theatres.