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2012 Wood Memorial (G1)

Date/Track:
4/7/2012, Aqueduct
Post Time:
5:15 PM ET
Distance:
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
1:50.96

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Wood Memorial (G1)...

The Road to the Roses went through Florida.Read More
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  • BrianZipse · The Florida runners are strong this year. Other than Creative Cause, they include all my top picks. · 796 days ago ·
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  • Capper · Hope Union Rags brings it home for the Sunshine State! · 796 days ago ·
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Gemologist is coming into the 2012 Kentucky Derby at the top of his game. He boast a top class pedigree and an undefeated record. I believe Saturday will be the day he proves just how much class and talent he has.Read More
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  • Capiche · Could be the sequel to Tiznow/Giant Causeway if Gemologist amd Creative Cause hook up down the stretch · 797 days ago ·
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  • AliceReynolds · Wonderful Scott!! I have a GREAT feeling about Gemologist; that "Tim-Tiznow" feeling!! · 797 days ago ·
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Which Derby preps have the strongest contenders - the East Coast or West Coast?Read More
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  • Buckpasser · I thought this was quite interesting about Gemologist. Winstar farms has their Derby game and they have something where you can be a Winstar mate and you get certain perks for being a member. It seems that one of the perks is to name a Winstar foal. Well one of the fans who is a Winstar stable mate actually named Gemologist. I thought that was interesting · 808 days ago ·
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  • RaymondSmith · Classic west coast talking bad about the east coast instead of talking good about your self. Also a classic tactic of someone who is going to lose. East coast horses have the pedigree and skill to go the distance. · 808 days ago ·
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The road to Kentucky Derby 2012 winds down this Saturday, and HRN's Master Handicapper Jarrod Horak gives you the tools to pick the Blue Grass Stakes in this new video!Read More
  • winwinwin · I was at the Breeders cup , and Hansen was amazing. One must remember that horses need not win every race to be great only the ones with the greatest reward. Case in point -RAPID REDUX all those wins mean didily do · 818 days ago ·
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HRN's Master Handicapper Mike Shutty recaps the big Kentucky Derby preps from this past weekend - the Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby!Read More
Gemologist and Alpha punch their ticket for the first Saturday in May with a strong performance in their final prep...Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Everyone be sure to check out my votes for the Top 10 3 YOs on the NTRA polls (ntra.com/polls) on Monday afternoon. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts on HRN. · 821 days ago ·
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  • Eclipse First · Looking like a better crop of three year-old colts than most we have seen of late, and potentially the best betting Derby in some time. I will be perfectly willing to let the odds dictate this one. If Gemologist is underlaid due to undefeated record and high-profile connections, will stay away; ditto Take Charge Indy w/ Borel up. Obviously we need to see who actually makes it to the gate--and post draw--but could envision as many as half a dozen legit contenders at playable odds on Derby day, including I'll Have Another, Went the Day Well, Daddy Longlegs, Alpha, Mark Valeski, and Wrote. And I see Genady Dorchenko plans to toss Hero of Order in the Bluegrass--what do you do if he runs another big one @ Keeneland? Should make for some whopping exotic payouts at this year's Derby! · 820 days ago ·
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Eclipse Sportswire was on-site for the best Kentucky Derby 2012 preps yet - the Wood Memorial, Santa Anita Derby and Illinois Derby, plus Keeneland!Read More
Liked both Alpha and Gem for the Wood. Alpha had a rough go early. Close race finish. Fun.
Gemologist and Alpha punched their Kentucky Derby 2012 tickets after running 1-2 in an exciting edition of the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on Saturday. G1 Wood Memorial (4-7-12): 98 BSF (Gemologist) The Lumber Guy was the headstrong early leader through splits of :23.04, :47.57, and 1:22.54. My Adonis...Read More
Gemologist turned back a late challenge from Alpha to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Wood Memorial by a hard-fought neck.Read More
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  • MableRoberts1 · I was really upset to see Casual Trick pulled up... that's what I thought happened. :( I used him in all of my ex/tri's. I thought he'd come back with a lot of power. I thought he had a really tough ride in the beginning. If he was not pulled up, and was allowed to finish I really wonder how things would have gone. I think he could have done very well. "What If's"... · 823 days ago ·
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  • MableRoberts1 · I was really upset to see Casual Trick pulled up... that's what I thought happened. :( I used him in all of my ex/tri's. I thought he'd come back with a lot of power. I thought he had a really tough ride in the beginning. If he was not pulled up, and was allowed to finish I really wonder how things would have gone. I think he could have done very well. "What If's"... · 823 days ago ·
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I think Gemologist is going to be the fave going into the KD.
I’m not ready to call him another Funny Cide just yet, but I really like what I see from the winner of today’s feature at Aqueduct. Displaying a powerful late rally, Zetterholm ran right by the entire Patsyprospect Stakes field in the stretch, rolling to a 2 ¼ length win. Left in his wake was the lu...Read More
  • cpsoren121 · I wonder where else we'll see Zetterholm later this summer? Maybe good enough for the Haskell later on? · 823 days ago ·
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  • BrianZipse · Knowing Rick Dutrow, it could be something big. · 823 days ago ·
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Wood Memorial 2012 Odds, breakdown, and winning predictions http://picksandparlays.com/picks/wood-memorial-2012-odds-breakdown-and-winning-predictions/
ACE PICKS- ALPHHA has come from off the pace to win on the inter,then shipped back to florida to train at palm meadows ,has run well fresh in the the past , lots to like with Ramon back in the saddle
As usual, trainer Todd Pletcher is ready for, literally, everything, with runners in each of the four races that make up the $500,000 Guaranteed All-Graded Stakes Pick 4 on Saturday’s card. Read More
Michael Hushion has been training horses for more than 35 years, but like his former boss and mentor, Hall of Famer H. Allen Jerkens, he’s never been a Triple Crown kind of guy. The Lumber Guy is the first horse Hushion has had sniffing around for a spot in the American Classics, and also the first ...Read More
When trainer Kelly Breen undertook the challenge of sizing up tomorrow’s 1 1/8-mile Wood, he liked what he saw for My Adonis. George and Lori Hall’s homebred son of Pleasantly Perfect enters the Wood off a strong second behind Hansen last month in the Grade 3 Gotham, and what Breen sees is a field w...Read More
Kevin Latta, part of the Hidden Brook Farm ownership group that campaigns Street Life in partnership with Magnolia Racing Stable, says there’s no need to handicap Saturday’s Wood. “We’re going to win,” said Latta without hesitation. Read More
For Godolphin Racing’s Alpha, tomorrow’s Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial is important for a couple of reasons. First, it’s a Grade 1, $1 million race that will go a long way towards determining graded stakes earnings for the May 5 Kentucky Derby, which is limited to the 20 top-earni...Read More

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