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What the Nation is saying about the Wood Memorial...

He's been beaten by Constitution and Cairo Prince. Does Wicked Strong have what it takes to turn the tables in the 2014 Kentucky Derby?Read More
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  • johnsnare · wiked Strong has a lot of distance in his pedigree. Looks like the 2014 derby will have a lot of front end runners, and a few with distance porblems. a horse that is comfortable coming off the pace, should have a distinct advantage. laying off the pace should have · 9 days ago ·
  • thepuresilverband@yahoo.com · Wicked Strong with breed Chrismatic of trainer Wayne Lukas who had won the Derby and 2nd with Chrismatic's stable mate "cat Theif" How many trainers have won 1st & 2nd in the kentucky Derby. (Baffert must be in envy). Later on Breeders Cup 3 Mill Classic, I bet a $5 Bet on Cat Theif & BudRoyal which got me over $3,000! Just a $2 exacta was over $1,000!! I like the breeding and both Chrismatic & Cat Theif had the fastest both almost record speed Beyers! Dont Discount Wicked Strong! · 1 day ago ·
Each week until the Kentucky Derby, TimeformUS will recap the previous weekend's Derby preps.Read More
After four Derby preps which New York contenders are ready to Run for the Roses?Read More
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  • AllenJoyner · john.karczewski: Secretariat lost 4 races, including to Onion at equal weights and was absolutely destroyed by Prove Out by 5 1/2 lengths while carrying SEVEN POUNDS LESS WEIGHT! (Both trained by the great Allen Jerkens). Sec might have been the best ever for the the 5 week span of the Triple Crown, I agree with that, but was beatable at times other than that. I voted him an 8 and Man'O War a 10 because I believe their positions should be reversed, which the were. I believe that the best way to rate all the greats is to see how many other great horses they beat over their career while spotting weight. The level of the competition. If that is the criteria, then Kelso is the greatest ever for no other horse beat as many great/very good horses as the 5 time HOTY did while spotting gobs of weight and setting NINE track records including a World Record that still stands to this day. Check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelso_(horse) As far as rating Wicked Strong a "10", that was in the 3 yr old list, not best of all time. So that criticism is foolish. Look at some of the names in the best of all time and you have to chuckle. (Untapable (who) #35 · 6 days ago ·
  • Exterminator · I'm generally a very agreeable and placid guy, but I have to say... You're an idiot. · 6 days ago ·
Trainer Jimmy Jerkens was still basking this morning in the glow of Wicked Strong's emphatic victory over previously undefeated Samraat and Social Inclusion in Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial.Read More
The Wood Memorial lived up to its hype and then some as your winner, Wicked Strong, rallied past the top two betting choices in Samraat and Social Inclusion for a very impressive score. Wicked Strong redeemed himself after a brutal winter down in Florida and validated himself as a legit Derby conten...Read More
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  • coyne.kaylor · Tom, I honestly think I may not even play this race. If I do I will make some small exacta bets based on odds... I like the return to the surface, but I'm not so sure he can get 9F. I think he may drop to 6-1 anyway. · 7 days ago ·
  • coyne.kaylor · Sorry, had multiple windows open... wrong conversation. · 7 days ago ·
What were the biggest stories of the past week of racing? Zipse offers his opinions and insights in the weekly feature, From the Eighth Pole to the WireRead More
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  • draynay · I think everyone needs to calm down and really look at the SA Derby and who was running in it. Does anyone know anything about the so called speed in the race Dublin Up ? Dublin Up who hasn't come close to breaking his Maiden ? · 9 days ago ·
  • Exterminator · He ran against the Robert b. Lewis winner as well as the horse who beat Strong Mandate and Tapiture in the Rebel. And he won being eased under the wire by 5 lengths. · 9 days ago ·
A quick comparison of the pair’s record through the Wood Memorial points out why I thought of Pleasant Colony before Wicked Strong had even hit the wire yesterday.Read More
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  • buzzcat859 · Jerkens is a really top horsemen. He probably got help from his daddy ALLAN (the Giant Killer). If he cant figure a horse out NO ONE can!!! · 10 days ago ·
  • jdas1 · Is Wicked Strong hanging fire at the top of the straight seems awkward. You could argue it means he has more to come or that he won't cope with CD. · 10 days ago ·
Pedigree Power's Laurie Ross and Florida Filly's Ashley Tamulonis continue their head-to-head handicapping with a rundown of the Grade 1 Wood Memorial field.Read More
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  • tmallios · There is no illusion here Karnack. There is a reality of youdouble and triple talking. The horses i mentioned came from the clouds,maybe their intellect was just that much greater than the closers that failed. Somehow they were able to conclude exactly what the right time in the race it was to make a move. Vic i made a mistake when i challenged you to give me a thought in your head. That did not work out to good for you,as evidenced by your sorry response. Go back to quoting quacks in print and Internet Media. At least that way it is not a reflection to your true Achilles heel. Lack and grasp of knowledge in Horse Racing. · 12 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Rveiw this race and you will realize that mine that bird was a notable exception to its running not the rule · 12 days ago ·
Trainer Linda Rice today said that TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial contender Kid Cruz would miss tomorrow's Grade 1, $1 million race due to a sore shoulder.Read More
With the two principal speed horses lined up on the far outside of the Aqueduct Racetrack starting gate, trainer Richard Violette likes his draw for tomorrow's TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial.Read More
Unbeaten Social Inclusion arrived at Aqueduct Racetrack at approximately 3 a.m. on Monday after departing Gulfstream Park by van on Sunday, according to a tweet made by owner Ronald Sanchez. Read More
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  • https://www.facebook.com/ej.morales.0811 · If u guys see the replay of social inclusion debut. Contreras was moving him early because he didnt wanted to be in the inside but i think this horse can come from the middle of the pack too thats why to me hes the favorite to win it all. · 15 days ago ·
  • Sullivan · Question here is the break. If he gets an easy one and Samraat does not press him into the first turn (as he often does not), he is home free. · 15 days ago ·
With two scintillating victories in Florida by a combined margin of 17 ½ lengths and the highest Beyer Speed Figure of any 3-year-old so far this year, Social Inclusion arguably is one of the most exciting horses on the 2014 Triple Crown trail.Read More
Wood Memorial Preview as Samraat and Uncle Sigh look to become first NY-bred to win Kentucky Derby since 2003.Read More
Uncle Sigh, runner up to fellow New York-bred Samraat in the Grade 3 Withers and the Grade 3 Gotham, will "hopefully" have his final tune up for the Wood over the Belmont Park training track tomorrow morning, said trainer Gary Contessa. Read More
Kristo, most recently third in the Grade 2 San Felipe, 13 ½ lengths behind winner California Chrome, is scheduled to arrive at Aqueduct Tuesday for the Grade 1, $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial, his first start outside California. Trainer John Sadler said the bay son of Distorted Humor worked...Read More
Treadway Racing Stable's Noble Moon, a possible starter in the TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial, and Sweet Reason, bound for the Grade 2, $300,000 Gazelle on the Wood undercard, had their final serious preparations for next Saturday's races this morning over a fast Belmont Park training track.Read More
Social Inclusion is set to van north to Aqueduct Racetrack for next Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial after breezing four furlongs in 46.80 seconds on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The move was the second-quickest of 51 at the distance.Read More
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey reported this afternoon that Grade 2 Remsen winner Honor Code will miss the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial on April 5 at Aqueduct Racetrack after a slight tear of his right hind upper suspensory was detected Sunday morning. Read More
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  • tmallios1 · Audy public pressure is irrelevant. They never pay attention to the public unless beneficial to them. The pressres to run comes from ownership.Especially if they have never or rarely had an entrant in the Derby. They are of the mind set that this may be their only shot to run in it. Do not underestimate the power of unning in the Derby. In 1998 a friend of mine ran a horse in the Derby. He used that opportunity to promote his private buisiness. He flew down prospective big clients and gave them a first class time. The horse did nothing in the race,but at the end of that calender year. I believe he was awarded the Salesman of the Year Award for his buisiness. · 23 days ago ·
  • ruffianlover · Ugh the more I think about this the more upset I get all over again. Still can't believe this happened :( It's so depressing · 19 days ago ·
Saturday, April 5 will be anchored by the Grade 1, $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial, Aqueduct Racetrack's major prep for the Kentucky Derby, to go along with three supporting graded stakes: the Grade 1, $500,000 Carter Handicap for sprinters, the Grade 2, $300,000 Gazelle for 3-year-old filli...Read More
Trainer Gary Contessa seemed pleased with what he saw physically and mentally on Friday morning after Grade 1, $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial hopeful Uncle Sigh had an easy gallop around Belmont Park's training track, his second day back after a six-furlong work in 1:15.12 on Tuesday.Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

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View DetailsView Video04/04/09Aqu91 1/8 mD03 MWood Memorial-G1I Want RevengeWest Side BernieJust A Coincidence1:49.49
View DetailsView Video04/05/08Aqu91 1/8 mD03 MWood Memorial-G1Tale Of EkatiWar PassCourt Vision1:52.35
View DetailsView Video04/07/07Aqu81 1/8 mD03 MWood Memorial-G1Nobiz Like ShobizSightseeingAny Given Saturday1:49.46
View DetailsView Video04/08/06Aqu81 1/8 mD03 MWood Memorial-G1Bob and JohnJazilKeyed Entry1:51.54
View DetailsView Video04/09/05Aqu91 1/8 mD03 MWood Memorial-G1Bellamy RoadSurvivalistScrappy T1:47.16
View DetailsView Video04/10/04Aqu81 1/8 mD03 MWood Memorial-G1TapitMaster DavidEddington1:49.70
View DetailsView Video04/12/03Aqu81 1/8 mD03 MWood Memorial-G1Empire MakerFunny CideKissin Saint1:52.70
View DetailsView Video04/13/02Aqu81 1/8 mD03 MWood Memorial-G1BuddhaMedaglia d'OroSunday Break1:48.61
View DetailsView Video04/14/01Aqu101 1/8 mD03 MWood Memorial-G2CongareeMonarchosRichly Blended1:47.96
View Details04/15/00Aqu91 1/8 mD03 MWood Memorial-G1Fusaichi PegasusRed BulletAptitude1:47.92
View Details04/10/99Aqu101 1/8 mD03 MWood Memorial-G2AdonisBest Of LuckCliquot1:47.71
View Details04/11/98Aqu101 1/8 mD03 MWood Memorial-G2Coronado's QuestDice DancerParade Ground1:47.47
View Details04/12/97Aqu81 1/8 mD03 MWood Memorial-G2Captain BodgitAcceleratorSmokin Mel1:48.39
View DetailsView Video04/13/96Aqu91 1/8 mD03 MWood Memorial-G2Unbridled's SongIn ContentionRomano Gucci1:49.80
View DetailsView Video04/15/95Aqu91 1/8 mD03 MWood Memorial-G2Talkin ManIs SveikatasCandy Cone1:49.24
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