Keyword: Wood

  • Teenager Gets 6 Months in Horse Shootings

    A Central California teenager received six months of juvenile hall confinement in connection with the shooting deaths of five horses earlier this year, including a yearling half-brother to the grade I winning filly Leave Me Alone.

  • CHRB Begins Hunt for New Executive Director

    The California Horse Racing Board is accepting applications for the position of executive director to replace Roy C. Wood, who will retire on Dec. 30.

  • Evil Elaine, Dam of Favorite Trick, Dead

    Evil Elaine, dam of Horse of the Year Favorite Trick, was euthanized March 15 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington after foundering in both feet.

  • Saturday's Derby Preps on NBC

    With the first jewel of the 2003 VISA Triple Crown, the 129th Kentucky Derby, three weeks away, NBC Sports will focus on horseracing's 3-year- old picture Saturday with a 90-minute telecast of the "NTRA Road to the Kentucky Derby."

  • Wood, Carter Contenders Roll Into Aqueduct

    Empire Maker arrived Wednesday in New York, along with Aldebaran, Congaree, Senor Swinger, and others planning to battle Saturday in the Wood and the Carter.

  • Aqueduct Celebrates Racing and Its Neighbors on April 12

    In addition to hosting Kentucky Derby prep the Wood Memorial on April 12, Aqueduct has also invited groups from the surrounding borough of Queens to the track that day to celebrate the area's diverse offerings.

  • Harlan's Holiday Leads Workouts

    Several key players in this weekend's Triple Crown prep races had workouts Thursday morning. On Saturday, the Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) will be run in Kentucky at Keeneland, the Wood Memorial (gr. I) will be contested at Aqueduct in New York, and the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) will close out the meet at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas.

  • NBC to Telecast Blue Grass Live

    NBC Sports kicks off coverage of horseracing's 3-year-old picture Saturday with a 90-minute telecast of "NTRA's Road to the Kentucky Derby." The show will air from 4:30-6 p.m. (ET) and will feature live coverage of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) from Keeneland.

  • Medaglia d'Oro Ready for Wood

    The horse is named for a brand of espresso coffee, and in his last<br>start, he woke up as if he had swallowed a double shot of the stuff.<br>Saturday afternoon, Medaglia d'Oro will try to keep his Triple Crown<br>hopes brewing when he steps onto Aqueduct's main track for the 78th running of the grade 1, $750,000 Wood Memorial.

  • Congaree, winning Saturday&#39;s Wood Memorial.

    Congaree Continues to Fight, From Birth to the Wood

    Go ahead, tell Congaree he doesn't have the experience or seasoning to win the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). He'll laugh in your face, just as he did to those who questioned his ability to defeat the mighty Monarchos in the April 17 Wood Memorial (gr. II) off only three career starts. We're talking about a colt who literally was born a fighter, and who has been defying the odds ever since. When you have to fight to get born, there isn't a challenge life has to offer that you back away from. To Congaree, the $750,000 Wood was just another race at just another track against just another horse. And the result was just another of his resounding victories.