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  • The Week in Photos 4/11/2017

    Blue Grass, Ashland, Madison, Carter Handicap, Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita Oaks, Queen Elizabeth, Oka Sho, Gazelle, Royal Heroine, Shakertown, Wood Memorial, Transylvania, Providencia, Excelsior, Disftaff H., Commonwealth, Bay Shore and more.

  • Irish War Cry (rail) works in company at Fair Hill Training Center April 2 for trainer Graham Motion

    Irish War Cry Breezes at Fair Hill

    Isabelle de Tomaso's homebred grade 2 winner Irish War Cry, back on familiar ground at the Fair Hill Training Center in Fair Hill, Md., continued preparations for his next start with a six-furlong breeze over the main track April 2.

  • El Areeb likely sustained the injury during a March 29 work according to trainer Cal Lynch

    Knee Chip Knocks El Areeb Off Derby Trail

    M M G Stables' Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) hopeful El Areeb will miss his scheduled start in the Wood Memorial (G2) as well as the Derby because of a bone chip in his right front knee, trainer Cal Lynch said March 30.

  • El Areeb winning the Feb. 4 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct

    Florida Derby in Play for El Areeb

    Add the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park to the list of Triple Crown preps being considered for M M G Stables' impressive 3-year-old El Areeb, a winner of his last four races including back-to-back graded stakes.

  • Stakes and Chops

    There have been many, myself included, who were shocked by the Graded Stakes committee's decision to downgrade two of the most historic Kentucky Derby preps, the Wood Memorial and Blue Grass Stakes, from grade I to grade II.

  • Last year's Wood Memorial crowd at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Changing Schedules Impacted Wood, Blue Grass

    While the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland and Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack will be downgraded from grade I to grade II races next season, don’t expect an immediate impact on horsemen’s Triple Crown plans or field quality.

  • Blue Grass, Wood Memorial Downgraded

    In a dramatic reshaping of graded status of 2017 Triple Crown prep races, the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association has downgraded the Toyota Blue Grass and the Wood Memorial from grade I to grade II.

  • How to Bet With Friends

    Dan Tordjman and friends bet a Pick Four that included the Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I). Learn how to organize your notes, when you should pick favorites, and how to put together a ticket with a group.

  • Outwork winning the Wood Memorial

    Wood Winner Outwork in Good Order, Derby Next

    Repole Stable's Outwork, winner of Saturday's Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 9, returned from his efforts in fine fettle and likely will be one of two representatives trainer Todd Pletcher's barn for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • NBCSN Set for Coverage of Key Derby Preps

    NBCSN will present an April 9 telecast of the key classic preps with coverage of the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) from Aqueduct, the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) from Keeneland, and the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

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    Frosted Turns in Easy Move for Travers

    Frosted returned to the track Aug. 14 for his first serious work since running second in the Aug. 1 Jim Dandy (gr. II) at Saratoga, breezing 4f in :51.25 on the main track in preparation for the Aug. 29 Travers (gr. I).

  • Phil Birsh
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    Birsh Hits the Big Stage With Tencendur

    Phil Birsh likes nothing more than getting off a fast one-liner, often at his own expense, but his good-looking New York-bred Tendencur needs to be taken seriously in the Run for the Roses.

  • Foolish Pleasure in the 1975 Wood Memorial.

    Slideshow: Foolish Pleasure

    Foolish Pleasure, whose champion freshman campaign had been the equal of any other, emerged in between Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed. Read the full feature in the April 11, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse.

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    Frosted Hits Sweet Spot in Wood Memorial Win

    Godolphin Racing's Frosted punched his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands with a clear victory in the $1 million TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday, April 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • El Kabeir in the Gotham Stakes.
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    Terranovas Seek Derby Success With El Kabeir

    "Since he ran at Churchill, he really started to change... it's amazing how this horse has kept going forward, while braving the brutal winter we had," Tonja Terranova said of Wood Memorial contender El Kabeir.

  • The Big Beast

    The Big Beast, 3YOs Prep for Wood Day Starts

    Grade I King's Bishop winner The Big Beast and defending Carter Handicap winner Dads Caps turned in final preparations March 28 for the April 4 Carter, while 3-year-olds tuning up for the Wood Memorial were also on the tab.

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    Upstart, Frosted, Imperia All Work in Florida

    Upstart, winner of the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) and disqualified from first in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), breezed six furlongs at Palm Meadows March 13. Frosted and Imperia also worked.

  • Snowbell wins the 2014 Comely Stakes.

    Fourteen Stakes Set for Aqueduct Spring Meet

    The $1 million Twinspires.com Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) will be supported by 13 other stakes worth an additional $2.3 million when racing moves to the main track April 1 for Aqueduct's 19-day Spring Showcase meet.