Keyword: Wood Memorial Stakes

  • El Areeb draws clear under a hand ride in the Feb. 4 Withers

    El Areeb Likely Headed to Wood Memorial

    Though a final decision has yet to be made, M M G Stables' multiple grade 3 winner El Areeb is likely to take his next steps along the Triple Crown trail in the $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) April 8 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • The first reported foal by Normandy Invasion was born in New York.

    Normandy Invasion’s First Foal a Filly

    Multiple grade 2-placed and track record holder Normandy Invasion sired his first foal Jan. 14 when a filly arrived at Hilltop Stables near Deposit, N.Y. The son of Tapit, a Spendthrift stallion, stands at Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y.

  • Tencendur (outside) just missed to Mr. Z in the 2015 Ohio Derby

    Tencendur Set for Comeback After Injury

    Highly regarded 4-year-old colt Tencendur, whose 3-year-old campaign was cut short because of a broken sesamoid near his left front foot, is scheduled to make his first start since last June in an allowance event at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 1.

  • Shagaf

    Shadwell's Shagaf Gets Chance at Spotlight

    A week after Mohaymen finished fourth in his final Kentucky Derby prep, Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Stable will have another potential star 3-year-old race when Shagaf tries the Wood Memorial April 9.

  • Matt King Coal

    Rice, Lady Sheila Set Sights on Wood Memorial

    The partnership of Lady Sheila Stable and trainer Linda Rice last year found great success with a mare and a filly, but on April 9 the focus will be on the 3-year-old colt Matt King Coal in the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I).

  • Enhanced Security Needed for All Races

    The three major Triple Crown prep races Saturday, April 4, will feature enhanced security protocols, which on one level is good news, but also serves as reminder of how much more is needed.

  • After the Wire: Santa Anita Derby

    Racing Analyst J. Keeler Johnson gives us a play by play of the weekend's Kentucky Derby prep races and mentions the exciting Ashland Stakes (gr. I) finish.

  • That Handicapping Show: Wood Memorial Stakes

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap two big Kentucky Derby prep races this weekend in the Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Wood Memorial Stakes.

  • Gemologist won the 2012 Wood Memorial

    Security Enhanced for Wood and SA Derby

    Horses competing in the April 6 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack and the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) at Santa Anita park will be monitored beginning April 3 as part of enhanced security measures.

  • Verrazano

    Verrazano to Face Vyjack in Wood Memorial

    Unbeaten Verrazano, the early favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is set to make his next start April 6 in the $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct, trainer Todd Pletcher said.

  • Hansen schooling at Turfway Park on March 9.

    Owner Reaffirms Wood Memorial for Hansen

    Gotham Stakes (gr. III) winner Hansen wrapped up his week at Turfway Park with a paddock appearance the evening of March 9, but his majority owner reaffirmed that the colt will run next in New York, not Kentucky.

  • Aqueduct Cancels to Protect Surface

    Due to heavy overnight rains continuing into April 4, the New York Racing Association has canceled live racing at Aqueduct in an effort to preserve the racing surface for the Wood Memorial program on April 5.

  • Ramon Dominguez set an Aqueduct inner-track record during the winter meet, riding 113 winners.

    Dominguez, Contessa Rule Winter Meet

    Jockey Ramon Dominguez and trainer Gary Contessa won their respective titles and set records when Aqueduct concluded its 2007-08 inner-track meet March 30. Racing switches to the main track April 2.

  • NTRA to Offer Spring Pick Three Wager April 9

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will offer a national pick three wager "the NTRA Spring Pick 3" on three of the nationally televised races airing live April 9 on NBC from 4-6 p.m.

  • McGaughey Back With Top 3-Year-Old in Saarland

    Shug McGaughey last ran a horse in the Kentucky Derby 13 years ago, when his favored entry of Easy Goer and Awe Inspiring finished second and third behind Sunday Silence. In this year's Wood Memorial Stakes, Saarland, his Derby hopeful, is one of the favorites.