Wood Memorial

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The Latest Belmont Stakes and Festival Doings

2019-06-02T10:14:37-05:00May 26th, 2019|

  Belmont Stakes and Festival Doings: (updated) The Latest Belmont Park Notes Pletcher contingent post final breezes for Belmont Stakes Racing Festival assignments Tax works at Belmont Park; status for "Test of the Champion" still to be determined Fancy Dress Party on trend for G1 Acorn Whitmore headed to G2 [...]

The Right Call

2019-04-23T08:54:51-05:00April 23rd, 2019|

  We know Derbies, especially the Kentucky Derby. Join us for our live interactive Kentucky Derby webinar. We'll cover the Derby, and the stakes in the late Pick 4. Maybe more, not less! Join here...... Be Ready With Us   The Right Call By Kaitlin Free   Each [...]

Fog Impacts Derby Workers

2019-04-22T11:34:47-05:00April 22nd, 2019|

The rain cleared out of Louisville, Kentucky,  around 6 p.m. April 20, and a dense fog rose on Churchill Downs early Sunday morning and made many trainers, once again, alter their work patterns for the Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade 1) contenders. Bill Mott's big two [...]

Jockey Shuffling

2019-04-16T11:24:21-05:00April 16th, 2019|

The major jockey decision in this year's Kentucky Derby is that of Mike Smith and whether he rides Roadster for Bob Baffert, or Omaha Beach for Richard Mandella. Mike has long standing strong ties with both barns however one would think at this point in Mike's story book career he [...]

Juarez Suspended

2019-04-08T21:04:04-05:00April 8th, 2019|

  Jockey Nik Juarez has been suspended for 15 days by New York stewards. Juarez was disqualified from seventh to last in Saturday's Grade 2 Wood Memorial, when he and his mount Joevia cut over to the rail from the far outside post position and impeded several riders. Juarez was [...]

Tacitus Overcomes Trouble in Wood Memorial

2019-04-07T09:35:39-05:00April 7th, 2019|

    Tacitus, trained by Bill Mott for Juddmonte Farms, and ridden by Jose Ortiz, proved best in a stretch drive with Tax to prevail in the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on Saturday. The early stages of the race were a little messy. The break was uneventful, [...]

Wood Memorial Analysis

2019-04-05T10:28:16-05:00April 5th, 2019|

  Our own George Sette is back with his well thought out and detailed analysis of this major Kentucky Derby prep and points race.   Geo at work ......     Aqueduct Race # 10 $750,000.00  Grade 2 Wood Memorial One Mile & 1/8  Estimated Post Time 6:00PM [...]

BACKSIDE BLURBS

2019-03-07T11:04:00-05:00March 7th, 2019|

  Fountain of Youth runner up Bourbon War will be pointed to the Florida Derby. Global Campaign grabbed a quarter badly in the Fountain of Youth. Will have some time off and is off of the Derby Trail. Jaywalk came out of her fourth place in the Davona Dale just [...]

Hidden Scroll on Target

2019-02-19T11:28:54-05:00February 19th, 2019|

  Hidden Scroll on Target for possible Kentucky Derby Run.... Many of us were particularly taken with the debut performance of Bill Mott’s Hidden Scroll on the Pegasus World Cup undercard at Gulfstream Park in January and by all accounts, the Juddmonte-bred colt is firing on all cylinders ahead of [...]