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California Chrome cruises to victory in Santa Anita Derby

...Kentucky Derby winner Bob Baffert, earned 40 points and now has 95, ensuring him a spot in the Derby starting gate. WOOD MEMORIAL: In New York, Wicked Strong pulled a 9-1 upset in the $1 million race for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct.The surprising...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-04-05/california-chrome-cr
Upsets are the norm at Kentucky Derby

...his foundation being light, trainer Bill Winfrey had no alternative but to run the Dancer back in the nine-furlong Wood Memorial the following Saturday.Native Dancer won easily, but went to the post in Louisville without a break, racing on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-04-27/upsets-are-norm-kent
Road to Kentucky Derby will be less complex in 2013

...races in the weeks leading up to the Run for the Roses.Those races include the Florida Derby, Louisiana Derby, Wood Memorial, Santa Anita Derby, Arkansas Derby and Blue Grass Stakes."We have really ... respected the traditions and the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2012-06-14/road-kentucky-derby-
Aiken-trained Alpha favored in Travers Stakes

...week Derby and Preakness runner-up Bodemeister was retired. Haskell winner Paynter is recovering from an illness, Wood Memorial winner Gemologist is recovering from an injury, and 2-year-old champion Hansen was declared out of the Haskell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2012-08-24/aiken-trained-alpha-
Orb moves to No. 1 in AP's top-10 Derby list

...spot with a strong effort in the Wood Memorial on Saturday.Both horses are...27 lengths. ... Next start: Wood Memorial, Saturday. ... Odds: 7-1...at Big A. ... Next start: Wood Memorial. ... Odds: 10-1.5. Itsmyluckyday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-04-01/orb-moves-no-1-aps-top-10-derby-l
Verrazano tops field at Wood Memorial

...The unbeaten 3-year-old colt will seek his fourth consecutive win when he takes on nine rivals in the $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct today ? a final steppingstone to the Derby on May 4.Verrazano is the overwhelming 4-5 favorite, with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-04-05/verrazano-tops-field
Overtime

...Stefanie Voegele later in the day. Horse RacingVerrazano takes Wood MemorialIn New York, Verrazano won the $1 million Wood Memorial on Saturday in a close finish to remain unbeaten and stamp himself a favorite for the Kentucky Derby.Verrazano held...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-04-06/overtime
Verrazano out to beat Derby jinx

...third. The rest? Off the board.After winning the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct over the weekend, an unbeaten Verrazano...Velazquez, jockey): Fended off two rivals in stretch of Wood Memorial to improve to 4-0. ... Will attempt to become...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-04-08/verrazano-out-beat-d
Overtime

...in the Kentucky Derby.The jockey's agent, Angel Cordero, confirmed Wednesday that Velazquez will be aboard the Wood Memorial winner in the May 4 race at Churchill Downs.Velazquez also rides Florida Derby winner Orb but has decided to go with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-04-10/overtime
Roman Line drew accolades despite Derby loss

...edged Roman Line by a nose. And Admiral's Voyage had recently dead-heated with Sunrise County for first in the Wood Memorial and then had been made sole winner when his rival was disqualified. Perhaps their colt's prospects were better than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2012-05-04/roman-line-drew-acco