Videos tagged with "wood memorial"

1995 Wood Memorial Stakes [13:22]
The road to Kentucky may run through New York after all. In perhaps the most impressive performance by a 3-year-old colt this year and on the heels of his decisive victory in the Gotham three weeks ago, Talkin Man led every step of the way to win the 71st running of the $500000 Wood Memorial yesterday at Aqueduct. Talkin Man did it in impressive fashion, toying with seven colts before pulling away for a 7 3/4-length victory over Knockadoon and assuring himself a date at Churchill Downs in three weeks, perhaps as the favorite of the Kentucky Derby on May 6. The 2-to-5 favorite in the Grade II Wood, Talkin Man left the rest of the field -- none had won a graded stakes race -- in the dust at the top of the stretch. Jockey Shane Sellers, riding the Canadian-bred horse for the first, and likely last time, because Mike Smith had to honor another commitment in Arkansas, never used his whip as his mount covered the mile and an eighth in an easy 1:491/5 . "I was just a passenger out there," Sellers said after Talkin Man breezed through fractions of 234/5 seconds for the quarter, 48 flat for the half, 1:123/5 over 6 furlongs and the mile in 1:37 even, while never being asked to run all out. "Regardless of what the pace was, I knew what I had underneath me. He was telling me, 'We OK, we OK Don't worry about nothing.' " Coupled with the upset victory by the 30-1 long shot Wild Syn in the Blue Grass at Keeneland a little over an hour earlier, Talkin Man's victory guarantees that the ...

TVG Kentucky Derby 138 Profile - Alpha [01:42]
TVG profiles Kentucky Derby 138 contender Alpha, winner of the Count Fleet Stakes and Withers Stakes.
Tags: alpha, kentucky derby, 2012 kentucky derby, horse racing, tvg, derby, churchill downs, godolphin, wood memorial, count fleet, withers stakes

Triple Crown Insider: Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby recap [08:51]
Jon & Joel recap the stellar stretch runs in the Wood Memorial (G1) and Santa Anita Derby (G1), and tell you how each race shook up the TCI Top 10. They also discuss scenarios with the all-important Kentucky Derby graded earnings standings, and why this 3-year-old crop may be one of the most exciting in years. Watch it. Comment.
Tags: ‪Triple, Crown, Insider, Horse, Horses, thoroughbred, triple crown, thoroughbred racing, Horse Racing, Race, derby, kentucky derby, derby trail, triple crown trail, bob baffert, todd pletcher, top 10, wood memorial, santa anita derby, illinois derby, ar

Sant Anita Derby and Wood Memorial Derby [05:57]
Horse Racing picks . Gambling and sports. Triple Crown news. Santa Anita and Wood Memorial Favorites and Picks.
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