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Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack

Premier Horse Race at Aqueduct in Queens, NY


At the Wood Memorial

At the Wood Memorial

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The Wood Memorial is the premier race at Aqueduct Racetrack, and it's part of the Triple Crown Trail. The race has been run since 1925 and in 2014 the Wood Memorial's purse is set at $1,000,000. Over the years, 11 Wood Memorial winners have gone on to win the Kentucky Derby.

Many of the top-competing three-year-old thoroughbreds will race the nine furlongs (one mile and one furlong) as a tune-up for the Kentucky Derby and other Triple Crown races.

With the spring weather a bit iffy, we'll wait and see if the sun peaks out that Saturday afternoon at the Wood Memorial. In 2012, for the first time, the race was officially "The Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial," with the name for the adjoining casino at Aqueduct.

  • The Wood Memorial
  • Saturday, April 5, 2014, post time is 5:40  p.m., usually the eighth race of the day
  • Parking opens at 10:45 a.m., gates open at 11 a..m.
  • Horses Entered in Wood Memorial - TBD
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