The 2014 Wood Memorial live stream and TV coverage is scheduled to take place Saturday afternoon from Aqueduct Racetrack in New York. The Wood Memorial is one of the biggest Grade I prep races leading up to the Kentucky Derby, and one of the most anticipated races at Aqueduct all year. Racing fans can double dip to as the 2014 Santa Anita Derby live stream will take place approximately 45 minutes to an hour after the Wood Memorial.
According to a Wall Street Journal report on April 4, Social Inclusion comes into the Wood Memorial as the horse to beat at 2/1 odds, followed by Samraat at 7/2. When it comes to preparing for a big race, you can never prepare too early. Samraat's trainer, Rick Violette has been preparing for this race all winter.
Violette had Samraat race at Aqueduct several times this past winter, which will definitely help if the weather happens to be bad. Violette knows that the weather will play a key role in today's race.
"Weather is significant," said Violette. "In New York, you make your training schedule according to the forecast. You're making daily adjustments because of the weather. In Florida, it's do you turn the fan on or not?"
If the Wood Memorial turns out like the Florida Derby, you had better not mortgage your home on the favorites today.
Cairo Prince was the big favorite to win the eight horse Florida Derby last weekend, but his slow start came back to haunt him as he didn't even finish in the money.
CP finished fourth and now many are wondering if he will officially be in the 2014 Kentucky Derby. Winning the Florida Derby would have most likely solidified that.
Here is a look at the field, post positions and current odds for the 2014 Wood Memorial. Racing fans can catch the action on NBC Sports Network nationally and streaming live online through NBC Sports Extra beginning at 5:30 p.m. EST.
2014 Wood Memorial Post Positions & Odds
- 1. Kid Cruz — 20/1
- 2. Wicked Strong — 15/1
- 3. Noble Moon — 12/1
- 4. Harpoon — 8/1
- 5. Los Borrachos — 30/1
- 6. Kristo — 6/1
- 7. Schivarelli — 15/1
- 8. Samraat — 7/2
- 9.Effinex — 50/1
- 10. Uncle Sigh — 5/1
- 11. Social Inclusion — 2/1