04/06/2012 5:57PM

Column Companion: SA Derby, Wood History


Here's the 50-year rundown on Santa Anita Derby and Wood Memorial winners and how they fared in the Kentucky Derby, the topic of the Saturday column you can read by clicking here.


Those summary stats at the bottom of the chart reflect a pretty dramatic shift: From 1962 through 1989, SA Derby and Wood winners were 10 for 45 in the Kentucky Derby, with a winner of one of those races going on to a Derby victory in 10 of 28 years. Starting with 1990, however, those horses are just 1 for 34 over 22 years.

At Aqueduct tomorrow, the first of 11 races goes at 12:50 pm, with the Wood scheduled as the 9th at 5:15 pm, the third leg of an all-stakes pick-4 on races 7-10 consisting of the G3 Comely, the G3 Bay Shore, the G1 Wood and the G1 Carter. The Wood will be televised nationally on NBC on a 90-minute telecast beginning at 4:30 pm ET that also includes live coverage of the Santa Anita Derby and the Ashland at Keeneland.