History Summons Tacitus

Tacitus may be named for a Roman historian that one encyclopedia calls “the greatest prose stylists who ever wrote in the Latin language,” but it took more grit and guts than elegance to win the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack. Breaking from post 2 under José Ortiz, Tacitus was one of many horses…

Brian’s Derby Preps: The Wood Memorial

Brian Nadeau is back this year to offer insight and analysis on this year’s road to the Kentucky Derby. A handicapper at Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB, he’ll analyze every official Derby points race and the three Triple Crown races, back at Brooklyn Backstretch for the sixth year. Aqueduct: The $750,000 Wood Memorial at 1 1/8…

Brian’s Derby Preps: The Wood Memorial

 by Brian Nadeau of Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB TV.  Aqueduct: The GI, $1 million Wood Memorial at 1 1/8 miles (Kentucky Derby qualifying points 100-40-20-10) #1 Shagaf (2-1): Expected favorite made it 3-for-3 when he rode one of the most intense speed biases in recent memory early before tipping out off the far turn to win the…