Saturday, April 4, 2009

Secretariat loses the Wood

The Wood Memorial is today at the Aqueduct in South Ozone Park, Queens. The biggest racing day of the year there...and a Holy Day of Obligation for some. In his last big prep for the Kentucky Derby, Secretariat came in third at the 1973 Wood Memorial, finishing behind stablemate Angle Light and Sham. Secretariat would never lose another race. He won the Triple Crown that year.

To YouTube we go!:

Previously on EV Grieve:
Thanksgiving at the Aqueduct, Part 2


Mykola Dementiuk said...

On a $2 bet on Secretariat back in those days I won $3, big deal, right? A dollar profit, Ha Ha Ha!

The OTB parlor was on 14th Street and 2nd Avenue and packed with shifty looking guys

Thanks for bringing that moment back...

EV Grieve said...

Hi Mick,

Thanks for the comment... Do you happen to know what replaced the OTB on 14th and 2nd? I usually go to the OTB on Delancey.

Mykola Dementiuk said...

I think it was KFC chicken place, not sure, haven't been there in a number of years.