The Kentucky Derby is now just under a month away, which means the spring's big pre-Derby races have finally arrived. One of those is the Wood Memorial Stakes, featuring some horses looking to secure spots in the Kentucky Derby. There are a total of eight horses in the race, and the purse totals $1 million.
The nine furlong (1 1/8 miles) race was first run in 1925 and it's one of five Grade I races that are run in preparation for the Triple Crown. The 40,000 capacity, 17,000 seat Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York has hosted the race since its beginning.
Post time for the horses is 5:15 p.m. ET. The race will be broadcast on NBC as part of their coverage of multiple big races that are taking place around the country on Saturday afternoon and late evening.
For all your horse racing needs, be sure to visit And Down The Stretch They Come.