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Wicked Strong

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Wicked Strong horse racing

Wicked Strong

© Vanessa Ng

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Trainer:   William Flynn
Jockey:   Rajiv Maragh
Owner:   Centennial Farms

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As a two-year-old Wicked Strong broke his maiden in his second start then finished third in the Remsen Stakes. He finished a dismal 9th in his 2014 debut in the Holy Bull Stakes then was 4th in an allowance both at Gulfstream Park. He shipped to Aqueduct and was a surprise winner in the Wood Memorial for his final prep. In the Kentucky Derby he rallied from 14th early on to finish 4th. Skipped the Preakness and waited for the Belmont Stakes.

Stats:

Foaling Date:   4-28-2011
Pedigree:   Hard Spun - Moyne Abbey by Charismatic
Dosage Profile:   2-5-11-0-0
Dosage Index / CD:   2.27   0.50  
2013 Record:   7 Starts: 3 - 1 - 0, $214,850
Best Beyer Figure:   104
Triple Crown Nominated

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More Belmont Stakes Info:

The final jewel of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, is not only the longest of the three races at one and a half miles but also the oldest. The grueling distance can make or break a horse and is one of the truest tests of stamina in racing. Thirty horses have entered the Belmont with a chance to become a Triple Crown winner, but only eleven have succeeded.

The inaugural running of the Belmont Stakes was in 1867 at Jerome Park Racecourse, making it the oldest of all the Triple Crown Races. It was named after prominent banker and Jockey Club president August Belmont. Only four horses went to post in that first Belmont and the winner was a filly named Ruthless, one of only three fillies to have won the marathon race. Since then the Belmont has been responsible for quite a few firsts in racing. The American tradition of the "post parade" was introduced to American racing in the 1880 Belmont. The first, and so far only, Triple Crown race to be won by a female jockey was the 1993 Belmont won by Colonial Affair with Julie Krone aboard. In 1973, Secretariat set a track and world record of 2:24 for the mile and a half with his 31-length victory, a record that still stands today.

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