The Woodward is named in memory of William Woodward, Sr. who was chairman of the Jockey Club from 1930 to 1950 and whose Belair Stud colors were carried to victory by father-son Triple Crown winners Gallant Fox and Omaha and champions such as Nashrullah, Nashua, Granville and Johnstown. Horses bred by Belair won every major stakes in America as well as the Epsom Oaks, St. Leger Stakes, and 1000 Guineas in Britain. The Woodward, run through the years as a handicap, a weight-for-age event and an allowance stakes, was inaugurated in 1954 at Belmont Park and also was run several times at Aqueduct before being moved to Saratoga with the expansion of the meet to include Labor Day in 2006. Spectacular Bid’s victory in 1980 was the first American walkover since Calumet Farm's Coaltown won the 1949 running of the Edward Burke Handicap at Havre de Grace, Maryland.
1 - Math Wizard
Jockey - Joel Rosario | Trainer - Saffie A. Joseph, Jr. | Owner - Fanelli, John, Mishref, Khalid, Cash is King LLC, LC Racing, Collarmele Vitelli Stables LLC, Zoumas, Ioannis and Bassett Stables | Breeder - Lucky Seven Stable
Earnings - $1,119,540 | Starts - 18 | Firsts - 3 | Seconds - 3 | Thirds - 3
2 - Tacitus
Jockey - Jose Ortiz | Trainer - Bill Mott | Owner - Juddmonte Farms, Inc. | Breeder - Juddmonte Farms, Inc.
Earnings - $2,817,500 | Starts - 12 | Firsts - 4 | Seconds - 3 | Thirds - 2
3 - Moretti
Jockey - Jose Lezcano | Trainer - Todd Pletcher | Owner - Repole Stable and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners | Breeder - Thor-Bred Stables, LLC
Earnings - $256,150 | Starts - 11 | Firsts - 4 | Seconds - 4 | Thirds - 1
4 - Global Campaign
Jockey - Luis Saez | Trainer - Stanley M. Hough | Owner - Sagamore Farm, LLC and WinStar Farm, LLC | Breeder - WinStar Farm, LLC
Earnings - $506,080 | Starts - 8 | Firsts - 5 | Seconds - 0 | Thirds - 1
5 - Spinoff
Jockey - Irad Ortiz, Jr. | Trainer - Todd Pletcher | Owner - Wertheimer and Frere | Breeder - Wertheimer et Frere
Earnings - $421,600 | Starts - 12 | Firsts - 4 | Seconds - 2 | Thirds - 1
6 - Prioritize
Jockey - Eric Cancel | Trainer - H. James Bond | Owner - William L. Clifton, Jr. | Breeder - Spendthrift Farm LLC
Earnings - $247,100 | Starts - 13 | Firsts - 4 | Seconds - 2 | Thirds - 2
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