2014 Kentucky Derby Hopeful: Wicked Strong
For the first time, my Derby Hopefuls will be reaching the pages of Horse Racing Nation rather than the original Past the Grandstand. Derby Hopefuls feature the horses I view as the best contenders leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Each horse spotlighted in a Derby Hopeful will join the 2014 PTG Derby Hopeful roster, found on the right side of this blog (the original Past the Grandstand). Horses will be listed in an order that corresponds to how highly I think of them, with the horse I think most highly of ranking at the top. A horse featured in a Derby Hopeful may be taken off the roster if its performances after its article are published are not up to par or if that horse is taken off the Triple Crown trail, though those articles will remain on my blog.
"The country was left shaken when a bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon killed three and left hundreds injured. But like any tragedy, it brought our nation together. Massachusetts-based Centennial Farms sought to give one of their promising two-year-olds – a Hard Spun colt out of a Charismatic mare – a name that would honor the victims and with the moniker “Boston Strong” already taken, they named him Wicked Strong. Now the promise that colt displayed has led him to become one of the top contenders for the 2014 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). . ."
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