Wood a big stop on Derby trail
Updated: April 6, 2013, 12:05 AM ETBy Paul Moran | Special to ESPN.com
NEW YORK -- The good people of Brooklyn and Staten Island will be rooting for the horse named for the bridge that connects those boroughs of the nation's largest city, spanning the entrance to the New York harbor in a graceful arc. Local allegiance is strong, even here. In Tuscany, half a world away, Italians who follow American racing will note that the favorite to win the Wood Memorial on Saturday is also the namesake of favorite son Giovanni de Verrazzano, the 15th Century explorer ...
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