John Clay

April 29, 2014 6:28 PM

John Clay: Jerkens poised to create more pleasant Derby memories with Wicked Strong

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens had the potential Kentucky Derby favorite in Quality Road in 2009, but the horse never made it to Churchill Downs because of an injury. Jerkens is back this year with Wicked Strong, champion of the Wood Memorial.

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About John Clay

John Clay


A native of Central Kentucky and a 1981 graduate of the University of Kentucky, John Clay is an award-winning blogger who covered UK football for 13 seasons before being promoted to columnist in 2000.

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