Wesley Ward

Ward Noses Out Maker For Truncated Turfway Training Title

The last race on what became the last day of the Turfway Park 2020 winter/spring meet and the last at the existing facility put Wesley Ward alone at the top of the standings for his fourth leading trainer title at the Northern Kentucky track. Ward broke a tie with Mike Maker when Fitri Hay’s Zipaway […]

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Wesley Ward Invader Bound For Nowhere Takes On Cistron In Santa Anita’s San Simeon

A pair of top-class sprinters, John Sadler’s Grade 1 winning Cistron and Wesley Ward’s Kentucky-based Bound for Nowhere come off extended layoffs as they head a field of seven older horses in the Grade 3, $100,000 San Simeon at 5 ½ furlongs on turf this Saturday at Santa Anita. Originally scheduled to be run this […]

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Ward ‘Always Had A Good Feeling’ About Jeff Ruby Steaks Candidate Invader

Invader needed five races to break his maiden, the win coming at Turfway Park Dec. 4, but when he woke up he did so dramatically. Facing 11 rivals, he obliterated the maiden special weight field by nearly 13 lengths. In his next start, the first of his sophomore season, he dominated Turfway’s John Battaglia Memorial […]

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Jeff Ruby Steaks: One-Eyed Finnick The Fierce ‘Seems To Have Taken To The Polytrack’

The field for the $250,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park is coming together, with 10 to 12 horses expected to seek the race’s points toward the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1). Entries for the 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds will be drawn Wednesday, March 11. The Jeff Ruby Steaks is the […]

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Chad Brown-Trained Duo Top Churchill’s Mrs. Revere Stakes

Trainer Chad Brown’s duo of Klaravich Stables $200,000 Sands Point (Grade II) winner New and Improved and First Row Partners and Hidden Brook Farm’s $75,000 Parx Fall Oaks victor Nay Lady Nay (IRE) will invade Churchill Downs from New York to take on 12 rivals in Friday’s 29th rendition of the $300,000 Mrs. Revere (GII), […]

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Gun Society Runs Down Owlette In Woodbine’s South Ocean

Hall of Fame horseman Roger Attfield’s homebred filly Gun Society took to the Tapeta in top form as she rallied from last to first to win her stakes debut in the $100,000 South Ocean under jockey Kazushi Kimura early Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. The Society’s Chairman-Double Guns Girl filly had a record reading 1-1-2 […]

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Four Wheel Drive Gives American Pharoah First Breeders’ Cup Winner In Juvenile Turf Sprint

Breeze Easy’s Four Wheel Drive became champion American Pharoah’s first Breeders’ Cup winner at stud on Friday, leading all the way in the Juvenile Turf Sprint to kick off the World Championships. The Wesley Ward-trained 2-year-old colt was favored at 3-2 in the 12-horse field, and completed five furlongs in 55.66 seconds over Santa Anita’s […]

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‘Top Of The Ranks’: Kimari, Other Ward Trainees Work Toward Breeders’ Cup At Keeneland

Trainer Wesley Ward’s three possible contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) – Stonestreet Stables’ Cambria, Ten Broeck Farm’s Kimari and Breeze Easy’s Four Wheel Drive – led Sunday workers who are preparing for the Nov. 1-2 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita. The trio of 2-year-olds each worked a half-mile on […]

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Gary Stevens Enjoying ‘New Chapter’ As Racing Analyst

Gary Stevens didn’t call it a career on his own terms, but blessed with a good head on his shoulders with an affinity for common sense, he knew when told to retire or else, he did. The advice he received was unquestionably sound. He didn’t quibble. “It’s long gone,” Stevens said with genuine resolve of […]

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