Wesley Ward

Two-Time Royal Ascot Winner, ‘Amazing Filly’ Lady Aurelia Retired

Cartier Award winner Lady Aurelia, who during her 3-year-old season traveled from her Kentucky base to England’s Royal Ascot to beat older males in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes, has been retired. Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet, which bred the 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy and raced her in partnership with George Bolton and Peter Leidel, […]

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‘She Would Want Me To Be Happy’: Lanerie Back In The Irons Saturday At Arlington

Jockey Corey Lanerie will return to the saddle this Saturday at Arlington Park, riding for the first time since his wife’s sudden death just 15 days ago. Shantel Lanerie was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in early 2018, according to courier-journal.com, but died of sepsis on June 22. “I don’t know if I’m strange or […]

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Paulick Report 6/21 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack

Here’s your daily update on what’s been happening today in the world of Thoroughbred racing. In today’s edition of the Paulick Report News Minute, Scott Jagow has the latest developments from Royal Ascot, plus a preview of the rest of the meet and the Queen’s Plate a week from Saturday. Watch below.

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Royal Ascot: Ward-Trained Filly Shang Shang Shang Wires Norfolk Stakes By A Nose

The only filly in a field of 10 juveniles, Shang Shang Shang took up the early running and held on late to capture the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot Thursday. The daughter of Shanghai Bobby broke sharply under Joel Rosario and held off the charge of 20-1 Pocket Dynamo to prevail by a […]

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Ward-Trained Shang Shang Shang Bids For Breeders’ Cup Berth In Thursday’s Norfolk

Breeze Easy LLC’s Kentucky-bred Shang Shang Shang and AlMaohamediya Racing’s Konchek (GB) lead 10 2-year-olds in Thursday’s 5 furlong Norfolk Stakes (G2) at Royal Ascot, with the winner receiving the first automatic berth into the new $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is an international series of 82 stakes races, […]

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Royal Ascot Lineup: American Horses To Watch

The exciting Royal Ascot meet kicks off on Tuesday with several American contenders bidding for overseas glory. For the first time, NBC will cover the action on Saturday, while NBC Sports has coverage of the Tuesday through Friday races. The race schedule, along with the prominent American horses in those races, is as follows: Day […]

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Dettori Could Have Massive Royal Ascot Meet With Cracksman, Redkirk Warrior

Frankie Dettori, the most successful current jockey at Royal Ascot with 56 winners, talked about how special Royal Ascot is to him. He said: “It was a year ago today that I broke my shoulder and it was awful. To me, Ascot is everything and to injure myself four days’ before it last year’s Royal […]

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Americans At Royal Ascot: Bucchero, Yoshida, Ward’s Top Ten

Several American connections are aiming their horses at the June 19-23 Royal Ascot meeting this year, and NBC has planned 23 hours of coverage on American television. For the first time, Royal Ascot will be broadcast over the main NBC network on Saturday, June 23. Trainer Wesley Ward is taking a 10-strong group of contenders […]

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Ward Sends Out Potent Duo In Astoria

Trainer Wesley Ward, a name to be feared in the entry box for juvenile races across the globe, will send out a potent one-two punch in Thursday’s 107th running of the $150,000, 5 ½-furlong Astoria for 2-year-old fillies at Belmont Park. The Ward pair of Athens Queen and Wonder Stone are each exiting an impressive […]

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Lady Aurelia ‘Very, Very Happy’ in Keeneland Work Toward Royal Ascot

Trainer Wesley Ward continued preparations for his Royal Ascot hopefuls at Keeneland on Saturday, led by Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel’s European champion Lady Aurelia, who worked 5 furlongs over the yielding turf course in 1:03.40. The turf works were delayed a day due to heavy rain in the Lexington area on Friday. A 4-year-old daughter of […]

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