Wesley Ward

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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Ward Adds Another Filly To Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

Trainer Wesley Ward, who sent out the unbeaten filly Cambria to beat the boys in the $500,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint, won Keeneland’s $200,000 Indian Summer Stakes on Sunday with another filly as Kimari out-finished Chimney Rock to prevail by a half-length. The favorite under Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Kimari earned a fees-paid […]

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Four Wheel Drive Powers Home On Top In Futurity

Sent off as the overwhelming 4-5 post-time favorite, Breeze Easy LLC’s Four Wheel Drive powered by the competition to win Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Futurity at Belmont Park and earn an all-expenses paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint on November 1 at Santa Anita Park. Breaking alertly from post 4 with Irad […]

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After Jaunt To Ascot, Karak Is Back And Has Eyes On G3 Matron

Trainer Wesley Ward’s Karak will headline a field of six juvenile fillies in the Grade 3, $150,000 Matron going six furlongs on turf Saturday at Belmont Park. The Matron will join a stacked undercard on the first day of the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Racing Festival, which will feature four ‘Win and You’re In’ qualifiers […]

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Holy Roman Emperor Colt Leads First Day Of Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale

Consistent trade throughout the first day of the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale produced a clearance rate of 86 percent, up eight points on last year. The average of €25,612 (US$28,221) and median of €22,000 ($24,242) increased by 2 percent and 10 percent on 2018. Total sales for the day amounted to €5,045,500 ($5,559,795) for […]

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Husbands Doubles Up In Woodbine’s Saturday Stakes

Patrick Husbands completed a sweep of Saturday’s stakes events at Woodbine taking the $100,000 Victorian Queen and matching Sweet Briar Too in front-end fashion. Husbands continues to lead all jockeys for stakes wins at the current Woodbine meet with 15 added-money scores during his comeback campaign. Owlette ran away with her second stakes title, winning […]

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‘He Was Good To Me’: Hootenanny Returns To Ward Ranch To Stand Privately

In many ways, Hootenanny represented the best of what Wesley Ward has done as a trainer. Now, he’ll try to do the same for Ward as a stallion owner. The 7-year-old son of Quality Road relocated to Ward Ranch across the road from the Keeneland property in Lexington, Ky., this past breeding season to stand […]

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Casse Pair Top Inaugural Running of Woodbine Cares Stakes

Lady Fatima and Quality Heat, both winners on the turf for conditioner Mark Casse, will be looking to add a new stakes to their trainer’s bulky portfolio when they contest Sunday’s first running of the Woodbine Cares. The Woodbine Cares, which offers a purse of $100,000, will be run over five furlongs on the inner […]

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