Wesley Ward

Ward Considering Grade 1 Jaipur For Bound For Nowhere, Undrafted

Trainer Wesley Ward is considering stakes winning turf sprinters Bound for Nowhere and Undrafted for the Grade 1, $400,000 Jaipur Invitational on Belmont Stakes Day, June 8. Owned by Ward, Bound for Nowhere was a two-time stakes winner last season with victories in the Grade 2 Shakertown at Keeneland and the Tourist Mile at Kentucky Downs. The bay son […]

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Frac Daddy Sires First Winner At Woodbine

The initial 2-year-old race of the season at Woodbine produced a notable first on Friday, when Owlette became the first winner for her sire, Frac Daddy. The bay filly led every step of the way in the 4 1/2-furlong race to stop the clock in :52.16 seconds over Woodbine’s all-weather Tapeta surface. Patrick Husbands had […]

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Aurelia Garland Is First Winner For WinStar Farm’s Constitution

Aurelia Garland, a 2-year-old filly by WinStar Farm stallion Constitution, impressively won her career debut in a $100,000 maiden special weight at Belmont Park on Thursday, becoming her sire’s first winner. Bred in Kentucky by Todd Frederick, Chad Frederick, and Phoenix Farm and Racing, and owned by George Bolton, the chestnut filly pressed the pace […]

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Ms Headley Is First Winner For Ocala Stud’s The Big Beast

Ms Headley, a 2-year-old filly by Ocala Stud stallion The Big Beast, won on debut at Churchill Downs on Wednesday, becoming her sire’s first winner and initial starter. Owned by Christina Jelm and Mike Puhich, Ms Headley broke in good order under Irad Ortiz Jr., and tracked the early pace set by Biddy Duke. She […]

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Ward Trainee Jo Jo Air Upsets William Walker At 14-1

Andrew Farm and Mrs. Charlie O’Connor’s Jo Jo Air dueled 1-9 favorite Bulletin into submission and then held off a late charge from Uncapped by three-quarters of a length to win the fifth running of the $125,000 William Walker for 3-year-olds before a crowd of 22,012 on the opening night of Churchill Downs’ 38-day Spring […]

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Ward Sends Pair Of Fillies In Search Of Third Victory In Kentucky Juvenile

Trainer Wesley Ward, who has beaten the boys twice with fillies in the Kentucky Juvenile, will shoot for number three Wednesday when he sends out debut winners Nayibeth and Marva in a field of nine in the 26th running of the $125,000 race for 2-year-olds going five furlongs on the main track at Churchill Downs. […]

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Maven Becomes First North American Winner For American Pharoah

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah recorded his first winner in North America when Richard Ravin’s Maven took the Friday opener at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Wesley Ward trainee, sent to post as the odds-on favorite in the 4 1/2-furlong maiden sprint, went straight to the lead under jockey Dylan Davis. The chestnut colt marked the opening quarter-mile in 22.55 seconds […]

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First Starter Is First Winner For WinStar Farm’s Carpe Diem

Nayibeth, a 2-year-old filly by WinStar Farm stallion Carpe Diem, won at first asking at Keeneland on Wednesday, becoming her sire’s first starter and first winner. Bred in Kentucky by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings and owned by Ramon Tallaj, Nayibeth raced to the lead at the start of the 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight, shook loose […]

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‘Precocious’ American Pharoah Juveniles To Debut Wednesday At Aqueduct

Wednesday afternoon’s opening race at Aqueduct Racetrack will mark the year’s first 2-year-old maiden race at the Big A, featuring the debut of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s first two starters in North America when Lady Delaware and Tesorina are unveiled. American Pharoah, standing at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud division in Versailles, Ky. for a […]

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The Mackem Bullet Scores First Stakes Win In Appalachian

Katsumi Yoshida’s The Mackem Bullet found the winner’s circle in her fourth start in the United States, kicking away to win Sunday’s G2 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland by a length. The 3-year-old daughter of Society Rock was ridden by Tyler Gaffalione and sent to post at odds of 6-1 after making two winter starts on […]

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