Wesley Ward

Maker Ties Record For Most Training Titles At Turfway Park

Mike Maker tied the Turfway Park record for most training titles when he topped the standings for the 2017 holiday meet to earn his 20th title overall. The meet began Nov. 29 and ended Dec. 31. The title was Maker’s ninth for a holiday meet and his sixth consecutive across holiday and winter/spring meets. He has eight […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winner Hootenanny Retired, Will Stand At Buck Pond Farm In 2018

Winner of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita in 2014,5-year-old Hootenanny has officially been retired. According to drf.com, the son of Quality Road will stand the 2018 breeding season at Kentucky’s Buck Pond Farm. In addition to his Breeders’ Cup win, Hootenanny won the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot and ran […]

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Elate ‘Finished Up Good’ At Del Mar; Turf Works Highlight Sunday Morning Training

Breeders’ Cup Distaff contender Elate, winner of both the G1 Alabama and G1 Beldame, worked a half-mile on a cloudy Sunday morning at Del Mar. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro and exercise rider Neil Poznansky were given a final time of :49.00 for the work, with Daily Racing Form clockers catching the filly in :23.60 for […]

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Lady Aurelia Among The First Of Breeders’ Cup Contenders To Settle In At Del Mar

The Longines Countdown Clock on the corner of Via de la Valle and Jimmy Durante Boulevard, ticking down to the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Championships, of which Del Mar will be a first-time host, dipped under the eight-day mark Thursday. Preparations have been progressing steadily since the 78th summer season at the seaside track concluded on […]

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Lady Aurelia Records ‘Beautiful’ Work At Keeneland Ahead Of Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Trainer Wesley Ward was excited after Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel’s Keeneland-based European champion Lady Aurelia turned in her final Keeneland work Saturday, a day before she leaves for Southern California and her next start in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) on Nov. 4 at Del Mar. Working to the inside of Master Merion, Lady Aurelia and […]

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Happy Like A Fool Dominant In Matron Stakes

Making her first start in North America since breaking her maiden last Spring at Keeneland, Happy Like a Fool earned her first graded stakes win in only her third career start besting a field of five in Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Matron Sunday at Belmont Park. Happy Like a Fool broke from post 3 without […]

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Oscar Performance Returns To The Work Tab At Keeneland

Amerman Racing’s Oscar Performance, winner of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), worked a half-mile in :49.60 on his own Sunday morning over a Keeneland turf course labeled firm. It was the first work back for Oscar Performance since finishing third in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) in his first start against older […]

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Cross-Entered Happy Like A Fool Headlines Competitive Matron Stakes

Making her first start in North America since breaking her maiden on April 9 at Keeneland, Happy Like a Fool for trainer Wesley Ward and owners Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith will headline a competitive field of five in the Grade 3, $150,000 Matron for juvenile fillies on Sunday at Belmont Park. […]

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Keeneland: Ward ‘Very, Very Happy’ After Lady Aurelia’s Five-Furlong Work Thursday

Barbara Banke of Stonestreet Stables was at Keeneland Thursday morning to watch European champion Lady Aurelia, bred by Stonestreet and owned in partnership with Peter Leidel, work 5 furlongs in 1:01.80 on a soft turf course. Based at Keeneland with trainer Wesley Ward, the 3-year-old Scat Daddy filly is scheduled to make her next start […]

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Nunthorpe Winner Marsha To Face Rival Lady Aurelia In BC Turf Sprint

Marsha has been given the green light to head to Del Mar to take in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint. Sir Mark Prescott’s flying filly earned her spot for the big race after she defeated Lady Aurelia, with whom she is likely to renew rivalry in America, by a nose in the Nunthorpe Stakes at […]

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