Wesley Ward

Karak Scores In Tyro As First Black-Type Winner For Karakontie

Back on a firm turf course in America, heavily-favored Karak lived up to her lofty yearling price, sitting a perfect stalking trip before going on to an easy 2½-length victory on Saturday in the $75,000 Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Park. The daughter of Karakontie-Down the Well by Mujadil, a $365,000 yearling purchase, rebounded from a […]

Continue reading
Belmont Stakes Winner Tonalist Notches First North American Winner

Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist registered his first North American winner on Aug. 2, when Tony’s Rose rallied to win a maiden special weight at Belterra Park, BloodHorse reports. Jockey Angel Rodriguez was in the irons for owner and breeder Robert S. Evans, and trainer Wesley Ward. The chestnut filly completed the five-furlong race in 58.82 […]

Continue reading
Full Brother To World Of Trouble Debuts Wednesday At Saratoga

Trainer Wesley Ward will saddle a full-brother to multiple Grade 1-winner World of Trouble in Alfie Solomons, who makes his career debut over the Mellon turf course in Wednesday afternoon’s sixth race at Saratoga. The Florida-bred chestnut is by Kantharos out of the Valid Expectations broodmare Meets Expectations and was purchased for $285,000 from last […]

Continue reading
Call Paul To Make Turf Debut In Opening Day Quick Call Stakes

A competitive field of 3-year-old turf sprinters is lined up for the Grade 3, $100,000 Quick Call on Thursday, Opening Day at Saratoga Race Course, led by Call Paul, a multiple graded stakes winner who will be making his turf debut in the race for potent grass trainer Jason Servis. The 5 ½-furlong Quick Call […]

Continue reading
Pharoah Colt Maven To Aim For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

The first group-winning colt for his Triple Crown champion sire American Pharoah, Richard Ravin’s Maven has one more start planned overseas in the July 31 Molecomb Stakes (G3) at Goodwood. According to horseracingnation.com, the 2-year-old will then take aim at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint this fall at Santa Anita Park. “I’m trying to […]

Continue reading
Maven Gives Sire American Pharoah His First Graded Stakes Winner

Freshman stallion American Pharoah has now sired a Group 3 winner, as his 2-year-old son Maven took Saturday’s Prix du Bois at Chantilly for trainer Wesley Ward. Owned by Richard Ravin and ridden by Mickael Barzalona, the colt won the five-furlong sprint by a head, recording a final time of :58.36 over good-to-soft going. Originally […]

Continue reading
Royal Ascot: Dettori Rules Again, Takes Queen Mary Stakes With Raffle Prize

Jockey Frankie Dettori added to his reputation as “Mr. Royal Ascot” Wednesday by guiding longshot Raffle Prize to victory in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, giving Dettori his 61st victory at the famed meet. Off at 18-1 odds, Raffle Prize narrowly held off Wesley Ward-trained Kimari (13-2), ridden by John Velazquez, […]

Continue reading
American Pharoah Colt Maven Unsold At Goffs, Expected For Thursday Start At Royal Ascot

Richard Ravin’s Maven made news as American Pharoah’s first winner in North America back in April at Aqueduct, and now the 2-year-old colt is scheduled to start in Thursday’s Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot. On Monday, Maven went through the ring at the Goffs London sale, but was bought back for £725,000. He […]

Continue reading
Lady Aurelia’s Half-Sister Ruled Out Of Royal Ascot With ‘Minor Injury’

Lady Pauline, the Munnings half-sister to champion Lady Aurelia, will not be able to start in next week’s Royal Ascot meeting. According to bloodhorse.com, the juvenile filly suffered an injury during a workout overseas. “In her last work at Manton she came up with a real minor injury, which is unfortunately going to take us out […]

Continue reading
Wesley Ward Trainees Top Friday’s Tremont

A talented field of eight juveniles is set to compete in the 122nd running of the $150,000 Tremont at 5 ½ furlongs on Friday at Belmont Park. The Tremont is part of the second day of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, which begins June 6 and concludes with the 151st running of the Grade 1, […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram