Wesley Ward

Wesley Ward sends three more to Europe, ready for Royal Ascot

Trainer Wesley Ward added three more horses to the previous six already stabled in France with longtime assistant trainer Blake Heap. The move is meant to solidify his string for the Royal Ascot meet in England that runs June 14-18.

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Flashpoint registers ‘fantastic’ work, Animal Kingdom jogs

Preakness hopeful, Flashpoint, breezed five furlongs at Keeneland yesterday in 1:00 3/5 with workmate Pleasant Prince.  The son of Pomeroy began racing with trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. but was recently transferred to Wesley Ward. “He started off four or five lengths behind Pleasant Prince, who is a horse that always goes down there in about […]

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Wesley Ward tearing it up in France so far

Saturday, trainer Wesley Ward won at Longchamp with his first-ever French starter, Tiz Terrific.  Monday, he won two more races, this time at Chantilly.  Everyday Dave and Judy the Beauty were both two-year-old maiden winners at Keeneland. All three of Ward’s French winners are headed to Royal Ascot in June.

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Keeneland winner sets sights on Royal Ascot

Owner Ken Ramsey has every intention of sending one of his Saturday stakes winners at Keeneland to Royal Ascot in June.  Three-year-old Holiday For Kitten went gate to wire in the Giant’s Causeway Stakes, and she is entered in both the King’s Stand and Golden Jubilee Stakes. “This horse is nominated for Royal Ascot, and […]

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Ward: Madman Diaries could be a Timely scratch

Uncle Mo could face even less competition when he goes to post in the $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday.  Trainer Wesley Ward said he is “leaning toward not running” Madman Diaries in the race because he probably can’t beat Uncle Mo.  Ward said he entered Madman Diaries on the possibility that Uncle […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: STUDYING IN THE SADDLE

By Ray Paulick Over 20 years ago, during a trip to Japan to ride Pay the Butler in the Japan Cup and participate in the World Super Jockeys competition, jockey Chris McCarron was asked to speak at the Japan Racing Association’s jockey school, where teenagers with professional riding aspirations are taught about the sport, […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: ONE DAY AT A TIME MICHAEL

By Ray Paulick Every kid should be so lucky to have parents like Sandy and Beth Straight. “They are very inspirational people,” said Nancy LaSala, executive director of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. The Straights are parents of 23-year-old twin sons, Michael and Matthew, who were living out their dream together as […]

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