Wesley Ward

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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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