Making his initial start for trainer Nick Zito, Spot collared weakening No Nay Never in the drive and bounded away to a 2 1/2-length win in the $200,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) March 1 at Gulfstream Park.
No Nay Never
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2011
|Trainer||Wesley A. Ward|
|Owner||Ice Wine Stable, Magnier, Susan, Tabor, Michael B. and Smith, Derrick|
|Breeder||Jayne Doi Johnson & David Sparrow|
|No Nay Never View Five-Cross Pedigree||Scat Daddy||Johannesburg|
|Cat's Eye Witness||Elusive Quality|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Chestnut Valley||Hunter Valley Farm, agent||$170,000|
|Yearling||Cromwell Bloodstock||Paramount Sales, agent||$95,000|
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Two of the more accomplished juveniles of 2013 will make their 3-year-old season debuts March 1 when Havana and No Nay Never meet in the Swale Stakes (gr. II) March 1 at Gulfstream Park.
United States-based trainer Wesley Ward struck at the top level in France Aug. 18 with precocious 2-year-old No Nay Never, who effortlessly stretched his speed to win the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) at Deauville.
To sire all three place-getters in a group I race is something akin to fantasy, but Scat Daddy joined elite company when Solaria led home Dalala and Lemon Pretty in the Premio Arturo Lyon Pena (Chi-I) June 28.
A salute to the winners of Royal Ascot 2013. Watch Video
Comments from Joel Rosario after his victory in the Norfolk aboard No Nay Never. Watch Video
Estimate led in the final furlong of the Gold Cup (Eng-I) June 20 at Royal Ascot and gamely turned back a strong challenge to narrowly prevail in the 2 1/2-mile marathon for owner Queen Elizabeth II.
Comments from Joel Rosario and Wesley Ward after No Nay Never's victory in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot. Watch Video
After winning five of the six juvenile races he entered this spring at Keeneland, trainer Wesley Ward is considering all of those winners for Royal Ascot.
Trainer Wesley Ward, who has registered victories in four of the five juvenile races where he has entered horses at Keeneland this spring, will try to grab one more April 26.
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