Keyword: John Ward

  • John Ward

    Ward Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance

    Retired classic winning trainer and former executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission John Ward has joined the Water, Hay, and Oats Alliance, which supports federal intervention to bring about national uniformity in medication policy.

  • Monarchos' Greatness Was Cut Way Too Short

    Monarchos was not your average Kentucky Derby winner. He and his training team of John Ward, who was listed trainer, and his wife Donna paved new ground in how to prepare a horse to win the Derby.

  • KHRC Extends Agreement with LGC Science Lab

    Despite delays in the turnaround of equine drug test results in 2014, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday, March 23, opted to extend its agreement with LGC Science to be its testing lab.

  • Musselman Drops Lawsuit Against Churchill

    Ed Musselman's litigation against Churchill Downs Inc. involving backstretch access has come to an end after the Indian Charlie publisher and the track owner on Dec. 16 jointly agreed to a voluntary dismissal.

  • Kentucky Downs

    No Extra Days for Kentucky Downs in 2015

    Under a plan approved Oct. 15 by the tracks involved, Kentucky Downs will continue to offer just five race days in 2015 but the Franklin, Ky., track will pick up an additional Saturday.

  • Kentucky Downs

    Kentucky Tracks at Odds on September Dates

    Representatives from Kentucky Downs, Churchill Downs, and Ellis Park failed to hammer out an agreement on 2015 September race dates in a Tuesday, Oct. 14, meeting facilitated by a KHRC committee.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Regulators Begin Asmussen Investigations

    At least one regulator investigating violations alleged in a PETA video posted last month involving the stable of trainer Steve Asmussen expects the inquiry to take at least several months.

  • Taxman Cometh for ADW Companies?

    Regulators who believe advance deposit wagering companies are not paying their fair share to the industry squared off against ADW reps who noted that added taxation could slow the success of a growing portion of the industry.

  • Kentucky Downs

    KHRC Panel Defers Action on Some 2014 Dates

    A panel of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has deferred action on 2014 racing dates for Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs to give those two tracks an opportunity to work out overlapping requests for three dates.

  • Sign winning the 2012 Pocahontas Stakes.

    Sign Reinstated as 2012 Pocahontas Winner

    The 2012 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) win by Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's filly Sign was reinstated following a settlement announced July 17 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • John Ward

    Kentucky's Ward New Chairman-Elect of RCI

    John Ward, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, was selected chairman-elect of the Association of Racing Commissioners International board of directors, the organization announced May 1.

  • Race-day medication was among the issues at the July 25 meeting of the board of directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

    Major Issues Discussed at RCI Board Meeting

    While many of racing's major issues were discussed at the July 25 meeting of the board of directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, the agenda called for few decisions to be made.

  • Donna Ward

    Ethics Panel Issues Opinion on Ward, KHRC

    An ethics panel has said that Donna Ward can continue to train horses in Kentucky but not race them at tracks in the state once her husband, John Ward, becomes executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

  • John Ward

    New Duties Await Veteran Trainer John Ward

    After 40 years as a trainer, John Ward is in the final days of overseeing his stable of horses at Gulfstream Park as he prepares to assume his new duties as executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission April 1.

  • Dancinginherdreams

    Dancinginherdreams No Longer Oaks-Bound

    Dancinginherdreams, who had been working toward the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), will skip the Run for the Lilies due to her poor performance in the April 9 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.

  • Kathmanblu, a stakes winner on grass and dirt, tries Polytrack in the Central Bank Ashland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9412825%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Kathmanblu Heads Deep Ashland Field

    Five D Thoroughbreds and Wind River Stables' homebred filly Kathmanblu, a stakes winner on grass and dirt, will attempt to transfer that form to Keeneland's Polytrack surface April 9 in the Central Bank Ashland (gr. I).

  • Churchill Dates Cut Approved; 'Crisis' Cited

    Amid considerable discussion about a quickly developing crisis facing the state's racing industry, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission May 12 approved a request from Churchill Downs to eliminate seven racing dates from the current spring meet.

  • Burdensome Paperwork Focus of KHRC

    Problems associated with having the necessary paperwork transferred in an efficient and timely matter for horses that move from state to state to compete were the focal point of discussion at the Dec. 15 meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • Zanjero flies home to take the Kentucky Cup Classic.

    Zanjero Takes Kentucky Cup Classic

    Benefiting from a patient ride by Shaun Bridgmohan, Zanjero bided his time early, then split horses decisively in mid-stretch to score a 1 1/2-length victory in the $350,000 Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park Sept. 27.

  • Two-Time Grade I winner Commentator leads a field of seven for the Massachusetts Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5274581%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Commentator Odds-On For MassCap

    Commentator, a two-time grade I winner for Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito, leads a field of seven for the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap Sept. 20 at Suffolk Downs.

  • UK Horse Racing Club Hosts Trainer Forum

    At a program hosted by the University of Kentucky Horse Racing Club in Lexington, five prominent trainers gave attendees a glimpse of what life was like while walking in their shoes. Called "Inside Horse Racing: the Trainer's Point of View," the Oct. 8 event featured a question-and-answer session as well as a silent auction to benefit the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center.

  • UK Horse Racing Club to Host Trainer Panel Discussion

    The University of Kentucky Horse Racing Club will host a public panel discussion comprised of trainers Kiaran McLaughlin, John Ward, Kenny McPeek, Rebecca Maker, and Ron Moquett in the Grand Ballroom of the University of Kentucky's Student Center Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.

  • Tendon Tear May End Strong Contender's Career

    John Oxley's multiple graded stakes winner Strong Contender, scratched as the second choice the morning of Saturday's Donn Handicap, has possibly suffered a career-ending injury.

  • Strong Contender (right) outlasts Lawyer Ron to post impressive Super Derby win.

    Strong Contender OK for Donn, Ward Says

    John Oxley's 4-year-old Strong Contender wasn't seriously injured when clipped from behind in the roughly run Hal's Hope Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 6 and remains on target for the Donn Handicap (gr. I) on Feb. 3.

  • Dwyer winner Strong Contender is pointing toward 4-year-old campaign.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3DS258166%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D419392%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Strong Contender Out of BC Classic; Bernardini Breezes

    John Oxley's Strong Contender, winner of the Super Derby (gr. II) in his last start, will skip the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. II) and will point for the Gulfstream Park meeting, with his main goal being the Donn Handicap (gr. I), trainer John Ward said Thursday.

  • Strong Contender (right) outlasts Lawyer Ron to post impressive Super Derby win.

    'Contender Packs Big Wallop in Super Derby

    He was reluctant to load, but once John C. Oxley's Strong Contender got rolling, there was no stopping him. The 3-year-old son of Maria's Mon swept past the 4-5 favorite Lawyer Ron to win the $486,500 Super Derby (gr. II) at Harrah's Louisiana Downs Saturday.

  • Ward On Travers Fence With Strong Contender

    Despite putting in a strong five-furlong workout over the Belmont Park training track Saturday, John Oxley's Strong Contender is still questionable for the upcoming Travers, according to Donna Ward, the wife and assistant trainer for John Ward.

  • 3-Year-Old Stars Work for Upcoming Stakes

    Bernardini, Bluegrass Cat, and Strong Contender, three of the main headliners for the July 29 Jim Dandy (gr. II) and Aug. 6 Haskell Invitational (gr. I), turned in sharp breezes at Belmont Park Monday.

  • Next month's Blue Grass holds world of Derby hopes for Strong Contender.

    'Contender's Derby Hopes Down to Bluegrass

    Thanks to what trainer John Ward terms "unfortunate circumstances," John Oxley's Strong Contender has but one pressure-packed race left for a potential trip to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), and he'll need a top finish in the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland April 15.

  • Polytrack a Plus for Strong Contender

    John Oxley's Strong Contender, one of what is shaping up to be a full field of contenders for the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park, has had plenty of experience with Polytrack and trainer John T. Ward Jr. figures that to be a plus for Saturday afternoon's race.

  • Strong Contender scored second straight victory in this late February Gulfstream allowance win.

    Strong Contender in Final Drill for Lane's End

    John Oxley's undefeated 3-year-old Strong Contender worked five furlongs in :59 4/5 at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday morning in his final major tune-up prior to his probable start in the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) March 25 at Turfway Park.

  • Strong Contender enters Derby picture with Gulfstream win.

    Strong Contender Rumbles in Gulf Allowance

    Though he has had only one previous start, John Oxley's 3-year-old Strong Contender could merit serious consideration on the road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with his 4 3/4-length triumph over a strong field of sophomores in his first start of the year Wednesday at Gulfstream Park.

  • Miss Matched Likely Sabin Choice Despite Layoff

    Miss Matched could be the horse to beat in the $100,000 Sabin Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares Saturday at Gulfstream Park in her first start since finishing third in the Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. III) at Hoosier Downs on Sept. 30.

  • Kentucky Equine Drug Council Forms Committees

    In the wake of controversy concerning its new medication regulations, the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council has formed two standing sub-committees to oversee the next phase of integrating the new race-day medication regulations. The two new committees, which will report back to the council, are charged with developing medication withdrawal guidelines and better defining permissible medications.