Keyword: Wesley Ward

  • Lady Aurelia out for morning exercise at Del Mar ahead of the Breeders' Cup

    Lady Aurelia 'Absolutely' Racing in 2018

    Trainer Wesley Ward said Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel's dual group 1 winner Lady Aurelia came out of her 10th-place finish in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) "good."

  • Lady Aurelia will be joined again by John Velazquez, who was aboard for her King's Stand win at Royal Ascot

    Lady Aurelia, Marsha Meet Again in BC Turf Sprint

    Stonestreet and Peter Leidel's Lady Aurelia will get a shot at redemption for the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1), when she faces Marsha with a full field of 12 in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) Nov. 4 at Del Mar. 

  • Happy Like a Fool wins the Matron Stakes at Belmont Park

    Happy Like a Fool Kicks Away in Matron

    Returning to the United States and to the dirt did the trick for the Wesley Ward-trained Happy Like a Fool, as she pulled away from rivals in the Belmont Park stretch to win the $150,000 Matron Stakes (G3) Oct. 15. 

  • Lady Aurelia (outside) working in company with Childhood at Keeneland Sept. 26

    Lady Aurelia Sharp in Work at Keeneland

    Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel's Lady Aurelia put in her first work since returning from her narrow defeat in the Aug. 25 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) at York, covering four furlongs in :50 3/5 over the Keeneland turf Sept. 26.

  • Marsha (left) catches Lady Aurelia at the wire to win the Nunthorpe Stakes

    Marsha Catches Lady Aurelia in Nunthorpe Upset

    Jockey Frankie Dettori raised an arm in celebration after driving Lady Aurelia past the finish in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) Aug. 25 at York but the jubilation proved premature as the camera found Marsha's closing lunge had her home first.

  • Lady Aurelia after her win in the group 1 King's Stand at Royal Ascot in June

    Lady Aurelia Breezes Five Furlongs at Keeneland

    European champion Lady Aurelia, based at Keeneland with trainer Wesley Ward, covered five furlongs Aug. 8 on a firm turf course in 1:02 in her final United States work before her next scheduled start in the Aug. 25 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1).

  • Lady Aurelia after her victory in the King's Stand June 20

    Ward Pleased With Stable's Royal Ascot Performance

    Trainer Wesley Ward was at his Keeneland base the morning of June 26, overseeing his string that soon will include two recent stakes winners at the Royal Ascot meet in King's Stand (G1) winner Lady Aurelia and Sandringham winner Con Te Partiro.

  • Lady Aurelia pulls ahead of Bound for Nowhere at Keeneland

    Ward Contingent Set for Royal Ascot Invasion

    Trainer Wesley Ward sent out 11 workers in five separate groups the morning of June 5 on Keeneland's turf course, headed by European champion Lady Aurelia who is bound for Royal Ascot a second straight year.

  • Lady Aurelia after winning the 2016 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot

    Lady Aurelia Continues Royal Ascot Preparations

    European champion Lady Aurelia, based at Keeneland with trainer Wesley Ward, worked five furlongs in 1:02 3/5 on a firm turf course the morning of May 23 at the Lexington oval as she continues training toward a start in the June 20 King's Stand (G1).

  • Lady Aurelia working at Keeneland April 9

    Lady Aurelia Faces Elders in Giant's Causeway

    Not only will Stonestreet Stables, George Bolton, and Peter Leidel's group 1 winner face an overflow field in the $100,000 Giant's Causeway Stakes April 15 at Keeneland, but she'll also face older horses for the first time.

  • Albin Jimenez

    Albin Jimenez Rides 1,000th Winner

    Jockey Albin Jimenez reached the 1,000-win milestone Feb. 25, after Ice Wine Stable's Zarman led gate to wire in the fourth race at Turfway Park and drew off to break his maiden by a decisive 5 1/4 lengths.

  • I'm a Chatterbox breezes Oct. 29 at Keeneland.

    BC Hopefuls Work at Keeneland, Belmont

    While many Breeders' Cup pre-entered horses already are in Southern California, several also wrapped up final serious works elsewhere Oct. 29, including I'm a Chatterbox at Keeneland and 2015 Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Keen Ice at Belmont Park.

  • Previously unbeaten Lady Aurelia, left, suffered her first defeat in the Sept. 24 Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I)  at Newmarket

    Ward: Scope Shows Lady Aurelia Bled

    Star Kentucky-bred filly Lady Aurelia is to return to the United States for some time off at co-owner Stonestreet Farm near Lexington after a scope following her first defeat in the Sept. 24 Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) shows she bled.

  • Brave Anna (right) defeats Roly Poly (center) and Lady Aurelia in the Cheveley Park Stakes

    Brave Anna Upsets Cheveley Park Stakes

    Evelyn Stockwell's homebred Brave Anna upset five other juvenile fillies Sept. 24 in the £102,078 ($132,701) Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket.

  • Red Lodge wins Aug. 6 Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park.

    Red Lodge Faces Full Field in Natalma

    While Red Lodge is the only stakes winner entered in the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IT) Sept. 18 on the Woodbine turf, the expected full field is dotted with juvenile fillies who flashed talent in their maiden wins.

  • Lady Aurelia, in France Aug. 15.

    Caravaggio to Bypass Showdown With 'Lady'

    A showdown between Scat Daddy's star juveniles Caravaggio and Lady Aurelia in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) Aug. 21 at Deauville will likely not take place as Caravaggio is being aimed instead toward a race in September, Racing Post reports.

  • Lady Aurelia wins Queen Mary Stakes earlier this season.

    Lady Aurelia in Top Form for Prix Morny

    Scat Daddy filly gets her final U.S. work at Keeneland Aug. 11 and will ship to France Aug. 13. Stablemate Acapulco will miss the Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I), however, due to a foot issue.

  • Adirondack Edge to Ever So Clever

    Ever So Clever, with a 93 Equibase Speed Figure in her July 1 debut, holds the edge with an outside post draw for the Aug. 13 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) for juvenile fillies at Saratoga.

  • Lady Aurelia on Track for Prix Morny

    The impressive winner at Royal Ascot last month is targeting her third win, and first in group I company, after impressively breaking her maiden at Keeneland in April and dominating the field in the Queen Mary (Eng-II).

  • Lady Aurelia wins debut at Keeneland

    Ward to Work Lady Aurelia at Keeneland

    Trainer Wesley Ward is favoring the Prix Morny (Fr-I) in France for his star juvenile filly Lady Aurelia, one of the most impressive winners at Royal Ascot in June, and hopes to work her at Keeneland in the next 10 days.

  • Qemah wins Coronation Stakes June 17 at Ascot.

    Qemah Gives Rouget Second Straight Coronation

    After earning a classic placing in her previous start in France, Al Shaqab Racing's Qemah would not be denied June 17 as she powered home in the final furlong of the £226,840 Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) to score a 1 3/4-length victory.

  • Lady Aurelia wins Queen Mary Stakes June 15

    Lady Aurelia Blowout Winner of Queen Mary

    Lady Aurelia, winner of a maiden special weight at Keeneland in April, followed up with a blowout victory in the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II) for 2-year-olds June 15 at Royal Ascot in England.

  • Desormeaux to Return to Riding After Rehab

    Hall of Fame jockey and three-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Kent Desormeaux issued a brief statement June 4 through his agent J. R. Pegram, stating that he will return to riding June 9 following a brief stay in an alcohol rehabilitation program.

  • Power Alert wins the Turf Sprint

    Power Alert Seeks Turf Sprint Rebound

    AJ Suited Racing Stable's Power Alert (AUS) looks to become the first repeat winner of the $150,000 Twin Spires Turf Sprint Presented by TwinSpires.com (gr. IIIT) when he faces 12 rivals including grade I winner Hootenanny May 6 at Churchill Downs.