Keyword: Wesley Ward

  • Pablo Del Monte

    Pablo Del Monte Works for Possible Derby Run

    Pablo Del Monte, third-place finisher in the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I), worked six furlongs at Keeneland April 25 to prepare for a possible start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Hootenanny makes the winning move in his debut. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3186308075&k=R2XNhDg">Order This Photo</a>

    Quality Road's First Starter Scores Easy Win

    Hootenanny, the first starter for freshman sire Quality Road, skipped away from the field in the stretch of Keeneland's second race April 17, scoring a 4 1/4-length win in the 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight test.

  • Hold Me Back Sires First Winner

    Truth in the Lies became the first winner for dual graded stakes victor Hold Me Back when the juvenile filly captured her career debut in the first race at Pimlico Race Course April 10.

  • Judy the Beauty wins the Las Flores Stakes.

    Judy the Beauty Splendid in Las Flores Score

    Judy the Beauty, game runner-up in last fall's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), began what Wesley Ward hopes is a championship campaign with a sharp win in Santa Anita's $100,000 Las Flores Stakes (gr. III) March 9.

  • Dunkin Bend will face 11 in the Remington Springboard Mile on Dec. 15.

    Solid Field Drawn for Springboard Mile Stakes

    The Springboard Mile attracted a field of 12 from all points, with some intriguing connections sending their young horses to the Oklahoma City oval for the race won last year by Texas Bling over Will Take Charge.

  • Emotional Kitten rolls home to win the Mrs. Revere Stakes.

    Emotional Kitten Claws to Mrs. Revere Win

    A drop from grade I competition paid off for Emotional Kitten, who came roaring down the stretch to sweep past outsider Effie Trinket and win the $205,100 Mrs. Revere Stakes for 3-year-old fillies the night of Nov. 16.

  • Judy the Beauty flies by pacesetter Gypsy Robin to win Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2812331826&k=pMWZTNw">Order This Photo</a>

    Judy a Beauty in TCA Win; Groupie Doll Third

    Wesley Ward's Judy the Beauty cruises past Gypsy Robin and champion Groupie Doll to win the Oct. 5 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland. The daughter of Ghostzapper gets the six furlongs in 1:09.23.

  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned runs in the Homecoming Classic Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Classic/26128658_j8xsjs#!i=2193297292&k=QqvKxZH">Order This Photo</a>

    Churchill Offers Up Homecoming, Jefferson Cup

    On the final Saturday of Churchill Downs' "Homecoming" meet, the Louisville track will offer up a competitive field of nine 3-year-olds in the Jefferson Cup (gr. IIIT) and the first edition of the Homecoming Classic Stakes.

  • No Nay Never wins the Darley Prix Morny.
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    U.S.-Based No Nay Never Cruises in Prix Morny

    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.

  • Spectacular Sky is one of 5 runners for trainer Marty Wolfson in the Princess Rooney Handicap.

    Wolfson Sends Out Princess Rooney Volley

    Trainer Marty Wolfson, winner of a record three editions of the $350,000 Princess Rooney Handicap, has entered five for this year's July 6 edition at Calder--against the likes of Reneesgotzip and Judy the Beauty.

  • Estimate (left) takes the Gold Cup for The Queen.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2586534437&k=NM67xfM">Order This Photo</a>

    Estimate, No Nay Never Win at Royal Ascot

    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.

  • Juvenile Behavior: A Winner for Talent Search

    Hollywood Talent, the first starter for freshman sire Talent Search, held off a challenge in mid-stretch and cruised to a 3 1/2-length victory in Friday's (April 19) juvenile race at Keeneland Race Course.

  • Wesley Ward

    Juvenile Behavior: Like Mother, Like Son

    Six seasons after One Hot Wish blazed 4 1/2 furlongs in :48.87 at Keeneland, establishing a track record for the distance that still stands, her first foal has followed in her footsteps.

  • Rydilluc worked 7 furlongs in 1:28 2/5 on April 6 at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2443333068&k=n9jhs7p">Order This Photo</a>

    Blue Grass Contenders Tune Up in Kentucky

    Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) contenders Rydilluc, Uncaptured, Undrafted, and Dewey Square all turned in pre-race works April 5 at Keeneland. Also working were Dynamic Sky at Churchill and Fear the Kitten at Trackside.

  • Juvenile Behavior: Sweet Emma Rose Blooms

    Trainer Wesley Ward added to his reputation as a conditioner of young horses when Sweet Emma Rose sprinted clear early and rolled to a nine-length victory in the first of eight "baby races" scheduled for Keeneland spring.

  • Juvenile Behavior: Keeneland 2-Year-Old Races

    Just one of the fun things about Keeneland spring is welcoming new 2-year-olds and the Lexington track will waste no time this year, offering a 4 1/2-furlong race for juvenile fillies on opening day April 5.

  • Up With the Birds has won three races in a row.

    Up With the Birds Tops Transylvania

    John Oxley's Star Contender is highweighted at 123 pounds in a field of 11 for the $100,000 Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT), but SamSon Farms' Up With the Birds has beaten him and will likely be favored at Keeneland April 5.

  • For Trainer Ward, Family Comes First

    Although Wesley Ward believes Houyhnhnm Stable's Great Attack has a big chance to win the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, if the 5-year-old horse gets his picture taken in the winner's circle the trainer will not be in the photo.

  • Gypsy Robin rolls home in the Lexus Raven Run at Keeneland.

    Gypsy Robin Soars to Victory in Raven Run

    Gypsy Robin was an impressive wire-to-wire winner of the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run Oct. 20, blitzing to the lead at Keeneland and never looking back as she easily overpowered 13 sophomore fillies by four lengths.

  • Gypsy Robin

    Gypsy Robin Heads Solid Raven Run

    Beaumont Stakes winner Gypsy Robin headlines a field of 14 sophomore fillies for the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) Oct. 20, including Killer Graces and Via Villagio from the West Coast barn of trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

  • Politicallycorrect wins the Oaklahoma Derby.

    Politicallycorrect Gets it Right in OK Derby

    Politicallycorrect, rallying way wide through the homestretch for Kent Desormeaux, caught favored Willy Beamin in the final few strides to post an upset in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby Sept. 30 at Remington Park.

  • Hip 114, colt, Colonel John - Bon Caro by Bon Point, sold for $220,000 to top the select session.

    Prices Surge During OBS Select Session

    A strong storm system that swept across Central Florida Aug. 21 failed to dampen the enthusiasm of buyers attending the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling auction in Central Florida.