Lady Aurelia Vs Battaash at Royal Ascot

Lady Aurelia Vs Battaash at Royal Ascot

Lady Aurelia Vs Battaash at Royal Ascot Two star speedsters take each other on in a cracking first day at Royal Ascot on Tuesday, 19 June when Lady Aurelia and Battaash will launch themselves at glory in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes over 1000 metres. American trainer Wesley Ward has imprinted his name on […]

What to Watch at Royal Ascot

What to Watch at Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot gets under way a week today and we look ahead to some of the great clashes in store Rhododendron and Lightning Spear had a great tussle in the Lockinge. Royal Ascot gets under way a week today, when there will be eight races that fall under the Champions Series umbrella over the five […]

Wesley Ward Targets Breeders’ Cup Victory

Wesley Ward Targets Breeders’ Cup Victory

Wesley Ward Targets Breeders’ Cup Victory Trainer Wesley Ward was excited after Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel’s Keeneland-based European champion Lady Aurelia turned in her final Keeneland work Saturday, a day before she leaves for Southern California and her next start in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) on Nov. 4 at Del […]

Wesley Ward Prepares Lady Aurelia for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Wesley Ward Prepares Lady Aurelia for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Wesley Ward Prepares Lady Aurelia for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Keeneland-based trainer Wesley Ward said this morning that European champion Lady Aurelia would return here at week’s end from England, where last Friday a hard-charging rival named Marsha nosed her out to win the Coolmore Nunthorpe (G1) at York. Lady Aurelia, who has five wins, […]

Wesley Ward Takes Lady Aurelia Back to England

Wesley Ward Takes Lady Aurelia Back to England European champion Lady Aurelia, based at Keeneland with trainer Wesley Ward, on Tuesday covered 5 furlongs on a firm turf course in 1:02 in her final work here before her next scheduled start in England in the Aug. 25 Coolmore Nunthorpe (G1) at York. The 3-year-old Scat […]

Royal Ascot Day 1 Selections

Royal Ascot Day 1 Selections

Royal Ascot Day 1 Selections Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Str) (Class 1) (4YO plus) 1. 13 (1) Ribchester (IRE) 4-y-o bay colt Trainer: R A Fahey (Last 14 days: 16-126 12.7%) Owner: Godolphin Jockey: W Buick (Last 14 days: 8-31 25.81%) Sire: Iffraaj (UK) Dam: Mujarah (IRE) Dam’s Sire: Marju (IRE) […]

Wesley Ward confident with strong Royal Ascot team

Wesley Ward confident with strong Royal Ascot team

Wesley Ward confident with strong Royal Ascot team by Craig Jones for Knightsbridge Bloodstock Wesley Ward has once again sent a strong team to Royal Ascot and this year could be his strongest yet as he arrives with multiple chances. The American trainer has seven Royal Ascot winners to his name, so he knows what […]

Wesley Ward Ready for Royal Ascot

In front of some 30 owners, breeders and interested onlookers who gathered Monday morning in the Keeneland Grandstand, European champion Lady Aurelia and 10 other horses trained by Wesley Ward worked on the turf course in preparation for upcoming starts at Royal Ascot or elsewhere. Lady Aurelia, who won last year’s Queen Mary (G2) at […]

Wesley Ward King of Keeneland

Wesley Ward King of Keeneland

Keeneland-based trainer Wesley Ward won 11 races during Keeneland’s Spring Meet to lead all trainers. Last week, he sent out six of those winners, including European champion Lady Aurelia, for half-mile works over the firm turf course here in preparation for races at Royal Ascot in England next month. Lady Aurelia, owned by Stonestreet Stables, […]