Ward Fillies Look Competitive in Mamzelle Stakes

Trainer Wesley Ward - Coady Photography If there’s a trainer in North America more successful than Wesley Ward at conditioning young turf sprinters, I don’t know who it would be. So it should come as no surprise Ward has prepared a trio of 3-year-old fillies to contest Saturday’s $100,000 Mamzelle Stakes at Churchill Downs, a five-furlong turf sprint with a dozen entries. The most accomplished of the Ward trio is #5 Chelsea Cloisters, and while this daughter of [...]

An Introduction to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

Photo by © Breeders' Cup/Jamie Rhodes 2011 A new Breeders’ Cup race is set to debut this year at Churchill Downs, and while it might not be the type of championship race you’d typically expect from the Breeders’ Cup, there’s no doubt that it will offer bettors an intriguing handicapping challenge with the possibility for big payoffs. The race in question is the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, a 5 ½-furlong grass race somewhat reminiscent of the short-lived [...]