Well known for his precocious 2-year-olds on the turf, trainer Wesley Ward said Friday that he could have as many as five runners between the $150,000 Futurity and the Grade 3, $150,000 Matron, both for juvenile grass sprinters next weekend at Belmont.

Ward shoring up juvenile turf contingent for next weekend’s stakes


Well known for his precocious 2-year-olds on the turf, trainer Wesley Ward said Friday that he could have as many as five runners between the $150,000 Futurity and the Grade 3, $150,000 Matron, both for juvenile grass sprinters next weekend at Belmont.

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