John T. Ward, Jr.

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John T. Ward, Jr.
Occupation Trainer
Born (1945-08-02) August 2, 1945 (age 76)
Lexington, Kentucky
United States
Career wins 573 (ongoing)
Major racing wins
Kentucky Oaks (1995)
Canadian Oaks (1995)
Beldame Stakes (1999)
Hempstead Handicap (2000)
Raven Run Stakes (2000, 2005)
Florida Derby (2001)
Breeders' Futurity Stakes (2002)
Gulfstream Park Handicap (2003)
Super Derby (2006)
Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (2008) American Classics / Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Distaff (1999)
Kentucky Derby (2001)
Significant horses
Beautiful Pleasure, Booklet, Forest Secrets
Gal in a Ruckus, Hero's Tribute, Monarchos
Sky Mesa, Snow Dance, Strong Contender

John T. Ward, Jr. (born August 2, 1945 in Lexington, Kentucky) is an American racehorse trainer. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Agricultural Economics, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He is a third generation horseman on both sides of his family. He took charge of the family farm at age twenty-five when his father became ill in 1970.

Ward met his wife, Donna, when he was showing horses. They now operate John T. Ward Stables and Sugar Grove Farm in Central Kentucky.


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