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Golden Pal Works at Keeneland in Preparation for Royal Ascot

By |May 20th, 2022|

(Golden Pal / Coady Photography) From the Keeneland Media Team: Keeneland-based trainer Wesley Ward on Friday sent out five hopefuls for Royal Ascot in England for 5-furlong works over a turf course labeled “good” as he prepares to build on his success at the prestigious five-day meet in June. Ward has 12 wins at Royal Ascot since 2009. Headlining the workers was Mrs. John Magnier, Michael B. Tabor, Derrick Smith and Westerberg’s millionaire and two-time Breeders’ Cup winner, Golden Pal, who was clocked in 1:02.80. (Click here for a video of the work.) Slated for the King’s Stand (G1) on June 14, Golden Pal most recently won Keeneland’s 5-furlong Shakertown (G2) on April 9 by 4¾ lengths. “I thought he had an unbelievable breeze today,” Ward said. “The turf was soggy, and I love to breeze on a deep, soft turf. They come in and out of the works so

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