Lady Shipman

Wesley Ward Joins TDN Writers' Room

Holding a typically strong hand of 2-year-olds heading into Future Stars Friday at the Breeders' Cup Nov. 6, trainer Wesley Ward joined the TDN Writers' Room presented by Keeneland Wednesday morning. Calling in via Zoom as the Green Group Guest of the Week, Ward talked about Golden Pal, the exciting son of Uncle Mo and Lady Shipman who figures to go favored in the Juvenile Turf Sprint, multiple group stakes winner in Europe Campanelle (Ire) and why he's so willing to run his fillies against the boys. Telling the story...

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Uncle Mo Colt Graduates in Style at the Spa

Golden Pal, still diploma-less despite two runner-up finishes and plenty of hype, put it all together Friday in Saratoga's Skidmore S. A close second at 1-2 odds on the Gulfstream main track Apr. 17, the son of turf sprinting phenom Lady Shipman was just tagged late after showing the way in Royal Ascot's G2 Norfolk S. June 19. He and stablemate Fauci (Malibu Moon) appeared to have this compact field at their mercy, and the public got it right in installing Golden Pal as the 2-5 chalk. Blasting out of...

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Second Chances: Uncle Mo Colt Targeting Royal Ascot

In this continuing series, TDN's Senior Editor Steve Sherack catches up with the connections of promising maidens to keep on your radar. The highly regarded Golden Pal (Uncle Mo) set a blistering early pace and had to settle for second in one of the first baby races of the season on the Gulfstream Park dirt last week. What's the confidence level like now surrounding the 2-year-old colt after getting upset as the 1-2 favorite on debut? "It's funny, about half an hour ago, I was booking airline reservations to Heathrow...

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Friday's Racing Insights: First Foal out of Lady Shipman Debuts at Gulfstream

2nd-GP, $65K, Msw, 2yo, 4 1/2f, 1:34 p.m. GOLDEN PAL (Uncle Mo), the first foal out of talented turf sprinter and 'TDN Rising Star' Lady Shipman (Midshipman), debuts for Wesley Ward. The Randy Lowe homebred RNA'd for $325,000 as a KEESEP yearling last year. Golden Pal worked four furlongs in :48 around the dogs over the Palm Meadows lawn in :48 (2/51) Apr. 11. "He's very fast," Ward said of the 7-5 morning-line favorite. Jacks or Better Farm homebred First Navy Admiral (Fort Loudon), a half-brother to champion Awesome Feather...

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