American trainer Wesley A. Ward has entered 10 horses at Royal Ascot as part of the largest contingent of U.S. runners to compete at the prestigious racing festival staged just outside London.
The most celebrated of Ward’s entries could give him an early success.
Lady Aurelia, who won the Queen Mary Stakes in 2016, returns to run in the King’s Stand Stakes, the signature race Tuesday on the opening day of the festival. She is the pre-race favorite at 3-1 and will be ridden by jockey Frankie Dettori.
Ward, who has a U.S.-record seven winners at Ascot since his first in 2009, also has high hopes for Arawak in the Coventry Stakes on Tuesday and Happy Like A Fool in the Queen Mary on Wednesday.
There are 14 American horses running in the five days of racing and American broadcaster NBC is showing daily coverage of the royal…