As Royal Ascot is fast approaching for 2017, people are getting excited about prepared for their day at the races.
Every year see's new horses and old favourites hitting the track as they take a shot at claiming a stake in the £6.58 million prize fund.
Last year saw newcomer Lady Aurelia, an American 3-year-old filly who flew the British waters to make a name for herself and boy, did she did just that. Trained by Wesley Ward over in the United States Lady Aurelia is returning to Royal Ascot in 2017 for a second shot at a win.
Last year saw Lady Aurelia run in the Queen Mary's stakes and thunder her way to victory in Super lightening speed. Check the speed ratings for horse racing here.
Ridden by the one and only Frankie Dettori, Lady Aurelia left spectators breathless as the American filly stormed her way down the five-furlong course on soft conditions at lightening speeds, leaving other racers to dust.
This year Lady Aurelia is being ridden again hopefully by Frankie Dettori in The King’s Stand Stake which will take place on Tuesday, but Dettori injured his shoulder in Yarmouth last week.
Lady Aurelia is already a favourite at 7-2 to become the first runner for Wesley Wards stables to win twice at Royal Ascot.
No doubt that Ward is very excited for his filly to hit Ascot and stir up a storm.
Lady Aurelia already feeling right back at home over here in England is very settled and happy, she's walking around her paddock with her ears held high. The American filly has been described as a little tiger by her trainer Ward.
While over here Lady Aurelia is having her legs stretched out ticked over with team member Ryan Moore accompanied by her fellow horse friend bound for nowhere, who contended for the Commonwealth Cup. Moore is standing in for Jockey Detroit while he recovers from his shoulder injury, but Moore is hopeful and very confident for Lady Aurelia no matter who her Jockey is, the filly may be young, but she certainly isn't stupid. Lady Aurelia knows exactly what's doing and what needs to be done.
But Lady Aurelia isn't the only little star to come from Ward. This season the American Wesley Ward is going to be watching with a big grin on his face as 10 of his stunning horses thunder around the track at Ascot.
Ward is said to be very excited not just for Lady Aurelia his youngest but for all of his horses competing at Royal Ascot as this year he feels it is his strongest season yet.
Ward has only been coming to Royal Ascot for the past 8 years, and with him, he's already bought along 7 winners.
This year is going to be very nerve wrecking week for Ward and his whole team as there doing their preparations for the start of Royal Ascot.
All the 10 horses are in high spirits, and most will be ridden by Wards favourite Jockey Frankie Dettori, who is said to be getting over his injury well and will be fit and able to ride at this year's Royal Ascot.
Arawak will be ridden by Jockey John Velasquez. Arawak won at Belmont Park in May being ridden by Velasquez, and the duo are looking good to go running in Coventry with general odds at 8-1
Other runners of Wards will include Fairyland, who was a late arrival at Ascot due to a race she had in Keeneland USA in which she did beautifully and has settled down nicely and is set to run Albany Stakes with odds at 4-1
Elizabeth Darcy will be strutting her stuff in Windsor castle with current odds at 8-1.
Nootka Sounds is feeling nice and relaxed and looking set for her race Windsor Castle and have current odds at 6-1.
Happy like A Fool is said to be on target for a win in her race Queen Mary with her current odds at 5-2.
Con TE Partiro has been working alongside Lady Aurelia and Bound For Nowhere and is feeling the need for speed as she gets ready for her race Sandringham Handicap with current odds at 8-1.
McErin is looking big and strong at she gets set to hit the track in her race Norfolk with her current odds at 4-1.
Princess Peggy is also to run alongside Fairyland in Albany Stakes. The further this princess goes, the stronger she gets, and she likes very much the firm ground, no odds are out on Princess Peggy at present.
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