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Judy the Beauty

  • Jockey
    Mike Smith
  • Trainer
    Wesley Ward
  • Owner
    Wesley Ward
  • Breeder
    Adena Springs
  • Sire
    Ghostzapper
  • Dam
    Holy Blitz

Judy the Beauty spends much of the year at owner-trainer Wesley Ward’s Keeneland base. So it was no surprise that she went unbeaten in four starts at the track until her third-place effort in the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (G2) on Oct. 3. Despite the defeat, Ward remained confident that the six-year-old mare can repeat in the Filly and Mare Sprint. The loss was at least partially due to poor racing luck that left Judy the Beauty with no clear opening for her run through the stretch. Ward noted the day after the race that the race was run in a relatively slow time of 1:10.04. “You try to make a positive out of a negative,” Ward said. “If they had smoked it in like 1:08 and 4, maybe she would have done too much.” This will be Judy the Beauty’s third trip to the Filly and Mare Sprint after her 2014 victory that earned her the Eclipse Award as champion female sprinter and her bridesmaid role in 2013. After six months on the sidelines following last year’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, Judy the Beauty was narrowly beaten in the Humana Distaff Stakes (G1) at Churchill Downs on May 2. In her only other start of the year, the daughter of 2004 Classic winner Ghostzapper was third in the Honorable Miss Stakes (G2) at Saratoga on July 29. Ward purchased Judy the Beauty from breeder Adena Springs for $20,000 at the 2010 Keeneland September yearling sale.

Previous Races

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October 31, 2015TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare SprintKEENELAND15
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October 03, 2015Thoroughbred Club of America S.KEENELAND23
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July 29, 2015Honorable Miss H.SARATOGA22
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May 02, 2015Humana Distaff S.CHURCHILL DOWNS12
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November 01, 2014DraftKings Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare SprintSANTA ANITA PARK11
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August 17, 2014Rancho Bernardo H.DEL MAR31
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May 03, 2014Humana Distaff S.CHURCHILL DOWNS14
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April 12, 2014Madison S.KEENELAND11
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March 09, 2014Las Flores S.SANTA ANITA PARK31
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November 02, 2013Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare SprintSANTA ANITA PARK12
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October 05, 2013Thoroughbred Club of America S.KEENELAND21
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September 09, 2013Presque Isle Downs Masters S.PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS23
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July 06, 2013Princess Rooney H.CALDER RACE COURSE12
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May 27, 2013Winning Colors S.CHURCHILL DOWNS32
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April 25, 2013 KEENELAND 1
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September 22, 2012Gallant Bloom H.BELMONT PARK22
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August 04, 2012Prioress S.SARATOGA12
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June 14, 2012 CHURCHILL DOWNS 2
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September 04, 2011Spinaway S.SARATOGA12
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July 17, 2011Shady Well S.WOODBINE 1
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May 02, 2011Prix CaravelleCHANTILLY 1
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April 15, 2011 KEENELAND 1