2010 2yo Champion Colt or Gelding: Madman Diaries
Madman Diaries, a bay two-year-old son of Ward's own stallion, Bring the Heat, flew to a track record maiden win and a stakes score at Woodbine in his first season of racing. His efforts in Canada were enough to garner the gelding the most votes for the champion two-year-old colt or gelding Sovereign Award. Ward, who bred the gelding in Florida from his mare Harper N Abbey, owns half of the horse, having sold 50 per cent of him early in 2010 to California commodities trader Robert Teel. 'It's something every breeder dreams about,' said Ward. 'It's just fantastic, I own the stallion, the mare and I raised him from just a little guy.' Ward, the North American champion apprentice rider in 1984, retired from riding in 1989 due to weight problems and began training, initially with his father Dennis, and then on his own in the early 1990s. In 2009 he…
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