The ex-Newmarket trainer recorded his breakthrough victory when Alnaseem won an allowance optional claiming race at Churchill Downs.
Maven exercised as well as a some of the two-year-olds who could be heading to Britain next month trying to add to Ward’s 11 wins.
Raging Bull recorded the week’s highest Beyer speed figure with 103 in the G1 Maker’s Mark Mile at Keeneland.
Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes is now the target for Breeders’ Cup winner, who will not be ready in time for King’s Stand.
Commonwealth Cup is the primary target for the Queen Mary Stakes heroine, set to make seasonal debut on Friday.
Watch the video of a pulsating Blue Grass Stakes battle at Keeneland – plus major Kentucky Derby prep races at Santa Anita and Aqueduct.
Ireland’s champion jockey Colin Keane delivered Dermot Weld his first Breeders’ Cup win on Tarnawa after replacing Christophe Soumillon.
Ralph Beckett is within five victories of registering only the second century of his 21-year training career.