The Life and Times of Irish Jockey Liam Ward
Six-time Irish champion jockey Liam Ward won 10 Irish classic races during his six-year reign, including riding Nijinsky to victory in the 1970 Irish Derby. Working closely with trainer Vincent O’Brien, Liam won both Aurabella in 1965 Irish Oaks and White Gloves in 1966 Irish Leger.
A band that features a stunning harmonica style, its compositions expand upon traditional blues music. Expect plenty of Paul De Lay’s originality, Santana’s rhythmic flair and William Clarke’s west coast swing!
Early Life and Education
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Liam Ward was an accomplished six-time Irish flat jockey, winning championship titles in 1953, 1956, 1959 and 1961. During his career he rode nine Classic winners such as Sindon in the Irish Derby and Amante in the Irish Oaks as well as Aurabella for 1965 St Leger victory and White Gloves for 1966 St Leger success.
He has worked as a fitness trainer and runs his own PT business. Additionally, he is well known on TikTok and has raised millions for charity through TikTok posts. Additionally, his passion lies in renovating houses and apartments during his free time.
The Liam Ward Band offers award-winning Chicago R&B that’s guaranteed to ease away any blues. Their debut album Uprising showcases original songs that push blues boundaries; their sound blends Paul de Lay’s originality with Santana rhythm and William Clarke West Coast swing for an authentic musical experience.
Achievement and Honors
Liam Ward has earned the National Harmonica League Player of the Year Award on several occasions. His band, The Liam Ward Band, showcases originals that push rhythm and blues music forward; their debut album Uprising features emotionally-charged performances as well as rich lyrics.
This band features veteran Welsh blues musicians: jazz guitarist Matt Jones (The Square Pegs and Django Chutney), Pembrokeshire bassist Martin Hill and Gareth Davies, an in-demand drum specialist. Together they deliver an exciting, high-energy performance which will have you tapping your feet along to its beat!
Liam graduated from Albion High School in 2020. He played five years on their baseball team and also competed in football and basketball – both earning first team Niagara-Orleans all-league honors in every sport he competed.
Liam Ward was a six-time Irish Champion Flat Jockey who rode 10 classic winners including Do Well in the 1951 Irish Leger and Sindon to take out the 1958 Irish Derby.
Ward was an accomplished three-sport athlete at Albion High School, competing in baseball, football and basketball – not to mention joining their Irish Club!
Uprising, their debut album, showcases blues originals that push boundaries of blues music with Paul de Lay’s originality, Santana rhythms and William Clarke’s West Coast swing all coming together on one album. Comprised of UK blues scene veterans including harmonica player Matt Jones from The Square Pegs/Django Chutney fame; bassist Martin Hill; and drum master Gareth Davies as part of this Welsh blues band; it is bound to become a classic album!
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Ward rode 18 winners during his time as a rider for trainer Vincent O’Brien at Curragh Racecourse – including 1969 Irish Derby victor Nijinsky for Vincent O’Brien at Curragh – while also breeding and serving as steward at Ballydoyle for 38 years.
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