Graham Motion

Irish War Cry works outside Dancing Rags at Palm Meadows Training Center
Motion ‘Leaning Towards’ Wood Memorial With Irish War Cry

Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry could appear next in Aqueduct’s G2 Wood Memorial on April 8, according to bloodhorse.com. The sophomore son of Curlin recorded a breeze at Palm Meadows in Florida on Saturday, covering five furlongs in 1:01.10 the day before he and the rest of the Graham Motion stable are scheduled […]

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Kitten's Cat wins the Kitten's Joy Stakes at Gulfstream Park
Kitten’s Cat The Likely Favorite In Full Field Expected For Spiral Stakes

Turfway Park expects a full and competitive field for the JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park Saturday, March 25, according to Stakes Coordinator Randy Wehrman. The 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds over Turfway’s Polytrack is a designated points race for the Kentucky Derby, with 50 points to the winner and 20, 10 […]

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Irish War Cry breezes at Palm Meadows on Feb. 25, preparing for the Fountain of Youth
Irish War Cry ‘A Real Head-Scratcher’ In Fountain Of Youth Disappointment

Previously undefeated Irish War Cry, who won the Holy Bull in impressive fashion, appeared well Sunday morning following his disappointing seventh-place finish as the even-money favorite in the Fountain of Youth, trainer Graham Motion said. “Really, he seems fine. I have no issues with him,” he said. “He seemed to cool out fine and he […]

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Suffused wins The Very One Stakes
Suffused Last-To-First In The Very One

Juddmonte homebred Suffused was the easiest of winners in Saturday’s G3 The Very One Stakes, rocketing from last to first in the far turn and sprinting away from her rivals to cross the wire five lengths in front. The 5-year-old daughter of Champs Elysees, ridden to the third win of the afternoon for jockey Jose […]

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Practical Joke worked inside veteran Shagaf at Palm Meadows on Feb. 26
Dual G1 Winner Practical Joke Faces Undefeated Irish War Cry In Fountain Of Youth

Undefeated through three career starts, most recently taking down 2016 juvenile champion Classic Empire in their sophomore debuts, Isabelle de Tomaso’s New Jersey homebred Irish War Cry will face his toughest test yet in Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park. The 71st running of the 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth, the […]

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Irish War Cry breezes at Palm Meadows on Feb. 25, preparing for the Fountain of Youth
Irish War Cry ‘Perfect’ In Single Breeze Before Fountain Of Youth

Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry, a head-turning winner of the Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2), worked Saturday at the Palm Meadows Training Center for his next engagement, the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park March 4. It was a move that pleased the undefeated colt’s trainer, Graham Motion, immensely. The five-furlong […]

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Lady Eli breezes at Palm Meadows on Feb. 18
Lady Eli, Miss Temple City Grace Palm Meadows Turf In First Works Of 2017

Both Eclipse Award finalists and multiple Grade 1 winners, female turf stars Miss Temple City and Lady Eli had their first workouts of 2017 on Saturday. According to bloodhorse.com, the two mares both worked over three furlongs on the Palm Meadows training center turf course. Lady Eli, most recently a heart-wrenching second in the Breeders’ […]

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Irish War Cry scores an impressive victory in the Holy Bull
Irish War Cry Targets Future Gulfstream Preps; Classic Empire Will Look Elsewhere

Trainer Graham Motion reported Sunday morning that the undefeated Irish War Cry, who posted a mild upset as the 3 3/4-length winner of Saturday’s $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2), will remain in Florida at the Palm Meadows Training Center and target Gulfstream Park’s signature Triple Crown preps. Whether Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War […]

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Irish War Cry beat both Classic Empire and Gunnevera in the Holy Bull
Irish War Cry Leads All The Way In Emphatic Holy Bull Victory

Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry entered the G2 Holy Bull with just two starts, though he’d won both of them. He shot to the lead from the starting gate and refused to give way, crossing the wire nearly four lengths in front of the late-running Gunnevera and the Eclipse Award-winning Classic Empire. A […]

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Battalion Runner broke his maiden impressively on Dec. 31 at Gulfstream
Impressive Maiden Winner Battalion Runner Tries Two Turns In Gulfstream Allowance

A solid group of eight 3-year-olds will line up in Friday’s eighth race at Gulfstream Park, an allowance/optional claiming race over 1 1/16 miles on the main track. The most promising horse in the field is a lightly-raced colt trained by Todd Pletcher named Battalion Runner. A son of Unbridled’s Song out of a Tapit […]

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