English Channel

English Bee’s Virginia Derby Triumph Erases Sting Of Previous Losses For Motion

English Bee, who races in the colors of Calumet Farm, stalked a pedestrian pace before overtaking front-running Credit Swap in mid-stretch, and held off a late rally from Jais’s Solitude to win the Grade 3, $250,000 New Kent Virginia Derby by a head at Colonial Downs in Virginia. Jorge Vargas, Jr. was aboard the Graham Motion-trained […]

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Motion Duo Headed For Saturday’s New Kent County Virginia Derby

The 17th running of the $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby (Gr. 3) on the Secretariat Turf Course at Colonial Downs, scheduled for this Saturday August 31, could feature a pair of Graham Motion trained three-year-olds in the field and another pair in under card stakes. “I’m inclined to enter both English Bee and Shootin […]

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Canadian Champion Interpol Joins Team O’Neill As Newest Lead Pony

Grade 1 winner and Sovereign Award champion Interpol has joined the ranks of Doug O’Neill’s racing stable at San Luis Rey Downs as a lead pony, the trainer announced on Facebook this week. An 8-year-old son of English Channel, Interpol won five of his 16 starts to earn just shy of half a million dollars […]

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Channel Cat Won’t Be Denied In Bowling Green

Calumet Farm homebred Channel Cat took the lead out of the gate and was dead game in stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Bowling Green by a half-length over Ya Primo. The 4-year-old son of English Channel and Luis Saez ran 1 3/8 miles over Saratoga’s firm turf in 2:14.43, marking the colt’s first graded […]

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Voodoo Song Will End Nine-Month Layoff In Friday’s Forbidden Apple

Barry Schwartz’s Grade 1 winner Voodoo Song will race off a nine-month layoff, taking on six other graded stakes winners in Friday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Forbidden Apple going one mile over the inner turf at Saratoga. Trained by Linda Rice, the New York-bred son of English Channel hasn’t raced since finishing 12th in the Grade […]

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‘Stubby’ English Secret Hasn’t Let A Little Frostbite Slow Him Down

From a distance, English Secret looks like any other horse on the track, but a few steps closer reveals a definite disfigurement. The now four-year-old Indiana bred son of English Channel suffered severe frostbite as a baby, but has not let that stop him from achieving his path to the racetrack. Owned by breeder Ken […]

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English Bee Runs Down Real News In James W. Murphy

Calumet Farm homebred English Bee earned his first stakes win on Saturday, out-kicking 2-1 favorite Real News to win by a half-length under jockey Jose Ortiz. The 3-year-old son of English Channel, conditioned by Graham Motion, was sent to post at odds of 9-2 after a disappointing fifth in his first start in stakes company. […]

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‘Surface Change’ In The Cards For Talented Sophomore Hidden Scroll

The busy Bill Mott barn was led by three potential Kentucky Derby hopefuls early in 2019 including Tacitus, winner of the Grade 2 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets; Country House, the eventual Derby winner who showed promise with a good second in the Grade 2 Risen Star at Fair Grounds; and Hidden Scroll, an […]

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Rosario Gives Channel Maker Perfectly-Timed Ride In Man O’ War

Jockey Joel Rosario had the runaway leader measured around the far turn of Saturday’s Grade 1 Man o’ War Stakes, running down Hunting Horn aboard Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Channel Maker. Trained by Bill Mott, the 5-year-old son of English Channel covered 1 3/8 miles over Belmont Park’s firm turf course […]

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