Graham Motion

Connections Of Miss Temple City Hope Third Time Is The Charm For Mare At Royal Ascot

Multiple Grade 1-winning mare Miss Temple City, based with Graham Motion at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., will open her 5-year-old season against males in the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) June 20 at Royal Ascot. It will be the third straight trip to Royal Ascot for Miss Temple City, bred and co-owned […]

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Odd Mix-Up In Christiana Stakes May Prompt Change In Scratch Procedures For Delaware

An odd situation ahead of the Christiana Stakes at Delaware Park on Wednesday led to one runner starting for purse money only. Dancing Rags, a Graham Motion trainee for owner Chadds Ford Stable, had been scratched ahead of the $50,000 race, though no one could quite figure out how that happened, according to The Racing […]

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Ascend Le Hace Honor A Su Nombre En El Manhattan

Para un caballo que salió de perdedor en su quinta actuación y que corría una selectiva de grado por vez primera, enfrentar a ganadores y figuradores de grado en el Manhattan Stakes (G1, $1,000,000) era una tarea muy cuesta arriba. Sin embargo, algo presentía el entrenador Graham Motion, quien tomó la decisión de inscribir al tordillo […]

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Irish War Cry Haskell-Bound After ‘Gutsy’ Effort In Belmont Stakes

Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry, a gutsy second as the favorite in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, exited the race in good order and will be pointed to the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational July 30 at Monmouth Park. Graham Motion checked in on the multiple Grade 2 winner early Sunday morning before heading back to […]

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Ascend Shocks Manhattan Field At 27-1

Stone Farm and Madaket Stables’ Ascend blew up the tote board when he shot to the front of the field in the G1 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Stakes, besting Time Test by 1 1/4 lengths on the wire. A 5-year-old homebred son of Candy Ride, the gelding stalked a mild early pace under Jose Ortiz and […]

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Irish War Cry Takes First Spin Around Belmont Oval Thursday

Multiple Grade 2 winner Irish War Cry, the 7-2 program favorite for Saturday’s 149th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, got his first tour of Belmont Park’s main track on a picture perfect Thursday morning. Joined by Graham Motion-trained stablemate Ascend, who will also race Saturday in the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Turf Winner Better Talk Now Recovering From Colic Surgery

Better Talk Now, winner of the 2004 G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf, is recovering after undergoing colic surgery Wednesday night. The Daily Racing Form reports that the surgery took place at New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania. Trainer Graham Motion’s Herringswell Stable posted an update on its Twitter account Thursday morning with an update from New Bolton saying that […]

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La Previa Del Belmont: Una Carrera Donde Todo es Posible

Muchos despertaron el miércoles con la inesperada noticia: un abceso en un casco dejaba fuera del Belmont Stakes al campeón dosañero Classic Empire, que muy probablemente hubiese sido el claro favorito en el Morning Line de la carrera de 2400 metros. La deserción del hijo de Pioneerof the Nile redujo la nómina del Belmont número […]

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Irish War Cry Draws Post 7, Installed As 7-2 Morning Line Favorite For Belmont Stakes

  A wide-open field of 12 3-year-olds, ranging from a half-dozen veterans of the Kentucky Derby to a world-class Japanese horse ridden by a French jockey and a handful of new shooters, is set for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets at Belmont Park. The 149th running of the “Test […]

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Hard-Knocking G1-Winning Millionaire Twilight Eclipse Retired From Racing

West Point Thoroughbreds’ grade one-winning millionaire Twilight Eclipse has been retired from racing. Trained by Graham Motion since March, he retires sound and will begin retraining for a second career in eventing. The 8-year-old Purim gelding hit the board in 19 graded stakes races for trainer Tom Albertrani, with his biggest win coming in the […]

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