Graham Motion

‘Ahead Of Her Time’: Motion Emotional After Sharing’s Breeders’ Cup Win

It was early fall and there were plenty of options available when trainer Graham Motion and owners Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stable were looking for a final prep that would get promising young filly Sharing to realize their year-end goal of reaching the Breeders’ Cup. Based at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, […]

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Sharing Could Point For Royal Ascot Start; United Might Return To Race At Del Mar Fall Meet

Connections of two young, surprising performers at the 2019 Breeders’ Cup are eyeing racing plans for the future. Sharing, the 13-1 upset winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, could aim for a start in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot next June, trainer Graham Motion told the Daily Racing Form. The Group 1 […]

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Sharing Delivers On Family Legacy In Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

Antony Beck and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Sharing was expertly handled by jockey Manny Franco to win Friday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Hustling the Maryland-bred daughter of Speightstown from the gate, Franco settled her in a stalking position down the backstretch. From there, he set her down in the stretch to release a […]

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‘She Is A Fighter’: Varenka Makes Bid For Motion’s Second QE II Win

Augustin Stable’s homebred Varenka galloped on Keeneland’s all-weather training track Friday morning after arriving the day before from trainer Graham Motion’s home base at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland. “She’s a good traveler,” said Motion assistant Alice Clapham, who has been with the Ghostzapper filly on trips to what is now her fifth track. “She’s like […]

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Motion, Franco Sweep Laurel’s Juvenile Turf Stakes With Irish Mias, Sharing

Isabelle Haskell de Tomaso’s homebred Irish Mias earned his first career win in style, scooting through an opening along the rail in mid-stretch and edging stablemate Torres Del Paine by a nose in Saturday’s $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Laurel Futurity at Laurel Park. The 93rd running of the Futurity for 2-year-olds, and the 90th renewal of the […]

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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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Mrs. Sippy Splits Rivals, Wins U.S. Debut In Glens Falls

Andrew Stone’s homebred filly Mrs. Sippy made her North American debut a winning one on Saturday, splitting rivals in the stretch and powering to a 3/4-length win in the Grade 2 Glens Falls Stakes at Saratoga. The 4-year-old daughter of Blame and jockey Joel Rosario, sent off at odds of 6-1, completed 1 3/8 miles […]

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Calumet Holds Strong Hand In Virginia Derby At Colonial Downs

Calumet Farm’s English Channel colt English Bee and its Street Sense colt Tracksmith lead a field of nine 3-year-olds that will compete over 1 1/8 miles Saturday in the 17th running of the $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby (Gr. 3) at Colonial Downs. The Virginia Derby along with the $150,000 Fasig-Tipton Virginia Oaks headline […]

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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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Varenka, Regal Glory Dead Heat In Lake Placid As Rain Falls At Saratoga

The top two choices on the tote board could not be separated at the wire in Saturday’s Grade 2 Lake Placid Stakes, with 8-5 Varenka and 2-1 Regal Glory officially declared to have dead-heated for the victory. The two sophomore fillies stopped the clock in 1:43.68 for 1 1/16 miles over Saratoga’s turf course, rated […]

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