Graham Motion

Comebacking Mekhtaal Faces Brazilian Vettori Kin In Woodbine’s Nijinsky Stakes

European Group 1 stakes winner Mekhtaal will make his first start of the season in Sunday’s $175,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Grade 2), facing seven foes in the 11/2-mile task over Woodbine’s E.P. Taylor Turf Course in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Owned by Al Shaqab Racing, the 5-year-old son of Sea The Stars earned graded turf stakes wins […]

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Got Stormy, Safe To Say Give Casse Strong Hand In Ontario Colleen

Already a two-time turf stakes winner, Woodbine newcomer Got Stormy headlines a field of eight 3-year-old fillies entered in Saturday’s $125,000 Ontario Colleen Stakes (Grade 3). Gary Barber’s Got Stormy will make her Woodbine debut in the one-mile event following a pair of stakes wins stateside over the same distance for trainer Mark Casse. In addition […]

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Ring Weekend Retired, Training For Second Career With Olympian Phillip Dutton

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Grade 1-winning Ring Weekend has been retired sound following a seventh-place finish in the Grade 2 King Edward Stakes on June 30 at Woodbine and is retraining for a second career with Olympian Phillip Dutton. The 7-year-old Tapit gelding won six graded stakes while under the care of Graham Motion for his […]

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Motion Will Let Untamed Domain ‘Run His Race’ In G3 Kent Stakes

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Untamed Domain tops the $200,000 Grade III Kent Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. The mile-and-an-eighth grass affair has attracted a field of nine 3-year-olds. The son of Animal Kingdom will be seeking his first victory of the season. In his most recent, the Kentucky-bred conditioned by H. Graham Motion finished fourth […]

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Thewayiam Leads Talented Cast Of 10 In Belmont Oaks Invitational

An impressive 10-horse field that includes seven graded stakes winners will look to conquer the 1 1/4-mile distance on the inner turf track in Saturday’s 40th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational for 3-year-old fillies on a Stars & Stripes Day card that will feature five graded stakes. Carded as Race […]

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Palinodie Tops Nine In Delaware’s Robert G. Dick Memorial

Sallusto and Albina Racing’s Palinodie tops the $200,000 Grade III Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday.  The mile-and-three-eighths affair for fillies and mares has attracted a field of nine.   Palinodie has a career record of a win, two seconds nd five thirds from 12 starts, with earnings of $109,172.  In her most […]

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Turf Veterans Tower Of Texas, Shakhimat Give Attfield Strong Hand In King Edward

Tower of Texas, who has been riding high both home and on the road for several years now, tops a field of eight for Saturday’s Grade 2 King Edward at Woodbine. The King Edward, a one-mile turf stakes for 3-year-olds and upward, offers a purse of $175,000. Tower of Texas, a 7-year-old gelding, will be […]

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Shahroze Takes Stakes Debut In Woodbine’s Singspiel

Shahroze, invading from Maryland and making his stakes debut for trainer Graham Motion, rallied from last place in the field of eight for a powerful two-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Singspiel Stakes, at Woodbine. Locally-based Alan Garcia rode Shahroze for the first time in the Singspiel, a 1 ½ mile race for 3-year-olds […]

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Motion Trying For First Queen’s Plate With Sam-Son Contenders

Trainer Graham Motion, who has won some of Thoroughbred racing’s most high-profile events, including the 2011 Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom, will have two chances to reign victorious in the upcoming Queen’s Plate, a race he’s long dreamed of winning. “It’s definitely a race that’s been on my radar, a race that I’d love to […]

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Motion Considers Arlington Million Bid With Manhattan Winner Spring Quality

Last year, trainer Graham Motion sent Ascend to the Grade I Arlington Million following an upset victory in Belmont Park’s Grade I Woodford Reserve Manhattan Stakes and will likely do the same this year with Spring Quality. Owned by Augustin Stable, the 6-year-old son of leading Grade I sire Quality Road scored a victory in the […]

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