Graham Motion

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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Motion Seeks Third Straight Gallorette With Thewayiam

The timing seems right for Thewayiam to show how much an eight-month layoff can pay off in Saturday’s $150,000 Stella Artois Gallorette Stakes (G3), one of eight stakes races, four graded, that support the $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. A field of nine was entered for the 68th running of the Gallorette […]

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Pimlico Special: Longshot Flying The Flag ‘Getting Better’ For Defending Trainer Motion

A year after winning the historic $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) for the first time with multiple graded-stakes winning millionaire Irish War Cry, trainer Graham Motion plans to defend his title with a lightly raced horse making his stakes debut. West Point Thoroughbreds and Chester Thoroughbreds’ Flying the Flag will represent Motion in the Pimlico Special, […]

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Thoroughbred Week Platform Features Video, Stories About Racing Stakeholders

Thoroughbred Week, a new digital content platform at www.ThoroughbredWeek.com for industry participants to tell their stories, launched today. The website features original content, with an emphasis on video, and first-person articles provided by industry stakeholders from all segments of the business. With early support from the likes of Graham and Anita Motion, Jill Baffert, Hall […]

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MATCH Series Kicks Off Successfully With Large Fields, Superb Weather

The 2019 MATCH Series got off to an excellent start at Laurel Park April 20 with a mix of old and new in four divisional stakes won by horses based in the Mid-Atlantic region. And compared to last year’s launch, the weather was superb. The connections of the winners expressed appreciation for the series, which […]

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Retired Racehorse Project Elects New Chair, Vice Chair And Board Members

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced this week that Dr. Carolyn Karlson, Ph. D. has been elected as chair of the Retired Racehorse Project’s board of directors and Sue Smith has been elected vice chair. Also elected to the board were Graham and Anita Motion. A resident of Saratoga, New York, Karlson is a longtime […]

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Si Que Es Buena Makes It Two In A Row In La Prevoyante

Takaya Shimakawa’s Si Que Es Buena remained unbeaten over Gulfstrem Park’s turf course after winning Saturday’s $200,000 La Prevoyante (G3). It was the Argentinean-bred’s second consecutive stakes victory at Gulfstream Park, following her win in the Via Borghese Stakes in December. Ridden by Chris Landeros, Si Que Es Buena was a one-length winner over the […]

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12 Fillies And Mares Seek Winner’s Share Of 1 1/2-Mile La Prevoyante On Gulfstream Turf

After Si Que Es Buena won her Florida debut in the Via Borghese Stakes last month, it didn’t take long for the mare’s connections to zero in on the $200,000 La Prevoyante (G3), which will be run at Gulfstream Park Saturday as part of the $9-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) undercard. The Pegasus World […]

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Wide Open Field Of Nine Sophomore Fillies In American Oaks

In what appears to be a totally wide open affair, trainer Michael McCarthy’s Paved, Jeff Mullins’ Amandine, Neil Drysdale’s Californiagoldrush, H. Graham Motion’s Colonia and Kenny McPeek’s Princess Warrior all loom prominent among a field of nine sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks, to be contested at a mile and one quarter […]

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Kentucky Court Of Appeals: Absolute Insurer Rule Is Constitutional; Kitten’s Point Medication DQ Upheld

The Kentucky Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a lower court decision that had overturned a positive drug test and rendered horse racing’s absolute insurer rule unconstitutional in Kentucky. Court of Appeal Judges Gene Smallwood, Debra Lambert and Sara Combs sided with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in a case centered around Kitten’s Point, first-place […]

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