Graham Motion

Grade 3 Winner Majestic Reason Retired, Bred To Irish War Cry

Majestic Reason, 2019 Maryland-bred champion older female and winner of the Grade 3 Barbara Fritchie Stakes last month, has been retired. In a post on trainer Graham Motion’s Herringswell Stables’ Twitter page the afternoon of Monday, March 23, it stated: “Majestic Reason left today to be bred. Had originally planned a summer campaign for her […]

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Anita Motion Partners With Kroop’s To Help Send Protective Eyewear To Local Hospital

Anita Motion is calling for donations to help send face shields to the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Del. The state of Delaware has had 264 total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 11, according to coronavirus.delaware.gov. The hospital will begin accepting adult patients on Friday, April 3, “to help cope with the […]

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Plan B Works Out For Motion, Mean Mary In Orchid

Alex G. Campbell Jr.’s Mean Mary led from start to finish to win her third straight race with authority in the $100,000 Orchid presented by Rood & Riddle (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 56th running of the Orchid, a 1 3/8-mile turf race for fillies and mares, was one of 10 stakes, six graded, worth […]

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Mean Mary Has Mellowed With Age, Looking For Nice Finish In Grade 3 Orchid

 Alex G. Campbell Jr.’s homebred Mean Mary, unraced since a runaway triumph in her stakes debut nine weeks ago, returns looking to cap a perfect winter in Saturday’s $100,000 Orchid (Grade 3) presented by Rood & Riddle at Gulfstream Park. The 56th running of the 1 3/8-mile Orchid for fillies and mares 4 and up is […]

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Kentucky Supreme Court Denies Motion’s Request For Review Of Case Against Commission

The Kentucky Supreme Court denied trainer Graham Motion a discretionary review of his case against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission this week. The case traces back to a drug positive for methocarbamol after the 2015 Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland. Motion appealed the commission’s ruling, which had included a five-day suspension, $500 fine and a disqualification […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winner Sharing ‘Regaining Her Foundation,’ Points To Tampa’s Florida Oaks

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Sharing recorded her first timed breeze of 2020 on Monday. The 3-year-old filly worked four furlongs over the Palm Meadows turf course in 48.70 seconds, and co-owner Eclipse Thoroughbreds’ Aron Wellman told bloodhorse.com that Sharing could make her seasonal debut in the G3 Florida Oaks on March […]

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Mean Mary Leads All The Way In La Prevoyante

Alex G. Campbell, Jr.’s homebred Mean Mary put on a show in Saturday’s Grade 3 La Prevoyante Stakes at Gulfstream Park, grabbing the lead at the start of the 1 1/2-mile contest and pulling away toward the wire to win by five lengths. The 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, ridden by Luis Saez for trainer […]

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Ramseys Hoping For Third Success In Newly Graded Kitten’s Joy At Gulfstream

When Gulfstream Park added the Kitten’s Joy to its stakes lineup seven years ago, Ken and Sarah Ramsey were fitting first winners of the race named for their multi-millionaire homebred grass champion and six-time leading turf sire. The $100,000 Kitten’s Joy for newly turned 3-year-olds sprinting 7 ½ furlongs on the grass returns to Gulfstream […]

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Graham Motion Sends Three Contenders To G3 Long Island

Graded stakes winner Si Que Es Buena is one of three contenders from trainer Graham Motion taking aim at Saturday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Long Island for fillies and mares three years old and up at Aqueduct Racetrack. Continuing the Thanksgiving Racing Festival, the 63rd running of the Long Island, at 1 3/8 miles on the […]

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