Graham Motion

Irish War Cry To Make Turf Debut In Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Trainer Graham Motion, perhaps best known for saddling Animal Kingdom to a famous score in the 2011 edition of the Kentucky Derby, has really made a name for himself in Canada where he has 15 stakes wins to his credit at Woodbine. Motion already has two graded stakes wins this year at Woodbine including the […]

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Untamed Domain, Curlin’s Honor Top Ceasars Stakes At Indiana Grand

A field of eight will go postward in the 13th running of the $200,000 Caesars Stakes during Indiana’s richest day of turf racing Wednesday, Sept. 5. The race, formerly known as the Centaur Stakes, will feature several horses with Graded Stakes experience, including Untamed Domain from the H. Graham Motion Stable. Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, Untamed […]

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Voodoo Song, Irish War Cry Top Nominees To Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Grade 1 winner Voodoo Song, multiple graded stakes winner Irish War Cry and local hero Mr Havercamp headline a list of 20 horses nominated to the Grade 1 $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile, to be held Saturday, September 15, at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. The prestigious Ricoh Woodbine Mile, which offers ‘Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Real Riders’ Go Head-To-Head In Celebrity Event

Known as one of the most iconic venues in North American eventing, Plantation Field in Unionville, Pennsylvania can be likened to Keeneland or Saratoga for equestrians. Each year the facility hosts the Plantation Field International Horse Trials, one of the premier eventing competitions in North America that routinely draws Olympic and World Equestrian Games-caliber competitors. […]

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Utmost Denies Tiz A Slam In Sunday’s Sky Classic

Augustin Stable’s Utmost denied Tiz a Slam another graded stakes win as he out-finished the favourite in the $175,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Grade 2) on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. With the victory, trainer Graham Motion ran his Sky Classic win streak to three and overall total to four. His prior wins in the Grade 2 […]

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Motion Off The Duck At The Spa, Points Spring Quality To Sword Dancer

After going 0-for-27 for the 2018 Saratoga meet, trainer Graham Motion picked up his first win in Saturday’s first race and is hoping that will set the tone for the remainder of the summer. Getting Motion off the duck was first-time gelding Arch of the Diver, who scored by 9 ½ lengths in a 1 […]

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East Coast-Based Colonia Commands Respect In Del Mar Oaks

Trainer H. Graham Motion won the 2011 Del Mar Oaks with Summer Soiree, the first of five stakes victories here. Saturday, the English-born conditioner, who saddled Animal Kingdom to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby, seeks to add a second Oaks score to his Del Mar stakes total with the French-bred 3-year-old filly Colonia in the 62nd running […]

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Irish War Cry Back In Training, Still Aiming For Breeders’ Cup

H. Graham Motion trainee Irish War Cry is training well two months after suffering from a bout of thumps in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster, according to a report by The Blood-Horse. The 4-year-old recently turned in his second timed workout since pulling up in the race, which was held on an extraordinarily steamy evening at […]

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Contention Runs Deep In Saratoga’s Lake Placid

Jim and Susan Hill’s Daddy Is a Legend will go for her second graded stakes win at Saratoga Race Course in as many months when she competes against six other 3-year-old fillies in the 35th running of the Grade 2, $300,000 Lake Placid on the Mellon turf course Saturday. Listed as Race 8 on a […]

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Secret Message Gives Irad Ortiz Late Double In Pucker Up

Riding this time for trainer Graham Motion, birthday-boy Irad Ortiz, Jr. followed his Arlington Million win with a similar victory in the G3 Pucker Up Stakes. Aboard Secret Message, Ortiz came flying from second-last to win by just over length on the 6-1 choice. A sophomore daughter of Hat Trick, Secret Message completed nine furlongs […]

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