Graham Motion

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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‘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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