H. Graham Motion

Finley’sluckycharm Hopes To Continue Pattern In Grade 1 Ballerina

Carl R. Moore’s multiple graded stakes winner Finley’sluckycharm will try to become the third filly in six years to sweep the Grade 2 Honorable Miss and the Grade 1, $600,000 Ketel One Ballerina as she heads a competitive field of nine on the Travers Day undercard Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The 40th running of […]

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Scenes From Horse Heaven: Fair Hill Training Center

There are times when driving or walking through the Fair Hill campus it’s possible to forget there are places in the world where horses and concrete ever mix. William du Pont, original owner of the 5,700 acres which were once Foxcatcher Farm, probably wanted it that way. Du Pont farmed parts of the property with […]

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Miss Temple City, American Patriot Each ‘Shooting For A Piece Of Keeneland History’ In Shadwell Turf Mile

The Club Racing, Needle in a Haystack and Sagamore Farm’s Miss Temple City, who last year became the first filly to win the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) and Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), will attempt to become the third horse to repeat in the Shadwell when she faces 13 rivals in the 32nd running of the […]

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Kentucky Court Ruling In Motion Case Casts Doubt On Future Of Absolute Insurer Rule

According to a report by the Daily Racing Form, Kentucky’s absolute insurer rule regarding trainer responsibility in drug cases could be in jeopardy after a judge’s ruling earlier this month. The ruling was the latest in a line of appeals in the case of trainer Graham Motion, who was hit with a methocarbamol overage in spring 2015. The […]

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Patience, Perseverance, And Microchips: Eight Aftercare Takeaways From Equestricon

The aftercare world in the United States has grown tremendously in the past five to ten years, but it’s still got some evolving to do. That was the theme at a panel discussion during this week’s Equestricon conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Representatives from different parts of the sport gathered to discuss perspectives from on […]

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Arlington Million Runner Mekhtaal Transferred To Trainer Graham Motion

Al Shaqab Racing’s Grade I Arlington Million runner Mekhtaal (GB), trained by Jean-Claude Rouget for his start in Chicago, will stay in North America under the care of Graham Motion to pursue a campaign in the United States for the remainder of the year. The 4-year-old son of Sea The Stars (IRE) is a Group […]

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Girvin Complica Aun Más El Panorama De Los Tresañeros Con Su Triunfo En El Haskell

Quizás lo más complicado en este momento sea determinar el líder de la generación de tresañeros en los Estados Unidos. Los ganadores del Kentucky Derby y del Preakness Stakes fallaron en el Jim Dandy, mientras que el ejemplar que llegó segundo en el Belmont Stakes no pudo en la quincuagésima edición del Haskell Invitational (G1, […]

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Siete Tresañeros Disputan El Domingo Una Pareja Edición Del Haskell Invitational

Sin un favorito claro, siete talentosos potros estarán disputando este domingo 30 en Monmouth Park la quincuagésima edición del Haskell Invitational (G1, $1,000,000), una carrera en 1800 metros que es considerada como una de las más importantes para tresañeros en Norteamérica, y que además pertenece a la serie “Win and You’re In” de la Breeders’ […]

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Irish War Cry Draws Post 7, Installed As 7-2 Morning Line Favorite For Belmont Stakes

  A wide-open field of 12 3-year-olds, ranging from a half-dozen veterans of the Kentucky Derby to a world-class Japanese horse ridden by a French jockey and a handful of new shooters, is set for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets at Belmont Park. The 149th running of the “Test […]

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Report: Irish War Cry To Stand At Hill ‘N’ Dale Upon Retirement

Wood Memorial winner and Kentucky Derby contender Irish War Cry will stand at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm upon retirement, it was announced Monday. The Thoroughbred Daily News reports that the colt’s breeding rights were purchased by a group that includes John Sikura of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm, SF Bloodstock, Glen Hill Farm’s Craig Bernick, Bobby Flay, the […]

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