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‘The Horse That Got Me Going’: Graham Motion Posts Emotional Tribute To Gala Spinaway

Trainer Graham Motion announced via social media that his first graded stakes winner, Gala Spinaway, had to be put to sleep on Saturday. The 31-year-old son of Star Choice gave Motion that hallmark victory in 1993, and lived out his days under Motion’s watchful eye at the Fair Hill Training Center. “He was the horse […]

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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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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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‘Super Competitive’ Real Rider Cup Set For Sunday, Sept. 23

On Sunday, Sept. 23, the on-track and off-track worlds will come together as 16 celebrities from various sectors of Thoroughbred racing will compete in the show jumping arena for the second annual Real Rider Cup at the Plantation Field International Horse Trials in Unionville, Pennsylvania. Teams of Thoroughbred owners, trainers, exercise riders and racing analysts […]

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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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Ring Weekend Retired, Training For Second Career With Olympian Phillip Dutton

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Grade 1-winning Ring Weekend has been retired sound following a seventh-place finish in the Grade 2 King Edward Stakes on June 30 at Woodbine and is retraining for a second career with Olympian Phillip Dutton. The 7-year-old Tapit gelding won six graded stakes while under the care of Graham Motion for his […]

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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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Thoroughbred Charities of America To Honor Graham and Anita Motion, CANTER

Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Graham & Anita Motion with the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and the Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) with the TCA Industry Service Award at the 25th Annual Select Stallion Season Auction on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Ky. “We are pleased […]

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