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Laurel Park: Amid Uncertainty, Breeders’ Cup Winner Sharing Gears Up To Return; Majestic Reason Retired

Having bid goodbye to one of the barn favorites as she embarks on her second career as a broodmare, trainer Graham Motion is continuing on with his current stable star, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) winner Sharing. Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stable’s Sharing, the 2019 Maryland Horse of the Year whose victory in […]

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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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‘Big-Boned, Strapping Colt’: First Foal Reported For Classic-Placed Irish War Cry

The first foal for classic-placed Irish War Cry was born the evening of Feb. 12 at Blackstone Farm in Pine Grove, Pa., when the Cape Cross (Ire) mare Danu (Ire) delivered a chestnut colt. “From all reports he’s a big-boned, strapping colt,” said Martin Somers of High Kings Racing, who purchased Danu as a yearling […]

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Northview Stallion Station’s Maryland Branch To Host Open House On December 1

Northview Stallion Station’s classic-placed millionaire Irish War Cry, and the rest of the high-powered Maryland roster will be available for inspection on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Chesapeake City. The most popular first-year stallion in Maryland in 2019 with more than 80 mares bred, Irish War Cry offers breeders a […]

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Irish War Cry Retired To Northview Stallion Station In Maryland

Classic-placed Irish War Cry, one of the most dynamic runners of his generation, has been retired and will enter stud at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., for the 2019 season. “Irish War Cry is by leading sire Curlin, won the Holy Bull, Wood Memorial and Pimlico Special and was second in the Belmont, […]

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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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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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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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Backyard Heaven, Irish War Cry, Patch Headline Grade 1 Stephen Foster

East Coast invaders Backyard Heaven and Irish War Cry headline a field of nine older horses in the  Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap presented by GE Appliances – the centerpiece of an action-packed, prime-time Saturday program at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/8-mile Stephen Foster Handicap is the richest of five graded stakes races on Saturday’s […]

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