Keyword: Graham Motion

  • Untamed Domain during the post parade of the 2017 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar

    Untamed Domain Returns to Grass in American Turf

    After finishing off the board in a dirt try in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) March 10, Untamed Domain will return to the turf May 5 on the undercard of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs.

  • Thewayiam wins the Herecomesthebride Stakes at Gulfstream Park

    Thewayiam, Maraud Stand Out on Gulfstream Lawn

    Thewayiam used a bold inside move March 3 to win the $100,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (G3T), while Maraud edged past pacesetter Speed Franco inside the final 70 yards to win the $100,000 Palm Beach Stakes (G3T) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Trainer Graham Motion plans to send the the 5-year-old into graded company for his next start

    Encouraging U.S. Debut for India's 'Secretariat'

    Referred to by many in his native land as "the Secretariat of Indian Thoroughbred racing," Serjeant At Arms turned in a solid performance in his United States debut Feb. 23 when second in an allowance-optional claiming race at Tampa Bay Downs. 

  • Highway Star (inside) turns back eventual Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Bar of Gold to win the 2017 Ruffian Stakes at Belmont Park

    'Gutsy' Highway Star Set for Barbara Fritchie

    Highway Star has been assigned as the 124-pound highweight, and was given the outside post in a field of 11 older fillies and mares for the Barbara Fitchie, facing a tough task off the layoff in her 5-year-old debut against some sharp rivals.

  • Untamed Domain gallops ahead of the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar

    Untamed Domain Starts Season in Dania Beach

    After closing 2017 with a runner-up finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T), West Point Thoroughbreds' Untamed Domain will begin his 3-year-old season Feb. 3 in the $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes (G3T) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Ultra Brat and Nik Juarez win the Marshua's River Stakes

    Ultra Brat Finds Another Gear in Marshua's River

    Ultra Brat earned her first graded stakes win in style when she gained the lead at the quarter pole and put away a bid from favored Dream Dancing to take the Marshua's River Stakes (G3T) at Gulfstream Park. 

  • Graham Motion

    Trainer Motion Joins WHOA

    Leading North American trainer H. Graham Motion has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) as the latest member in a growing list of trainers who support efforts for passage of The Horseracing Integrity Act.

  • Untamed Domain training Nov. 1 at Del Mar

    A Lot of Animal Kingdom in Untamed Domain

    Untamed Domain's racing career did not start out quite as smoothly as it did for his sire, Animal Kingdom, but the big bay colt is steadily maturing and has earned himself a spot in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T).

  • Untamed Domain passes Hemp Hemp Hurray in the final strides of the Summer Stakes Sept. 17

    Untamed Domain Grinds Out Summer Stakes Victory

    Untamed Domain, an Animal Kingdom 2-year-old colt trained by Graham Motion for West Point Thoroughbreds, sat off the pace and finished with enough in the tank to run down Hemp Hemp Hurray in the Summer Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine Sept. 17.

  • Messi wins the 2016 Sky Classic Stakes at Woodbine

    Messi Returns to Woodbine for Northern Dancer

    Gestut Brummerhof's homebred Messi hasn't visited the winner's circle in more than a year, but he'll return to the location of his last victory in the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (G1T) at Woodbine.

  • Graham Motion's legal battle over a 2015 methocarbamol positive will continue

    KHRC Appeals Ruling in Motion Methocarbamol Case

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Sept. 12 filed a notice of appeal in the Kentucky Court of Appeals of a Franklin (Ky.) Circuit Court's decision that overturned a methocarbamol positive against trainer Graham Motion.

  • An Abbreviated History of Absolute Insurer Rule

    Bob Heleringer, a Louisville, Ky., attorney and former racing official who has taught equine regulatory law at the University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, looks at the legal history of Absolute Insurer rule.

  • Can'thelpbelieving wins the Sky Classic under jockey Joe Bravo by 1 1/4 lengths

    Can'thelpbelieving Flies to Sky Classic Win

    Can'thelpbelieving (IRE) received a perfect trip Aug. 20 under jockey Joe Bravo behind dueling leaders Dragon Bay and Starship Jubilee, to power home and win the Sky Classic Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine for trainer Graham Motion.

  • Ascend takes the grade 1 Manhattan Stakes June 10 at Belmont

    Ascend, Bigger Picture to Clash in Bowling Green

    In his graded stakes debut, Ascend reached racing's heights. Now the 5-year-old son of Candy Ride will try for consistency at the graded level when he faces six other older horses in the Bowling Green Stakes (G2T) July 29 at Saratoga.

  • Better Talk Now retired after his 2009 season with 14 wins from 51 starts and $4,356,664 in earnings

    Better Talk Now Euthanized at Age 18

    Herringswell Stables announced June 28 that five-time grade 1 winner Better Talk Now was euthanized late June 27 at New Bolton Center due to complications from colic surgery. The dark bay gelded son of Talkin Man was 18.