Keyword: Graham Motion

  • Onepointthreekarats wins the Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes.

    Onepointhreekarats Wins Thirty Eight Go Go

    Onepointhreekarats made her stakes debut successfully for trainer Graham Motion when she drew off mid-stretch to win the $104,250 Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes Dec. 22 comfortably at Laurel Park.

  • Animal Kingdom

    Animal Kingdom Works Toward 2013 Debut

    Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), is on track to make his 2013 debut in the Feb. 9 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap after an easy half-mile breeze at Palm Meadows Dec. 11.

  • Animal Kingdom working at Keeneland on October 26.

    Animal Kingdom Has Workmanlike Drill

    On a cool morning Oct. 26 at Keeneland, 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom turned in a workmanlike breeze preparing for his upcoming start in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Animal Kingdom

    Animal Kingdom Arrives at Keeneland

    Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), returned to Keeneland Oct. 22 from his home base at Fair Hill, Md., to continue preparations for a Nov. 3 run at the Breeders' Cup Mile.

  • Volcat Virginia

    Pin Oak Valley View to Be Run in Divisions

    An overflow of 24 sophomore fillies passed the entry box for the $125,000 Pin Oak Valley View (gr. IIIT), forcing Keeneland officials to split the Oct. 19 running of the race into divisions for the second time in history.

  • Julie's Love won the De La Rose Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 4. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2083637599&k=M3K27Wc">Order This Photo</a>

    Noble Damsel Has Strong European Flavor

    With five of its nine entrants bred outside the United States, including slight favorites Julie's Love and Dealbata, the $150,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 15 at Belmont Park will have a strong European flavor.

  • Volcat won the Virginia Oaks on July 21 at Colonial Downs.

    Pucker Up Draws Full Field of Twelve

    A full field of 12 grass-favoring sophomore fillies, topped by Virginia Oaks (gr. IIIT) winner Volcat and Italian transplant Angegreen, will line up Sept. 15 for the $175,000 Pucker Up Stakes at Arlington Park.

  • Quick Wit won an off-the-turf running of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes Aug. 10.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2018011396&k=24PpZTt">Order This Photo</a>

    Versatile Quick Wit Back On Lawn in Saranac

    Michael J. Bruder's Quick Wit returns to the grass in the Sept. 2 Saranac Stakes after winning an off-the-turf running of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes, but Lucky Chappy is the 2-1 morning line favorite.

  • Grade I winner Summer Soiree makes her 2012 debut in the Ballston Spa Stakes.

    Summer Soiree Makes Return in Ballston Spa

    Grade I winner Summer Soiree, last seen finishing second in the Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) last November, makes her 2012 debut in the $250,000 Ballston Spa Stakes Presented by Jose Cuervo (gr. IIT) on Saratoga's inner turf.

  • Toby's Corner captured the Mountainview Handicap at Penn National Race Course July 28 by nearly four lengths.

    Toby's Corner Tackles Six in Iselin Stakes

    Fresh from his first win since taking the Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial (gr. I) in April 2011, Toby's Corner returns in the $150,000 Philip H. Iselin Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 18 at Monmouth Park.

  • Pachattack has been cross-entered in the June 16 All Along Stakes at Colonial Downs.

    Pachattack the One to Beat in Obeah

    Pachattack, a 6-year-old mare conditioned by Graham Motion, has been entered in the local prep for the July 21 Delaware Handicap (gr. II), but her connections are keeping their options open for this weekend and beyond.

  • Coup won the Hilltop Stakes by a length on May 18.

    Coup One to Catch in Regret

    Coup, an Empire Maker filly and winner of Pimlico's Hilltop Stakes on Preakness day, has the top stakes experience in the field for the June 16 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Pachattack won the Doubledogdare by a neck.

    Pachattack May Try Luck On Turf in All Along

    Pachattack, winner of the Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) in her only start since finishing third in the 2011 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I), heads the field for the Edward P. Evans All Along Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 16.

  • Aruna is in command in the Sheepshead Bay Stakes at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1869209457&k=WGNBt6S">Order This Photo</a>

    Aruna Takes Start-Plagued Sheepshead Bay

    Flaxman Holdings homebred Aruna took charge at the five-sixteenths pole and held off Hit It Rich to win the Sheepshead Bay, a race that was impacted by a troubled start for Mystical Star and Magical Cat.

  • Unbridled Humor will be looking for her first win of the year in the Violet Stakes.

    Unbridled Humor Solid Fit in Violet Stakes

    Unbridled Humor will be looking for her first win of the year and her first graded stakes victory since last September when she goes postward in the $100,000 Violet Stakes (gr. IIIT) over the Monmouth Park turf May 28.

  • Aruna won the grade I Spinster in 2011.

    Aruna Looks to Get Back On Beam in Sheepshead

    No factor in her only start this year, Aruna looks to get back on the beam for trainer Graham Motion in the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. IIT), scheduled for the inner turf course at Belmont Park May 26.

  • D. Wayne Lukas visits with Doug and Dennis O'Neill at the Alibi Breakfast.

    Few Alibis Offered at Alibi Breakfast

    A Preakness tradition, the Alibi Breakfast gives trainers a chance to offer up an 'alibi' before the second jewel of the Triple Crown. This year there were few alibis and a lot more confidence from the connections.

  • Pachattach (left) outfinishes Kathmanblu to win the Doubledogdare at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1804183652&k=rFtWWqD">Order This Photo</a>

    Pachattack Denies Kathmanblu, Leparoux

    On a day that belonged the Julien Leparoux, it was Rajiv Maragh that was able to narrowly outduel his fellow rider in the Keeneland feature, as Pachattack defeated Kathmanblu by a neck in the $100,000 Doubledogdare.

  • Went the Day Well (left) worked five furlongs in 1:02 on April 14 at Keeneland. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1793990242&k=VrvpNxB">Order This Photo</a>

    Went the Day Well Works at Keeneland

    Team Valor International and Mark Ford's Went the Day Well, winner of the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) in his most recent start March 24, worked five furlongs in company in 1:02 April 14 at Keeneland.

  • Went the Day Well pulls away to victory in the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park.

    All's 'Well' in Spiral for Team Valor, Motion

    Went the Day Well did a good imitation of Animal Kingdom when he easily won the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park March 24, giving Team Valor International consecutive victories in the race.