H. Graham Motion

Graham was born in Cambridge, England in May 1964 and was raised at Newmarket’s Herringswell Manor Stud operated by his parents Michael and Jo. Michael was an international bloodstock agent and North American representative for Tattersalls, the British bloodstock sales company. Jo rode as an amateur in England and took care of the 1951 (Aintree)Continue reading


There’s a very happy Sam Huff in Virginia today as his homebred filly Shehashighhopes won her first race yesterday at Calder Racecourse in Florida.  

A Saturday Where Juveniles Should Tell Us A Lot

While Smart Seattle and Zilva have experienced the bright lights of the Breeders’ Cup Championship, the rapid, yet quietly, improving Check The Label will take to the turf in the $60,000 Caressing for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs. The Stormin Fever filly will break from post nine in a field of 12 on closing dayContinue reading

Bullsbay Out For Team History And National Respect

Bullsbay was entered on Tuesday for the Grade II Clark as he will attempt to become the first Herringswell runner since Better Talk Now in 2005 to win three graded stakes the same year. The strapping bay has won the Grade III Alysheba and Grade I Whitney along with the Harrison E. Johnson in hisContinue reading

Prickly Pete

Prickly Pete does it!!  After having a 6 month rest, bit of turn out, bit of freshening, it all worked in his favor today as he won his race at Philadelphia Park by a comfortable 2 1/2 lengths.  Congratulations to Bushwood Stables.

Better Talk Now

A few people have asked how Better Talk Now is enjoying his retirement so I thought I would tell you how his day goes.  After going on the walker for some exercise in the morning  he then goes out in a big paddock with his new best friend, Gala Spinaway.   It’s amazing how wellContinue reading

Leamington In The Cardinal

Buckets of rain. Raining cats and dogs. The sky fell in. Noah’s Arc. Downpour. Washout. Bog. Any of these cliches can be used to describe October 3 at Belmont Park. Summer Bird danced in the slop to score in the Jockey Club Gold Cup. Turf horse of the year, Gio Ponti was stunningly upset inContinue reading

Amie’s Legend

What an amazing filly Amie’s Legend is.  She was third today in the All Brandy Stakes on a sealed sloppy track which I’m not sure if she’s ever encountered before, but her race record is so solid.  Out of 9 starts, she’s been first three times (including a Stake), second three times, third once andContinue reading

Smart Bid Returns In Style

As if the green and white halved silks of George Strawbridge’s Augustin Stables were not seen enough over Breeders’ Cup weekend….     Strawbridge’s Smart Bid, absent from the races since April, returned to capture the $100,000 Damascus stakes on the undercard of Breeders’ Cup Saturday. The 3-year-old son of Smart Strike traveled a perfectContinue reading

Two Wins Today

Two wins today, one at Laurel and one at Churchill Downs.  Laurel took their race off the turf and Dictate The Tempo won that race on her second start, the first being on the polytrack at Keeneland.  Check The Label won her second race from five starts and hers stayed on the turf as it’sContinue reading

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