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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Graham Motion saddled another stakes winner, and four stakes winners at Presque Isle

BENSALEM, Pa--Graham Motion has had four winners in the past week, including a stakes and an allowance winner, while Rodney Jenkins had an allowance winner and Presque Isle had four $100,000 Stakes, three of them for 2 year olds, also in the last week.

Darcy MaeDarcy Mae winning the $100,000 H.P.B.A Stakes at Presque Isle (Photo by Coady Photography)Motion saddled Calumet Farm's homebred English Bee to win the $75,000 Parx Fall Derby at Parx race track in Bensalem on Oct. 8.

"He went super," said Motion. "He's a nice horse. He just won the New Kent County Virginia Derby before that. He's a Derby horse."

"We'll give him a little break  now," said Motion. He's been going at it pretty hard all summer. Then we'll take him to Florida."

English Bee won the 1 mile turf race at Parx by a neck after stalking the pace, going four wide on the final turn and just getting up under pressure in the final strides .

English Bee has now won five times, three of them stakes, with one second and one third from 10 starts and has earnings of $327,150.


MOTION HAD both the winner, With Herself, a 4-year-old owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and ERJ Racing LLC, and the second placed horse, Memories, in  $30,000, 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden Special Weight for fillies and mares 3 years old and up at Presque Isle on Oct. 16.

Newstome Newstome winning the $100,000 Mark McDermott Stakes (Photo by Coady Photography)"Memories is going in the November sale," said Motion. "With Herself has taken a little while to come around. We'll move on from that, and she'll go to Florida, too."

With Herself won by 1 1/2 lengths over Memories, who was 1 1/2 lengths clear of the third place Big Bad Red.

Motion saddled Al Shaqab's homebred 3-year-old Tuned (GB) to win a $73,000, 1 mile turf Allowance for fillies and mares at Keeneland on Oct. 10.

"Tuned came to me from England," said Motion. "I've had her over the summer, and she's been training well. There's a stakes at Aqueduct at the end of November that we're aiming her for."

After going six wide on the final turn, Tuned drove past the leaders and drew off to win by 2 1/4 lengths.

Motion also saddled Alex G. Campbell's 3-year-old homebred Mean Mary to win a $71,000, 1 1/16 miles turf Maiden Special Weight for fillies and mares at Keeneland on Oct. 12.

Mean Mary led all the way and drew off in the stretch to win by  3 1/4 lengths.

Albert ParkAlbert Park winning the $100,000 Fitz Dixon Stakes (Photo by Coady Photography)Rodney Jenkins saddled Hillwood Stables LLC's homebred 3-year-old Bunting to win a $42,000, 6 furlong Allowance for fillies and mares at laurel on Oct. 11.

Bunting disputed the pace two wide up to the stretch and then drew away to win by 2 3/4 lengths.


GODOLPHIN'S homebred Albert Park, trained by Michael Stidham, won the $100,000, 6 1/2 furlong Fitz Dixon Memorial Juvenile Stakes for 2 year olds at Presque Isle on Oct. 9.

Albert Park won by  3/4 lengths in his second start, having won a maiden special weight in his first start on Sept. 19 at Arlington.

Commonwealth New Era Racing's New York Groove, trained by W. John Bourke, won the $100,000. 6 1/2 furlong Presque Isle Debutante Stakes for 2-year-old fillies on Oct. 10.

New York Groove drew off late to win by 2 /2 lengths.

She won for the third time in three races after winning a maiden special weight at Presque Isle on Aug. 14 and then a allowance race at the same track on Sept. 10.

New York GrooveNew York Groove winning the $100,000 Presque Isle Debutante (Photo by Coady Photography)Marie Fl Trombetta's Newstome, trained by Michael Trombetta, won the $100,000, 6 furlong Mark McDermott Stakes for Pa-bred 2 year olds at Presque Isle on Oct. 16.

Newstome won by 3 lengths in his third start after winning a maiden special weight at Parx on Aug. 3 and then finishing seventh in the Rosie's Stakes at Colonial Downs on Aug. 31.

Pa-bred Darcy Mae, a 5-year-old mare owned and trained by Leland Hayes, won the $100,000, 1 mile and 70 yarda H.B.P.A Stakes at Presque Isle on Oct. 17.

Darcy Mae won by 1 1/4 lengths to capture her first stake win after winning a number of allowance races.

She has now won eight races with four seconds and one third from 18 starts and as earnings of $234,750.




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