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Monday, November 29, 2021

Motion, Hendriks and Houghton have multiple winners

LAUREL, Md.--Graham Motion saddled a stakes winner at Laurel as well as a number of maiden special weight winners, while Ricky Hendriks and Bernie Houghton both had two winners each on the same day, as well as other winners.

Tuned 1Tuned winning at Laurel (Photo by Jim McCue) Keri Brion, Michael Matz and Elizabeth Merryman also had winners.

Al Shaqab's homebred Tuned, trained by Motion, won her second stakes race, the $100,000 All Along Stakes at Laurel on Oct. 2.

Tuned won the 1 1/8 mile turf race by 3 3/4 lengths

She had previously won a stakes at Colonial Downs on Aug. 31.

"We had always hoped that she would turn out to be this good," said Motion. "She's a nice mare. Her win at Colonial really made her. She won at Laurel very nicely. We may run her one more time. There's a stakes race st Aqueduct in November. Then she'll be retired to be a broodmare."

Tuned, 5 years old, now has five wins, two seconds and two thirds from 14 starts and earnings of $298,575.


MOTION saddled Newcal Stable's homebred Chulainn to win an $80,000, 1 1/16 mile turf Allowance race by 3/4 length at Belmont on Oct. 17.

"Chulainn has really improved," said Motion of the 3-year-old gelding. "He's nominated to a stakes race in California, but he's a New York bred, so we might keep him close."

Isabelle deTomaso's homebred Kitten's Collusion won a $30,000, 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden Special Weight for 2-year-old fillies at Presque isle on Oct. 19, and Wertheimer et Frere's's homebred Indian Heart won $30,000, 1 mile and 70 yards race for fillies and mares, 3 and up, on Oct. 14.

"Indian Heart is going in the November sale" said Motion.

Fortune Racing LLC's Bipartisanship won a $51.060, 1 1/16 mile Maiden Special Weight turf race at Laurel on Oct. 19, and Needle in a Haystack LLC's Met in Miami won a $48,760, 1 mile Maiden Special Weight , also at Laurel, on Oct. 9.

"Bipartisanship is going to run at Keeneland next week," said Motion,

Eclipse Thoroughbred's Speaking Scout won a $38,000, 1 1/16 mile Maiden Special Weight for 2 year olds at Delaware Park on Oct. 6.

"Speaking Scout is going in an allowance race at Keeneland next week," said Motion.


RICKY HENDRIKS had two winners at Presque Isle on Oct. 19,, one for his mother and the other for a partnership that includes his mother.

Sailors SaluteSailors Salute (Photo by Coady Photography)Wendy Hendriks' Sailor's Salute won a $16,400, 1 mile and 70 yards Claiming race on Oct. 19, and Debra Kachel's Nevisian Spirit won a $15,250, 1 mile and 70 yards Claiming race five races later.

Horses entered in Kachel's name are co-owned by Kachel, Wendy Hendriks and Ricky Hendriks.

"It was a good night," said Hendriks. "I've had both those horses for about a year. They'll both be turned out for the winter now."

Hendriks had two other winner's for Kachel.

Enjoy the Music won a $13,000, 1 mile and 70 yards Claiming race at Presque Isle on Sept. 28, and Hard Timer won a $12,160, 1 mile and 70 yards race, also at Presque Isle, on Oct. 21.

BERNIE HOUGHTON had two winners at Penn National on Oct. 19.

Richard  H. Bosshard, Jr.'s Sinise won a $17,000, 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race by 5 1/2 lengths, and later in the evening Edward J. Madden's All Tacked up, bred by Houghton's WMT Stables, won a $15,400m 1 1/16 mile Claiming race by a neck.

"I got lucky," said Houghton.

Houghton saddled his mother's Midnight Hauler, bred by Elizabeth Houghton and owned by her Sylmar Farm, to win a 31,600, 1 mile Allowance race by 6 1/2 lengths at Penn National on Oct. 8.

"He's a nice horse," said Houghton of the 5-year-old gelding. "Mom loves that horse. This was his second time running long, and we're going to run him back long again."

KERI BRION saddled Linda Merritt's Straight Up Guy to win a $18,445. 1 1/16 mile Claiming race at Laurel on Oct. 9.

Straight Up Guy, a 3-year-old gelding won by a neck.

MICHAEL MATZ saddled Runnymoore Racing LLC's Aerial Assault to win a $23,000, 1 mile and 70 yards Waiver Maiden Claiming race at Parx on Oct, 6,

Aerial Assault, a 3-year-old gelding, won by 1/2 length.

ELIZABETH MERRYMAN saddled Fomo, owned by Merryman and her daughter Liza Hendriks, to win a $45,435, 5 1/2 furlong Waiver Maiden Claiming turf race at Laurel on Oct. 21.

Fomo, a 3-year-old gelding, won by a neck.




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