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Birth Date: Friday, May 22, 1964
Birth Place: Cambridge, England
|2011 Gulfstream Record|
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Career: Earned the first Kentucky Derby (G1) victory of his career with Animal Kingdom, who wintered with Motion’s stable at Palm Meadows and started his 3-year-old season with a second-place finish against allowance company. At Gulfstream last winter, motion saddled La Luna de Miel to victory in Gulfstream’s Orchid (G3) and Dynamic Holiday to win the Herecomesthebride (G3). He won the Wood Memorial (G1) last winter with Toby’s Corner, the Spinster (G1) with Aruna, the Phoenix (G3) with Hoofit, the Del Mar Oaks (G1) with Summer Soiree and Mervin Muniz (G3) with Smart Bid. Motion won the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) with Shared Account and 2004 Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) with Better Talk Now.
Other: Motion moved to the U.S. at age 16. Father was a bloodstock agent and mother an amateur jockey and assistant trainer. Motion worked for Jonathan Sheppard from 1985-90. Saddled his first winner at Laurel Park in 1993 and earned his 1,000th victory at the same track in November, 2006. First Grade I win came in 2003 in the Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup at Keeneland with Film Maker.