Derby Contenders

H. Graham Motion

Graham captured the 137th Kentucky Derby with Team Valor's Animal Kingdom who would also go on to run second in the Preakness Stakes. Motion, a native of Cambridge, England, moved to the United States at age 16 with his father who was a United States representative for the British sales company Tattersalls. He worked for Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard before taking out his own trainer's license and has saddled over 1,000 winners. Other stable stars include Better Talk Now winner of the 2004 Breeder's Cup Turf, who raced past the age of ten and earned over 4 million dollars and Shared Account who upset the 2010 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Churchill Downs. Bullsbay and Film Maker were two of the conditioner's first Grade 1 winners.