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Motivator At Stud

Motivator: the Derby winner is recovering well from a tendon injury

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

Motivator on schedule
to resume covering

JOHN Warren has issued an upbeat bulletin on Motivator, a day before the stallion's first crop son, Mobilizer, is due to compete in Canada's most prestigious race, the C$1million Queen's Place at Woodbine.

Motivator was sidelined from stud duties this year due to a hind leg tendon injury suffered last autumn but Warren has good news regarding the Derby winner's future prospects at stud.

He said: "He had a scan on Thursday and we are happy with how he is progressing. He will now be able to start an exercise programme early next week and at the moment we are on target for him to be back covering next February.

Sunday's Queen's Plate will be run in the attendance of the Queen, who is not only a shareholder in Motivator but owns the Royal Studs where the stallion stands.

Motivator's representative in the race, Mobilizer, is owned by Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm, in whose colours Awesome Again won the 1997 Queen's Plate during Her Majesty's last visit to Woodbine.

Victory for Mobilizer, who is out of the Kris S mare Kris Is It, would cap an excellent week for Motivator, who was represented by French Listed winner Lumineux on Wednesday. In addition to that pair, Motivator is also the sire of May Hill Stakes winner Pollenator from a first crop off 55 foals.

 

 

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