Maker’s Mark Filly & Mare Turf Division
TrainerH. Graham Motion
A daughter of 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) champion Blame, Mrs. Sippy hails from the Fair Hill base of top trainer Graham Motion, who is aiming for his second victory in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) with the three-time winner from 11 starts.
Owned by Andrew Stone, the bay 4-year-old filly was originally in the care of England-based David Simcock, who gave the filly plenty of time to develop in her first nine races, including two 230-day breaks between her 2-to-3 and 3-to-4-year-old seasons. While a Listed winner when taking September 2018’s Prix des Tourelles at Longchamp, she could only muster a second in Group 3 company to cap her sophomore season.
This year, she began her 4-year-old campaign with disappointing runs, being beaten by a total of 37 lengths from two tries in May and June before being sent to the U.S. and the care of Motion, who won the Filly & Mare Turf in 2010 with Shared Account. Mrs. Sippy immediately made her presence known, closing strongly to victory in determined fashion over Empressof the Nile in the Glens Falls Stakes (G2) at Saratoga. She came right back five weeks later and chased home the best turf mare in the land, Sistercharlie (IRE), for a game second in the Flower Bowl Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park last out in early October.
Motion has two other wins in the Breeders’ Cup, both in the Turf, with Main Sequence (2014) and Better Talk Now (2004). He is best known as the trainer of Animal Kingdom, who won both the Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup.
Mrs. Sippy’s mother Qushchi was also trained by Motion and finished 10th in the 2013 Filly & Mare Turf. Stone owned Qushchi, who was his second and last starter at the World Championships. The year prior, his I’m a Dreamer, a Grade 1 winner, was sixth in the same race. Stone was a partial owner in a few top-level performers, most notably King George winner Harbinger, who is now one of the top sires in Japan.
|September 28, 2018||Princess Royal Nayef S.||NEWMARKET||3||2|
|September 12, 2018||Prix des Tourelles - Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage||LONGCHAMP||1|
|August 18, 2018||Shadwell Prix de la Nonette||DEAUVILLE||2||4|
|July 07, 2018||Bet365 Lancashire Oaks||HAYDOCK PARK||2||4|
|June 14, 2018||Johnnie Lewis Memorial British Abingdon E.B.F. S.||NEWBURY||2|
|October 27, 2017||Racing Post Trophy Betting At 188bet Ebf Maiden Fillies Stakes (Class 5) (Plus 10 Race)||DONCASTER||1|
|October 13, 2017||32redsport.com Maiden Fillies Stakes (Class 5) (Plus 10 Race)||KEMPTON PARK||4|