Advertisement
HomeCollectionsBarry Irwin
IN THE NEWS

Barry Irwin

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | February 21, 2010
Miss Singhsix circled her rivals and drew off to victory in the $70,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes at Laurel Park. Five fillies and mares met the starter in the 1 1/8 -mile test. Long-shot Nasreen set a slow pace through the far turn but gave way gradually as the other four runners moved past. Widest of all was Miss Singhsix under jockey Luis Garcia , who raced with Love's Blush down the stretch before pulling away to win by 1 1/2 lengths in 1 minute, 51.67 seconds. Love's Blush held onto second, and My Main Starr finished an added four lengths back in third.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2011
Here are five storylines to watch for in the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes 1. How will Animal Kingdom handle the sandy track at Belmont Park? It seemed as if Animal Kingdom had put to rest any questions about how comfortable he is running on dirt after his impressive win at the Kentucky Derby. When he fell well back going around the first turn in the Preakness, though, it was clear that having a considerable amount of dirt and mud kicked in his face bothered him. Trainer Graham Motion said this week he didn't blame jockey John Velazquez for putting the colt in that position.
Advertisement
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 29, 1997
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- On Gary Capuano's final day of respite in Maryland, Barry Irwin held court yesterday outside Captain Bodgit's stall in Barn 40 at Churchill Downs.Capuano, who trains Captain Bodgit, was to return to Louisville after a long weekend at home to supervise the colt's final major Kentucky Derby workout this morning. Irwin, president of Team Valor, the 32-person syndicate that owns the horse, has been pinch-hitting as spokesman."Everything's going good, except everywhere you go people tell you how your horse broke down," Irwin said.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2011
Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom had another strong workout Tuesday, perhaps his most focused exercise since arriving in Maryland, despite the fact that it was raining at the Fair Hill Training Center. Instead of running him in the mud, trainer Graham Motion sent Animal Kingdom out on the Tapeta Footings synthetic track for the second straight day, but he instructed jockey David Nava to make Animal Kingdom chase after a series of horses staggered in front of him to get the Derby winner back into the groove of racing.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2011
Here are five storylines to watch for in the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes 1. How will Animal Kingdom handle the sandy track at Belmont Park? It seemed as if Animal Kingdom had put to rest any questions about how comfortable he is running on dirt after his impressive win at the Kentucky Derby. When he fell well back going around the first turn in the Preakness, though, it was clear that having a considerable amount of dirt and mud kicked in his face bothered him. Trainer Graham Motion said this week he didn't blame jockey John Velazquez for putting the colt in that position.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2011
Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom had another strong workout Tuesday, perhaps his most focused exercise since arriving in Maryland, despite the fact that it was raining at the Fair Hill Training Center. Instead of running him in the mud, trainer Graham Motion sent Animal Kingdom out on the Tapeta Footings synthetic track for the second straight day, but he instructed jockey David Nava to make Animal Kingdom chase after a series of horses staggered in front of him to get the Derby winner back into the groove of racing.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2011
A lot of horse trainers spend a lifetime dreaming about winning the Kentucky Derby. Graham Motion is not one of them. Some of that, Motion would attribute to the fact that he grew up in Cambridge, England. On the other side of the ocean, America's premier thoroughbred race is not exactly something an English boy, even one who loves horse racing, grows up pursuing. "I mean no disrespect, but it wasn't ingrained in me to win this race," Motion said. But some of it can also be attributed to Motion's considerable humility.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Minutes after 20-1 long shot Animal Kingdom stunned a record Churchill Downs crowd of 164,858 by winning the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday, a reporter asked Barry Irwin, one of the horse's owners, why he put Maryland trainer Graham Motion in charge of his large stable of thoroughbreds last year. "I just was tired of other trainers lying to me," Irwin said. "I wanted a guy who would tell me the truth. " Irwin certainly got that in Motion — who was born in Cambridge, England, but has trained horses in the state since the early 1990s — but he also got plenty more.
NEWS
September 17, 2004
A woman who was fatally injured Wednesday after the car she was driving on Charles Street crashed into the rear of another vehicle was identified yesterday by city police as a 71-year-old Baltimore County resident. Eloise Weatherly of the 6400 block of Pratt Ave. in Murray Hill was driving a 1996 Honda Civic north in the 4600 block of N. Charles St. about 11:45 a.m. when her car struck the rear of a Volvo stopped for a traffic signal near Blythewood Road, said Officer Barry Irwin, a traffic investigator.
SPORTS
By Chris Korman | March 12, 2012
Animal Kingdom's career is once again on hold. Last year's Kentucky Derby winner came up lame -- with soreness in the same leg that required surgery last June -- during a training run in Florida according to his Maryland-based trainer, Graham Motion. "Disappointed for everyone involved," he wrote on Twitter, "especially the horse. Hope to get him back on the track. " Motion and Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin had planned for Animal Kingdom, who had run in just one race since being hurt in the Belmont, to run in the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 31. “This is a crushing blow for our company and our partners as well as our trainer, who has done such a great job getting the horse back to this point,” Irwin said.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Minutes after 20-1 long shot Animal Kingdom stunned a record Churchill Downs crowd of 164,858 by winning the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday, a reporter asked Barry Irwin, one of the horse's owners, why he put Maryland trainer Graham Motion in charge of his large stable of thoroughbreds last year. "I just was tired of other trainers lying to me," Irwin said. "I wanted a guy who would tell me the truth. " Irwin certainly got that in Motion — who was born in Cambridge, England, but has trained horses in the state since the early 1990s — but he also got plenty more.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2011
A lot of horse trainers spend a lifetime dreaming about winning the Kentucky Derby. Graham Motion is not one of them. Some of that, Motion would attribute to the fact that he grew up in Cambridge, England. On the other side of the ocean, America's premier thoroughbred race is not exactly something an English boy, even one who loves horse racing, grows up pursuing. "I mean no disrespect, but it wasn't ingrained in me to win this race," Motion said. But some of it can also be attributed to Motion's considerable humility.
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | February 21, 2010
Miss Singhsix circled her rivals and drew off to victory in the $70,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes at Laurel Park. Five fillies and mares met the starter in the 1 1/8 -mile test. Long-shot Nasreen set a slow pace through the far turn but gave way gradually as the other four runners moved past. Widest of all was Miss Singhsix under jockey Luis Garcia , who raced with Love's Blush down the stretch before pulling away to win by 1 1/2 lengths in 1 minute, 51.67 seconds. Love's Blush held onto second, and My Main Starr finished an added four lengths back in third.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 29, 1997
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- On Gary Capuano's final day of respite in Maryland, Barry Irwin held court yesterday outside Captain Bodgit's stall in Barn 40 at Churchill Downs.Capuano, who trains Captain Bodgit, was to return to Louisville after a long weekend at home to supervise the colt's final major Kentucky Derby workout this morning. Irwin, president of Team Valor, the 32-person syndicate that owns the horse, has been pinch-hitting as spokesman."Everything's going good, except everywhere you go people tell you how your horse broke down," Irwin said.
SPORTS
By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,ken.murray@baltsun.com | May 12, 2009
After a curious weekend of horse maneuvering, the Preakness Stakes field began to firm up Monday. Hull, one of the few speed horses targeted for the race, dropped out. Friesan Fire, the Kentucky Derby favorite, checked in. Co-owner Barry Irwin couldn't reach a comfort level with the re-formed field - and the arrival of Rachel Alexandra - so he pulled out Hull. "When I committed to run in the race, I liked the way it was setting up," he said. "I think the pace is going to be too hot. I don't like the way it's shaping up for our horse."
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2011
Kentucky Derby winnerAnimal Kingdom has a small fracture in the cannon bone in his left back leg and will be out of action for at least several weeks while doctors monitor his condition. The colt, who is conditioned by Maryland trainer Graham Motion and resides at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, was involved in a collision shortly after the start of the Belmont Stakes and finished a disappointing sixth. Motion thought the horse looked stiff in the days after the race and had him checked out at the New Bolton Research Center in Kennett Square, Pa., which detected the injury during a bone scan.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.