|Owner||Royal Ascot Racing Club|
|Motivator is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Out West by Montjeu. He was born around 2002 in Great Britain, and was bred by Deerfield Farm.|
British Classic Race wins:|
Epsom Derby (2005)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on January 12, 2007|
Bred by Salah M. Fustok's Deerfield Farm in Dullingham, East Cambridgeshire, he was purchased and raced by Royal Ascot Racing Club, a partnership whose members included television personality, Simon Cowell.
Motivator's best performance as a two-year-old came in the 2004 Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster Racecourse. He started his three-year-old campaign with an impressive victory in the Dante Stakes at York Racecourse and enjoyed his finest moment when romping home to an easy success in the Epsom Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse. Motivator subsequently started warm favourite for the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park but fast ground contributed to a surprise defeat at the hands of Oratorio.
His final race came at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, France in October when he ran fifth in the 2005 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe behind winner, Hurricane Run. He was scheduled to compete in the Breeders' Cup but came up lame and was retired to stud duty.