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Motivator (horse)

Sire Montjeu
Dam Out West
Grandsire Sadler's Wells
Damsire Gone West
Gender Colt
Foaled 2002
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder Deerfield Farm
Owner Royal Ascot Racing Club
Trainer Michael Bell
Record 7: 4-2-0
Earnings ₤1,192,457
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.
Major wins

Racing Post Trophy (2004)
Dante Stakes (2005)

British Classic Race wins:
Epsom Derby (2005)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on January 12, 2007

Motivator is a Thoroughbred racehorse foaled on February 22, 2002, winner of the 2005 Epsom Derby.

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.

Following a break, Motivator reappeared in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown Racecourse, but again had to settle for second place behind 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.



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