11/27/2017 12:20PM

Time and Motion and Dickinson retired to broodmare duty

Time and Motion by Barbara D. Livingston, Dickinson by Coady Photography
Homebreds Time and Motion (left) and Dickinson both are Grade 1 winners on turf.

Time and Motion and Dickinson, both turf Grade 1-winning homebreds for prominent operations, have been retired from racing and will begin their broodmare careers next spring at the Lexington, Ky., hubs of their respective outfits.

Time and Motion, a daughter of leading sire Tapit, will join the broodmare band at Darby Dan Farm. Breeding plans have yet to be decided for the third-generation homebred, who raced in the colors of the Phillips Racing Partnership of Darby Dan owner John Phillips. Dickinson, who carried the Godolphin blue of Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum, will be bred to Curlin next spring. The Medaglia d’Oro filly is a third-generation homebred for Godolphin, which purchased and campaigned her great-granddam.

Time and Motion scored her biggest win in last year’s Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland, marking Darby Dan’s sixth victory in that event. She also won the Grade 2 Lake Placid Stakes and a pair of listed events, Her four graded placings included a runner-up effort to champion Catch a Glimpse in the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks. She concluded her career with a record of 5-1-3 from 15 starts, and earnings just shy of the millionaire mark at $967,719.

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Out of the stakes-winning Kris S. mare Ellie’s Moment, Time and Motion is a half-sister to stakes winner Awesome Bet and Grade 3-placed Moment in Dixie. Ellie’s Moment is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner and leading sire Brian’s Time. It is the family of Darby Dan’s multiple Grade 1-winning mare Memories of Silver, whose multiple stakes winners produced include Grade 1 winner Winter Memories. Other notable names appearing under the first three generations of the pedigree include champion turf horse Sunshine Forever, European and American champion Ryafan, prominent sire Dynaformer, and Grade 1/Group 1 winners Lines of Battle, Offlee Wild, To Honor and Serve, V. E. Day, and War Flag.

Dickinson won three straight graded stakes earlier this year, taking the Grade 3 Suwannee River Stakes and Grade 3 Hillsborough Stakes before edging out Lady Eli in the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley Stakes. She went on to finish third in the Grade 1 Just a Game, beaten less than a length, and second in the Grade 2 Ballston Spa to Lady Eli, finishing her career with a mark of 7-2-3 from 18 starts and earnings of $781,316.

Dickinson is out of Grade 1 winner Little Belle, an A.P. Indy mare who was a full sister to stakes winner Dubai Dancer. It is the family of Horse of the Year Mineshaft, along with Grade 1 winners Prospectors Delite, Runup the Colors, Tomisue’s Delight, and Mr. Sidney.

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