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Better Talk Now

A throwback to the durable horses of the early 20th century, Better Talk Now ran 51 times between 2001 and 2009, with 14 wins, 10 stakes wins, nine of them graded, five of those Grade 1, and lifetime purse earnings of more than $4.3 million. Owned by Bushwood Stables and trained by Graham Motion, Better Talk Now won at least one race for six straight years, and competed in the Breeders’ Cup from 2004 to 2008, rallying to upset heavily favored Kitten’s Joy in the Breeders’ Cup Turf by 1 ¾ lengths at odds of 27-to-1.

Winner of the Grade 1 Sword Dancer two months prior to his Breeders’ Cup triumph, Better Talk Now is the oldest horse to win the 140-year-old Manhattan Handicap at Belmont Park, taking the 2006 edition at the age of eight.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
$
Breeders’ Cup Winner
2004 John Deere Turf

Previous Races

DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
August 15, 2009Sword Dancer Invitational S.SARATOGA12
June 06, 2009Woodford Reserve Manhattan H.BELMONT PARK13
April 24, 2009Fifth Third Elkhorn S.KEENELAND26
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
October 25, 2008Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup TurfOAK TREE AT SANTA ANITA18
September 07, 2008Northern Dancer Turf S. Presented by VTechWOODBINE17
August 16, 2008Sword Dancer Invitational S.SARATOGA12
July 12, 2008Man o' War S.BELMONT PARK13
June 07, 2008Woodford Reserve Manhattan H.BELMONT PARK15
March 29, 2008Dubai Sheema Classic Sponsored by NakheelNAD AL SHEBA19
February 09, 2008Fair Grounds H.FAIR GROUNDS36
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
October 27, 2007John Deere Breeders' Cup TurfMONMOUTH PARK14
July 07, 2007United Nations S.MONMOUTH PARK13
June 09, 2007Manhattan H.BELMONT PARK11
May 05, 2007Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S.CHURCHILL DOWNS14
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 04, 2006John Deere Breeders' Cup TurfCHURCHILL DOWNS12
September 24, 2006Sky Classic S.WOODBINE21
August 12, 2006Arlington Million S.ARLINGTON17
July 08, 2006United Nations S.MONMOUTH PARK15
May 20, 2006Comp USA Dixie S.PIMLICO21
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 27, 2005Japan CupTOKYO112
October 29, 2005John Deere Breeders' Cup TurfBELMONT PARK17
September 10, 2005Man o' War S.BELMONT PARK11
August 13, 2005Arlington Million S.ARLINGTON14
July 02, 2005United Nations S.MONMOUTH PARK11
May 21, 2005Dixie S.PIMLICO24
April 23, 2005Fort Marcy H.AQUEDUCT31
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
December 04, 2004Hollywood Turf Cup S.HOLLYWOOD PARK16
October 30, 2004John Deere Breeders' Cup TurfLONE STAR PARK11
September 11, 2004Man o' War S.BELMONT PARK14
August 14, 2004Sword Dancer Invitational S.SARATOGA11
July 17, 2004Bowling Green H.BELMONT PARK22
June 12, 2004Battlefield S.MONMOUTH PARK 2
May 15, 2004Argent Dixie S.PIMLICO29
April 10, 2004John B. Connally Breeders' Cup Turf H.SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK 8
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 01, 2003Knickerbocker H.AQUEDUCT21
October 04, 2003Sycamore Breeders' Cup S.KEENELAND39
August 30, 2003Niagara Breeders' Cup H.WOODBINE23
July 26, 2003Arlington H.ARLINGTON32
June 29, 2003Eight Thirty S.DELAWARE PARK 1
February 13, 2003 GULFSTREAM PARK 3
January 18, 2003 GULFSTREAM PARK 1
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
December 28, 2002Woodchopper H.FAIR GROUNDS 8
November 02, 2002 AQUEDUCT 1
October 01, 2002 DELAWARE PARK 1
September 02, 2002Saranac H.SARATOGA36
August 11, 2002 SARATOGA 8
July 06, 2002 CHURCHILL DOWNS 1
June 19, 2002 CHURCHILL DOWNS 2
June 02, 2002 CHURCHILL DOWNS 2
April 07, 2002 KEENELAND 6
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
October 21, 2001 KEENELAND 10