Trainer Graham Motion speaks on KARAKONTIE, and his Grade 1-winning trainee Spendarella

"Karakontie has the potential to be a leading turf stallion in America..." – Graham Motion

A perennial “Value Sire” over the years, as touted by TDN, Paulick Report and Bill Oppenheim, KARAKONTIE is the sire of Graded Stakes winners on both turf and dirt, and Graded Stakes performers in three countries. Among the highest percentage of stakes winners to runners of any Kentucky-based fifth crop sire.

Runners include 4 1/2 length Del Mar Oaks (G1) winner, Appalachian (G2) winner, Herecomesthebride (G3) winner, and Coronation Stakes (G1) second Spendarella; Yellow Ribbon (G2), Mrs. Revere (G2), Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf S. (G3), two-time Dr. James Penny Memorial (G3) winner and Grade 1-placed Princess Grace displaying graded stakes success on both dirt and turf; Del Mar Derby (G2), Real Good News S., Alcatraz S. winner, and Silky Sullivan S. winner None Above The Law, winning stakes races on three different surfaces; Sole Volante, winner of the Sam F. Davis (G3) on dirt and Pulpit Stakes at turf, 2nd in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2);  Horris Hill S. (G3) winner Kenzai Warrior; two-time stakes winner & ‘TDN Rising Star’ Karak; Portofino S. winner Tournesol, also third in the Mrs. Presidentress S.; and Spanish Loveaffair , Sharp Susan S. and Pebble S. winner and runner-up in the Jessamine (G2).