After going four for six at Dover Downs this year, Swan in Motion took a month off from racing. The Indiana sired standout returned to the track Tuesday, April 19 by winning his qualifier at Harrah’s Philadelphia.
Driven by Corey Callahan, Swan in Motion began from post five and went straight to the lead, posting the first fraction in :28.4. The five-year-old horse continued to lead the way through middle fractions of :58.1 and 1:26.2 before turning for home. Melady’s Monet and Tim Tetrick, who had sat in the two-hole the entire way, closed in during the stretch drive, but Swan in Motion held on for the win by a neck in 1:55.3. When Dovescry, owned by John Lengacher of Indiana, finished third for driver David Miller.
Swan in Motion is trained by Dylan Davis and owned by Howard Taylor, who has owned the horse since the end of his three-year-old season. Bred by Lyle Slabach, the Swan for All son has 19 career wins in 57 starts with earnings over the half-million dollar mark. His career best time stands at 1:52.4 taken at Harrah’s Hoosier Park last season.
Swan in Motion started out in the Jamie Macomber barn as a two-year-old and three-year-old. He won the Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final at three and competed in the Breeders Crown before changing hands to Taylor and Davis.
Swan in Motion is the second foal from the Yankee Glide mare Keystone Sadie. He is a half brother to Dover in Motion, who was the standout two-year-old trotter in Indiana last fall for the Macomber barn, winning over $300,000 and taking a mark of 1:53.2. The family has a two-year-old brother this year named Kruise on Dover by Dover Dan and a yearling named Korkscrew, a son of Swan for All.
Swan in Motion was purchased as a yearling for $15,000 out of the Hoosier Classic Sale. The colt was originally named Skyway Kramer before it was changed prior to his racing career.