Better Talk Now & Gala Spinaway | Linda Dixon

Better Talk Now and Gala Spinaway were both trained by Graham Motion and were the best of paddock buddies in their retirement. Gala Spinaway was a multiple graded stakes winner and Better Talk Now, a multiple Grade One stakes winner. Gala Spinaway had a short career as an event horse but mostly was ridden as a pleasure horse until his return to Fair Hill.  They enjoyed visits from many fans over the years, and both “Grumpy Old Men” have a memorial garden planted by their old paddock.

Better Talk Now

Dark Bay Gelding, 25 February 1999
Talkin Man – Bendita, by Baldski
Bred by Wimborne Farm, Inc.
51 – 14 – 8 – 5  $4,356,664

Multiple Graded Stakes Winner and Breeders’ Cup Champion

Gala Spinaway

Bay Gelding, 26 May 1988
Star Choice – Spinnaker Sal, by Fast Hilarious
Bred by Mrs. Nancy W. Leonard
41 – 15 – 10 – 2  $691,867

Multiple Graded Stakes Winner


Linda Dixon

Linda Dixon is a lifelong horse enthusiast who started working with Thoroughbreds in the early 1970s at the old Bowie Race Track. Ever since, she has been connected and worked with race horses

Whenever possible – in some form or fashion – she draws or paints her favorite subjects. She also produces Dixon Silks and Horsetale Greetings, equine themed cards.