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