Hysterics (Distorted Humor – Chubby Star Filly)

Hysterics (Distorted Humor – Chubby Star Filly)


Hysterics (Distorted Humor – Chubby Star Filly)








15 hands, 2+ inches and growing


Graham Motion




Distorted Humor


Chubby Star

Dam Sire

Malibu Moon

Sire Line

Distorted Humor, Forty Niner, Mr. Prospector

Damsire Line

Malibu Moon, A.P. Indy



Distorted Humor is a legend.

Malibu Moon is a legend, especially as a broodmare sire.

When you combine the 2, you have created a genetic masterpiece capable of cashing in on the old saying, “You breed the best to the best and hope for the best.”

But, while Eclipse gushes over this lineage and Distorted Humor fillies are collector’s items which we are beyond fond of, Hysterics had to pass muster physically, too, and she did that and then some.

There is no substitute for athleticism and agility in Eclipse’s book when it comes to evaluating yearling prospects.

It’s always, without question, physicality first and pedigree second in our process.

Hysterics was no joke on either front.

The joke might turn out to be on the rest of the buying bench present at Keeneland when she went through the ring and allowed Eclipse to shoplift her right out of the ring for shocking value.

Hysterics is a well-rounded filly who oozes class and for those partners who put their faith in her, should she pan out like we anticipate, they could be laughing all the way to the bank.

***To access Aron Wellman’s in-depth overview and analysis of  Hysterics, click on this link:



Every physical and intangible indicator our scouting team looks for when turning prospects inside and out during our due diligence process, Hysterics added up to a serious, serious filly.

We loved her presence and her intelligence, exhibited by her inquisitive ears and smart eye, but her body, musculature and stride were exceptional in every respect.

How we were able to get this gal for the price tag we did, we’ll never know, but if she runs to her looks, back up the Brinks truck when it’s time for her to be offered as a broodmare prospect through the auction ring!


Hysterics has the type of pedigree we’ve bought over the years which has made Eclipse famous.

Putting our partners in a position with a well-bred filly who could be worth any number of multiples should she perform to a high standard on the racetrack is something we’ll do every day of the week because it doesn’t take many to make up for the misses when you’re in the game at this basis.

Distorted Humor on top of Malibu Moon is pure gold.

Enough said.

To see Hysterics’s pedigree page, click on the link below:



To see Hysterics display how serious of a specimen and a mover she is:



Graham Motion is well on his way to earning himself a spot in the Hall of Fame.

Motion is most famous for being the conditioner of Animal Kingdom, who won the 2011 Kentucky Derby while Eclipse President, Aron Wellman, was the Vice President of the colt’s ownership company, Team Valor.

Motion and Wellman developed a phenomenal rapport while Motion trained privately for Team Valor and it was only a matter of time before Motion became one of Eclipse’s go-to trainers.

Motion has delivered the goods for the baby blue and black, saddling numerous Stakes and Graded winners for the stable, highlighted by the All-World filly, Sharing, who captured multiple major races for Eclipse, including the 2019 renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

More recently, Eclipse and Motion combined to win the Grade 1, $400,000 Hollywood Derby with Speaking Scout.

In addition to Sharing, Graham trained Shared Account and Main Sequence to victories in Breeders’ Cup Championship events.

Off the track and away from the barn, Graham is a family man to the core, doting over his wife Anita and his children, Jane and Chappy.


Graham and Anita are also incredibly philanthropic in and out of the industry, devoting the bulk of their charitable attention towards retired racehorse aftercare organizations, including Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Thoroughbred Charities of America, National Museum of Racing, Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation and The Retired Racehorse Project. 

Graham is based year-round at the most magnificent training center in the United States at Fair Hill in Elkton, Maryland where a variety of track surfaces available, including dirt, turf and synthetic and there are vast amenities at his fingertips, while any number of Mid-Atlantic and East Coast tracks are easily accessible.


The total 100% valuation for Hysterics is $200,000 and we will continue to honor pandemic increments starting at 3%. You can see the chart below for pricing details.


To ask questions or to make a commitment, please feel free to reach out to any of the following Eclipse team members:

Aron Wellman at or at (310) 968-9559
Jack Sadler at or at (803) 920-9005
Sean Tugel at or at (859) 940-0456


Valuation and Costs

Ownership % Total Value Q1 Estimated Expenses Total Payment
3% $6,000 $600 $6,600
6% $12,000 $1,200 $13,200
9% $18,000 $1,800 $19,800
12% $24,000 $2,400 $26,400
15% $30,000 $3,000 $33,000
18% $36,000 $3,600 $39,600
21% $42,000 $4,200 $46,200
24% $48,000 $4,800 $52,800