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Magician (IRE)

Jockey Ryan Moore calls Magician (IRE) “one of the best horses I’ve ridden in a long time”; high praise for Coolmore’s homebred. Magician gave trainer Aidan O’Brien his ninth Irish 2000 Guineas victory, along with the Dee Stakes (G3) in England, before faltering in the summer at Royal Ascot, finishing last in the St. James’s Palace Stakes (G1). He didn’t race again until his brilliant win in the Breeders’ Cup Turf four and a half months later. The Turf at 1 ½ miles was three furlongs further than Magician had ever run, but different jockeys all attested to his ability to relax and then quicken very well in his races. Co-owner Michael Tabor suggested to O’Brien to step him up and bring him to the firm ground of Santa Anita off the long break. The three-year-old Magician, 12-1, gave his elders the first run for much of the race, then exploded down the stretch to run down favorite The Fugue (GB) in the final strides and pull away after the wire. Like other sons of Galileo, Magician is getting better as he ages, and is expected to race as a four-year-old in 2014.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
$
Breeders’ Cup Winner
2013 Turf

Previous Races

DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
August 16, 2014Arlington Million XXXII S.ARLINGTON12
July 26, 2014King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S.ASCOT16
June 18, 2014Prince Of Wales's S.ASCOT12
May 25, 2014Tattersalls Gold CupCURRAGH12
May 05, 2014High Chaparral E.B.F. Mooresbridge S.CURRAGH31
March 29, 2014Dubai Sheema Classic Presented By LonginesMEYDAN RACECOURSE16
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 02, 2013Breeders' Cup TurfSANTA ANITA PARK11
June 18, 2013St. James's Palace S.ASCOT19
May 25, 2013Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand GuineasCURRAGH11
May 10, 2013Betvictor.com Dee S.CHESTER31
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
October 27, 2012JRA Killavullan S.LEOPARDSTOWN37
October 14, 2012Mongey Communications European Breeders Fund MaidenCURRAGH 1
September 27, 2012Irish Stallion Farms E.b.f. (C & G) MaidenDUNDALK 2
September 08, 2012Irish Stallion Farms E.b.f. (C & G) MaidenLEOPARDSTOWN 9