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Talismanic (GB)

It is hard to find a better-looking, flashier horse than the well-painted Talismanic. An athletic, well-built son of dual Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Medaglia d’Oro, he has a big white blaze and four white socks that make him the darling of photographers. On the racetrack, he has been carefully managed by iconic French trainer Andre Fabre for global owner Godolphin and comes to America seeking his first win at the top level.

Always well-thought of, the English-bred 4-year-old colt is a son of top mare Magic Mission, who was a fine third in the 2002 Matriarch and won the Royal Heroine Stakes earlier that season in Southern California. Talismanic took a little while to come around, not graduating from the maiden ranks until his third race. Subsequently, as a sophomore in 2016, he won a minor stakes at Saint-Cloud before being thrown into his toughest test — the Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) — where he ran a respectable fourth behind European champion 3-year-old Almanzor.

After a lackluster 11th to close out his 2016 season in Europe’s top race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, he did not resurface until late March 2017. This season, he has acquitted himself well, winning a Group 2 event at Saint-Cloud, the Prix Maurice de Nieuil, and placing in two others. Overall, he has been first or second in 10 of his 15 starts, including five victories and $401,004 in earnings.

Lifetime Stats

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Breeders’ Cup Winner
2017 Longines Turf

Previous Races

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November 04, 2017Longines Breeders' Cup TurfDEL MAR1
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September 10, 2017Qatar Prix FoyCHANTILLY2
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July 14, 2017Prix Maurice de NieuilSAINT CLOUD2
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June 04, 2017Grand Prix de ChantillyCHANTILLY2
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May 08, 2017Prix d'HedouvilleSAINT CLOUD3
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April 18, 2017Prix Lord SeymourMAISONS-LAFFITTE
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March 28, 2017Prix de la Porte de MadridSAINT CLOUD
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October 02, 2016Qatar Prix de l'Arc de TriompheCHANTILLY1
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September 14, 2016Prix TurenneSAINT CLOUD
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July 14, 2016Juddmonte Grand Prix de ParisSAINT CLOUD1
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June 05, 2016Prix du Jockey ClubCHANTILLY1
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May 23, 2016Prix de l'AvreSAINT CLOUD
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March 12, 2016Prix Maurice CaillaultSAINT CLOUD
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October 01, 2015Prix des FrondaisonsCOMPIEGNE
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September 04, 2015Prix de MalesherbesFONTAINEBLEAU
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July 30, 2015Prix de TancarvilleDEAUVILLE