Magician stands at Coolmore's US farm, Ashford Stud, but he had several of his first foals offered in Europe last year and he will have yearlings at some of the European auctions.
Winner of just one of his four starts as a juvenile, which was a mile maiden in heavy ground at the Curragh in October, the Aidan O'Brien-trained colt improved considerably over the winter, made a winning reappearance in the Group 3 Dee Stakes at Chester, followed that with a three and a half length defeat of Gale Force Ten in the Group 1 Irish 2000 Guineas, and rounded off his season with a half-length win over The Fugue in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita.
He won just once from six starts as a four-year-old, narrowly beating Parish Hall in the Group 3 Mooresbridge Stakes over 10 furlongs at the Curragh, but was runner-up to Noble Mission in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup, to The Fugue in the Group 1 Prince of Wales's Stakes, and to Hardest Core in the Grade 1 Arlington Million.
The son of Galileo (by Sadler's Wells) is out of the listed sprint winner Absolutelyfabulous (by Mozart), which makes him a full-brother to the Grade 1-placed stakes winner Outstandingly, and his grandam, Lady Windermere (by Lake Coniston) is out of the one-time scorer Brigid (by Irish River).
A full-sister to Or Vision, who is the stakes-winning dam of the Group/Grade 1 scorers Dolphin Street (by Bluebird), Insight (by Sadler's Wells) and Saffron Walden (by Sadler's Wells), Brigid is the dam of the Group 1 stars Listen (by Sadler's Wells) and Sequoyah (by Sadler's Wells).
The former is the dam of the Group 1-placed Japanese Group 2 winner Touching Speech (by Deep Impact), and Sequoyah's brightest star is the classic-winning miler and Coolmore stallion Henrythenavigator (by Kingmambo). His early Group/Grade 1-winning sons George Vancouver and Pedro The Great are off the mark as freshman sires in France, with the latter already responsible for his first stakes winner.
Sequoyah is also the dam of Queen Cleopatra (by Kingmambo), who won the Group 3 Derrinstown Stud 1000 Guineas Trial Stakes and was placed in both the Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas and Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks) before going on to become a successful broodmare. That filly then became the dam of the Australian dual Group 3 scorer Francis Of Assisi (by Danehill Dancer), her pattern-placed stakes-winning daughter Look At Me (by Danehill Dancer) is the dam of juvenile listed scorer Kind Of Magic (by Galileo), and Queen Cleopatra is also the grandam of this year's Group 1 Derby runner-up Cliffs Of Moher (by Galileo).
There are many other stakes and pattern winners to be found in the various branches of this family, including the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes scorer Beethoven (by Oratorio), but they do not tell us anything more about Magician's potential as a stallion. He is a well-bred, classic-winning son of Galileo and there is no reason why he should not be capable of siring stakes and pattern winners.
MAGICIAN (IRE) – b.2010 – Galileo – Absolutelyfabulous, 5 wins inc Breeders' Cup Turf (Gr1), Irish 2000 Guineas (Gr1), Mooresbridge Stakes (Gr3), Dee Stakes (Gr3), 2nd Arlington Million (Gr1), Prince of Wales's Stakes (Gr1), Tattersalls Gold Cup (Gr1). Sire in USA. First foals in 2016.
c - Affluent (by Affirmed) Keeneland Sept withdrawn
b/brc - Alyssa's Dream (by Wiseman's Ferry) Fasig-Tipton KY Sept not sold
b/brc - Argentina (by Storm Cat) Fasig-Tipton KY Sept not sold
bc - Bacheliere (by Include) Goffs Sept €20,000
b/brc - Bambolina (by War Chant) Keeneland Sept $37,000
f - Celtic Song (by Giant's Causeway) Keeneland Sept $8,000
bf - Crystal Minuet (by Theatrical) Keeneland Sept $40,000
bc - Davanti (by Danehill Dancer) Tattersalls Oct withdrawn
f - Debit Or Credit (by Cat Thief) Keeneland Sept $11,500
bf - Delmarva (by Unbridled's Song) Fasig-Tipton KY Sept not sold
bc - Desideria (by Desert Party) Arqana Oct €28,000
bf - Exhilaration (by Storm Cat) Keeneland Sept not sold
bf - Fierce Fawn (by Latent Heat) Tattersalls Nov 11,000gns
f - Helluva Hunch (by Tapit) Keeneland Sept $3,000
c - Hookah Lady (by Smoke Glacken) Keeneland Sept $17,000
bf - Ingrid Louisiana (by Lemon Drop Kid) BBAG Sept €4,500
bf - Inspeight Of Her (by Speightstown) Goffs Oct not sold
bc - Ivory Meadow (by Meadowlake) Fasig-Tipton KY July withdrawn
bc - Ivory Meadow (by Meadowlake) Fasig-Tipton KY Sept $25,000
c - Knotty Pine (by Pivotal) Keeneland Sept $5,000
bc - Looks Like Rain (by Medicean) Goffs Sept €60,000 (p/s)
b/brf - Loving Embrace (by Golden Missile) Barretts Aug $33,000
bc - Lucifer's Stone (by Horse Chestnut) Tattersalls Oct 28,000gns
c - Margaret Lilian (by Political Force) Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Oct not sold
f - Measure (by Seeking The Gold) Keeneland Sept $55,000
bc - Penny Sixpence (by Kheleyf) Tattersalls Nov 70,000gns
bc - Perfect Step (by Iffraaj) Tattersalls Oct 210,000gns
b/brc - Prevention (by Aptitude) Fasig-Tipton KY Sept withdrawn
f - Reflect And Dream (by Grand Lodge) Keeneland Sept $3,000
f - Ristretta (by War Front) Keeneland Sept $3,000
f - Roman Invader (by Roman Ruler) Keeneland Sept $8,000
c - Scorned (by Holy Bull) Keeneland Sept withdrawn
c - Sing Like A Bird (by Lawyer Ron) Keeneland Sept withdrawn
b/brf - Sisheba (by Silent Name) Fasig-Tipton KY Sept $35,000
f - Slamin' Dixie (by Grand Slam) Keeneland Sept $1,000
f - True N Time (by Yes It's True) Keeneland Sept not sold
bc - Tweedy (by Oasis Dream) Fasig-Tipton KY Sept not sold
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