Magician relocating to Castlehyde Stud
Galileo’s Irish 2,000 Guineas-winning son Magician is relocating to Coolmore’s Castlehyde Stud to join the likes of Starspangledbanner, Holy Roman Emperor and Footstepsinthesand on the flat roster. Currently in quarantine in Kentucky, Magician is due to arrive on May 6th and will start covering immediately.
“The Magician colt out of Perfect Step bought for 210,000 guineas at Tattersalls Book 2 has been earning very positive reports from Ballydoyle so it makes sense to bring Magician back to Ireland,” said Castlehyde Manager John Kennedy. “He also has first crop 2-year-olds with British-based trainers Richard Fahey, Charlie Hills, Peter Chapple-Hyam, David Simcock and Charlie Fellowes.”
Like sensational young sire Frankel, Magician is a Classic-winning miler by Galileo, out of a Listed winner over 6 furlongs. His dam Absolutelyfabulous is by European Champion Sprinter Mozart who enjoyed considerable success with his only crop to race headed by crack sprinter Dandy Man.