September 25, 2022

Juvenile champion Good Magic retired

Good Magic romps in the Haskell with fellow classic-placed Bravazo in second (Photo by Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO)

Good Magic, the 2017 champion juvenile colt, has been retired and will stand at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Kentucky, where he will join a roster that also includes his sire, Curlin.

“We sold Good Magic for breeder Stonestreet for $1,000,000 as a yearling and he was a beautiful horse,” said John G. Sikura, President of Hill ‘n’ Dale. “I remember him as medium sized, a great mover and completely correct.”

Co-owned by eFive Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet, the Chad Brown-trained Good Magic finished second in his debut at Saratoga and in the Champagne (G1) at Belmont Park before clinching championship honors with a 4 1/4-length win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Del Mar.

This season, Good Magic finished third in the Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream and won the Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland prior to a second-place finish to Justify in the Kentucky Derby (G1). He dueled early with the eventual Triple Crown winner in the Preakness (G1) at Pimlico before weakening to fourth.

A three-length winner in his return to action in the Haskell Invitational (G1), Good Magic finished ninth as the favorite in the Travers (G1) in his final career start. He emerged from that effort with a minor illness.

Good Magic retires with a mark of 9-3-3-1, $2,945,000. He will stand for a fee of $35,000.