Catching Up with 2017 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Winner Good Magic

To celebrate the 40th running of the Breeders' Cup, the TDN will share a photo and catch up with a past winner in each of the 40 days leading up to the event. Today, we have Juvenile winner Good Magic. | Sarah Andrew

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Good Magic entered the GI Juvenile a maiden; he came out a Breeders' Cup winner. He's making an even bigger splash at stud. A little more than six weeks before his first crop turned up GI Kentucky Derby winner Mage, he had this year's priciest OBSMAR 2-year-old. That $2-million colt is now GISW Muth and will be one of the favorites for this year's Juvenile.

“The odds are rare to buy a horse and have it become an important stallion,” said Hill 'n' Dale's John Sikura of Good Magic. “Intuitively you like what you like and hope it works out. The progeny will do it or they won't. You can only drive as many good mares to him as you can to give him the opportunity. Obviously we have a vested interest so we believe he had a strong potential, but the multiplicity of stakes winners, colts and fillies, early and late, a Derby winner… He's been in demand every year, but this year he will breed the highest quality of mares. He'll have the best opportunities. We're hoping the success then will be multiplied.”

Good Magic (2015 chestnut horse, Curlin–Glinda the Good, by Hard Spun)

Lifetime record: Ch. 2yo colt, MGISW, 9-3-3-1, $2,945,000

Breeders' Cup connections: B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY); O-e Five Racing Thoroughbreds & Stonestreet Stables LLC; T-Chad Brown; J-Jose Ortiz.

Current location: Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa, Paris, Ky.

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