Reynaldothewizard In Retirement

Just the name Reynaldothewizard instantly conjures up an image of Meydan. The son of Speightstown became a standing dish at the Dubai Carnival, during which he made 25 of his 31 lifetime starts across seven seasons.

He was the horse for whom the Emirates Racing Authority rewrote the rules, to allow him to race beyond his ten years, and rightly so. Reynaldothewizard finally bowed out from his long and honourable career in 2018, at the age of 12, with 11 wins to his name including the G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen in 2013, the first of his five appearances on the Dubai World Cup card.

A half-brother to the dual Grade I-winning filly Seventh Street (Street Cry), Reynaldothewizard, with a scopey elegance uncommon in sprinters, turned heads from an early age. The $400,000 Keeneland September yearling became a $775,000 breezer just six months later when offered at the Calder Selected 2-Year-Olds Sale, and he started his racing career for Eoin Harty in style when winning his maiden at Churchill Downs that July. A third-place finish in the GII Saratoga Special S. the following month would prove to be his best performance on American soil and, after making just three starts as a 3-year-old, he was exported to the Dubai stable of Satish Seemar where, over the next nine years, he would become the fans' favourite.

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