HnR’s Living Magic Wins the 2023 Chelsey Flower Stakes

Living Magic (KY) winning the Chelsey Flower Stakes Reuben Silvera up for Phil Schoenthal

HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC (Hank Nothhaft) homebred Living Magic won the Chelsey Flower Stakes handily first time going two turns-1 1/16 mile on the turf at Belmont at the Big A. Reuben Silvera had the ride for Trainer Phil Schoenthal. Living Magic is a two year old filly by undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify o/o Living the Life (IRE) a millionaire who won 10 times in 35 starts including two Grade 2’s and a Grade 3 on the All Weather surface as well as being Grade 1 placed on the dirt. Living the Life (IRE) also won on the turf as a 2 year old.

Living Magic (KY) re reallied to win by 1 1/4 lengths

Living Magic re-rallied to win while pulling away by 1 1/4 lengths

Living Magic sat second tracking the lead for the first half of the race. Mid way, Ozawa the favorite, made her move driving to the lead. After briefly dropping to 3rd, Living Magic (KY) accelerated to challenge the leader and run her down in late stretch pulling away and winning by 1 1/4 lenghts.

Living Magic & Reuben Silvera greeted by Phil Schoenthal heading to the Winner's Circle

Living Magic and Reuben Silvera greeted by trainer Phil Schoenthal

This is Living Magic (KY) 2nd Stakes win in 6 starts. After breaking her maiden on debut at Parx, Living Magic (KY) has been running exclusively in stakes company. Living Magic (KY) won the My Dear Stakes at Woodbine, finished 2nd in the Presque Isle Debutante and 3rd in the Astoria at Belmont. Her career statistics are 6 starts, 3 wins, 1 place, 1 show with earnings of $193K. Living Magic (KY) came out of the race in good order. Future plans have not been determined at this time.

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