Since our last update, Living Magic has started twice, finishing 3rd in the Astoria Stakes at Belmont Park and winning the My Dear Stakes at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada. Living Magic (KY) is the 7th Stakes Winner bred by HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC (Hank Nothhaft). Living Magic’s (KY) next start is targeted to be the Catch a Glimpse Stakes to be held at Woodbine on August 20th, a 6.5 furlong turf race on the E P Taylor Turf Course.
In other racing activity, Wings of a Song (PA) will be facing a full field in The Fort Indiantown Gap Stakes at Penn National on Friday, July 18th. The race will be 1 1/16 miles on the excellent Penn National Turf Course. Also, Stakes Winner Prodigy Doll has had some time off and will be returning for training at the end of August. Our plan is a final campaign ending in the early spring of 2024 at which time the “Doll” will be retired and join the HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC (Hank Nothhaft) broodmare band. Singular, 2y0 colt by Street Boss o/o move has returned to training after giving a break to mature. We are hoping he can run as good as he looks. American Symphony, a 3y0 gelding by Into Mischief o/o Kindle (KY) has been plagued by minor issues is once again on the bench for at least 90 days, joining Nimitz and Lingfield Park who have been given time off.
Living Magic (KY) video winning the My Dear Stakes
The sales season is off to a strong start post Fasig Tipton Saratoga Sale. Hip 95 in that sale, a full brother to Living Magic (KY), sold for $600K to Peter Brant. HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC (Hank Nothhaft) sold him for $285,000 as a weanling at the Keeneland Nov Sale in 2022.
Other horses that we bred and sold: Western Avenue, a 3yo American Pharoah colt o/o Randie’s Legend, made his first start finishing 3rd in a MSW in July at Horseshoe Indianapolis, A Day to Remember debuted and finished 3rd in a MSW at Delmar. He was subsequently diagnosed with a minor leg injury. He is turned out for at least 60 days. Palazzi, has come to life at Woodbine and won allowance races on the turf back to back brining earnings to $392,000. Fielder, now a 9 year old gelding, posted his 10th win in 61 starts August at Presque Isle Downs bringing earnings to $488,000. Silver Blur, Night Music, Two More Shots, and Huntingcoco are active, but have not started recently or produced no results.