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An Interesting Purchase

Today, The Thoroughbred Times announced the purchase of Eres Mágica by Lael Stables; she’s a Chilean-bred 3-year-old who has been beating top local males at real distances. What I find particularly interesting is that in parts of her pedigree, she’s South American for many generations — all the way back to 1894. Invasor and Candy Ride have similarly deep roots in the region. Clearly, something interesting is going on down there from a breeding perspective. In any case, I always like a filly who can beat the boys (see my many and various posts on Ouija Board) — I like one who does it at 12 furlongs even more. I look forward to a great rivalry with Wait a While next spring.

While South American horses seem to have their stock on the way up, the same cannot be said for Eres Mágica’s grand-sire, Jade Hunter — he’s moving to New York, where his stud fee has been reduced to $5000. Obviously, being the sire of Azeri isn’t quite enough to keep him in the popular set. (Stuka, one of his other G1-winning offspring, is the sire of Eres Mágica). Such are the vagaries of the game.


2 comments to An Interesting Purchase

  • alan

    She’s from the family of a mare named Marimbula. She raced in Chile, and came here and won the G1 Santa Margarita Invitational as a 5 yo in 1983.

  • Superfecta

    Thanks, that’s interesting; it seems the female sides of the families of several recent successful imports have the deepest South American roots. It certainly makes sense to be on the lookout for fillies and mares from the region.

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