DamMagic Mission (GB)
It is hard to find a better-looking, flashier horse than the well-painted Talismanic. An athletic, well-built son of dual Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Medaglia d’Oro, he has a big white blaze and four white socks that make him the darling of photographers. On the racetrack, he has been carefully managed by iconic French trainer Andre Fabre for global owner Godolphin and comes to America seeking his first win at the top level.
Always well-thought of, the English-bred 4-year-old colt is a son of top mare Magic Mission, who was a fine third in the 2002 Matriarch and won the Royal Heroine Stakes earlier that season in Southern California. Talismanic took a little while to come around, not graduating from the maiden ranks until his third race. Subsequently, as a sophomore in 2016, he won a minor stakes at Saint-Cloud before being thrown into his toughest test — the Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) — where he ran a respectable fourth behind European champion 3-year-old Almanzor.
After a lackluster 11th to close out his 2016 season in Europe’s top race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, he did not resurface until late March 2017. This season, he has acquitted himself well, winning a Group 2 event at Saint-Cloud, the Prix Maurice de Nieuil, and placing in two others. Overall, he has been first or second in 10 of his 15 starts, including five victories and $401,004 in earnings.
|No Replay Available||December 10, 2017||Longines Hong Kong Vase||SHA TIN||1|
|No Replay Available||November 04, 2017||Longines Breeders' Cup Turf||DEL MAR||1|
|No Replay Available||September 10, 2017||Qatar Prix Foy||CHANTILLY||2|
|No Replay Available||July 14, 2017||Prix Maurice de Nieuil||SAINT CLOUD||2|
|No Replay Available||June 04, 2017||Grand Prix de Chantilly||CHANTILLY||2|
|No Replay Available||May 08, 2017||Prix d'Hedouville||SAINT CLOUD||3|
|No Replay Available||April 18, 2017||Prix Lord Seymour||MAISONS-LAFFITTE|
|No Replay Available||March 28, 2017||Prix de la Porte de Madrid||SAINT CLOUD|
|No Replay Available||October 02, 2016||Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe||CHANTILLY||1|
|No Replay Available||September 14, 2016||Prix Turenne||SAINT CLOUD|
|No Replay Available||July 14, 2016||Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris||SAINT CLOUD||1|
|No Replay Available||June 05, 2016||Prix du Jockey Club||CHANTILLY||1|
|No Replay Available||May 23, 2016||Prix de l'Avre||SAINT CLOUD|
|No Replay Available||March 12, 2016||Prix Maurice Caillault||SAINT CLOUD|
|No Replay Available||October 01, 2015||Prix des Frondaisons||COMPIEGNE|
|No Replay Available||September 04, 2015||Prix de Malesherbes||FONTAINEBLEAU|
|No Replay Available||July 30, 2015||Prix de Tancarville||DEAUVILLE|