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First Foal Is A Filly For California-Based Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Tizamagician

Temecula, California — Multiple graded stakes winner Tizamagician, the highest earner by Racing Hall of Fame champion Tiznow standing on the West Coast, attained his first foal on February 26: a strapping filly who was born at Milky Way Farm in Temecula, California.

Bred and owned by Starlene and David Justice’s Vendetta Racing Stables, the filly is the third foal out of 9-year-old Esfera, a winning daughter of 2013 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb.

“She is a wonderful, strong foal,” said Milky Way Farm owner Linda Madsen. “She was running around her stall five hours after her birth. We are delighted with her.”

Esfera is booked to return to Tizamagician this year.

A 7-year-old son of California-bred two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner and 2000 Horse of the Year Tiznow, Tizamagician entered stud at Milky Way in 2023 with career earnings of $741,851.

Campaigned in partnership by MyRacehorse and Spendthrift Farm, the two-turn specialist won five of 25 starts from ages 3 to 5, including a pair of Grade 3 distance races in 2021: the Cougar II Stakes at Del Mar and the Tokyo City Cup Stakes at Santa Anita Park, the latter of which he dominated by a nine-length win margin.

Conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, Tizamagician also ran second in Del Mar’s $1 million Pacific Classic Stakes (G1) in 2021 among his seven graded stakes placings in California and New York.

He was produced by the Grade 2-placed, multiple winner Magic Union, by Dixie Union, whose other foals include the multiple graded stakes-placed veteran Avenue and the 2023 stakes-placed winner Exact Estimate.

Tizamagician stands for a 2024 fee of $3,000, with live foal guarantee.

For booking information, please contact Tizamagician’s Assistant Lisa Groothedde by phone at (626) 340-8695 or by email at [email protected].