Harrington Hails ‘Superstar Mare’ Magic Of Light As Aintree Finalist Retires | Horse racing news
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Magic Of Light: The popular mare has recorded nine victories in her 36-race career
By Mark Boylan
Jessica Harrington paid tribute to her 2019 Grand National runner-up Magic Of Light after relationships ended the talented ten-year-old’s racing career, describing her as a “superstar mare” for his Commonstown team.
Extremely efficient over hurdles and fences, the towering mare Flemensfirth has won back-to-back Grade 2 races recorded as Warfield Mares’ Hurdle at Ascot, as well as a comfortable treble of Listed pursuit successes at Newbury from 2018 to 2020.
Lifetime Magic Of Light Figures
Winner of nine races – including a valuable handicap mare chase at the 2018 Punchestown Festival – Magic Of Light represented the late Ann and Alan Potts, having initially recorded a resounding victory in the colors of victorious rider Kate Harrington.
“She’s been a superstar mare for us and it’s great to hear that she’s full,” said the coach, confirming the retirement of the popular performer with the potential for her to be sold.
“She was covered by Crystal Ocean, which I think will be a good mating for her.”
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Magic Of Light (left) chases Tiger Roll in Aintree
Perhaps Magic Of Light’s most memorable display came in defeat rather than victory, gallantly descending two and three-quarter lengths behind Tiger Roll in the 2019 Grand National, running a massive run under Paddy Kennedy as than outsider 66-1.
An attempt to do better this year – having missed the 2020 race due to its cancellation during the pandemic – saw her knocked down on the fourth, later failing to shoot her last start at the Punchestown festival.
“It was my first National runner when she ran a brilliant race behind Tiger Roll,” said Harrington, whose campaign saw the mare win over € 400,000 in prizes.
“Every year you could count on her to do the same in Newbury and Ascot. I used to say that she could almost pack her own suitcase and leave for England!
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FIRST PUBLISHED 5:30 P.M., JUNE 28, 2021