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Life's Magic

Life's Magic
Sire Cox's Ridge
Dam Fire Water
Grandsire Best Turn
Damsire Tom Rolfe
Gender Filly
Foaled 1981
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder M/M Douglas Parrish & David Parrish III
Owner Mel Hatley & Eugene V. Klein
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas
Record 32: 8-11-6
Earnings US$2,255,218
Life's Magic is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Fire Water by Cox's Ridge. She was born around 1981 in the United States, and was bred by M/M Douglas Parrish & David Parrish III.
Major wins

Oak Leaf Stakes (1983)
Beldame Stakes (1984)
Mother Goose Stakes (1984)
Alabama Stakes (1984)
Monmouth Oaks (1984)
Shuvee Handicap (1985)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Distaff (1985)
American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly (1984)
American Champion Older Female Horse (1985)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Life's Magic (1981-2007) was an American two-time Champion Thoroughbred filly racehorse. Bred in Kentucky, Life's Magic was sired by Cox's Ridge, a Grade I winner and descendant of the great Nearco. She was out of the mare, Fire Water, a daughter of 1965 Preakness Stakes winner and American Champion Three-Year-Old Colt, Tom Rolfe.

Life's Magic was conditioned for racing by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer, D. Wayne Lukas who would go on to win more Breeders' Cup races than any other trainer in history.

Racing at age two in 1983, Life's Magic made seven starts at racetracks across the United States. After winning a maiden race, Life's Magic won the Grade I Oak Leaf Stakes. She ran second four times, all of which were Grade I events. At age three, she won the GII Monmouth Oaks plus three Grade I events. She ran second to Princess Rooney in the 1984 Breeders' Cup Distaff and was voted the 1984 American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly.

Sent back to the track at age four, Life's Magic had her second Championship season, notably capturing the Shuvee Handicap before winning the most important race of her career under jockey Angel Cordero, Jr., the 1985 Breeders' Cup Distaff by defeating the great Lady's Secret. Her 1985 performances earned Life's Magic American Champion Older Female Horse honors.

Retired to broodmare duty, a fertile Life's Magic produced fourteen offspring, none of which came close to achieving her success. Life's Magic died at age twenty-six on August 21, 2007 at Trackside Farm in Versailles, Kentucky.



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