Jet-setting Group One winning mare Magic Wand for Aidan O'Brien has been retired to stud after a foot abscess ruled her out of running at the spring carnival in Melbourne next month.
The five year old mare is a previous international Group One winner, landing the Mackinnon Stakes in Australia back in November 2019 and since then has ran well in black type events over in Hong Kong and America.
Since the turn of the season the five year old has landed a Group Two at the Curragh with ease and also finished a decent fourth in the Coral Eclipse at Sandown and although being disappointing on her last two starts was set for a big run in Australia, with the quick ground playing to her strengths.
(Credit Racing Post) TJ Comerford, travelling foreman for trainer Aidan O’Brien, told racing.com: "She got a foot abscess and it's one of those we can't get at. We're trying to draw it out but it doesn't seem to want to release and we think it’s going to burst out of the coronary band. It's just bad luck.
“She's going to be retired and go to stud. She's a very good filly. She's been everywhere and has always been a very good mare.”
The mare during her career has raced in America, Australia, France, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia as well as in Britain and Ireland and having cost €1.4 million as a yearling.
She has repaid that fee and some by racing 28 times winning four races and placing in a further 11which has seen her take home earnings of £3,705,970 in prize money and she will now stand at a broodmare stud in Ireland