My Magician Graduates In Maryland Million Lassie

My Magician Graduates In Maryland Million Lassie

LAUREL, MD. 10-18-14---R. Larry Johnson & R. D. M. Racing Stable’s My Magician is a maiden no more and she graduated in the $100,000 Maryland Million Lassie at Laurel Park no less.

Mike Trombetta trains the Street Magician filly. Julian Pimentel was aboard her for the first time as she held off the late surge of Rocky Policy to win by a neck, with Rockin Jojo finishing another neck back in third.

“I had a good trip,” said Pimentel, who has seven Maryland Million scores. “There was a lot of speed in the race but the main thing was to get her to relax. She did that pretty good and when I asked her to run she did. I hadn’t been on her other than in the morning. I knew if she relaxed we could go from there.”

My Magician finished third in her two previous starts, once at Timonium and once at Laurel. The filly covered the 6-furlongs in 1:12.11 and paid $59.40.

“We liked her when we bought her and took her to Saratoga but she got really ill,” Trombetta said. “She was on antibiotics most of the summer with a nasty cold, a lot of down time. We took a shot here and this exceeds our wildest expectations. She is still just a baby. The owner bought her at the Timonium sale. I’m looking for a first or second level allowance race. Winning a stakes complicates things.”

The win was the second of the afternoon for Trombetta. The Baltimore native saddled D C Dancer to victory in the Sprint.

This was the first victory on Maryland Million day for Street Magician, one of two new stallions to the program.


About Laurel Park
Laurel Park is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.