03/24/2017 9:15PM

Harness: Bee A Magician retired after injury

Derick Giwner
Bee A Magician retired with over $4 million earned

It was reported by Standardbred Canada on Friday that Bee A Magician, who earned the most money ever for a Canadian-sired Standardbred mare, has been retired after suffering an injury during training.

Trainer Richard "Nifty" Norman said that Bee A Magician injured the soft tissue in her left front leg, and the connections made the decision to send her to the breeding shed.  Last year, she had a similar injury to her right front leg, forcing her out of action for several months, but she returned to win on the International Trot undercard at Yonkers and to finish behind Hannelore Hanover in the Breeders Crown Mare Trot and TVG finals.

Bee A Magician won many of the sport's biggest races, including the Hambletonian Oaks, two Breeders Crowns, and the Maple Leaf Trot against males.  A daughter of Kadabra, Bee A Magician finished her career for owners Mel Hartman, Herb Liverman, and David McDuffee with 45 victories and earnings of $4,055,865.  Her first date as a broodmare will be with Muscle Hill.

More on her retirement is available from Standardbred Canada here.