03/28/2013 6:57AM

Zulu Magic to stand in Michigan


Davidson’s Tracks-N-Time in Midland, Mich. has added new sire Zulu Magic to its stallion roster for 2013.

The 8-year-old son of Johannesburg was retired at the end of 2012 after a five-year racing career where he won four of 17 starts for earnings of $73,653.

Zulu Magic is out of the winning Deputy Minister mare Letthemagicbegin, who is the dam of four winners from seven to race. A $75,000 purchase at the 2006 Keeneland September yearling sale, his notable family members include Grade 3-placed stakes winner Twelve Pack Shelly and stakes winners Hero’s Hurrah, Gone Rebel and Set to Fly.

Zulu Magic will stand his inaugural season for an advertised fee of $1,000 when the foal stands and nurses.

“We're excited to have him,” said Cindy Davidson of Davidson’s Tracks-N-Time. “He has an awesome pedigree, a bit different than what is standing here in Michigan right now…He is 16.3 [hands], and a very good looking guy.”

Zulu Magic fills an opening left at Davidson’s Tracks-N-Time by young sire Comedy Show, who was relocated to Three Point Farm in North East, Pa., two years ago. However, the Michigan farm still maintains ownership of the 13-year-old Distorted Humor horse, who stands this year for a fee of $2,000.

“Comedy Show as a breeding prospect is great, a winning son of Distorted Humor,” Davidson said. “With Comedy Show standing in Pennsylvania, there is much more opportunity for his foals to run, not only for money, but at bigger tracks, more visibility for him as a stallion and more opportunity for owners, breeders and stallion awards. Both are very nice stallions, and we are so pleased to be involved in their careers.”