Harness Racing's Best of the Decade (2010 - 2019) - Trotter

Harness Racing's Trotter of the Decade (2010-2019)

Foaled on February 1, 2010 in Allentown, N.J., world champion trotting mare Bee A Magician has a lifetime race record of 72-45-14-3, banked nearly $4.2 million in her career and retired as the richest Canadian-sired trotting mare for owners Mel Hartman, Herb Liverman and David Mc Duffee.

Bee A Magician was the leading money-winning two-year-old trotter of 2012 with $757,138 in earnings and a 13-10-1-1 record, including wins in the Peaceful Way and Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Super Final. She was voted 2012 O’Brien Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year.

As good as she was as two, she was better at three. Bee A Magician was undefeated in 17 sophomore starts for trainer Richard 'Nifty' Norman. She set the world record 1:51 mile for three-year-old fillies and was the year’s leading money-winning trotter with $1,570,099 in earnings, a single-season record for Standardbred mares. Major victories included the Breeders Crown, Hambletonian Oaks, Elegantimage, Delvin Miller Memorial, Moni Maker and Simcoe Stakes. Bee A Magician was voted 2013 Dan Patch and O’Brien Horse of the Year, Dan Patch Trotter of the Year, and Dan Patch and O’Brien Three-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year.

Bee A Magician returned to the races as an older competitor and earned $422,914 at four while finishing on the board in 12 of 17 starts, including a victory in the 2014 Breeders Crown Open Mare Trot. In 2015 Bee A Magician would claim the title of top money-winning aged Standardbred of the year with more than $1.1 million in earnings. With 10 wins and five seconds from 18 starts, including victories in the Maple Leaf Trot and Armbro Flight, Bee A Magician was voted 2015 Dan Patch and O’Brien Older Trotting Mare of the Year.

Bee A Magician ended her racing career in 2016, earning $339,750 with four wins, including the Yonkers Invitational Trot and the Mack Lobell Elitlopp Playoff.

What They Said About Bee A Magician:

"She retired as the second richest Canadian-sired Standardbred of all time and is the fourth richest Standardbred of all time. She is the only trotter in the top five*. She also defeated males regularly, was an undefeated Horse of the Year and world champion. Bee A Magician checked all the boxes for me." - Kim French, Editor, Hoof Beats Magazine (* based on USTA earnings statistics)

"Her three-year-old season was more than impressive, being perfect, winning from any way she was asked to do it: off the pace, on the front, stretched out going to the quarter, simply unbeatable. The other seasons were also remarkable, especially when she was the best against the boys (or men) in the Maple Leaf Trot. A Serena Williams of the Trot and Pace." - Louis-Philippe Roy, two-time O'Brien Award winner

""Bee A Magician was nothing short of perfect in a magical three-year-old season in 2013 that saw the daughter of Kadabra go 17-for-17, earn a divisional record $1.57 million that season and set a world standard for three-year-old trotting fillies of 1:51, all on her way to Horse of the Year honours that year. But, the $4-million plus lifetime earner was sensational over the course of her five-year racing career, earning multiple Dan Patch and O’Brien awards and seasonal money-winning titles." - Gary Seibel, U.S. Harness Racing Communicators Hall of Famer

Top Three In Voting

1. Bee A Magician
2. Hannelore Hanover
T3. Marion Marauder / Sebastian K

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