With classic bloodlines and exceptional speed, its no surprise Magic Sprite was a race track sensation, and astute breeders are not surprised that Magic Sprite is now proving to be a sensation at Stud.
When a recurring stopper bone injury put a halt to his racing career, Magic Sprite’s racetrack performances left greyhound fans in no doubt that he was top class. Exceptional early pace coupled with undeniable strength, saw has him post 10 wins from just 11 starts, 7 of those victories coming in the best time of the night.
But if his racetrack performances were breathless, his breeding is literally spectacular. By legendary sire Brett Lee out of the regally bred dam Glamorous, Magic Sprite contains the best bloodlines from Australia and Ireland. Glamorous is by the Irish stud sensation Spiral Nikita, who sired the 2010 Golden Easter Egg winner Cosmic Rumble, and her dam line is without peer in Australian breeding. Her mother is Leprechaun Yap who has produced the likes of Betty’s Angel, Miss Mini Mouse and a number of other top class Group 1 performers.
He has imposing bloodlines, with a proven Irish outcross in a dam line that is considered one of the best in greyhound racing history, and his sire is one of the greatest greyhounds to race and a legendary Australian sire who produced champions.
The first wave of Magic Sprite's pups hit race tracks in mid-2012, but fast forward less than 12 months to April 2013, and he had already sired the winner of the G2 Maitland Gold Cup (Black Magic Opal); the G2 Vince Curry Memorial Maiden (Far West Leader); the G3 New Sensation (Charmed Assassin) and the G3 Centrebet Magic Maiden (Clockwise); as well as throwing pups that are winning on every Metropolitan track throughout Australia.
Magic Sprite's first crowning glory came in November 2013 when his son, Black Magic Opal, won the richest greyhound race in the world, the $500,000 Group 1 Melbourne Cup and then Above All became his first dual Group 1 winning son when he claimed the 2014 G1 Hobart Thousand followed by victory in the 2015 G1 Silver Chief Classic.
Since then, Magic Sprite has ascended to become Australia's number one Sire, producing thousands of winners across the nation in a number of feature events and claiming Sires premierships at will.
Immaculate breeding, brilliant early pace, strength and determination. That's what Magic Sprite throws into his pups...what more could a breeder ask for?
Frozen semen of Magic Sprite is available for $3,500 inc. GST.