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Deep Impact of Japan ridden by Yutaka Take runs past the finishing post to win the 26th Japan Cup at Tokyo Race Course on November 26, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan.

Deep Impact: the Shadai stallion has got off to a flyer at stud

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Night Magic in foal to Deep Impact

NIGHT MAGIC, Germany's horse of the year of 2009, has been confirmed pregnant after her first mating, which was with outstanding young Japanese sire Deep Impact.

The daughter of Sholokhov was sold for an undisclosed sum to Katsumi Yoshida's Northern Farm last year.

Night Magic was originally purchased as a yearling by BBA Germany on behalf of Stall Salzburg for €43,000 at BBAG.

Trained by Wofgang Figge, she was voted Germany's horse of the year after winning the Preis der Diana by a wide margin and finishing runner-up in the Premio Lydia Tesio at three.

At four she beat Germany's best colts and geldings, including Quijano and Wiener Walzer, as well as Godolphin challenger Cavalryman, to win the prestigious Grosser Preis von Baden.

Last year at five she beat Russian Tango in a Baden-Baden Group 2 and finished fourth and second behind Danedream, another star German filly destined for a stud career in Japan, in the Grosser Preis von Berlin and the Grosser Preis von Baden.

Night Magic was bred by Gestut Etzean out of the Listed-placed Monsun mare Night Woman, a granddaughter of 1983 Preis der Diana winner Novelle. Her half-sister Night of Dubai was fifth in last year's Preis der Diana.

With his oldest crop only four, Shadai Farm stallion Deep Impact has made an outstanding start to his stallion career, with 17 Group winners, four at the highest level, on his cv.






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