"I was an amateur magician as a young man and that's how he got his name. He never did have a nickname but he was probably the fanciest five gated horse Ruxer farms ever produced. My uncle always believed you could show a horse or breed him, but not both , and we needed him at home to cross with our mares. He was gaited by Dave Clark and Frank Bradshaw and then brought home and never shown as a gaited horse though I think he was shown once as a 2 year old in harness. Marty Mueller would come down from French Lick and ride him, and it would take your breath away. I believe the year he died he would have been number two stallion in the nation, Sultan topped the ratings. All told he was undoubtedly the prettiest Wing Commander stallion ever and to me could have beaten Yorktown without breaking a sweat. He deserved to make his mark in the ring but just never got the chance. One thing for sure,,,, he was really magic...!" Bob Ruxer
This statement really gives some insight into this beautiful horse. Many thanks to Bob Ruxer! Here is a more in depth look at his pedigree, his offspring and what became of him.
Mr. Magic Man
f. 1963 CH Wing Commander X Molly O'Lee by Ensign Kirby
He produced colts from 1967 through 1977, the year he died.
|Mr. Magic Man|
ch March 18, 1932
|Edna May's King|
|Highland Squrrel King|
| Spelling Bee|
|dau. of Red Light II|
|Edna May's King|
|Girl of my Dreams|
|Rex Chief A|
ch May 19, 1948
Molly O'Lee, dam of Mr. Magic Man
Mr. Magic Man was the sire of many good show horses.
Several are pictured below.
CH Lady Magic by Mr. Magic Man
CH Magic Symbol by Mr. Magic Man
CH Magic Marauder by Mr. Magic Man
(in color and black & white)
Other good colts sired by Mr. Magic Man were Captain Magic, Magic Moonlight,Missy Magic, Our Magic Lady, Magic Message, Hocus Pocus, Ester Magic, Magic Flair, Magic Mirror, Magic Pearl, Magic Motion, My Magic Dream, Copper Bracelet and Court Jester.
Mr. Magic Man first appeared on the Saddle & Bridle sire rating in 1975, when he was in 5th place. The following year, he was in 7th place. It was noted in the Ruxer Farms ad in February of 1977 that he was only standing to Ruxer owned mares. He was already dealing with health issues. Sadly, he passed away in the early spring of 1977 and never sired another colt crop. When the 1977 sire rating came out in the February 1978 issue, Mr. Magic Man lead the rating for deceased sires.
Mr. Magic Man also had some sons and daughters that carried on his bloodlines.
Our Magic Memory by Mr. Magic Man
He was a breeding stallion and briefly stood at Ruxer Farms as a replacement when his sire died.
Mr. Magic Man also produced several daughters who ended up in the Broodmare Hall of Fame
Putting On Airs BHF
Oak Hill's Moon Magic BHF
Chameleon produced CH Supreme Roman and Conversationalist, who in turn was dam to Harlem's Friendly Conversation.
Putting on Airs produced Yorkshire Pudding, also a BHF, and the breeding sires Harlem Globetrotter and Yorktown Magic.
Oak Hill's Moon Magic produced CH Harlem's Half Moon
Putting on Airs BHF by Mr. Magic Man
Yorkshire Pudding BHF our of Putting on Airs BHF
Harlem Globetrotter out of Putting on Airs BHF
Yorktown Magic out of Putting on Airs BHF
Mooncracker out of Harlem's Half Moon, 2nd dam Oak Hill's Moon Magic
She's a Moon Dancer out of Harlem's Half Moon, 2nd dam Oak Hill's Moon Magic
Another good daughter of Mr. Magic Man was The Magic Moment.
Follow the chronology of her offspring below.
The Magic Moment by Mr. Magic Man
one of her daughters was Miss Chit Chat BHF
Shoo Bop Shoo Bop out of The Magic Moment
Belle Reve's Voodoo Magic was out of The Magic Moment
A Magic Surprise was sired by Belle Reve's Voodoo Magic
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Looky looky! I found another photo of Mr. Magic Man!
And his good offspring, Magic Message.
And another good one, Magic Marvel.