Talismanic. With his four white stockings and the massive blaze, he surely is a ‘showstopper.’ His name means “producing magical results.” And he certainly looks magical.
Last year’s Breeders Cup turf champion, Talismanic is slated to return to North America to defend his title. The post parade is likely to be the highlight of this years races, as Enable, winner of her second Arc d’Triomphe, and queen of European racing, is scheduled to be among Talismanic’s rivals.
As with all the great racehorses these days, Talismanic is fueled with Canadian bloodlines: Northern Dancer and Nearctic both top and bottom. Natalma, dam of Northern Dancer makes another appearance via her daughter, Raise the Standard, great granddam of Talismanic’s dam, Magic Mission.