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Bee A Magician named November Horse of the Month
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - from the USTA Communications Department

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Columbus, OH --- Bee A Magician, who ran her 2013 record to a perfect 17 for 17 with a 1:53.3 score in the $253,000 Moni Maker Stake for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Nov. 30 at the Meadowlands, has been named the November Horse of the Month by the United States Trotting Association.

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Bee A Magician has been named November Horse of the Month.

Bee A Magician is trained by Richard "Nifty" Norman for owners David McDuffee, Mel Hartman and Herb Liverman. She has earned $1,547,304 in 2013, the most ever by a female trotter in a single campaign.

The daughter of Kadabra-Beehive opend up her month on Nov. 9 by storming through the inside to win the $118,500 American-National 3-year-old filly trot at Balmoral Park in 1:55.2.

Andie Sophia took the field to a :28.2 first quarter clocking before being overtaken by Bee A Magician and driver Brian Sears. The latter then yielded to a hard-trotting Frau Blucher, who stormed by the half in :56.2 and the three-quarters in 1:26.2.

It appeared in the stretch that Bee A Magician might not get out, as she was stuck behind Frau Blucher on the rail. However, with just a sixteenth of a mile to go, Frau Blucher moved over just enough and Bee A Magician squeezed out for the win.

In the Moni Maker Stake on Nov. 30, Sears and Bee A Magician made an unpressured move to take the lead just before the :55.3 half. Sears put 2-1/2 lengths between him and the field and his filly trotted on to the 1:25 three-quarters with Ma Chere Hall at his back.

As the field trotted down the stretch, Ma Chere Hall made a bid to get past Bee A Magician, got just to her wheel at the wire, but could go no further, as Bee A Magician cruised home to win No. 17 for 2013.

“It’s the end of the year, last time, so it’s fun to get it over with, but she came through again, so I’m very, very proud of her,” said Norman after the Moni Maker. “She’s not that hard to train, you just have to look after her. She does much of it herself. You definitely can’t deny what she’s accomplished.”

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