Won At 2
A maiden special weight race at Hollywood Park (61/2 furlongs), defeating Fusaichi Pegasus, Foreboding,Cyber Patrol, This Is the Moment, Hoover Tower, Skipingo, Tribunal, L. A. Albert, Positive Outlook).

Won At 3
Cinema H (gr. IIIT, 11/8 miles, by 4, defeating Duke ofGreen, Silver Axe, Heritage Hall, Grey Memo, Signof Fire).

An allowance race at Santa Anita Park (1 mile, defeating Wooden Phone, Indiana Affair, Jimmy Z, Foxy Sneakers, L. A. Bull, Radix Alis).

Early Times Hollywood Derby (gr. IT, 1 1/8 miles, to Brahms, defeating Zentsov Street, Walkslikeaduck, Designed for Luck, El Gran Papa, Cocky, Guillamou City, Igman, New Advantage, Sign of Hope, Muntej).

Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT, 11/8 miles, to Sign of Hope, defeating El Gran Papa, L’Effaceur, Jokerman).

In Excess S (1 mile, turf, top-weighted, to Zentsov Street, defeating Grey Memo, Clonmany, Credit Call).

California Derby (11/8 miles, to Bet On Red, Jekyll and Hyde, defeating Sign of Fire, Dr Carson, Greenbaypacker, Fight for Silver).

Won At 4
An allowance race at Keeneland (11/8 miles, turf, defeating Alce Canadense, Just Like Jimmy, Muntej, Legendary Manner).

Canadian Turf H (gr. IIIT, 11/16 miles, to Inexplicable, Band Is Passing, defeating Medievil Hero, Johnny Dollar, Rhythmean, Viva Pentelicus, Schumaker).

Won At 5
Bay Meadows Breeder’s Cup H (gr. IIIT, 11/8 miles, defeating Ninebanks, Little Ghazi, Dance Dreamer, Prodigious).

An allowance race at Del Mar (11/8 miles, turf, defeating
Adminniestrator, Delta Form, Sea to See, Sigfreto, Irish Warrior).

San Gabriel H (gr. IIT, 11/8 miles, to Grammarian, defeating Decarchy, Blue Steller, White Heart, Seinne, Investor’s Dream, Zanapour, Night Patrol).


1997 Brown Thoroughbred Stallion  15.2 hands
Sire: Halo by Hail To Reason
Dam: Bannockburn  by Count Brook
2023 Stud Fee: Pensioned
DAVID COPPERFIELD is a Multiple Grade 3 winner, Grade 1 and Grade 2 placed. The son of HALO stands at Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio. 
He is a Multiple graded stakes winner and $2.6 million sales horse. He is the last son of sire of sires Halo to take up duties in the breeding shed.

DAVID COPPERFIELD began his career in flamboyant style. He defeated $4 million yearling and future Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus at Hollywood Park, in his initial start, on the dirt. He moved through his conditions quickly, placing in the $250,000 California Derby in his first stakes try and taking the Cinema H.-G3 in his next start. Initially racing for 505 Farms, he was temporarily taken out of training to sell in Marshall Naify’s estate dispersal sale as a 3-year-old, where he realized a phenomenal $2.6 million. He continued his career for The Thoroughbred Corp. and won or placed in a total of eight stakes, six of which were graded, including the Hollywood Derby-G1, Oak Tree Derby-G2, San Gabriel-G2, and Bay Meadows Breeders’ Cup-G3. 

Halo has been a tremendous sire of sires, as seen by sons like Sunday Silence and Devils Bag.

Bred by Jack Mandato in Kentucky, DAVID COPPERFIELD is out of the multiple stakes-winning mare Bannockburn. She also produced G2 winner Bella Chiarra, additional stakes winner Hollywood Flash, and four other stakes horses. 

DAVID COPPERFIELD, who was trained by John Shirreffs throughout his career is available for showing immediately. 
Age      Starts   1st    2nd    3rd     Earned 
2 in NA     1       1        0         0         $19,800 
3 in NA     9       2 (1)  3 (3)   1 (1)    $299,910 
4 in NA     5       1        0         1 (1)   $58,473 
5 in NA     3       2 (1)  1 (1)    0        $183,800 

Totals     18      6 (2)  4 (4)    2 (2)   $561,983 

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  • Multiple Graded Stakes Winner. G1&2 Placed.
  • 1st - Bay Meadows Breeders Cup Handicap (G3)
  • 1st - Cinema Handicap (G3) Hollywood Park
  • 2nd - Early Times Hollywood Derby (G1)
  • 2nd - Oak Tree Derby (G2) Santa Anita
  • 2nd - San Gabriel Handicap (G2) Santa Anita
  • 2nd - In Excess Stakes, Santa Anita
  • ​3rd - Canadian Turf Handicap (G3) Gulfstream
  • 3rd - California Derby
  • ​Winner of Dirt & Turf
  • Speed figure of 100 or better in 15 of 18 starts
  • Stakes producer, proven sire of winners.
  • Complete outcross to Northern Dancer & Mr Prospector
  • ​His sire HALO, is the sire of Eclipse Winner, Horse of the Year, Kentucky Derby (G1) winner, Preakness (G1) winner, Belmont Stakes (G1) 2nd, Breeders Cup Classic (G1) winner - SUNDAY SILENCE. Sire of Champion DEVIL'S BAG.
  • Dam is a multiple stakes winner and multiple graded stakes producer
  • Half brother to Grade 2 winner BELLA CHIARRA
  • Defeated 4 million dollar yearling and future Kentucky Derby winner, FUSAICHI PEGASUS
  • ​Sold for $2.6 Million as a 3 year old
  • Earnings of $561,983
The ONLY & LAST Standing Son of HALO!