Tuesday, July 28, 2015
John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm has promoted Robert Hammond to Vice Chairman of the historic Lexington-based Thoroughbred operation. Hammond had been serving as Darby Dan’s Farm Manager for the last five years...
Friday, July 24, 2015
American Holiday maiden special weight victory July 24 at Ellis Park gave American Lion his second winner from his first crop...
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Are You Kidding Me won his second graded stakes in the $209,600 Nijinsky S. (G2) Sunday at Woodbine. The 5-year-old son of Run Away and Hide, who took Woodbine’s Eclipse S. (G2) last month, is the leading earner of 2015 for his sire...
Blazing Graduate fires off maiden tally
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Top-10 Freshman sire Magna Graduate's latest winner came Aug. 17 at Louisiana Downs when Blazing Graduate scored a length and a quarter victory going a mile and 70 yards. The bay juvenile is the fourth 2-year-old to visit the winner's circle for his sire, who is one of only three first-year sires to have a graded stakes winner.

Blazing Graduate bested the field of eight with a three-wide move in the late stages, forging to the lead about an eighth-mile from the wire, then pulling clear nearing the finish line.

Bred in Kentucky by Ben Walden Jr., Blazing Graduate is one of eight winners out of his dam Blazing Kadie. Her second foal Blazing Fury won the Grade 3 Saranac H. at Saratoga on the way to a career earnings mark of $514,048.