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...
It's a 'Wild Finish' at Aqueduct
RSS Feeds Saturday, November 17, 2012
For the second time in as many days, Magna Graduate got a maiden winner, the seventh from his first crop. Wild Finish earned a hard-fought neck victory at Aqueduct on Nov. 17 in the debut for the 2-year-old son of the Darby Dan freshman sire.

Wild Finish battled most of the six furlongs with Shot Rock, only to be confronted in deep stretch by Alcolite after putting his earlier foe away. The dark bay New York bred proved resilient, however, and held on to get the distance in 1:12.86.

Magna Graduate's stud fee for 2013 was recently announced at $5,000 LFS&N. The eight-time stakes winner earned $2,582,216 in a stellar career that saw him place in 11 additional black-type races.