Friday, May 27, 2016
Darby Dan Farm’s freshman sire Shackleford, the three-time Grade 1 winner of such notable races as the Preakness S. (G1) at three and Met Mile (G1) at four, sired his first winner on Friday when 2-year-old colt Little Nappy scored a wire-to-wire victory in a $55,000 Maiden Special Weight race at Gulfstream Park...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Darby Dan’s freshman sire Shackleford continued building on the momentum of his first crop of 2-year-olds Monday when one of his colts sold for $250,000 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale at Timonium...
Friday, May 20, 2016
Darby Dan Farm’s freshman sire Dialed In, the Florida Derby (G1) winner by Mineshaft, was represented with his first winner from his first starter, when 2-year-old filly Maximum Edge scored an impressive debut victory in a $44,000 Maiden Special Weight on Friday at Churchill Downs...
Jessica's Star shines in first career stakes start
RSS Feeds Monday, June 02, 2014
Magna Graduate got his latest stakes winner on Saturday evening when Jessica's Star, making his first lifetime start in a stakes, battled to a well-earned neck victory in the $75,000 Prairie Mile S. over a muddy racetrack (VIDEO).

After a tough beginning, the 3-year-old Michael Stidham trainee got a very wide trip the entire mile. Despite the considerable obstacles, Jessica's Star rallied down the middle of the stretch to finish the trip in a very good 1:37.88 over a track playing slow and deep.

Owned by Mark Breen, Jessica's Star has never been worse than second in five starts, winning at 5 ½, 7 and now 8 furlongs.

Jessica's Star is out of the unraced Dynaformer mare Bimini Knot, a daughter of the top-class mare Hitch, winner of three stakes and $425,000 in the early 1990s. Jessica's Star, who is Magna Graduate's leading earner of 2014, has now bankrolled $125,600.