Friday, May 22, 2015
American Lion’s first-time starter Golden Ray became the first winner for the Darby Dan stallion April 22 at Gulfstream Park...
Monday, May 18, 2015
Tale of Verve wrote his own Classic fairy tale on May 16th, running a solid second in the $1,500,000 Preakness S. (G1) in his inaugural stakes appearance...
Friday, May 15, 2015
Aptly named One Minute, the first two-year-old starter of the year by Run Away and Hide, ran away and hid from a maiden special weight field in fast time at Churchill Downs on May 14th. The bay filly hit the wire 7 1/4-lengths clear in the five-furlong event...
Magna Graduate 2yo debuts in a big way
RSS Feeds Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Matter of Fact was all business in his debut on July 15, drawing off to an eye-catching 7 1/4-length maiden special weight victory going five furlongs at Mountaineer Park.

The dark bay Magna Graduate colt, trained by Tim Schuh for Preston Stables LLC, was in second until straightening for home, when he powerfully galloped away from the competition to be much the best.

Matter of Fact was bred in Ohio by Elisabeth Alexander, who also owned Magna Graduate. Darby Dan consigned and sold Matter of Fact to Preston as a short yearling at the 2012 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages sale.

A top-30 Freshman sire of 2012, Magna Graduate's 2013 runners have moved him up to 20th on the 2013 Second Crop sire list, with $75,000 Instant Racing S. winner Blueeyesintherein his leading earner this year.