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...
Magna Graduate 2yo romps by 13 1-4 lengths in debut
RSS Feeds Friday, September 28, 2012
Advance Degree turned his debut into a one-horse race with a dominating 13 1/4-length score in a maiden special weight contest Sept. 28 at Thistledown. The dark bay colt is the fifth winner by first-year sire Magna Graduate, who is also the sire of Grade 3 Debutante S. winner Blueeyesintherein.

Sent away the 3-5 favorite, Advanced Degree dueled for the first quarter mile, but had little resistance from that point, drawing away from the field with ease.

The winner was bred by her owner Elisabeth Alexander. Out of Unmarked Monkey, Advanced Degree is a half-brother to multiple stakes winners Money Card and Floater.