Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Magna Graduate had the highest average sale price of all first-crop yearling sires at the OBS January sale; the two day sale concluded on Jan. 19. He also had the co-highest individual price of any freshman sire of the sale.
Both yearlings offered at the central Florida sale were colts. Hip no. 77 went to Gary Mottola and was consigned by Beth Bayer, agent. The dark bay or brown colt is out of the unraced mare Vennila Appeal, who is a half-sister to the Grade 3 winner Kazoo.
Another dark bay, hip no. 462 was purchased by Machmer Hall from Dean's List, agent. The colt is a half-brother to stakes winner Straight A and comes from the same family as Italian 2-year-old champion filly Juliet.
By Honor Grades out of multiple stakes producer Peacock Alley, by Fast Play, Magna Graduate is a seven-time stakes winner of $2.5 million. He has covered more than 160 mares his first two seasons at Darby Dan, and his first foals are yearlings of 2011.
Magna Graduate stands for $5,000 live foal, due September 1 of year bred.