Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Magna Graduate's offering at the July 12 Fasig-Tipton yearling sale brought $40,000, eight times the stud fee of the Darby Dan stallion. The colt is part of the first crop of the multiple graded stakes winner and $2.5 million earner.
Hip No. 178, a dark bay colt consigned and sold by Darby Dan, went to trainer Ken McPeek, agent. The yearling is out of Aly Capri and is half brother to Grade 3 winner Aly's Alley, who was also runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1).
Darby Dan, as agent, had previously consigned the colt as a weanling to the Keeneland November sale, where he sold for $25,000.