Monday, February 15, 2010
Magna Graduate First Foals
Magna Graduate, a seven-time graded stakes winner and multi-millionaire, sired his first foals recently including the bay filly pictured in the photo gallery. She was born Feb. 5 at Rockwell Farm in Lexington.
The filly hails from the winning Distorted Humor mare Distorted Smiles, who is out of the multiple stakes-winning and stakes-producing mare Smiles With a Fist.
Magna Graduate's first two reported foals - both colts - were born in Pennsylvania. The first colt was foaled on Jan. 20 at Stoney Ridge Farm. Out of the Another Reef mare Can't Rule Annie, the colt was bred by Tom Glassford.
The second colt by Magna Graduate was born on Jan. 31 at Justaplain Farm. Bred by Caroline Stearns, the colt is out of the Two Punch mare Tiva.
The 8-year-old Magna Graduate was a graded stakes winner every year from 3-to-6 with his biggest career victory coming in the Clark H. (G2) at Churchill Downs. He retired at the end of his 6-year-old season with earnings of $2,582,816.
Magna Graduate stands his second season in 2010 at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington where he bred 91 mares in his first book. His stud fee is $5,000 live foal.