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1st Winner For US Freshman Sire Magna Graduate
In the US overnight, Gr2-winning & dual Gr1-placed 10-year-old freshman stallion Magna Graduate (Honor Grades-Peacock Alley, by Fast Play) recorded his 1st winner when 2YO filly Blueeyesintherain (Magna Graduate-Tartufi, by Mr Greeley) scored on debut by 3.5-lengths over 4.5 furlongs at Churchill Downs in Kentucky for trainer Garry Simms. Her sire Magna Graduate stand for US$5,000 at Darby Dan Farm in Kentucky. On the track, Magna Graduate notched 10 wins (including the Gr2 Clark Handicap, Gr3 Discovery Handicap, Gr3 Pegasus Stakes, Gr3 Queens County Handicap, Gr3 Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap, Gr3 Razorback Handicap, Gr3 Ack Ack Handicap & Listed John Battaglia Memorial Stakes) & 12 placings (including the Gr1 Dubai World Cup, Gr1 Stephen Foster Handicap, Gr2 Ohio Derby, Gr2 Illinois Derby, Gr2 Meadowlands Cup Handicap, Gr2 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap, Gr3 Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes, Gr3 West Virginia Derby, Gr3 Mineshaft Handicap, Listed Aventura Stakes & Listed Duke Of Magenta Stakes) from 35 starts for US$2,582,816 earnings.