When Niall Brennan, agent for Phipps Stable signed the ticket for Malibu Moon's hip No. 581 during the third day of the Keeneland September sale, the $675,000 marked the top price thus far at the sale for the Spendthrift stallion.
Consigned by Lane's End, agent for Mt. Brilliant Farm, the bay filly is out of Quiet Flight, whose full sister Quiet Dance is the dam of Horse of the Year Saint Liam, as well as the graded stakes winners Quiet Giant and Congressionalhonor.
With 13 lots sold through the first three days of the auction, Malibu Moon's average price stands at $357,846.