Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Keeneland November breeding stock sale got off to a fantastic start for Malibu Moon with a pair of distaffers by the Spendthrift stallion bringing seven figures during the first two days of the sale.
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Malibu Prayer, part of the dispersal of the Edward Evans estate, brought an even $2 million from the sale's leading buyer, Besilu Stables.
Cataloged as hip No. 161, 5-year-old Malibu Prayer won the 2010 Ruffian H. (G1) and 2009 Chilukki S. (G2) as the highlights of a 6-4-2 record with earnings of $618,026. She sold in foal to Smart Strike.
Just a few minutes before Malibu Prayer sold, 6-year-old Life At Ten went through the ring as hip No. 152, bringing a winning bid of $1.95 million from Frank Stronach's Adena Springs farm. The mare was consigned by Three Chimneys, agent.
Life At Ten won $1,267,015 in her career, with wins in the Beldame S. (G1), Ogden Phipps H. (G1), Delaware H. (G2), and Sixty Sails H. (G3).