Monday, March 26, 2012
Malibu Moon was responsible for four of the top 20 horses sold at the March 26 Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of 2-year-olds held at Palm Meadows Training Center, leading all sires at the south Florida sale.
The quartet was led by hip No. 97, a bay Kentucky bred colt consigned by Pike Racing, agent. The winning bid of $725,000 came from bloodstock agent John Ferguson, representing Sheikh Mohammed. The colt is out of Seek to Soar, a half-sister to champion turf mare Soaring Softly, winner of $1.27 million, highlighted by the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1).
Hip No. 65, a filly consigned by Eddie Woods, agent, brought a winning bid of $490,000 from Stonestreet Stables. The bay juvenile is out of the stakes-winning mare More Than Pretty.
Hip No. 13 was another filly from the Wavertree Stables, Inc. consignment. The dark bay sold for an even $400,000 to Swifty Farms, Inc. The new purchase is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Beau's Town, who bankrolled nearly $700,000 in his career.
Rounding out the group was another filly, hip No. 160 consigned by Classic Bloodstock, agent. The chestnut Pennsylvania-bred brought $300,000 from trainer John Kimmel, agent. The filly is a half-sister to $300,000 earner Disco Indy.