A Spendthrift Farm bred daughter of Malibu Moon was the second-most expensive horse at $265,000 during day 2 of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall yearling sale. After two sessions of the three-day sale, Malibu Moon had three of the top eight prices and leads all sires with an average of $140,067 and a median sale price of $147,500 from six lots sold.
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Canadian bloodstock agent Richard Hogan bought the bay filly, hip No. 641, for Nat Rea’s Regis Farms. Warrendale Sales was the sales agent for Spendthrift.
The Kentucky-bred yearling is a half sister to the winner La Billos. They are out of Velvet Snow, who captured the Ontario Damsel S. in 2004 and the Belle Geste S. two years later at Woodbine.
“She’s just a smashing filly,” Hogan said. “She has lots of upside and a great walk. The price was a little more than we wanted to pay, but you’ve got to reach for the nice ones.”
“We were pretty confident she could bring $150,000 to $200,000, and we were prepared to take her home if she didn’t bring that kind of money; we protected her,” said Spendthrift Farm general manager Ned Toffey. “The $265,000 was a little bit of a surprise. That was the high end of what we were thinking. We were very happy with the price.”
Malibu Moon's other top sellers, a pair of colts, brought $180,000 and $175,000. The higher priced of the duo was hip No. 688, who went to David Robbins from the Three Chimneys Sale, agent consignment. The chestnut colt is a half-brother to Juanita, winner of the La Troienne S. (G2) and Indiana Oaks (G2).
Lanes End Agent sold hip No. 352 to winning bidder Wounded Warrior Stable. The dark bay is the second foal out of the Petionville mare Right Place, who is a full sister to Grade 2 Alicibiades S. (G2) and Golden Rod S. (G2) winner Runway Model.