A trio of 2-year-olds by Malibu Moon topped the $300,000 mark at the March 25 Fasig Tipton Florida Sale held at Palm Meadows.
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John Moynihan, on behalf of Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stables, signed the winning ticket for two of the juveniles: Hip Nos. 16 and 43. Stonestreet went to $625,000 for Hip No. 16, a filly from the De Meric Sales consignment; and bought hip No. 43, a colt, for $550,000 from the Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl) consignment.
"She's beautiful," said Moynihan of the filly who worked a co-bullet eighth in :10 seconds flat at the preview. "She worked great and had been prepping beautifully down here. I really liked the way she was getting over the track."
Speaking on the colt, who also breezed in :10 at the preview, Moynihan added, "He looks like he could be a nice one for us next year. He has the look of a horse that should be able to go long. He's fast but he could be a real nice two-turn, 3-year-old."
The filly is out of Miz United States, a two-times stakes winner of nearly $300,000 who is the dam of the Grade 3-placed filly Ameribelle.
The colt is the second foal out of Right Place, by Petionville, who is a full sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Runway Model and stakes winner Mambo Train.
Malibu Moon got the sale off to a flying start when hip No. 1 brought a winning bid of $300,000 from Don and Dana Myer's Swifty Farms Inc. The filly, consigned by Ricky Leppala, agent, is out of Kelli Lee, a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Minister Eric and from the same family as multiple Grade 1 winner Devil May Care and Super Derby (G2) winner Regal Ransom.