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Malibu Moon trio shines at FT Florida Sale

Malibu Moon
Malibu Moon
Monday, March 25, 2013
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.

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.
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