A pair of Malibu Moon yearling both brought six figure prices at the July 12 Fasig-Tipton yearling sale in central Kentucky, going for an average price of $142,500, the fifth-highest average for all stallions represented at the auction.
The top price getter was hip No. 231, a chestnut filly that went to Ken McPeek, agent for $165,000. The Kentucky-bred is out of Dance Darling and is a half-sister to Join in the Dance, runner-up in the Pennsylvania Derby (G2) and Tampa Bay Derby (G3).
Hip No. 41, a bay colt, brought $120,000 from John Ferguson, agent for Darley. Bred in Virginia, the colt is out of the stakes-placed mare Moonlight Cruise, who is a half-sister to English Group 3 winner Admiral's Cruise.
“Moon” colt brings $609,000 in
July 12 was a big day for Malibu Moon
in Japan as well, as his only colt in the JRHA select weanling sale
brought approximately $609,000.
The bay youngster is out of Jewel of
the Night, making him a half-sister to Evening Jewel, a multiple
Grade 1 winning filly .