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Moon Over Maryland: $390K 2YO is top filly at Timonium


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Malibu Moon filly who worked a quarter mile in a bullet :21.3 on May 18, sold to Hall of Famer Bob Baffert for $390,000, to top the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training.

The filly ended up as the sale's second highest-priced juvenile, and #1 filly.

Bred by Bridlewood Farm and out of a daughter of Bridlewood’s foundation mare North of Eden (Ire), the bay filly caused early fireworks at the sale, as she was catalogued as Hip number 5 in the two-day venue.

Already named Eden’s Moon, the filly was far and away the top lot of the first session, selling for $110,000 more than the second highest-priced two-year-old. Bidding by phone, Baffert secured the filly on behalf of an unnamed client.

Eden’s Moon is the second foal out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Eden’s Causeway, whose half-siblings include multi-millionaire champion Paradise Creek, millionaire Grade 1 winner Forbidden Apple, and near-millionaire Grade 1 winner Wild Event. Another half-sibling produced multi-millionaire champion David Junior ($4,116,358).

Baffert’s on-site agent, Donato Lanni commented on the sale, “She’s a well-bred filly by Malibu Moon and she worked well. She ticked all the boxes.”

Malibu Moon is a Top 10 General Sire of 2011, with 14 stakes horses, five stakes winners and earners of well over $2,600,000 this year.

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