Thursday, July 15, 2010
Three yearlings by Spendthrift's Malibu Moon brought six-figure prices at the July 13-14 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky sale. The 13-year-old stallion has enjoyed a great 2010, ranking in the top 5 on the North American sire list in several categories: by earnings, with $4.1 million, Grade 1 stakes winners; repeat winners, where his 39 tops the list; and overall winners, with 94.
His consignment at Fasig-Tipton was topped by hip No. 221, a dark bay filly who went for $225,000 to Crossed Sabres Farm. She is out of the stakes-winning filly Five Star Dream.
The next-highest seller was a colt who went for $150,000. Hip No. 145 was purchased by John Fort. The bay was consigned by Blackburn Farm and is the second foal out of the Quiet American mare Yo Ali. The dam is out of a full sister to It'sali'lknownfact, who earned $338,684 in his career and was second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1).
Hip No. 232, also a bay colt, went for $100,000 Mark Edwards/M R Capital. The yearling's dam, Futures Market has one winner from three foals to race. She comes from a family chocked full of black type. She is a half-sister to King Cugat, an excellent turf horse who won six stakes, four of them graded, on the grass, and earned nearly $1.3 million. The colt's third dam, Con Game, foaled multi-millionaire Seeking the Gold and Grade 1 winner Fast Play, and is also a half-sister to Reviewer, the sire of Ruffian.
Malibu Moon's total Fasig-Tipton sales figures came to $575,000, with five horses sold, for an average of $115,000.