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Malibu Moon

A.P. Indy / Macoumba, by Mr. Prospector
1997, b - Entered Stud: 2000 | Fee: $95,000 Stands and Nurses | Nominated to: The Breeders' Cup, KTDF
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A.P. INDY's Leading Son Year After Year

In 2014

  • America's LEADING SIRE of Stakes Horses - 14
  • America's LEADING Sire of 2YOs in Training (3+ sold) - $568,846
  • #5 General Sire - #3 by North American earnings
  • Fourteen stakes horses, five SWs in the first 12 weeks 
  • Eight Triple Crown nominees, incl. $200,000 Jerome S. (G2) winner NOBLE MOON
  • Outstanding commercial success: 
    • $1,300,000 OBS March colt (#2 of sale)
    • $1,200,000 F-T March colt (#1 of sale)
    • $1,000,000 KeeApr colt (Sale Topper)
    • $950,000 Barretts March filly (#1 of sale)
    • $700,000 OBS March filly (#1 of sale)
    • $550,000 Barretts March colt (#2 of sale)
  • Lifetime: 80 SWs - 31 GSWs - 9 G1 SWs - $67,000,000

In 2013

  • #4 General Sire, #2 by N.A. Earnings: $10.1M, 13 SWs, incl. KY Derby winner ORB
  • Top Juvenile Sire - 3 SWs, 4 SHs, 15 2YO winners, $1.1M
  • Co-#1 Sire of Experimental Horses (6)
  • Yearlings averaged $205,671 - weanlings averaged $182,500
  • Outstanding commercial success: 
    • $1,350,000 Keeneland yearling
    • $1,000,000 Keeneland yearling
    • $675,000 Sale Topping 2YO
    • $625,000 auction 2YO
    • $675,000 in-foal mare
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Malibu Moon News

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

$1 million Malibu Moon colt tops Keeneland April sale

Monday, April 07, 2014
Malibu Moon had his second sales-topper of 2014 at the Keeneland April 2-year-old sale on Monday when a colt by the Spendthrift stallion brought an even $1 million...

80th stakes winner for Malibu Moon!

Saturday, April 05, 2014
Ex Pirate drew off in the stretch in Saturday's $75,000 Anna Marie Island Sophomore Turf S. at Tampa Bay Downs...

$1.2 million Malibu Moon colt tops Fasig-Tipton Florida sale

Monday, March 24, 2014
Malibu Moon's offspring continued to be a hot 2014 auction commodity, with a colt by the Spendthrift stallion bringing a sales-topping $1.2 million at the March 24 Fasig-Tipton Florida sale...

Dress the Part continues to roll at Tampa

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Dress the Part, a 5-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon, is now 3-for-3 at Tampa Bay Downs, after an...

Malibu Moon 2-year-olds highlight OBS March sale

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
A $1.3 million colt and $700,000 filly by Malibu Moon were two of the top-five hammer prices at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. selected sale of 2-year-olds in training March 11...

Huge Barretts 2yo sale for Malibu Moon

Tuesday, March 04, 2014
A trio of offerings at the Barretts 2014 March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training sale on March 3 grossed a sales-topping total of $1,950,000...

Onlyforyou still perfect after G2 Davona Dale S.

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Malibu Moon's stellar 3-year-old filly Onlyforyou ran her record to 4-0 with a 2 ¼-length victory...

$100K Maryland Racing Media S. is all Malibu Moon

Monday, February 17, 2014
A trio of Malibu Moon fillies and mares filled out the top three spots in the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media S. on Presidents' Day at Laurel Park...

Onlyforyou steps up big in Grade 2 Forward Gal S.

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Just as she did in her first two starts, Malibu Moon's stellar 3-year-old filly Onlyforyou dominated her foes in the $200,000 Forward Gal S...

Noble Moon gets first stakes win in Grade 2 Jerome

Saturday, January 04, 2014
After Orb gave his sire Malibu Moon a Kentucky Derby (G1) winner last year, the Spendthrift stallion has another Triple Crown hopeful on the rise in Noble Moon...

Onlyforyou struts stuff in Gulfstream victory

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Onlyforyou, a 2-year-old Malibu Moon filly, zipped to a sharp 3 1/2-length first-level allowance win Sunday at Gulfstream Park...

Malibu Moon filly “Crushes” in Hollywood debut

Sunday, December 08, 2013
Crushed Velvet, a Malibu Moon filly bred by Spendthrift Farm, cruised to a dominating 5 1/2-length victory in her career debut Sunday at Hollywood Park...

Spendthrift sets 2014 fees, Malibu Moon to $95,000

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farms announced its 2014 stud fees for 21 stallions both Kentucky-based and regional, led again by leading sire Malibu Moon whose fee moves to $95,000 S&N. The following are all Spendthrift stallions and locations for 2014, including stands and nurses fees...

Big weekend continues for Malibu Moon

Sunday, October 20, 2013
Matador got the head bob to break his maiden over Cool Faith in the $251,200 Cup and Saucer S. Sunday at Woodbine to give Malibu Moon his third stakes winner of the Oct. 19-20 weekend...

Stakes double for Malibu Moon

Saturday, October 19, 2013
With a 2 3/4-length win in the $50,000 Governor's Cup H., Managed Account became the first of what would be two stakes winners on the Friday night card at Charles Town Races...

Strike the Moon rises late for 2nd stakes victory

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Strike the Moon used all of the Charles Town stretch to get up by a nose in the $50,000 Municipalities Mayors H. on Friday evening...

Moon Philly eclipses foes in Justakiss S.

Monday, October 07, 2013
Moon Philly made short work of her competition in the $50,000 Justakiss S. at Delaware Park as the 4-year-old Malibu Moon filly rolled to a 5 1/2-length victory...

Malibu Moon gets 10th stakes winner of 2013

Saturday, October 05, 2013
Madly Truly found running room in deep stretch to capture Saturday's $150,000 Grade 3 Mazarine S. at Woodbine to become Malibu Moon's tenth stakes winner of 2013...

Managed Account wins duel at Delaware

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Malibu Moon's 4-year-old son Managed Account proved the best by a head in Saturday's $75,000 DTHA Governor's Day S...

Another strong day at Keeneland for Malibu Moon

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Malibu Moon continued his strong run at the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling sale on Sept. 10, the second day of the auction, when a filly by the Spendthrift stallion brought an even $1 million winning bid...

Malibu 's Race and (Stakes) Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 2 1 1 0 $33,840


Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Hollywood Park ($41,400, 5 furlongs in 57.41)

Malibu Moon Pedigree / Analysis


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Dosage Profile: DP = 13-5-15-1-0 (34) DI = 3.00 CD = 0.88
courtesy of Pedigree Query
A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA)
dkb/br. 1968
BOLDNESIAN (USA) b. 1963
REASON TO EARN (USA) b. 1963
MY CHARMER (USA)*
b. 1969
POKER (USA) b. 1963
FAIR CHARMER (USA) ch. 1959
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA)
ch. 1970 [IC]
BOLD RULER (USA) br. 1954 [BI]
SOMETHINGROYAL (USA) b. 1952 *
LASSIE DEAR (USA)*
b. 1974
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
GAY MISSILE (USA) b. 1967
MACOUMBA (USA)
b. 1992
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
ch. 1961 [B]
NATIVE DANCER (USA) gr. 1950 [IC]
RAISE YOU (USA) ch. 1946 *
GOLD DIGGER (USA)
b. 1962
NASHUA (USA) b. 1952 [IC]
SEQUENCE (USA) b. 1946
MAXIMOVA (FR)
b. 1980
GREEN DANCER (USA)
b. 1972
NIJINSKY (CAN) b. 1967 [CS]
GREEN VALLEY (FR) dkb/br. 1967
BARACALA (USA)
ch. 1972
SWAPS (USA) ch. 1952
SEXIMEE (USA) ch. 1966

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Malibu Moon

The sire of 57 stakes winners, 19 graded winners, and eight grade one winners, Malibu is firmly established as one A.P. Indy’s most important sons, and one of the Nation’s leading sires.

Malibu is out of a mare by Mr Prospector, but when bred back over Mr. Prospector line mares he has sired nine stakes winners. His Champion Declan’s is out of a mare by Norquestor (a son of Conquistador Cielo, who is also broodmare sire of two other Malibu stakes winners). From the Gone West branch he has grade one winner Malibu Prayer out of a mare by Grand Slam (like Norquestor, a Mr. Prospector/Northern Dancer cross), and a stakes winner out of a mare by Mr. Greeley, which also suggests trying mares by Elusive Quality or Speightstown. From the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector Malibu is sire of a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Quiet American, and stakes winners out of mares by Press Card, Rubiano and Pentelicus (a three-parts-brother to Unbridled, the sire of Unbridled’s Song). Mr. Prospector is a Raise a Native line sire, and Malibu has also worked well over mares descending from Raise a Native through Mr. Prospector’s close relative, Alydar, including CCA Oaks (G1) winner Funny out of a mare by Easy Goer. Staying with Raise a Native, Malibu Moon is also sire of grade two winner Luna Vega out of a mare by Rock Royalty; graded winner Rodman out of a mare by Affirmed; and Malibu Moonshine, a multiple stakes winner over over $500,000, out of a mare by Coastal (by Majestic Prince, who could be introduced through Maria’s Mon).

Malibu Moon has also enjoyed considerable success with Northern Dancer line mares. From Danzig line mares Malibu Moon has sired three stakes winners – a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Danehill, and stakes winners out of mares by Sea Hero, Be My Chief and Lost Soldier.  Malibu Moon has two stakes winners out of mares by Storm Cat, and another out of a mare by that horse’s son, Hennessy. This suggest physically compatable mares by such as Giant’s Causeway, Tale of the Cat, Stormy Atlantic, Forest Wildcat, Forestry and Tabasco Cat. Malibu Moon has sired grade two winner Sweet August Moon out of a mare by Royal Academy, a son of Nijinsky II, who is closely related to Storm Cat, and he has also sired graded winner Malibu Pier (dam by Lomitas) and a stakes winner out of a mare by Sky Classic, both from this branch of Northern Dancer. Malibu Moon is demonstrating a growin affinity for the Deputy Minister line, siring stakes winners out of mares by Awesome Again, Silver Deputy, French Deputy and Mr. Purple, which suggests trying daughters of Dehere, Touch Gold and Salt Lake. Malibu Moon has stakes winers out of mares by both Dixieland Band and his son Citidancer which would encourage trying daughters of Dixie Union. He also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Nureyev. Malibu Moon also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Wild Again, who is by Northern Dancer's fellow Nearctic son, Icecapade. Icecapade’s son, Clever Trick, might also work here.

Malibu Moon’s grade one winning filly, Malibu Mint, is out of a mare by Key to the Mint, by Graustark, from the Ribot sire line. He also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Cormorant, who is by His Majesty, a brother to Graustark. His Majesty could also be brought in through Pleasant Colony and his son Pleasant Tap (both broodmare sires of A.P. Indy graded stakes winners). It is also worth considering bringing in Ribot through Tom Rolfe and his son, Hoist the Flag.

Malibu Moon has been extremely successful with mares from the Turn-To line. From the Roberto branch he has multiple grade one winner Devil May Care out of a mare by Red Ransom, and the very talented By the Light from a daughter of Major Impact. His grade two winning son Perfect Moon is out of a mare by a son of Halo; grade two winner Moon Catcher, out of a mare by Smarten (by Cyane); stakes winner Malibu Sue is out of a mare  by Lord Parham (by Lord Gaylord, by Sir Gaylord), and stakes winner Moonlit Habit out of a mare by Habitony (by another Sir Gaylord son, Habitat). Sir Gaylord could also be introduced through Lord Avie. Malibu Moon’s sire, A.P. Indy has also sired grade one winners out of mares by Turn-to/Hail to Reason descendants Cox's Ridge and Cure the Blues.

Malibu Moon has done extremely well with mares descending from Bold Ruler through Bold Bidder, getting stakes winners out of mares by Spectacular Bid, Caveat and his sire, Cannonade. Malibu Moon also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Compelling Sound, who is from Malibu Moon’s own male line, that of Seattle Slew. From the Nasrullah branch of the Blushing Groom line Malibu Moon has grade one winner Life at Ten from a daughter of Rahy and graded stakes winner Sara Louise out of a mare by Mt. Livermore.

Malibu Moon has three stakes winners out of mares from the In Reality line, including grade one winner Ask The Moon out of a mare by Valid Appeal (sire of Successful Appeal, Valid Wager and Valid Expectations), and by Skywalker, and his son Bertrando, from the Relaunch branch (which could also be introduced through Tiznow and Officer).

Malibu Moon’s broodmare sire, Mr. Prospector, is out of a mare by Nashua, and duplicating that horse has worked well, including through the previously mentioned Roberto, John Alden (a Prince John line stallion, out of a Nashua mare), and Noble Nashua. There is also a stakes winner from the Prince John line through Summing (from the Speak John/Verbatim branch), and he is also sire of stakes winners out of mares by Thirty Eight Paces (by Nodoouble),and Amerrico (by Dr. Fager)

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