$775,000 Malibu Moon filly sets record at Fasig-Tipton NY
August 12, 2019
Spendthrift’s stalwart stallion Malibu Moon added yet another record to his decorated career at stud. This time, in the form of a $775,000 filly that sold Monday to Larry Best’s OXO Equine at Fasig-Tipton’s New York-Bred Preferred Yearling Sale – establishing a new all-time record for the increasingly popular sale held in Saratoga.
Selling as Hip 592, the attractive bay filly quickly soared above the $500,000 mark to become the sale topper. It then passed the sale’s previous all-time mark of $600,000, before eventually landing to Best for the record amount.
The daughter of Malibu Moon was consigned by Winter Quarter Farm, agent, for Oak Bluff Stable. Out of the Street Sense mare Savvy Sassy, she was bred in New York by Oak Bluff Stable and trainer Christophe Clément.
“It’s just a beautiful physical, and then you look at the pedigree. I love Malibu Moon as a broodmare sire,” Best said. “I look at it from a breeding standpoint. If we can win some races, that would be really special. This is one that’s very athletic, that has a shot at the track, but after racing, she’ll be a broodmare.
“It’s a beautiful day. I came over to look at some horses and that one caught my eye,” he added. “I saw the filly for the first time two hours ago. My gut speaks to me, for better or worse.”