09/09/2013 2:14PM

Keeneland September: Malibu Moon records first million-dollar yearling


Prominent sire Malibu Moon recorded the first seven-figure yearling of his career during Monday’s opening session of the Keeneland September yearling sale when a filly out of multiple Grade 1 winner Hollywood Story sold for $1.35 million to Northwest Stud.

The bay filly, named Miss Hollywood, was consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, as agent.

“She’s out of a very good racemare, by a really popular and hot horse this year in Malibu Moon, with the Kentucky Derby winner,” Hill ‘n’ Dale president John G. Sikura said. “She’s a great-moving, deep, smooth, good filly. In every respect, she’s very nice.”

Malibu Moon, a son of A.P. Indy who stands at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington, Ky., was already enjoying a banner year, as earlier this season, he sired his first classic winner, Kentucky Derby hero Orb. Malibu Moon is also the sire of champion Declan’s Moon and multiple Grade 1 winners Devil May Care and Life At Ten.

Hollywood Story, a daughter of Wild Rush, bankrolled $1,171,105 while winning or placing in 15 graded stakes events. She scored in the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet Stakes as a juvenile, and later captured the Grade 1 Vanity Invitational Handicap. She is the dam of two starters, including the stakes placed winner Hoorayforhollywood.

Miss Hollywood is her dam’s most expensive foal to sell at public auction. A yearling colt by Smart Strike colt for $650,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale.

Plans call for Miss Hollywood to be sent to the Nelson Jones Training Center in Ocala, Fla., to be broken.