The first Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale dates back 100 years, and countless notable horses have gone under the hammer since. Four of the last six Belmont Stakes winners have passed through the ring there and it ranks at the top among North American yearling auctions by percentage of Grade 1 winners, Graded Stakes Winners, and Stakes Winners. Among those are our own Colonial Affair, Corinthian, and Unified. As has been the tradition since our founding, Dr. Stephen Carr and Paula Parsons led the search for our next star, examining every colt in the sale in order to find those that meet our criteria.

For the first time we have partnered with historic Spendthrift Farm to offer a unique opportunity to become involved in this particularly exciting colt. B. Wayne Hughes has revitalized one of the sport’s great properties and names, assembling a stellar stallion roster and racing stable. In its history, the farm has stood two Triple Crown winners, multiple Kentucky Derby winners, and several leading sires. It is now home to one of the most exciting rosters in the nation, including Wicked Strong, and their silks have been carried by Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Court Vision, multiple Grade 1 winner Lord Nelson, and legendary Beholder.


Hip 218, 2017 Fasig-Saratoga Select Sale, Malibu Moon - Kiss the Lady (Quiet American)

The most prolific son of A.P. Indy, sire Malibu Moon is having another outstanding year in 2017 with Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) victor Gormley; grade one winning sprinter Ransom The Moon; multiple graded stakes winner Farrell and track-record breaking millionaire Stanford. Malibu Moon has another ten grade one winners among his more than 100 black-type scorers already including Champion Two-Year-Old Male Declan’s Moon; Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hero, Orb and Acorn (gr. I) winner Carina Mia.

Centennial’s Malibu Moon colt is bred on a proven classic cross, and is out of an extremely well-bred stakes performing mare. The dam, Kiss the Lady, was a maiden special weight winner on the NYRA circuit at two and earned black type finishing second in the Ruthless Stakes and third in the Dearly Precious Stakes.  Kiss the Lady is a daughter of Quiet American, a classic sire and also the broodmare sire of Horse of the Year Saint Liam and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winning champion Bernardini.

This colt’s second dam, Minizig, is a winning daughter of Danzig and the graded stakes winning Alydar mare, Minidar. Minizig is half-sister to A Little Warm, who captured the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) and Spectacular Bid Stakes.

Third dam Minidar is out of Champion Two-Year-Old Minstrella, who captured the Phoenix Stakes (gr. I), Moyglare Stud Stakes (gr. I) and Cheveley Park Stakes (gr. I) at two, and who subsequently produced grade two winner Colonial Minstrel.

This colt traces to the great racemare Gallorette, voted the greatest female runner of the first half of the 20th century. Gallorette is ancestress of nearly 90 stakes winners, including Saint Liam, out of a Quiet American mare and close relative to the dam of this colt; Gun Runner, whose second dam is by Quiet American; and numerous other grade one winners, including Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) captor Success Express, Cupid, Buster’s Ready, Rolling Fog, Greenwood Lake and Air Express.

By Malibu Moon, a son of A.P. Indy, out of a mare by Quiet American, a son of Fappiano, this colt is bred on similar lines to Malibu Moon’s Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner, Orb , who is out of a mare by a son of Fappiano; to Bernardini, who is by A.P. Indy out of a mare by Quiet American; and three-time Leading Sire Tapit, who is by Pulpit – a son of A.P. Indy bred on the same cross as Malibu Moon – out of a mare by a son of Fappiano.

The total capitalization of the 2017 Malibu LLC is $390,000 with all expenses paid through December 2018. Investments are available starting at a minimum of $19,500 for a 5% percent interest. Please contact us any time for more information or if you would like to be a part of his journey.

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Hip 218, 2017 Fasig-Saratoga Select Sale, Malibu Moon - Kiss the Lady (Quiet American)