Of all the stallion sons of A.P. Indy, none has been more prolific than Malibu Moon. Now sire of more than 100 individual stakes winners, Malibu Moon has been represented such as Kentucky Derby (gr. I) victor, Orb; Champion Two-Year-Old Colt Declan’s Moon; Gormley, successful in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and Frontrunner Stakes (gr. I); and multiple grade one winners Devil May Care, Life At Ten and Ask The Moon. In 2017, Malibu Moon is once again prominent on both the overall Leading Sire list and among the Leading Sires of Two-Year-Olds, his representatives including Gormley; the Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) captor Ransom The Moon; Moonshine Memories, successful in the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (gr. I); and multiple graded scorer Farrell.
Life Lesson, the dam of this filly was a tough and speedy performer who won four races, and was twice listed stakes placed sprinting. Life Lesson’s first two foals are Sourcesandmethods, a maiden special weight and allowance winner who has earned over $216,000 to date, and Bowie, a sister to this colt who was a maiden special weight winner at Saratoga on her debut.
Life Lesson is by the exceptional sire and broodmare sire, Unbridled’s Song, out of the accomplished racemare, Wander Mom. A three-time stakes winner, including the My Charmer Handicap (gr. III), and she also earned places in nine other black-type events, including the Garden City Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. I). Wander Mom is out of Wander Storm, a half-sister to the dam of multiple graded stakes winner Fumino Imagine, and to the granddam of stakes winners Rod’s Five Star and Rose to Fame.
Wander Storm is herself a daughter of Storm Bird and Vivid Imagination, a graded stakes winning half-sister to Serena’s Song, Hall of Fame racemare, and ancestress of such as group one winner Sophisticat – a close relative to Wander Storm – Champion Older Horse Honor Code, like this colt from the A.P. Indy sire line; and multiple graded winner Noble Tune, a close relative to the dam of this colt.
By Malibu Moon out of an Unbridled’s Song mare, this colt is bred on an identical cross to Malibu Moon’s 2017 grade one winning juvenile, Moonshine Memories, and to multiple graded winner Farrell, and a very similar cross to Orb, who is by Malibu Moon out of a mare by Unbridled, the sire of Unbridled’s Song.