Malibu Moon filly Luna Patina highlights Keeneland HORA sale

Saturday, November 18th, 2023

Keeneland wrapped its 2023 auction season with the horses of racing age sale Friday. Keeneland Photo.

Luna Patina, an unraced New York-bred 2-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon, sold for $110,000 Friday at the Keeneland horses of racing age sale.

Glassman Racing LLC purchased the filly, sold as Hip 4303 out of Douglas Arnold’s Buck Pond Farm consignment.

Bred by Danzel Brendemuehl and Colleen Smith and foaled at The New Hill Farm in Hoosick Falls, Luna Patina is out of the Grade 3-winning Pleasant Tap mare Solo Survivor. Luna Patina, an $89,000 RNA at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale, turned in a 3-furlong breeze in :37.20 Wednesday at Keeneland Race Course.

Luna Patina is a half-sister to four winners, including stakes winner and $175,125-earner Hip Hop N Jazz and stakes-placed winner Strive.

Keeneland reported sales on eight of the 10 New York-breds through the ring Friday for a total of $266,500, an average price of $33,313 and median of $25,000.

Winning 3-year-old Unified gelding Golden Arm sold for $40,000 to Connie Smith, agent for Phi Psi Brothers Stable I LLC. Photo courtesy of Royal Oak Farm.

The group also included Hip 4314, the winning 3-year-old Unified gelding Golden Arm, who sold for $40,000 to Connie Smith, agent for Phi Psi Brothers Stable I LLC. Bred by and foaled at Hidden Lake Farm in Stillwater and consigned by Damian and Braxton Lynch’s Royal Oak Farm, agent for BBN Racing, Golden Arm is out of the stakes-placed Tapit mare Tap for Luck.

A $160,000 purchase by BBN Racing at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale, Golden Arm owns a win and a second in six starts for $58,080 in earnings. He won his debut in late April at Aqueduct and most recently finished second in an $24,000 allowance going 5 1/2 furlongs Sept. 25 at Finger Lakes.

Orange Freeze, winner of the Statue of Liberty division of the New York Stallion Series Stakes this summer at Saratoga Race Course, sold for $30,000 to Milestone Farm, agent. Offered as Hip 4051 by Vinery Sales, agent, the 3-year-old daughter of six-time leading New York sire Freud out of the winning Birdstone mare Hoopskirt was sold as a racing or broodmare prospect.

Orange Freeze, winner of the NYSS Statue of Liberty at Saratoga Race Course, sold for $30,000 Friday. Susie Raisher/NYRA Photo.

Bred by Thummp’s Racing Stable LLC and foaled at Gallagher’s Stud in Ghent, Orange Freeze originally sold for $112,000 to Smokestack Lightning at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale. She was claimed by trainer Bill Morey and owners Bella Cavello Stables for $40,000 in June and won the $150,000 Statue of Liberty in late July. She added a runner-up finish in the $125,000 Suzie O’Cain Stakes in mid-August. Orange Freeze went through the ring with a record of 2-2-1 in nine starts and $161,405 in earnings.

Hoopskirt is the dam of three winners and an unraced 2-year-old full brother to Orange Freeze, Clinical Decision, who sold for $100,000 at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale. She’s also the dam of a yearling full brother co-bred by Thummps Racing Stable and Sequel Thoroughbreds and a weanling full brother born in May and bred by Thummps Racing Stable.

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