Miss Hollywood, a gorgeous bay daughter of Malibu Moon, became the third horse to reach the seven-figure level during the first session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Monday when she sold to Alberto Acosta for $1.35 million.
Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales, Miss Hollywood is out of multiple Grade I winner Hollywood Story and is a half sister to stakes-placed winner Hoorayforhollywood. Acosta said the filly would be sent to Nelson Jones Training Center in Ocala, Florida.
“They’re collectors items. It’s very hard to find exceptional fillies on the market with real pedigree and she was one of them,” said John Sikura of Hill ‘n’ Dale. “Once they start, people are very determined to own those type of fillies.”
Added Frank Diaz, who was seated with and works for Acosta “I think their eyes haven’t seen something that perfect. We fell in love with her and went all the way.”
A Medaglia d’Oro filly sold early in the session to the Niarchos family for $1.5 million while a bay colt by War Front went to representatives from Coolmore Stud for $1 million.
Shortly after Miss Hollywood sold, a fourth million-dollar baby joined the fray with Nat Rea’s Regis Farms going to $1.1 million for a gray colt by Unbridled’s Song out of Grade I winner Irish Smoke.
Unbridled’s Song, who was the flagship sire for Taylor Made Farm, was euthanized at age 20 this July due to a large mass present in multiple sinus cavities and around the optic nerves.
“You don’t need to say anything about Unbridled’s Song,” said Richard Hogan, agent for Regis Farms. “This colt is the kind of horse where if can become a graded stakes winner, you could stand him (at stud). It looks like decent trade so far . We’re getting what we want.”
Bedouin Bloodstock consigned the Unbridled’s Song colt.