Hip 81, by Malibu Moon - Never Fail, brought $300,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Eastern Fall Yearlings Sale.

Hip 81, by Malibu Moon - Never Fail, brought $300,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Eastern Fall Yearlings Sale.

Lydia Williams

Malibu Moon Filly Brings $300,000 at FT Sale

The yearling is out of the stakes-placed winner Never Fail (by Holy Bull).

A daughter of Malibu Moon  brought $300,000 just after noon at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale Oct. 1 in Timonium, Md. She is the highest-priced horse sold so far during the auction.

Ellen Charles purchased the gray or roan filly from Charlton, agent for Audley Farm Equine. The Virginia-bred yearling is a half sister to the winners Touch of Success (by Touch Gold) and Noble Grey (by Forestry). Their dam, the winning Holy Bull mare Never Fail, finished second in the 2002 Three Ring Stakes and third in the 2004 Boots 'n Jackie Stakes at Calder Race Course (now Calder Casino & Race Course).

Earlier in the day, South Carolina-based pinhooker Cary Frommer bought a Virginia-bred First Samurai  filly out of stakes winner Midtown Miss (by Yes It's True) for $120,000. Charlton, agent for Audley, consigned the dark bay or brown yearling, which is a half sister to the winner My Queen (by Forestry).