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Spendthrift Farm


Spendthrift Farm was originally created by Leslie Combs II in Lexington Kentucky. Spendthrift was the name of one of the family's best horses who would go on to be the great grandsire of Man O' War. Spendthrift was purchsed in 2004 by B. Wayne Hughes who has had a great deal of success in the racing industry since being introduced to the sport by his father. Hughes owns the largest Public Storage company in the country and also began the Parker Hughes Cancer Research Center. Some of his top horses include Breeders' Cup winners Action This Day and Court Vision as well as Don't Get Mad and Joyeaux Danseur.


Malibu Moon--Red Hot Bertie, by Tabasco Cat

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Cue the Moon is by top sire Malibu Moon, who never got a chance to strut his stuff on track but has more than made up for that in the breeding shed.

The 16-year-old stallion made just two starts, but immediately hit pay dirt in the breeding shed with Grade 2 winner Perfect Moon from his first crop in 2001. His second crop was even better, showcasing champion Declan’s Moon and Grade 1 heroine Malibu Mint.

Malibu Moon is also the sire of such Grade 1-winning star fillies as Life at Ten, Devil May Care and Ask the Moon. His son Orb, a major Kentucky Derby hopeful, just captured the Grade 1 Florida Derby on March 30.

Cue the Moon’s dam is the Tabasco Cat mare Red Hot Bertie, who was unplaced in her only attempt against stakes company, and she counts as half-siblings stakes victress Red Hot Buddha and the stakes-placed duo of Knockout Bertie and Red Hot Maria.

Red Hot Bertie is herself a half-sister to Grade 2 queens Hurricane Bertie and Allamerican Bertie.

Cue the Moon’s third dam produced Grade 1-winning sire Traitor; dual Grade 2-scoring stallion Sun King, who place in eight Grade 1 events during his time on track; and multiple Grade 3 heroine and black-type producer Ocean Drive.

Also of note in this female family is Grade 1 victor Peeping Tom.

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