FREEDOM CHILD

Malibu Moon - Bandstand, by Deputy Minister
2010, Ch , 16.2h · Entered Stud: 2014
Fee: $2,500 LFSN

Winner of the G2 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont by 13 lengths

The big, beautiful son of former Country Life stallion Malibu Moon covered his first book of 81 mares at Country Life during the 2014 season, which was the biggest book of any stallion in the state. His first foals arrived in 2015. He made headlines as a Freshman Sire with his first 2 starters crossing the wire in front. His first “official” winner was Limited View, who won handily at first asking on 6/17 in a Laurel Park MSW. Prior to that, Eightyeightmph finished first in his debut at Delaware Park on 6/5 but was DQ’d to 2nd for a bump in the stretch.

FREEDOM CHILD, winner of the G2 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont by 13 lengths, is from the female family of Eclipse Champion 2-year-old Shanghai Bobby. His 2nd dam is Grade 1 winning 2-year-old filly City Band. Sired by leading North American stallion Malibu Moon, who got his start at Country Life before moving to Kentucky in 2003 after his early crops featured the likes of Eclipse Champion Declan’s Moon and Graded stakes winner Perfect Moon. Since relocating to Kentucky, Malibu Moon has continued to ascend the sire lists, and in 2013 he reached the pinnacle by siring Kentucky Derby-G1 winner Orb. Also in 2013, Malibu Moon confirmed his status as a leading sire of sales horses as well, when he sired his first pair of million-dollar yearlings at the Keeneland September Sale.

  • First-crop 2-year-olds included LIMITED VIEW, winner of the Maryland Million Lassie S. and Maryland Juvenily Filly Championship S., FANNIEBELLEFLEMING, winner of the Donna Freyer S.Breeders’ Cup Juvenile [G1] performer Bahamian, a $160,000 OBS April purchase, and dual-stakes-placed Jamaican Don.
  • Dominant, front-running winner of the $200,000 Peter Pan S. [G2] at Belmont, earning a triple-digit Beyer
  • 13 1/4-length margin of victory was one of the largest in the history of the Peter Pan S.
  • First at every call in 5 1/4-length MdSpWt victory at Gulfstream
  • $350,000 yearling – highest of the year by leading commercial sire MALIBU MOON
  • From the direct family of Eclipse Award-winning 2YO Champion SHANGHAI BOBBY [G1]
  • By A.P. INDY’s leading active son, Malibu Moon, who stood his first 4 seasons in Maryland
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Pedigree
MALIBU MOON (USA)
dkb/br. 1997
A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
dkb/br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA)
MY CHARMER (USA)
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA)
LASSIE DEAR (USA)
MACOUMBA (USA)
b. 1992
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
  RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
GOLD DIGGER (USA)
MAXIMOVA (FR)
b. 1980
GREEN DANCER (USA)
BARACALA (USA)
BANDSTAND (USA)
b. 2003
DEPUTY MINISTER (CAN)
b. 1979
VICE REGENT (CAN)
ch. 1967
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
VICTORIA REGINA (CAN)
MINT COPY (CAN)
dkb/br. 1970
BUNTY’S FLIGHT (CAN)
SHAKNEY (USA)
CITY BAND (USA)
ch. 1994
CARSON CITY (USA)
ch. 1987 [BI]
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)  
BLUSHING PROMISE (USA)
WEDDING BAND (USA)
dkb/br. 1987
MIGHTY APPEALING (USA)
RING OF STEEL (USA)
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 2 0 1 0 $13,672
3 6 2 0 1 $156,400
Totals 8 2 1 1 $170,072
2nd at 2

Maiden special weight at Aqueduct (to Orb at level weights, 1 mile, fast track, by 2 lengths, defeating Revolutionary, Transparent, Sampson County, Main Man Mike, Market Blaster)

Won at 3

Peter Pan S. at Belmont Park (G2, 9f, by 13 1/4 lengths, defeating Infinite Magic, Saint Vigeur, Go Get the Basil, Abraham, Incognito, Fear the Kitten, My Name Is Michael). 100 Beyer Speed Figure

Maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park (9f, by 5 1/4 lengths, gate to wire, defeating Bellarmine, Trade Rumor, Squadron A, The Candidate, Subsonic, etc.)

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Progeny
Freedom Child entered stud in 2014 and covered 81 mares in his first book, the most of any stallion in the state. His first foals arrived in 2015.
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