2024 Blame - Miss Malibu Individual Foal

Active Individual Foal

Birth Year:
Farm Location:
St. Omer's Farm in Forest Hill, MD 
Cover Date:
June 9th, 2023 
Foal's gender:

Why We Bought This Horse

UPDATE 5/14/24: Miss Malibu foaled a healthy colt, who we have nicknamed "Milky Way"

  • Miss Malibu was covered on June 15, 2023, by Blame and checked in and confirmed in foal on June 29, 2023.   Our anticipation is that this foal will be Maryland-bred.
  • This is a 2022 Individual Foal Offering and is subject to the WVS Individual Foal Program Addendum to the Wasabi Ventures Stables Thoroughbred Management Agreement.    
  •   Highlights of the program:
    • Fixed Price on the Offering - No Ongoing Bills
    • Limited Exposure - Like WVS Racing Programs, there is no chance for Future Expenses. If the Foal offering loses money, WVS absorbs those costs
    • Finite Time - The Foal Offering will be liquidated sometime in its yearling year, so you know when an offering ends.  Because you are not buying the mare, you have a finite time period of commitment (e.g. 6 to 18 months)
    • Reduced Risk - WVS will only open a Foal Offering once a mare has checked in foal to the chosen stallion
    • Perpetual Breeders Bonuses - Even after the foal is sold, a Club member can continue to earn breeding bonuses for the racing life of the horse.
    • You can watch a video about this program by visiting here. 

The BASE PRICE of this foal is $60,600

  • Mare Lease $16,000
  • Stallion Fee - $25,000
  • Vanning Expense - $2,000
  • Boarding and Sales Fee Estimate - $15,000
  • Vet Estimate - $2,000
  • Registration Fees (Jockey Club and State Fees) - $600

With 5 G1Ws among his 43 career stakes winners (good for a super strong 7% of his foals aged 3&up),  Blame has proven time and again that he is capable of getting a very good horse, which makes him an excellent match for a mare who is still early in her breeding career.  He also gets both good turf horses and good dirt horses (not to mention some who can do either), and that is something we find particularly appealing about him with respect to Miss Malibu.  That’s because Miss Malibu’s dam, Malibu Pier, was a multiple G2-winning turf runner who also won on all-weather and was G1-placed on dirt in the La Brea, and Miss Malibu’s two black-type sisters were Coasted (SW/G1P on turf) and her full-sister Malibu Stacy (multiple graded-placed on dirt).  Miss Malibu herself is a daughter of the four-time leading sire Into Mischief, who is renowned foremost as a dirt sire, but who also has gotten the likes of this year’s G1 Pegasus Turf winner Atone, and her broodmare sire, Malibu Moon, also tends to be predominantly a dirt influence, although he got some very good turf horses, too.  Then a little further back, Miss Malibu’s family is strictly European turf.

So there is a lot of surface versatility in Miss Malibu’s genes, and we think it behooves her to visit a sire that complements that versatility like Blame does.  Blame also is a leggy, stoutly-made horse who will hopefully stretch out Miss Malibu’s foal just a bit.

Although TrueNicks gives this match a “No Rating” (nor does Blame have any foals of racing age out of Into Mischief mares), we see plenty to recommend this pairing on paper:  Into Mischief is the current scion of the Storm Cat sire-line and is very reminiscent of his great-grandsire on proclivities, and Blame has sired G2W Shotski plus G3Ws Blamed, Ms Bad Behavior, Onus and Beyond Blame out of Storm Cat-line mares.  And Malibu Moon is a son of A.P. Indy, which has been a very strong cross for Blame (G1Ws Nadal and Senga, among others).  Plus, Blame’s stakes winners Onus (G3) and Queen Caroline (more recently the dam of Eclipse Champion Forte) are out of mares bred on the same Storm Cat over A.P. Indy/Seattle Slew cross as is Miss Malibu, while Senga (G1) and Far From Over (G3) are out of mares bred A.P. Indy over Storm Cat.

All of which, we believe, makes Blame an excellent choice for Miss Malibu!

2024 Blame - Miss Malibu Individual Foal

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