HOLLYWOOD STAR, a dark bay colt by Malibu Moon out of Hollywood Story by Wild Rush was purchased for $550,000 by the Albaugh Family Stables, LLC.
Hollywood Star has an A Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® and our 2016 sales analysis showed that he had the potential to be competitive on the Kentucky Derby Trail. He showed promise as a two-year-old but did not show the same promise at the age of three.
When horses like Hollywood Star fail to run close to their profile score, then the issue[s] preventing them from reaching their full potential needs to be investigated. And there can be many contributing factors for a horse not running to his profile – Effinex is a good example of that.
Malibu Moon, the sire of Hollywood Star, made only two starts as a two-year-old, compiling a 1-1-0 record, before a slab fracture ended his racing career.
2nd at two
- Saratoga Special Stakes (G2, 6½ f, to Copper Bullet, defeating Tempestad, Bal Harbour, Crea’s Bklyn Law, Diamond Oops, Mo Didley, Barry Lee, Vino)
- Iroquois Stakes (G3, 8½ f, to The Tabulator, defeating Ten City, Ebben, Big Gemmy, Flameaway, Pont Du Gard, Smart Remark, Tres Equis, Mo Didley)
4th at three
- Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3, 8½ f, to Flameaway, Catholic Boy, Vino Rosso, defeating Navy Armed Guard, Septimius Serverus)