Freedom Child's career-best effort was a 13 and a quarter-length victory, on a sloppy track, in the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes over nine furlongs at Belmont Park. He is by the sire of Kentucky Derby hero Orb, he stands at Country Life Farm in Maryland, covered 81 mares in his first season and 52 in his second. Also eye-catching is that he is related to one of this year's most popular first-crop sires of yearlings.
A $350,000 Fasig-Tipton graduate, he is the best of several winners out of one-time scorer Bandstand (by Deputy Minister), a half-sister to the stakes winners Foolishly (by Broad Brush) and Weather Warning (by Storm Cat), the latter a Manitoba Derby winner and blacktype sire in Canada.
Their dam, City Band (by Carson City), won the Grade 1 Oak Leaf Stakes as a juvenile, was multiple graded-placed at three and a stakes winner at four. Her descendants also include the Grade 3 Illinois Derby and Grade 3 Hollywood Prevue Stakes winner American Lion (by Tiznow), whose early runners include the Grade 3-placed mile stakes winner Extinct Charm.
Wedding Band (by Mighty Appealing), the third dam of Freedom Child, had a listed race success among five wins from 24 starts, and her non-winning daughter Steel Band (by Carson City) is another notable member of the family. That is because her stakes-winning daughter Steelin' (by Orientate) is the dam of Grade 1 star, juvenile champion and Ashford Stud stallion Shanghai Bobby (by Harlan's Holiday), whose first yearlings have made up to $575,000 so far this year.
FREEDOM CHILD (USA) - ch.2010 - Malibu Moon - Bandstand, 2 wins inc Peter Pan Stakes (Gr2). Sire in USA. First foals in 2015.
c - Baby Love (by Not For Love) Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Oct $26,000
c - Counter Cat (by Hennessy) Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Oct $15,000
c - D D Renegade (by Medallist) Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Oct $15,000
c - Dance For Jan (by Citidancer) Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Oct $8,500
c - Final Humor (by Distorted Humor) Keeneland Sept $22,000
c - Gold Stones (by Quarry) Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Oct $6,500
f - Loves To Glance (by Not For Love) Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Oct $5,200
f - Mass Romantic (by Not For Love) Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Oct $15,000
c - Two Stars (by Two Punch) Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Oct $9,000
Sires of Stallions