Moonist -The Streak Continues

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September 24th, 2015

Moonist, one of the top older Quarter Horses in the country, is nothing short of a win machine! Owned by Ron Hartley and trained by John Cooper, the California-bred was honored as AQHA 2014 champion 3-year-old gelding and is having a highly successful 4-year-old season.

With his victory in the $100,000 Go Man Go Handicap (G1) on September 20, Moonist is now a 10-time stakes winner at Los Alamitos Race Course. Ridden by his regular pilot, Cesar De Alba, Moonist not only captured another graded stakes, he earned a berth into the prestigious $600,000 Champion of Champions. That stakes is held in December at Los Alamitos and the winner will be a prime candidate for AQHA world champion.

Bred by Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall, California, the son of Separatist, has won 19 of 28 starts and amassed earnings of $643,694. Last year, Moonist won a record four Derbies (races exclusively for 3-year-old Quarter Horses). Already in 2015, he has won six of his eight starts, including the $100,000 Spencer Childers California Breeders Championship Handicap two months ago.

Moonist wins his 10th career stake at Los Alamitos Race Course on September 20, 2015

Based on his exceptional performance this year, Moonist currently standings third in the AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Poll for older horses. Make sure you catch him in action in his next start. He is speedy, powerful and tremendously exciting to watch!