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Champion First-Crop Sire Moonin The Eagle Gets First Stakes Winner

Champion Moonin The Eagle stands at Cox Stallion Station in Kaplan, Louisiana.

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KAPLAN, LA—OCTOBER 24, 2020—AQHA Racing Champion and first-crop sire Moonin The Eagle got his first stakes winner on Saturday when Wrs Moonin Thewagon won the $132,560 Governors Stakes at Indiana Grand.

Under jockey Samuel Mendez, Wrs Moonin Thewagon was a one-length winner over On A New Note for owner-breeders Williams Racing Stables, Inc. Trainer Randy Smith saddled the Kentucky-bred gelding out of Wrs Quick Wagon by Pyc Paint Your Wagon. He earned $72,908 for the victory.

The win could push Moonin The Eagle to the #3 spot on the First-Crop Leading Sires of Money Earners list next week.

Wrs Moonin Thewagon, under jockey Samuel Mendez, drives to victory in the $132,560 Governors Stakes Saturday at Indiana Grand.
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From limited starters in his first crop to race, Moonin The Eagle has sired 8 winners, 1 stakes winner, 1 All American Futurity-G1 finalist and earners of more than $318,000 with average earnings per starter in excess of $17,600 each.

His top performers include Wrs Moonin Thewagon (3 wins, $96,496, Governors Stakes), Flash Bac (2 wins, $114,785, finalist All American Futurity-G1), Peves Blue Duck (Winner, $29,669, finalist Valley Junction Futurity-G3, etc.), Sweet Carol Line (2 wins, $15,628, finalist Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity), etc.

A son of leading sire One Famous Eagle, Moonin The Eagle won or placed in 10 of 14 career starts while earning $548,985. He won the Remington Park Invitational Championship(G1), Hialeah Maturity, South Florida Derby and Sam Abbey Memorial and was second in the Refrigerator Handicap(G1) and Hialeah Derby. He was also a finalist in the Grade Rainbow Derby and Grade. Sam Houston Derby.

The track-record setting stallion stands at Cox Stallion Station in Kaplan, Louisiana. His 2020 fee was $5,000. For additional information for breeding contracts for 2021 call Jerome Bellard at 337-643-3255.

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