Q-Racing Blog: Nagano Moon Rises Again

Q-Racing Blog: Nagano Moon Rises Again

It’s full moon season again for this family of producers.

Revenant Moon 2021 Oklahoma Futurity. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography/Remington Park

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By Ty Wyant

The elite producer Nagano Moon showed her prowess once again when her granddaughter Revenant Moon won the $477,200 Oklahoma Futurity (G2) at Remington Park on March 20.

Revenant Moon is out of Nagano Moon’s winning daughter Sochi Moon.

The A Revenant daughter Revenant Moon is 2-for-2 after setting the top qualifying time to the Oklahoma Futurity and returning as the 7-10 favorite to win the futurity finals.

In the Oklahoma Futurity, she started from the inside post position and looked like a filly who has learned her schooling lessons. She started well and went to the front. Revenant Moon was engaged by Hock It To You, but she showed her maturity while racing to the neck win with a :15.397 time for the 300 yards.

Owned by the partnership of Trey Odom, Scott Bryant and Norman Allen, Revenant Moon is a product of the Dosi and Norma Alvarez breeding program. They bred Revenant Moon, her dam Sochi Moon, second dam Nagano Moon and third dam Tilted Moon. Many of the horses in this family, including Sochi Moon and Nagano Moon, have Olympic sites in their names, and many of the horses from this family have performed like Olympians.

Sochi Moon only made five starts and recorded a maiden score for her sole win. She has stepped up with first-time success as a broodmare since Revenant Moon is her first foal of racing age.

Nagano Moon only made six starts – all as a 2-year-old – and retired in 2000 as a maiden. However, she finished third in the New Mexican Spring Fling. She then became a broodmare and her offspring thrived while producing 14 winners from 15 foals to race.

The superstar from this family is champion aged stallion and champion sire First Moonflash, a son of First To Flash and out of Nagano Moon. He won five Grade 1 races, set world records at 350, 400 and 440 yards (all at Sunland Park) and earned $969,828 through three years of racing. He is the sire of champion 2-year-old and All American Futurity (G1) winner Handsome Jack Flash, champion 2-year-old and Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1) winner Flash And Roll along with champion 3-year-old filly Foxy Moonflash.

Nagano Moon is also the dam of stakes winners Dash Ta Moon (dam of two stakes winners), Moonifisant, Full Moon Dasher (dam of one stakes winner) and Mesa Moonlight. The stakes-placed runners out of Nagano Moon are Vancouver Moon, Moon Dynasty and New Moon Dynasty.

To find this much production in just the first two dams is impressive. This family is destined to continue to contribute.

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