Moonin The Eagle, Krash Cartel Standing at Stud

Stallions will stand at DLR Ranch in Weatherford, Texas.

TRACK Magazine

Moonin The Eagle. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Champion aged stallion Moonin The Eagle and the Corona Cartel stallion Krash Cartel will stand the remainder of the 2017 breeding season at DLR Ranch northwest of Weatherford, Texas, according to the ranch’s Chris Benedict.

A multiple stakes winner of $556,100, Moonin The Eagle was one of several horses seized in the early summer of 2016 by federal authorities after individuals connected to the horses were named in a federal money laundering indictment. Several individuals involved in the matter reportedly remain in custody.

Moonin The Eagle and several other horses seized in the matter have been sequestered at DLR Ranch since last June.

A former president of the National Cutting Horse Association and a lifetime horseman, Benedict acted as agent for the government on several of the seized horses that were sold in this past January’s Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale in Oklahoma City.

Benedict also represented the government when such horses as Tempting Dash and A Dash Of Sweet Heat sold at Heritage Place. Tempting Dash brought $1.7 million in the 2013 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale and A Dash Of Sweet Heat brought $1 million in the 2012 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale.
Moonin The Eagle won four stakes races, all at 440 yards, and set three track records at that distance.

A son of 2016’s leading sire One Famous Eagle $1,387,453, Moonin The Eagle is out of champion mare and two-time champion producer Your First Moon $750,726. Moonin The Eagle is a half-brother to two- time Champion Moonist $878,468 and a full brother to 2016 All American Futurity (G1) runner-up The Marfa Lights $455,860.

This will be Moonin The Eagle’s first breeding season. His fee is $3,500, with considerations available for approved mares and multiples. The $3,500 includes the farm fee.

 
 Krash Cartel. PHOTO: Mark Herron/TRACK

Last week, it was announced that Benedict also is standing Krash Cartel this breeding season at DLR. The $209,000 earner is also one of the horses seized by that same federal court order.

One of this year’s hottest freshman sires, Krash Cartel is the only freshman stallion with qualifiers for the first two open futurities of 2017. His first starter Krashing Runaway posted the fourth fastest qualifying time among 72 head in the March 4 trials for the $233,578 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs. The final of that race will be run March 22.

Last Saturday evening at Remington Park, Krash Cartel’s colt Krash Master posted the fourth fastest time among 168 head in trials for the $525,050 Oklahoma Futurity (G3). The final of that race will be run March 25.

Krash Cartel, who earned $208,797, had his first starter Krashing Runaway win his first lifetime start on March 4 with the 4th fastest qualifying time for the $233,578 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) at Louisiana Downs.  There were 72 head in those trials. Krashing Runaway is scheduled to run in the final of the Harrah’s Futurity on March 22. 

Krash Cartel was part of a group of horses seized in the early summer of 2016 by federal authorities after individuals connected to the horses were named in a federal money laundering indictment.  Krash Cartel and several other horses seized in the matter have been at DLR Ranch since last June.

Krash Cartel, a son of No. 2 all-time AQHA sire Corona Cartel, won his first out  in a trial for the $600,000 Ruidoso Futurity (G1) by 4-1/4 lengths and was the fastest qualifier among 248 head for that race. He finished second by a neck to Champion PJ Chick In Black in the final.

Krash Cartel was the third-fastest qualifier among 251 head for the 2012 All American Futurity (G1).  He also was a finalist in the $1 million Rainbow Derby (G1).

Krash Cartel is a half-brother to stakes winner A Hot Valentine SI-107, Krash Cartel’s second dam is champion 2-year-old filly Speedy Empress $494,716. A daughter of First Down Dash, Speedy Empress has produced three stakes winners.

Krash Cartel is standing for a fee of $2,000 with consideration available for approved mares and multiples. The $2,000 includes the farm fee.

For more information on either of these stallions, contact Chris Benedict at chrisb6980@gmail.com, or by calling at 682-333-4999 (cell) or 940-682-4001 (ranch).

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