Moonist Named Supreme Race Horse

California gelding honored with elite title.



Moonist, one of the most-feared aged horses running today, has joined the elite group of AQHA Supreme Race Horses.

The 4-year-old horse, owned by Ronald Hartley of Canyon Lake, California, becomes the 34th horse since 2002 and the 105th horse in total to earn the award (the other awards were given retroactively).

The Supreme Race Horse award recognizes a racing American Quarter Horse who during his or her career earns $500,000 or more, wins two or more open Grade 1 stakes races and at least 10 races.

Moonist has every one of his 28 career starts at Los Alamitos Race Course. Since his career began in May 2013, he has proceeded to win 19 of those starts, with three seconds and one third. He has earned $643,694. Of those victories, 10 came in stakes races, and on September 20, he earned his final qualification for the Supreme title by earning his second Grade 1 in the $100,000 Go Man Go Handicap. He is the sport’s reigning champion 3-year-old and champion 3-year-old gelding.

Moonist was bred by Vessels Stallion Farm LLC of Bonsall, California, and is by Separatist and out of champion Your First Moon. He is the fourth Supreme Race Horse bred (in whole or in partnership) by Vessels Stallion Farm.

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