Moonin The Eagle is Horse of Meet at Hialeah
All-sources handle jumps 12 percent during the 39-day meet, which ended Monday.
February 28, 2016
Edited press release
Moonin The Eagle, a two-time stakes winner, was named horse of the meet at Hialeah Park, which ended its 39-day meet winter American Quarter Horse meet on Monday.
A 4-year-old son of champion One Famous Eagle trained by Yoani Abreu for Gregorio Garcia Garza, Moonin The Eagle won all three of his starts during the meet, including the $204,310 Hialeah Maturity on January 17 and the February 28, $150,000 Sam Abbey Hialeah Invitational.
Denis and Julie Schoenhofer of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, were Hialeah’s leading owners with 11 wins. Omar Reyes led all Hialeah jockeys with 43 wins, five more than runner-up Rodrigo Vallejo.
Hialeah’s meet was originally scheduled for 40 days, but one day -- February 1 -- was cancelled. All-sources handle reached $15,587,616, which was 12 percent higher than the $13,913,073 wagered during the track’s 40-day meet in 2014-15.
Hialeah’s handle on its live races reached $1,548,190, nearly 10 percent higher than the $1,412,733 bet in 2014-15.
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