All American Derby Qualifier: Machismo Moon

MACHISMO MOON
Brown Gelding, Heza Motor Scooter-Machi Moon by Dash Ta Fame

Race Record: 10-3-3-0 $99,387
Breeder: Dosi and Norma Alvarez
Owner: Alvarez/Alvarez/Medrano
Trainer:
Seth Ferguson
Jockey: Mauro Salcedo
Qualifying time: :21.624

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RACE RECORD: Last year, Machismo Moon was second in the Zia Futurity (RG1). Earlier this summer, he was fourth in the Zia Handicap (RG2). In the All American Derby trials, he was second behind Myst Fit.

BREEDER: Dosi and Norma Alvarez have bred top New Mexico-breds from their Anthony-based facility, and have seen those horses earn more than $5.1 million. They are led by champion and top sire First Moonflash, champion Foxy Moonflash, and Restricted Grade 1 winners Gonna Cha Cha and Famous Phoebe. They also co-owned 2013 All American Futurity (G1) winner Handsome Jack Flash.

OWNER: Machismo Moon races for Ramon and Joe Alvarez and Ysabel Medrano.

TRAINER: Seth Ferguson has saddled four winners from 27 starters and the earners of $118,575 since 2016.

QUALIFYING JOCKEY: Mauro Salcedo has ridden the earners of more than $1.4 million in the past two years, including Restricted Grade 2 winners Moneys A Maker and Magnifico Dragon.

PEDIGREE: Sire Heza Motor Scooter died in 2015, but the stakes-winning stallion has sired the earners of more than $3.6 million, including champions Rylees Boy and All About Larry.

Dam Machi Moon is a daughter of Dash Ta Fame out of the significant producer Nagano Moon. The unraced mare has two winners from four starters, including stakes winner Chickaloni (by Jess A Chicks, $271,260). She has a yearling filly by Jess A Chicks named Pepaloni.