Moonin The Eagle Wins Hialeah Maturity
The son of champion One Famous Eagle wins on Sunday.
January 16, 2016
Fastest qualifier Moonin The Eagle earned his second career stakes win in Sunday's 440-yard, $204,310 Hialeah Maturity for 4-year-olds at Hialeah Park.
Under jockey Ricky Ramirez and aided by a 16-mph tail wind, Moonin The Eagle covered his quarter-mile trip in :21.201 and posted a 105 speed index while defeating sixth-fastest qualifier TF Cajun Cartel by three-quarters of a length. Rolando Almanza saddled the gray stallion for owner Gregorio Garcia Garza.
Moonin The Eagle was bred by Vessels Stallion Farm of Bonsall, California. The stallion is a son of 2008 champion 3-year-old colt One Famous Eagle and Your First Moon, a multiple graded stakes winning daughter of all-time leading sire and 1987 world champion First Down Dash.
Moonin The Eagle was coming off of a half-length victory in the last of four Hialeah Maturity trials on December 26. A $45,000 buy at the 2013 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, the stallion has won five of 12 starts, including last year's $200,125 South Florida Derby at Hialeah, and he has earned $309,363.
RC Me Leaving You finished third, 1 1/4 lengths behind Moonin The Eagle. Rattle N Battle, Yurman, Premier Ethics, De Mille, Mavara Vegas, Seize The Win, and A Royal Fling completed the order of finish.
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