Overview

Moon Beam, the first son of a top American pacer in Dragon Again 1:48.6 to be imported ‘Down Under’, and who is slated to stand his first season at Mountain View Stud, is a striking individual in every respect.

The sire of 20 in the 1:50 list, Dragon Again won a total of $2,343,428 in stakes. He is one of the best performed sons of the great Dragon’s Lair and stands at the prestige Hanover Shoe Farm.

Dragon Again is currently fourth on the USA All-aged sires’ list in 2010 and has lifetime progeny earnings of more than $47million.

Moon Beam is a quality young horse bred on a classic cross of blood – that of Dragon Again his sire and Artsplace his maternal sire. This is the cross that produced one of America’s top free-for-allers in Foiled Again 1:48.6, the winner of $1.53million to date.

His dam Sun N Moon 1:52.6 ($207,616) not only left Moon Beam 1:51, but a champion racemare in Ideal Weather 1:49.6, winner of $850,128 including the Adioo Volo and Lou Babic Memorial.

Sun N Moon left four foals to race for four winners – all inside 1:56 – and they amassed $1.84million in stakes between them. Sun N Moon was by champion sire and broodmare sire in the great Artsplace 1:49.4 and was out of Sweet Rein, the dam of 10 winners (7 in 1:57) including Million To One 1:52.6, a very successful sire in Victoria.

Moon Beam carries two strains of the blood of Abercombie, while Most Happy Fella appears twice on the fourth line descent and Albatross three times – once on the top side and twice on the distaff side.

 

 

 

 

 

Race Record

Foaled in 2005, Moon Beam was a brilliant juvenile, winning $407,650 and taking a record of 1:52.4 in a division of the Metro Pace at Mohawk. He also finished runner-up in two of North America’s most important classics, the $950,000 Metro (to the great Somebeachsomewhere) and the $415,000 Woodrow Wilson.

His other victories at two included the $50,650 Goshen Cup at The Meadowlands and divisions of the W. N. Reynolds Stakes and Pennsylvania Sires Stake.

He took his lifetime mark of 1:51 at three years, winning the $50,000 Adios Consolation and $200, Battle of Brandywine Consolation and was placed in the $392,000 Cane Pace and the Meadowlands Pace Consolation.

Moon Beam finished up with a stake score of $772,486 – an excellent total in a brief career.

Progeny

Moon Beam is standing his first season at stud.

Service Fee

$3,000 incl GST (off farm)
10% discount for 2 mares; 20% for 3 or more mares

Pedigree