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By Ben Hudson, TRACK Magazine Owner/Publisher
WEATHERFORD, TX—MARCH 16, 2017— Moonin The Eagle, the American Quarter Horse Association’s 2016 Champion Aged Stallion, will stand the remainder of the 2017 breeding season at DLR Ranch northwest of Weatherford, Texas, according to DLR’s Chris Benedict.
A multiple stakes winner of $556,100, Moonin The Eagle was one of several horses seized in the early summer of 2016 by federal authorities after individuals connected to the horses were named in a federal money laundering indictment. Several individuals involved in the matter reportedly remain in custody.
Moonin The Eagle and several other horses seized in the matter have been sequestered at DLR Ranch since last June.
A former president of the National Cutting Horse Association and a lifetime horseman, Benedict acted as agent for the government on several of the seized horses that were sold in this past January’s Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale in Oklahoma City.
Benedict also represented the government when such horses as Tempting Dash and A Dash Of Sweet Heat sold at Heritage Place. Tempting Dash brought $1.7 million in the 2013 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale and A Dash Of Sweet Heat brought $1 million in the 2012 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale.
Moonin The Eagle won four stakes races...all at 440 yards...and set three track records at that distance.
A son of 2016’s leading sire One Famous Eagle $1,387,453, Moonin The Eagle is out of the Champion mare and two-time Champion producer Your First Moon $750,726. Moonin The Eagle is a half-brother to two- time Champion Moonist $878,468 and a full brother to 2016 All American Futurity G1 runner-up The Marfa Lights $455,860.
This will be Moonin The Eagle’s first breeding season. His fee is $3,500, with considerations available for approved mares and multiples. The $3,500 includes the farm fee.
Last week, it was announced that Benedict also is standing Krash Cartel this breeding season at DLR (see related story). For additional information or breeding contracts email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cell: 682-333-4999 or Ranch 940-682-4001.