Top Moon, Quarter Horse Race Sire

Top Moon was bred like the great Jet Deck: Both were 1960 sons of Moon Deck and out of Barred daughters. That must have been a potent combination. Top Moon produced two (2) All-American Futurity winners: Bugs Alive In 75, and Moon Lark. There was almost a third, when Lady Bug's Moon finished second to Three Oh's in 1968.

With a speed index of 100, Top Moon did all right for himself. He won at distances of 350 to 440 yards, and equaled a track record at 400 yards. This horse produced over 1,800 foals from twenty (20) breeding seasons, a number that ranks him as one of the top AQHA producing stallions. He had over 800 race ROM earners, 19 Performance ROM earners, and four (4) race world champions.

Statistics show that Top Moon influenced barrel racing most through his sons Lady Bug's Moon and Bugs Alive In 75. Other major contributers include Bugged Moon, full brother to Bugs Alive, Moon Lark, and Joe Tee.

Top Moon is in the pedigree of the following Sunrise West horses:

Pedigree of  Top Moon         1960 Black Stallion

(SIRE side)   Equestrian (TB) Equipoise (TB)
  Top Deck (TB) Frilette (TB)
  River Boat (TB) Chicaro (TB)
Moon Deck   Last Boat (TB)
  Peace Pipe (TB) Under Fire (TB)
  Moonlight Night Loving Cup (TB)
  Mae 3 The Dun Horse
    LA Bergeron

(DAM side)   Three Bars (TB) Percentage (TB)
  Barred Myrtle Dee (TB)
  Ready Red Joe of Arizona
Rica Bar   Ruby 4
  Nassak (TB) John P. Grier (TB)
  Caprica Ethel D. (TB)
  Puzzle Pankey's Lucky
    Mare by Scott