East of the Moon
|East of the Moon|
|Breeder||Flaxman Holdings Ltd.|
|East of the Moon is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Miesque by Private Account. She was born around 1991 in the United States, and was bred by Flaxman Holdings Ltd..|
French Classic Race wins:|
Prix de Diane (1994)
|French Champion Three-Year-Old Miler (1994)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on August 14, 2007|
East of the Moon (1991–2006) was a French Thoroughbred filly racehorse. She was bred in the United States by Flaxman Holdings Ltd., the breeding arm of the racing stables of shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos. She was sired by multiple American Grade 1 winner Private Account, a son of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Damascus. Her dam was Niarchos's French star and U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Miesque who twice won the Breeders' Cup Mile.
Trained by Francois Boutin, in 1994 East of the Moon won three Group One races: the Prix Jacques Le Marois, Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and the most prestigious race for Three-Year-Old fillies, the Classic Prix de Diane. She was third in both the Prix de la Grotte and the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp. Her performances earned her Champion Three-Year-Old Miler honors in France.
Retired to Stavros Niarchos's Oak Tree Farm near Lexington, Kentucky, East of the Moon had the first of her nine foals in 1996, none of which were able to match her success on the track.
East of the Moon died at Oak Tree Farm in 2006 after being struck by lightning.