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Henry Moreno

Henry Moreno
Occupation Jockey / Trainer
Birthplace Not found
Birth date May 12, 1930
Death date February 1, 2007
Career wins Not found
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins

As a jockey:
Del Mar Debutante Stakes (1952)
Vanity Handicap (1952)
Saratoga Special Stakes (1953)
Garden State Stakes (1953)
Champagne Stakes (1954, 1960)
Coaching Club American Oaks (1954)
Beldame Stakes (1955)
Blue Grass Stakes (1955)
Kentucky Oaks (1955)
Vagrancy Handicap (1955)
Acorn Stakes (1956)
Santa Anita Derby (1957)
Santa Barbara Handicap (1958)
Alabama Stakes (1959)
Gazelle Handicap (1959, 1960)
Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (1959)
San Gabriel Handicap (1959)
Paumonok Handicap (1960)
Metropolitan Handicap (1964)
Stars and Stripes Handicap (1968)
Del Mar Handicap (1978)
Fantasy Stakes (1978)

American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1953)

As a trainer:

Ramona Handicap (1964, 1974, 1983)
Monrovia Handicap (1973)
Santa Paula Stakes (1973)
Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (1974, 1975)
Santa Monica Handicap (1974)
Las Flores Handicap (1975)
Ladies Handicap (1975 & 1976)
San Gorgonio Handicap (1976, 1977, 1987)
Del Mar Handicap (1978)
Fantasy Stakes (1978)
Matriarch Stakes (1983)
Santa Maria Handicap (1983)
Las Virgenes Stakes (1987, 1991)
Santa Anita Oaks (1987, 1991)
Significant horses
Two Lea, Turn-To, Lalun, Prove It
Tizna, Racing Fool, Lite Light

Henry E. "Hank" Moreno (May 12, 1930 - February 1, 2007) was an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey and trainer.

Henry Moreno rode a number of stakes race winners for Cain Hoy Stable including Kentucky Oaks and Beldame Stakes winner, Lalun and the prized Garden State Stakes for juvenile horses aboard Turn-To. However, Moreno's most important win for Harry F. Guggenheim's stable came in the 1953 Kentucky Derby when he rode Dark Star to victory over future the Hall of Fame colt, Native Dancer. Of his three mounts in the Preakness Stakes, Moreno's best result was aboard The Scoundrel in 1964 when he had a second place finish behind Northern Dancer.

While still riding, Moreno also trained quarter horses in the 1960s. In the 1970s, he settled in California where he began training Thoroughbreds at Del Mar Racetrack. Of note was his uncommon feat in the 1978 Del Mar Handicap in which he both trained and rode the winner.

Moreno is also remembered for training major stakes winners from South America of which the multiple Grade I winner Tizna is the best known.

In his later years Henry Moreno battled pancreatic cancer and in 2007 died at age seventy-seven at Florence, Oregon.

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