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Moccasin (horse)

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Moccasin is one of the "Ten"
Sire Nantallah
Dam Rough Shod
Damsire Gold Bridge
Gender Filly
Foaled 1963
Country USA
Color Chestnut
Breeder Claiborne Farm
Owner Claiborne Farm
Trainer Harry Trotsek
Record 21: 11-2-4
Earnings $388,075
Moccasin is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Rough Shod by Nantallah. She was born around 1963 in USA, and was bred by Claiborne Farm.
Major wins
Gardenia Stakes (1965)
Matron Stakes (1965)
Selima Stakes (1965)
Spinaway Stakes (1965)
Test Stakes (1966)
Phoenix Handicap (1967)
U.S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Filly (1965)
Co-United States Horse of the Year (1965)
Moccasin Stakes at Hollywood Park Racetrack
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on November 12, 2006

Moccasin (1963–1986) was an American Thoroughbred Champion racehorse and the only two-year-old filly to be voted United States Horse of the Year.

A full sister to Ridan, Moccasin's grandsire was the champion Nasrullah, who in turn was sired by the very important Nearco. Although the Claiborne Farm filly won races at three and four, it was at age two that Moccasin put together a remarkable season that culminated with her sharing U.S. Horse of the Year honors with the four-year-old colt Roman Brother.

Retired to Claiborne's Marchmont Farm division in Paris, Kentucky, Moccasin was also very successful as a broodmare. She produced nine foals, of which seven won graded stakes races. Her son Apalachee, sired by Round Table, raced in Europe. He was voted the 1973 Champion 2-year-old in England and Ireland and became a successful sire. Another son, Belted Earl, sired by Damascus, also raced in Europe and was named 1982's Champion Older Male and Champion Sprinter in Ireland.

Moccasin died in 1986 at Marchmont Farm and is buried there in the equine cemetery.



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