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Moon Deck

<tr><th>Discipline:</th><td>Racing</td></tr> <tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Racing record</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">62-11-11-6, AAA speed rating</td></tr><tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Race earnings</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">$22,087.00</td></tr><tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Major racing wins</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Los Alamitos Championship, Albuquerque Derby, etc.</td></tr> <tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Honors</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame</td></tr><tr style="font-size:80%; font-weight:lighter; text-align:center; color:#555;"><td colspan="2">Horse infobox last updated on: January 12, 2008.</td></tr>
Moon Deck

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Breed: Quarter Horse
Sire: Top Deck (TB)

<tr><th>Grandsire:</th><td>Equestrian (TB)</td></tr>

Dam: Moonlight Night

<tr><th>Maternal grandsire:</th><td>Peace Pipe (TB)</td></tr>

Gender: Stallion
Foaled: 1950
Country: United States
Color: Brown
Breeder: J. B. Ferguson
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Moon Deck was an influential Quarter Horse sire and racehorse.



Moon Deck was a brown stallion foaled on March 28, 1950 at J. B. Ferguson's Wharton, Texas ranch, the son of Top Deck (TB) and a quarter race mare named Moonlight Night.[1] Moonlight Night was bred in Louisiana, a daughter of Peace Pipe (TB) and out of a descendant of Dewey (TB) and Doc Horn (TB) named Mae.[2][3]

Moon Deck started sixty-two times in six years. He won eleven of his races, placed second eleven times, and was third six times. He earned 75 racing points with the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA), qualifying for the Superior Race Horse Award. His highest speed rating was AAA.[4] After six years of racing, Moon Deck was sold to James V. A. Carter, for $9000.[1]

Moon Deck died in the ownership of Don Keith and J. Ralph Bell on January 13, 1974.[1] During his career at stud, he sired such horses as Jet Deck, Top Moon, Solar Fancy, Cue Deck, Caprideck, and Jet Too.[5]

He was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.[6]


Pennant (TB)
Equipoise (TB)
Swinging (TB)
Equestrian (TB)
Man o' War (TB)
Frilette (TB)
*Frillery (TB)
Top Deck (TB)
*Chicle (TB)
Chicaro (TB)
Wendy (TB)
River Boat (TB)
*Sir Gallahad III (TB)
Last Boat (TB)
Taps (TB)
Moon Deck
=Swynford (TB)
*Under Fire (TB)
=Startling (TB)
Peace Pipe (TB)
His Majesty (TB)
Loving Cup (TB)
Golden Drop (TB)
Moonlight Night
Dewey (TB)
The Dun Horse
Doc Horn (TB)
La Bergeron
mare by Old DJ


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Close Legends 2 p. 159
  2. LeBlanc Cajun-Bred Running Horses p. 51-55
  3. Moon Deck Pedigree at All Breed Pedigree retrieved on June 23, 2007
  4. Wagoner Quarter Racing Digest p. 812-814
  5. Pitzer The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires p. 77-78
  6. AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on February 3, 2008


  • Close, Pat ed. Legends 2: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares Colorado Springs:Western Horseman 1994 ISBN 0-911647-30-9
  • LeBlanc, Francis S. Cajun-Bred Running Horses: Notes on Horse Racing in Southwest Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana: The Acadiana Press 1978
  • Pitzer, Andrea Laycock The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires Tacoma, WA:Premier Pedigrees 1987
  • Wagoner, Dan Quarter Racing Digest: 1940 to 1976 Grapevine, Texas:Equine Research 1976

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