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<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;">40-15-9-5, AAAT 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;">$40,636.00</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;">PCQHRA Futurity, Bardella Stakes</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>
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Breed: Quarter Horse
Sire: Moon Deck

<tr><th>Grandsire:</th><td>Top Deck (TB)</td></tr>

Dam: Rica Bar

<tr><th>Maternal grandsire:</th><td>Barred</td></tr>

Gender: Stallion
Foaled: 1960
Country: United States
Color: Black
Breeder: James V. A. Carter
Honors
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)


Top Moon was a Quarter horse racehorse and leading racehorse sire.

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Life

Top Moon was a 1960 black stallion sired by Moon Deck out of Rica Bar.[1] Rica Bar was a granddaughter of Three Bars (TB).[2]

Top Moon raced for three years, starting forty times. In those starts he won fifteen times, came in second nine times and placed third five times. He attained a top speed rating of AAAT alongside earnings of $40,636.00.[1] He won two stakes races, the PCQHRA Futurity and the Bardella Stakes.[3]

As a breeding stallion, Top Moon sired Top Bug, Bug's Alive in 75, Moon Lark, Lady Bug's Moon, Casady Casanova, and Full Moon Zestee.[3] Bugs Alive in 75 won the 1975 All American Futurity as well as being named 1975 Champion Quarter Running Stallion. Moon Lark won the All American Futurity in 1978 and was named 1978 Champion Quarter Running Two Year Old Colt, and 1979 World Champion Quarter Running Horse.[3]

He was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Association's (or AQHA) AQHA Hall of Fame.[4]

Pedigree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equipoise (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equestrian (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frilette (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Deck (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chicaro (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
River Boat (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last Boat (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moon Deck
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Under Fire (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peace Pipe (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loving Cup (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moonlight Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Dun Horse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mae
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
La Bergeron
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Moon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Percentage (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Bars (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Myrtle Dee (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barred
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Red Joe Of Arizona
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ready
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ruby by Red Cloud
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rica Bar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John P. Grier (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nassak (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ethel D (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caprica
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pankey's Lucky
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puzzle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pankey mare
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wagoner Quarter Racing Digest p. 1250-1254
  2. Top Moon Pedigree at All Breed Pedigree retrieved on June 27, 2007
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Pitzer The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires p. 144-145
  4. AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on February 3, 2008


References

  • Pitzer, Andrea Laycock The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires Tacoma, WA:Premier Pedigrees 1987

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