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Dark Bay or Brown gelding by Malibu Moon-Vee Vee Star by Norquestor
Owner: Jay Em Ess Stable
Trainer: Ron Ellis

Last Race: Hollywood Futurity (G1), December 18, 2004
Next Race: Santa Catalina (G2), March 5, 2005
Horsehat.com FastFact: Declan’s Moon joined Forty Niner and Maria’s Mon as the only juvenile colts in the Breeders’ Cup era to be named Eclipse Champion without competing on Breeders’ Cup Day.

At 2
Eclipse Champion Two Year-Old Male
WON Hollywood Futurity G1
WON Del Mar Futurity G2
WON Hollywood Prevue G3
At 3

WON Santa Catalina G2

2004 Eclipse 2YO Male: Declan's Moon

Champion Declan's Moon returns to action on Sunday
Unbeaten champion Declan's Moon was entered in Hollywood Park's first race Sunday at 6 ½ furlongs by trainer Ron Ellis. It would be the 4-year-old gelding's first start in more than 16 months.
After wrapping up the 2004 Eclipse Award for 2-year-old males with a victory in the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I), Declan's Moon began his sophomore campaign by winning the Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita in March 2005. But an injury sent him to the sidelines and he endured several setbacks on the comeback trail.

Declan's Moon has spent most of the meet training at Santa Anita but was brought across town Sunday for a five-furlong bullet work in :59.

Carrying 119 pounds in his return, Declan's Moon starts from post 4 and has four tough rivals in the $100,000 optional allowance/claiming race: Yes He's a Pistol, Desert Boom, Seattle Buddy, and Areyoutalkintome. Regular rider Victor Espinoza retains the call.

Owned by Mace and Samantha Siegel's Jay Em Ess Stable, Declan's Moon has won all five of his starts and earned $627,300.


The following charities will benefit from proceeds earned from the sale of Declan's Moon hats.

California Equine Retirement Foundation (CERF)
California Thoroughbred Horsemen's Foundation
Edwin J. Gregson Foundation
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation
Jockey Club Foundation
Kentucky Horse Park Foundation
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Tranquility Farm
University California - Davis, Center for Equine Health & Performance
Winners Foundation

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