Celtic Moonlight

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Celtic Moonlight (FL)

TB, DK B/, M, FOALED FEBRUARY 13, 2014
( CITY PLACE - A PENNY AT A TIME, BY PENTELICUS )

CELTIC MOONLIGHT is a 5-year-old mare by City Place out of the Pentelicus mare A Penny At a Time.

In her second career start as a 2-year-old, a $55,000 maiden special at Gulfstream Park, Celtic Moonlight won by eight lengths at odds of 9/10, clocked in 1:05.05 for the 5 1/2 furlongs over the main track. She also won on the turf at three, getting home by 2 1/2 lengths while racing 5 furlongs in :57.55 at Gulfstream Park West. She retired with earnings of $106,880, finishing in the top three in 13 of 23 starts.

Celtic Moonlight's sire, the unraced City Place, is by the great stallion Storm Cat. He has sired 12 black-type winners, two millionaires, and earners of more than $14 million, including Jamaican 2-year-old filly champion City Flight. Millionaire La Tia is a 10-time winner, including eight stakes, five graded (Gr. I Matriarch). Stallwalkin' Dude compiled an imposing record of 20-12-11 in 65 starts, was also an eight-time stakes-winner (Gr. III Bold Ruler at Belmont Park; Gr. III Vosburgh at Aqueduct), while earning $1,741,397.

A Penny At a Time has produced six other foals, and three have won thus far. Three-time winner Irish Wildcat broke his maiden at Tampa Bay Downs by 6 3/4 lengths racing seven furlongs, also won on the grass and earned $57,543. Irish Orchid raced just four times, winning twice (by 1 1/4 and 5 1/2 lengths) and finishing third once. The gelding Celtic City broke his maiden in his second start by 3 1/4 lengths and paid $67.40, added another victory by 4 3/4 lengths and was retired after just three races.

I Stand Corrected is a 3-year-old gelding who hasn't won yet but appears to be on the verge, finishing third in his last three starts. The latest foal is Furious Finnegan, a 2-year-old gelding who is working at the Stronach Group's Palm Meadows Training Center in Boynton Beach in preparation for his debut.

Celtic Moonlight is in foal to Gainesway's near-millionaire Tapizar, son of three-time leading sire Tapit and second-leading third-crop sire of 2018 with progeny earnings of $6,441,123. Tapizar won four stakes, three graded, including the 2012 Gr. I Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. He's the sire of Monomoy Girl, the 2018 sensation who romped in the Eclipse Award voting as best 3-year-old filly, garnering 247 of 249 votes. She won five Gr. I stakes - the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff, $1 million Kentucky Oaks, $700,000 Acorn, $500,000 Ashland and $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks - earning $2,954,750. Through July 18, Tapizar has progeny earnings nearing $3 million for 2019.


Earnings Summary

Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Highest Earnings Earnings Per Start
Career 23 2 4 7 94 $106,880 $4,647
2018 7 0 1 3 84 $24,240 $3,462
2017 10 1 1 3 94 $30,400 $3,040
2016 6 1 2 1 79 $52,240 $8,706

Key Facts

Trainer N/A
Sire CITY PLACE
Dam A PENNY AT A TIME
Broodmare Sire PENTELICUS
Birth Date/Sex FEBRUARY 13, 2014/Mare
Bred Florida

Pedigree

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