This tall, correct and beautiful mare is also approved with the American Trakehner Association as PSB mare.
Highly successful on the racetrack, she won five races and nearly $ 40.000, even competing at the G1 level. A tough and durable horse, she won on dirt and turf, mainly in allowance company and over a distance of ground.
Her sire Erins Isle was Champion on the track and still is standing at stud in Ireland. First dam Rare One is by the prolific broodmare sire Stage Door Johnny, a true staying influence on the breed. The second dam is by Olden Times, the third by Tom Fool, the fourth by Bold Ruler.
All in all, a high class family, bred over generations at the famous Calumet Farm. More recent members of this family include Seattle Moon, and Precise Moment traces back to the foundation mare The Apple. More prominent member of this family are Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner Bold Forbes, and prolific sire Bull Lea, just to name a few.
A Magic Moment
Precise Moment foaled her first baby, the bay colt A Magic Moment by Pleasant Colony's Grade 2 winning son Majesterian on 3/3/2000,duplicating the successful Pleasant Colony - Stage Door Johnny cross that produced 33% Stakes Winners, among them Stage Colony, Pleasant Stage and Pleasant Tap, while the combination of Pleasant Colony's paternal half brother Cormorant (by His Majesty) with Stage Door Johnny produced Kentucky Derby Winner Go for Gin.
In 2001, Precise Moment foaled another colt by Majesterian, the jet black and very elegant Pleasant Isle, who was started under saddle as a 3yo in 2004 and is currently in training as a hunter/jumper under the name of Sully.
Precise Moment's 2002 foal, the bay colt Money Up Front by multiple Stakes winner Mr. Easy Money, has started training at Emerald Downs, showing blazing speed in his first workouts. This was no fluke. He already finished in the money first time out and broke his maiden in his second lifetime start for owner Eric Norquist and trainer Dayson Lavanway. In his first start against winners, he showed even more courage and determination. Left in the gate, he lost 4 lengths at the start, but once he had reached cruising speed, he caught up to the field and started circling it on the turn. Carried wide onto the homestretch, he gained with every stride and kept passing horse after horse. At the wire he already was at the heels of the winning horse to finish second. What a thriller!
Money Up Front
Another step up was Money Up Front's next race, both in distance and racing class. And again he showed tremendous heart, cruising past the field when turning for home. He already lead by a neck and was getting away from the 11 horse field, when a late closer rushed up and caught him at the wire. A great race nevertheless. Congratulations to trainer Dayson LaVanway, owner Eric Norquist and last but not least jockey John Rochabrun.
Moved up again in racing class, Money Up Front only lost by 3/4 of a length in his next start at a mile, again gaining on the winner with every stride despite being trapped at the dead rail.
After another close scond place finish Money Up Front finally turned the tables and won an allowance race in a photo finish on Washington Cup Day at Emerald Downs.
Money Up Front ended the year 2005 as his sire Mr. Easy Money's top money earner. In 2006, he won at the $20.000 level in very tough company at Emerald Downs.
Still sound at the age of 6, Money Up Front placed twice at Emerald Downs in 2008 before winning his first start at Portland Meadows later that year. His great attitude and wonderful temperament earned him his after-racing job as a reliable pony horse.
In 2003, Precise Moment foaled the beautiful bay filly Miss Prissy Slew by Slewdledo, a carbon copy of her classy dam. After two starts at Emerald Downs, Miss Prissy Slew was retired as a race horse and she is now starting her second career as a riding horse and broodmare.
Miss Prissy Slew, 3 days old
On May 1st, 2005, Precise Moment had another tall, correct and beautiful filly, Moments in May (barn name Mimi), by the young Meadowlake stallion Zayzoom. The filly was trained by Tim McCanna at Emerald Downs and already delivered a thriller in her first start in 2008, when she came off the pace to get beat by less than a head. Earning a smaller check with a 5th place finish in her next start, Moments in May turned the tables again when she won her third start easily by 2 lengths under a masterful ride from her regular jockey Gallyn Mitchell.
In her first start against winners, she finished a very good second, again ridden by Gallyn "Booger" Mitchell. After a very good 2008 season, Moments in May was back at Emerald Downs for her 4yo season and she placed 3rd twice and finished a very close second in her first start at a mile, each time ridden by apprentice jockey Cassie Papineau. For her new owner/trainer Jerry Hollendorfer she won and placed second and third in 3 starts at Portland Meadows before moving to the barn of D. Young. Before ending her racing career, she earned blacktype by placing in a stakes race in Oregon.
Moments in May, 2 weeks old and 3 months old
On 5/5/06, one day before Barbaro won the Kentucky Derby, Precise Moment had another tall, correct and substantial filly, this time sired by Delineator and aptly named Fast Valley Cat. Due to her late birthday, Kitty did not get started under saddle until late in 2008. Unfortunately, we lost this promising filly in a freak accident. We miss you, Kitty!
Fast Valley Cat
On 5/13/2007, Precise Moment foaled a tall, near black colt by Delineator, Himalayan Tiger. This friendly and very personable colt loves to run and play, already discovered how much fun it is to jump cross rail fences in our riding arena and definitely seems to have a future in eventing. Being the youngest one in our group of 2007 colts did not intimidate him in the least and the older colts accept him as their undisputed leader. Started under saddle by Desiree Bruce as a 3yo, Himalayan Tiger already has his own face book page and we are looking forward to his career as an event horse. In training with Jessica Heidemann at Cain Lake Stables at Sedro-Woolley, WA, Tiger is getting a well rounded education and looking forward especially to his jumping lessons.
Himalayan Tiger, less than 4 hours old 4 years old
Due to the current situation in the Thoroughbred industry, Precise Moment has been retired from breeding.
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