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Fenwick grad Kiss Moon now 2-for-2
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KISS MOON ROMPS HOME with an easy win in an allowance race at Oaklawn Park with Terry Thompson in the saddle for the 9 1/2-length victory. - photo by Photo courtesy of Coady Photography
Kiss Moon, a 3-year-old filly developed at Wilhelmina and Fred McEwan’s Fenwick Farm in Camden, opened 2014 the same way she closed out 2013. With a win.Trained by David Vance, the daughter of Malibu Moon-Kiss the Devil (Kris S) made it 2-for-2 in her young career by winning a $56,000 allowance race at Oaklawn Park on Jan. 11.Ridden by Terry Thompson, Kiss Moon led from the opening of the gate to the finish line by taking the one-mile race on the dirt by a whopping 9 ½ lengths. The final time was 1:44.99.This second start was in stark contrast to Kiss Moon’s maiden race at Turfway Park on Dec. 13, 2013 when she was ninth of a dozen starters at the ¼-mile marker only to take the lead at the top of the stretch and go on to a two-length victory in the six-furlong run over the All-Weather Track in a clocking of 1:13.09.In two lifetime starts, Kiss Moon has earned $46,200.Kiss Moon was hardly the only Fenwick grad to find her way into the winners’ circle.Student Union, a 4-year-old Alumni Hall gelding, scored its second win in six career starts by running to a one-length victory in a $13,300 claiming race at Penn National for trainer Jevon Crumley who had David Cora up.Student Union has bankrolled $26,589 thus far.Shalane, another Fenwick alum, broke her maiden in her eighth start with a win in a $15,000 claimer at Parx Racing on Jan. 14.Trained by Nick Caruso, the 4-year-old Fairbanks filly, took the lead for keeps at a half-mile of the seven-furlong race on the dirt which was run in 1:27.02.