Ron Moquett

Born: Aug. 31, 1971

Record at Oaklawn:

Total Wins: 198 | Stakes Wins: 11 

  • Moquett had another successful meet in 2017, highlighted by sprint star Whitmore, who won all three starts, including the $125,000 Hot Springs Stakes and the $400,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3). Also won the $125,000 Gazebo Stakes for 3-year-old sprinters with Rockshaw.
  • Had a brief stint under two-time Oaklawn training champion Bernie Flint before saddling his first horse in 1997 and winning his first race in 1998. Best horses now run in Arkansas, Kentucky and New York.
  • Known for his ability to bring new owners into the business, Moquett puts together partnerships under his Southern Springs Stable banner.
  • His biggest stars were Rare Money and Mystery Giver until shocking the field in the 2006 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs with 91-1 shot Seek Gold. In recent years, he built on that Grade 1 victory to get other top-level horses such as Gentlemen’s Bet, Right to Vote, Whitmore, Bim Bam and Livi Makenzie. After finishing third in the 2013 Gr. 3 Count Fleet Sprint, Gentlemen’s Bet went on to win the Iowa Sprint Handicap and was third in both the Gr. 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, and Gr. 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint.