Escape to the Moon


Escape to the Moon

2010 Malibu Moon/Towering Escape by Giant's Causeway Gelding
Registered New York bred

Trained By:Steve Klesaris
Location: Belmont Park


Race Statistics

Date Track Type of Race Finish Earnings
Sep 9, 2016 Bel O C 40k/N2X 8 $325
Aug 10, 2017 Sar Clm 25000 8 $332
Aug 24, 2017 Pen Clm 15000(15-13)N1Y 4 $1,140
Sep 3, 2017 Suf Clm 5000N1Y 1 $14,000
Sep 30, 2017 Suf Clm 5000B 1 $12,500
Total Earnings for Hibiscus Stables $28,297


September 30

Escape to the Moon put away a field of $5,000 claimers at Suffolk Downs on Sunday earning career win number 6 and pushing his lifetime earnings to $312,321. Breaking from the 2 post Escape to the Moon was close up inside, waited for clear room, made a rail move, drew clear, and won driving. Escape to the Moon was claimed away out of the race.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race and Steve said, “Suffolk is a nice place to run a horse like this. We caught some racing luck as well getting wet tracks for both races, which this horse clearly appreciates. He’s a veteran older horse that’s found his new level.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “Steve has done an excellent job in placing this horse. Two wins in a row is fantastic. It’s very exciting for the horse and great fun for the partners.”

Escape to the Moon earned $12,500 for Saturday’s win.

September 26

Escape to the Moon (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Saturday’s 7th race at Suffolk Downs which a $5,000 Claiming race going 6 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up which have not won two races in 2017 or have not won four races. He drew post position 2 and jockey Dyn Panell is named to ride. Panell currently has 7 wins and a 13% winning percentage for the year.

Escape to the Moon is currently 10-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. He’s the DRF Consensus second choice to win the race. One DRF Handicapper selects him to win the race.

The purse for this race is $20,000.

First race post time is 12:35 PM and Escape to the Moon's race is Race 7 which is scheduled to go off at 3:42 PM. As always there will be a Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Suffolk Downs for a fun day of racing.