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) 4 $1,140
Sep 3, 2017 Suf Clm 5000N1Y 1 $14,000
Total Earnings for Hibiscus Stables $15,797


September 3

Escape to the Moon put away a field of $5,000 claimers at Suffolk Downs on Sunday earning career win number 5 and pushing his lifetime earnings to just under $300,000. Breaking from the 3 post Escape to the Moon prompted the pace inside, went clear while just off the rail into the lane, then was kept to the task.

We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race and Steve said, “This was a nice cozy spot to run this horse. Suffolk Downs is off the radar for a lot of people so we diminished the likelihood of getting claimed. The wet track and the class relief really helped this horse. It’s good to finally get him turned around.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “This veteran horse has come a long way. It’s great to get him back into the winner’s circle and pointed in the right direction. It’s a good win for the partners and for the horse.”

Escape to the Moon earned $14,000 for Sunday’s win.

Steve will see how Escape to the Moon comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.

August 29

Escape to the Moon (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Sunday’s 3rd race at Suffolk Downs which a $5,000 Claiming race going 6 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up which have not won a race in 2017. He drew post position 3 and jockey Edwin Gonzalez is named to ride. Gonzalez currently has 121 wins and a 20% winning percentage for the year.

Escape to the Moon is currently the 3-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. He’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race. Two DRF Handicappers select him to win the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $22,500.

First race post time is 12:35 PM and Escape to the Moon's race is Race 3 which is scheduled to go off at 1:36 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.