Ron Moquett

Born: 8/31/71, Fort Smith, Ark.

Resides: Fort Smith, Ark.

  • Moquett had an outstanding meet, winning  a personal best 15 races at the 2013 meet and finishing third in the Grade 3 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap with Gentlemen’s Bet. 
  • Gentlemen’s Bet went on to win the Iowa Sprint Handicap and was third in both the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, and Grade 1 Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint. 
  • His year was also highlighted by stakes wins with Livi Makenzie, Right to Vote and Silver Valley.
  • Born and raised in Fort Smith, Ark., Moquett began attending races at Oaklawn at a young age and admits to cutting classes to go to the races while at the University of Arkansas.
  • Started out with trainer Bernie Flint. He moved up from hotwalker to foreman before going on his own in 1996. He currently races in Arkansas, Kentucky and Delaware.
  • 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 Seek Gold. In recent years, he built on that Grade 1 victory to get other top-level horses such as Asher and Go Now.