Wendy Moon

How long have you worked for Herringswell Stables?  Since June 2001

How did you become involved with horses?  I was raised around cattle and cow ponies, with a little barrel racing on the side. My dad was killed in an accident when I was 15 and I got a job that summer prepping yearlings for the sales at Del Mar. I was soon enamored with Thoroughbreds.

What was your first racing-related job?  My first on-the-track job was at the now-defunct Longacres near Seattle. I worked at the Bay area tracks in northern California. Then while recovering from a galloping accident, I started working for the CTBA and doing some writing for the Thoroughbred Record and The Blood-Horse. That led to three years with the Thoroughbred Times and a 12-year stint managing Muirfield East, a 330-acre farm owned by the Levy family in Chesapeake City, MD

What is your favorite racing memory?  Probably the first was winning my first race after getting my trainers license in WA—it was a cheap claimer at bushy Spokane, but that did little to diminish the thrill. Then there was Housebuster. He was undoubtedly the kindest and smartest Thoroughbred I’ve ever been around and the ride with him as he put together back-to-back Eclipse Sprint championships was just so special.