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Millungeras Moon Beam
Exciting Young Stallion

Service Fee

  • $1,500 inc GST

Standing

Boonara Performance Horses
Huon  & Colleen Smith

131 Rogash Road
Tansey  QLD  4601

Tel: 07 4168 7130
Mob: 0427 687 130

Story
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This beautiful young sire has a story that combines every element needed to produce horses that will perform and breed on.

Blue Moon & Evan Acton 1994 after winning her 1st draft

His mother, Kirkby Stud Blue Moon, has been one of the real legends of campdrafting over the last 25 years, while his father is the legendary Hazelwood Conman. Blue Moon carries the bloodlines of Mystic, Romeo, Cadet and Comet and a generation further back you find Rivoli Ray, Reality, Abbey, Radiant, Dimray, Peter and Lord Coronation. No wonder this is one of the most powerful mare lines of all times.

Bred by well-known horse enthusiasts Evan and Kim Acton, Millungeras Moon Beam was a very welcome addition to their horse breeding program as they believed for many years that Blue Moon was not able to breed.

Evan is well known for always having well bred horses and has always been an active purchaser of the very best bloodlines at the annual Stock Horse sales. Kirkby Stud Blue Moon was one of his purchases at the Dalby Stock Horse sale way back in 1992. He had previously been a keen purchaser of Romeo bloodlines but when Phillip Kirkby and Lindsay Knight started presenting their wonderful Omega mares Evan was impressed and wanted to try one. Blue Moon was a lovely young 3 yo mare that travelled beautifully with a big strong frame and a wonderful temperament and Evan was able to purchase her for around $8,000 which was big money at the time.

Photo by Kenyon Sports Photos.  Blue Moon & Evan Acton, 2002 ACA finals, Millmerran.

Blue Moon returned home with Evan and took her position as a young work horse until Ken May ran a Horsemanship Clinic at Millungera for the staff. He took immediate interest in the young grey mare and asked if he could take her and prepare her for the upcoming Cloncurry Challenge. She responded positively to the training but when the event arrived Ken had several other entries so the ride on Blue Moon went to Lachie Hornery, who was working with Ken. She finalled and showed all the attributes of the wonderful campaigner that she would become.

She returned to Millungera where Evan again took the reins and prepared her to draft the following season. Her Maiden win came very soon at the West Leichardt Draft the following Easter in 1994. The following year at West Leichardt she was again in the winner’s circle winning her first Open.

Photo by GMP Events. Blue Moon & Evan Acton 2005 Warwick Gold Cup Final.

Throughout her career she has amassed an incredible 28 Open Campdraft wins plus victories in Ladies Drafts with Jill Radel and Kate Everett and Junior wins with Robert and Phillip Acton. She was listed in the Top 10 Open Horses of all time at the ACA 40th Anniversary list, plus achievements of running 2nd in a Chinchilla Clock and finalling in the Gold Cup four times. Her last run was in the Final of the Gold Cup at age 24. She was consistent, honest and her longevity at the highest level have made her a crowd favourite throughout her career.

Evan tried to breed from her as a 12 yo but was unsuccessful, being told she would never breed. Fortunately when she was 20 Al Simpson suggested to Evan that he thought he could get her to breed so she was sent to him at Ellerston where they were able to get five live foals from her over the next couple of seasons with Moon Beam being the oldest.

Luke Bennett & Millungeras Moon Beam, 2018 Warwick Barnes Trophy Winners, with Stallion owners Evan & Kim Acton
Luke Bennett & Millungeras Moon Beam, 2018 Warwick Barnes Trophy Winners, with Stallion owners Evan & Kim Acton

Moon Beam was always a favourite for Evan and Kim so he was always afforded the best opportunities. He was broken in by Luke Bennett and then worked steadily by Morgan Mills at Millungera. He then returned to Luke and he now has the responsibility of campaigning him. Luke has nothing but praise for Moon Beam and states he is the best Stock Horse he has ever ridden by a long way. He is adaptable and has excelled at everything Luke set for him to achieve. He has drafted him, Open Challenged him at Cloncurry and taken him in the Man From Snowy River Challenge. Although still a Novice Drafter he has finalled in the Gold Cup at both his appearances and in 2018 was awarded the prestigious Barnes Trophy at Warwick. He is a young horse with huge potential and a huge future.

Evan has the highest respect for Blue Moon’s mother, Summerville Chloe, genetics.  Over time he has purchased several of Blue Moon’s siblings. Quick, Cleo, Oscar, Flash and Lewis have all made Millungera home and their performance record indicates what a phenomenally powerful mare line Blue Moon comes from. All have won drafts and all have been tremendous additions to this wonderful family.

Achievements
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2019 - 2020

2020

  • Nutrien Classic Stallion Shoot Out – =8th

2019

  • Gold Cup finalist (88.5 86)
  • Qualified for Rd 2 of the Canning Downs (88)
  • Cloncurry Challenge – 2nd Open
  • Mt Isa Stallion Draft – 5th
  • Man From Snowy river Challenge – Just missed Top 10.

2018

  • Warwick Barnes Trophy Winner
  • Warwick Gold Cup – 9th (88 88 87).
  • Monto Silver Buckle – 2nd after run off.
  • Cloncurry Open Draft, scored 92 in Rd 1.
  • 1st – Bundarra Maiden draft (88 89)

2017

  • Dundee Sports Carnival
    • Novice – =4th
    • Maiden – 7th
  • Saxby Round Up
    • Maiden – =8th
    • Novice finalist
  • Mt Isa Novice draft finalist
Pedigree
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Sire: Hazelwood Conman

Hazelwood Conman has reached legendary status and is a truly great sire.  He has: a great pedigree, a successful performance record of his own and proven progeny.

Visit Hazelwood Conman’s page to read his story.

Dam: Kirkbys Stud Blue Moon

Throughout her career Blue Moon amassed an incredible 28 Open Campdraft wins plus victories in Ladies Drafts with Jill Radel and Kate Everett and Junior wins with Robert and Phillip Acton.

She was listed in the Top 10 Open Horses of all time at the ACA 40th Anniversary list, plus achievements of running 2nd in a Chinchilla Clock and finalling in the Gold Cup four times.  Her last run was in the Final of the Gold Cup at age 24.

Blue Moon was consistent, honest and her longevity at the highest level have made her a crowd favourite throughout her career.

  • Find out more under the “Story tab”.
Studbook
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Registration/Recording #: 229537
Foaling Date: 07/11/2011
Colour: BAY
Exceptional Horse Status: HSH – Heritage Stock Horse
Owner/Breeder: E & K Acton

Clicking on the link will lead to the horse’s listing on the Australian Stock Horse Stud Book register.
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 Sire: HAZELWOOD CONMAN – IS HSH DOGWOOD COMET – IS HSH ELLIOTTS CREEK CADET – FS HSH
DOGWOOD MADAM – IM HSH
HAZELWOOD ROMANCE – IM HSH WARRENBRI ROMEO – IS HSH
CARDONIS BREEZE – FM HSH
Dam: KIRKBYS STUD BLUE MOON – LH WARRENBRI OMEGA – IS LH WARRENBRI ROMEO – IS HSH
V BAR N BONNET – IM LH
SUMMERVILLE CHLOE – LH BLUE MOON MYSTIC – IS HSH
SUMMERVILLES BLACK BESS – LH
Print advertisements
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2019

2019 ad for Australian Campdrafting Magazine, by Show Pony Graphics. Millungeras Moon Beam.

2018

2018 ad for Australian Campdrafting Magazine, by Show Pony Graphics. Millungeras Moon Beam.
Video Gallery
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2020

Nutrien Classic Stallion Shoot Out


2019


2018


SIRE: CONMAN

2016 Warwick – Canning Downs Cutout Runoff Winner – [View Video]

2014 Landmark – Stallion Shootout Rd 2 (91)  [View Video] | Open Rd 2 – [View Video]

2013 Warwick – Stallion Draft Rd 1.  [View Video]

2013 Chinchilla – Grandfather Clock.  =2/3/4 – 273 points.  [View Video]

2013 Landmark Classic – Stallion Shootout Run Off.  [View Video] | Stallion Draft – Rd 1.  [View Video]

2012 Warwick – Rd 2 Gold Cup.  [View Video] | Final Gold Cup.  [View Video]
Run off Gold Cup.  [View Video] | Ladies Rd 1.  [View Video]


Progeny

Millungeras Millie

Contact

Evan and Kim Acton
“Millungera Stn”
Julia Creek  Qld  4823

Tel: 07 47 468 615
Evan: 0427 468 615
Kim: 0428 468 611

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