Tom Moore's last ride on CH Bellisima. Shortly after this, the mare went on to a successful career with Sharon Wade in the amateur division. She was raised by J.P. Wheeler, grandfather of Margo Fraser Baird of MBA Equestrians. The mare was the 1967-68-69 World's Grand Champion Three Gaited horse.

 

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Tom Moore and White Tie (shown as "Hallelujah") winning the Five Gaited Stake at the Illinois State Fair. He was later named 1966 WC Five Gaited Gelding. (Ringmaster George Robertson presenting).

 


Donna Moore and Top Hat at Louisville. They were called out to a 2nd workout with Carnation King that year and ended up in the Reserve Grand Champion slot.

 

 

Danny Jenner says, "Perhaps the greatest harness horse that was never a World's Champion, Sunset's Surprise pictured at the 1965 Chicago International as 2 year old winning the Junior class". The mare died the next year after winning the Fine Harness Stake as a 3 year old at Pin Oak (then in it's heyday)." The mare was bred by Alvin C. Ruxer and purchased just months ahead of her death by Knolland Farm. She had been shown by Tom Moore exclusively during her short time on earth.

 


Tom Moore on "Hallelujah". The gelding was shown as Hallelujah, but formally registered as "White Tie" (by CH Valley View Supreme and out of CH Moore's Miss America). He was the 1966 Five Gaited Gelding World's Champion. Donna Moore said of the horse, "He had the most fantastic slow gait!"