THE stallion roster at Coolmore Australia will be boosted in 2012 by the addition South African champion and leading international performer Musir.
A stud fee will be announced at a later date for the six-time group stakes winner, who is the highest rated son of Redoute’s Choice to date, according to Timeform, which described him as “a well-made horse and a high-class performer with a good turn of foot.”
As a two-year-old, the Mike de Kock-trained colt stamped himself a top-level performer when romping to a 3½-length score in the 2009 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Horseshoe (SAf-G1), South Africa’s premier contest for juveniles, at 1,400 meters (6.96 furlongs).
That dominant win saw him crowned champion two-year-old of South Africa and earned him a trip to the prestigious Dubai International Racing Carnival. It was in Dubai as a three-year-old that Musir announced himself an international star, running up a hat trick of impressive wins that included the 2010 Saeed & Mohammed al Naboodah Group U.A.E. Derby (UAE-G2) and the Shadwell Estate Sakhee U.A.E. Two Thousand Guineas (UAE-G3).
He went on to claim wins in the 2011 International Topkapi Trophy (Tur-G2) and 2012 Dubai Duty Free Al Rashidiya (UAE-G2). Overall, Musir has eight wins from 16 career starts and earnings of $2,457,481. He has finished off the board only twice. Musir was produced by stakes-placed winner Dizzy De Lago, by Encosta de Lago, and is from the family of Japanese champion, classic winner, and leading sire King Kamehameha and Grade 1 winner and sire The Deputy (Ire). – thoroughbredtimes.com