FORMER champion Musir, who raced for Mike de Kock and Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, has found his retirement home on a farm in France owned by jockey Christophe Soumillon.
Soumillon, who rode Musir to six of his eight career wins including the Gr2 UAE Derby and the Gr2 Topkapi Trophy, submitted photos of a happy-looking Musir in a paddock and in his stable, exchanging horse greetings with his neighbor. Only seven years of age, the son of Redoute’s Choice will enjoy many good years enjoying the country atmosphere on Soumillon’s property.
Musir retired to stud at Coolmore in Australia in 2012 but unfortunately proved infertile and made his return to racing at Meydan during the 2013 Dubai Carnival, in which he was Gr2-placed twice from as many runs.
Musir won the Gr1 Golden Horseshoe in South Africa before being exported to Dubai. His best Gr1 race abroad was a third place in the 2011 BMW Champions Mile, beaten only half a length by Extension.
Mike described Musir as “a serious horse with a whole lot of class.”