12/02/2013 4:09PM

Maxios retired, to stand at Germany’s Gestut Fahrhof


Maxios, a multiple Group 1 winner in France, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 season at Gestut Fahrhof in Germany for an advertised fee of $13,546 (10,000 euros), Racing Post reports.

The 5-year-old son of the late Monsun raced as a homebred for the Niarchos Family, winning eight of 18 career starts for earnings of $935,961. Trained by Jonathan Pease, the biggest wins for Maxios came in the Group 1 Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp and Prix d’Ispahan. He also scored wins in the Group 2 Prix d’Harcourt as well as the Group 3 Prix Thomas Byron and La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte.

Bred in Great Britian, Maxios is out of the unraced Nureyev mare Moonlight’s Box, whose six winners from seven foals to race include Bago, Europe’s champion 3-year-old colt of 2004, and stakes winner Beta.

Maxios is from the family of Grade/Group 1 winners Coup de Genie, Machiavellian, Exit to Nowhere, Denebola, and Emollient, Group 2 winner Hydro Calido, and Group 3 winners Ocean of Wisdom, Snake Mountain, and Loving Kindness.

Racing Post reports that the Niarchos family will send 10 mares to Maxios in 2014.

"Maxios has a sensational aura and great charisma, Andreas Jacobs, owner of Gestut Farhof, told Racing Post He also has a great eye, just like his sire Monsun and grandsire Konigsstuhl. Now the greatest domestic sire line in combination with the dam line of Northern Dancer, Danehill and Machiavellian has come to Germany - at the last moment in order to fill the void left by his sire Monsun."