10/20/2005 11:00PM

Mobil retired to stud

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Mobil, Canada's champion older horse last year, has been retired and will go to stud next year at Windfields Farm in Oshawa, Ontario.

Mobil will stand for $6,500 as the property of his owner and breeder, Gustav Schickedanz.

, 5, had 11 stakes victories with a 12-9-1 record from 29 starts. Trained by Mike Keogh throughout his career, he earned $1,951,384.

Mobil, by Langfuhr out of the Naskra mare Kinetigal, had been slated for one more campaign but developed a minor throat problem after finishing second in the Grade 1 Atto Mile at Woodbine on Sept. 18.

"He ran a huge race in the Atto Mile," said Keogh. "He doesn't need to do anything else."

Mobil's main-track wins included the Grade 3 Dominion Day, Vigil, and Ontario Derby, and also took the Grade 3 Toronto Cup over 1 1/8 miles on turf.