10/19/2016 4:47PM

Mosler retired to stand at Country Life Farm in Maryland

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Mosler won 5 of 18 starts, earning $341,396.

Stakes winner Mosler has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2017 at Josh and Mike Pons’s Country Life Farm in Maryland.

Mosler arrived last Sunday at Country Life, which has formed a syndicate to stand the horse with Adele B. Dilschneider, who purchased Mosler as a yearling and campaigned him on the track; and Dilschneider’s longtime business partner, Seth Hancock of Claiborne Farm, who bred the horse in the name of his Cherry Valley.

Mosler, a son of popular young commercial sire War Front, first made headlines when he was among the highest-priced horses of the 2012 Keeneland September yearling sale, with agent Jane B. Dunn going to $1,050,000 to acquire the horse for Dilschneider. Sent to trainer Bill Mott, Mosler won his maiden by 3 1/2 lengths in his second career start in the fall of 2013 at Belmont, and won three of his first six starts while racing on dirt.

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Switched to turf racing later in his career, Mosler captured the 2015 Elusive Quality Stakes at Belmont Park, and was on display to his new state of Maryland when winning the Laurel Dash last month, defeating Ben’s Cat. In total, Mosler, who was also Grade 3-placed, won 5 of 18 starts, earning $341,396.

Out of the winning Arch mare Gold Vault, Mosler is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Contested and a full brother to Group 2-placed Air Vice Marshal. They are from the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Pomeroy.