10/23/2012 4:31PM

Musketier to stand at Adena Springs Canada in 2013

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Barbara D. Livingston
Musketier, who won seven graded or group stakes before being retired last week at age 10, will stand his first year at stud next breeding season.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Canadian champion turf runner Musketier, the seven-time graded/group winner who retired after finishing last in the Oct. 18 Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland, will enter stud at Adena Springs Canada, the farm announced Tuesday afternoon. The farm will announce his fee later.

The 10-year-old Acatenango horse won his third Singspiel Stakes, a Grade 3 turf race at Woodbine, on June 24, bringing his stakes tally to seven, all graded or group stakes. He placed in 10 more graded stakes during his eight-year racing career, including a second in the 2009 Man o’ War Stakes. He retires with 11 wins from 50 lifetime starts and $1,130,027 in earnings.

Musketier ran 24 times during three seasons in France before shipping to North America. In his first American start, he finished third in the Grade 2 Red Smith Handicap but emerged from that race with a condylar fracture. After surgery to repair the fracture, Musketier missed the 2008 racing season but returned to graded-winning form in 2009.

“He was a true competitor,” said trainer Roger Attfield. “Few horses over the years have been as tough and sound as Musketier. He was a pleasure to train and as consistent as they come.”

German-bred Musketier is out of the Linamix winner Myth and Reality, who also produced his half-sister Maisha. 

Perl More than 1 year ago
Who the heck made this horse 5-2 in his final career race? He ran like a 105-2 shot.
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
one of my favorites i hope he gets a decent book of mares,i know that if a had a mare with a lot of mr prospector in her i would breed her to this horse.he will provide stamina and soundness.as far as im concerned this is the type of horse we should be breeding to durable ,tough and able to stay a classic distance.
Jonathan Yarde More than 1 year ago
The old boy has put a few bucks in my pocket. Happy retirement!
martymar . More than 1 year ago
that's amazing, been one of my favourites
go4gin More than 1 year ago
This makes me so happy! Lets hope he passes on his stamina and soundness to all his offspring. Happy retirement, Musketier you were one of my very favorites.
Pamela Barnard More than 1 year ago
It is great to hear that a stallion is coming to Ontario to stand stud and not leaving as many have this fall. I like to see a strong durable stallion not retired young from injury standing at stud. Hopefully, he will pass that toughness on to his foals.
ctgreyhound More than 1 year ago
Musketier will be living the good life. His longevity on the track is the result of good genes and careful planning by his connections. He deserves to move on to retirement. We'll be watching for his offspring.
Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
Class and longevity. A credit to his trainers ability. He earned his retirement.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
He makes my 'Great' list.
JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
Musketier had a very long career on the tracks, 10 years, which is almost unheard by today's standards. He has been a warrior for a long time. He has served his connections well and won many races for them. He has earned, and deserves, a nice retirement. Good job, Musketier. You did well, buddy. Good luck. May you enjoy yourself in your new life, have lots of fun, and have a happy life.