02/14/2013 3:55PM

Ohio: Mobil among trio of newcomers giving state a boost


The Ohio stallion landscape for 2013 received a major boost with the addition of three accomplished stallions from three states or provinces.

Canadian champion Mobil, whose progeny earned more last season than any other incoming Ohio-based stallion for 2013, relocates to Mapleton Thoroughbred Farm in Polk, Ohio, from Schonberg Farm in Ontario.

Mapleton also adds multiple graded stakes winner Lunarpal, who moves from Le Mesa Stallions in Carencro, La. Also among the state’s top sires is Grade 1 winner The Cliff’s Edge, who relocates to Fair Winds Farm in Waynesville, Ohio, after standing at Margaux Farm in Midway, Ky.

Mobil sired 37 winners, including three stakes winners, from 69 starters in 2012 for earnings of $1,721,255. The Cliff’s Edge sired 42 winners last year for earnings of $957,189, and Lunarpal sired 22 winners for earnings of $671,800.

Mobil, a 13-year-old son of Langfuhr, won 12 of 29 starts, including stakes on dirt and turf, over four seasons, earning $1,877,136. A multiple stakes winner as a juvenile, Mobil won the Plate Trial Stakes in the spring of his 3-year-old season before finishing second to Wando in the 2003 Queen’s Plate Stakes, the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. Wando went on to sweep the series. Mobil later captured the Grade 3 Ontario Derby and Grade 3 Toronto Cup Handicap and won the first of three consecutive editions of the Halton Stakes.

The following year, Mobil earned the Sovereign Award as Canada’s champion older male, winning the Grade 3 Dominion Day Handicap and Grade 3 Vigil Handicap and repeating in the Halton Stakes. In his final year on the track, Mobil repeated in the Halton and placed in four graded events, including a runner-up effort to eventual Eclipse Award champion turf male Leroidesanimaux in the Grade 1 Atto Mile Stakes.

From his first four crops to race, Mobil has sired 65 winners from 98 starters for progeny earnings of $5,674,934.

His 2012 stakes winners were Welloiledmachine, Lucky Melissa, and Hard to Be Humble, who established two course records at Alberta Downs last season.

Mobil is also the sire of stakes winner and Grade 3-placed Mobthewarrior, who is the stallion’s chief earner with $327,304, and stakes winner Attitude Included. His six stakes-placed horses include Mobil Unit, who was second in the 2010 Prince of Wales Stakes, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown.

Out of the winning Naskra mare Kinetigal, Mobil is a half-brother to Kinkennie, third in the 1998 Queen’s Plate. His second dam is the winning King Emperor mare Kenergy, a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Between the Hedges.

Mobil will stand for a fee of $2,500 at Mapleton in 2013.

Lunarpal, who won the Grade 3 Bashford Manor Stakes and Grade 3 Kentucky Breeders’ Cup Stakes as a juvenile, will stand at Mapleton for $2,000. The 11-year-old Successful Appeal horse − a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Astrology and stakes winners Lunargal and Lunarlady − is the sire of two stakes winners from his first four crops.

The Cliff’s Edge, winner of the Blue Grass Stakes in 2004, will stand for $2,500 at Fair Winds. The 12-year-old Gulch horse is the sire of four stakes winners from his first five crops, including Grade 3 winner Our Edge.

First-time stallions in Ohio for 2013

Vaquero (2006, Orientate) Raimonde Farms Private