The stallion roster at Coolmore Australia will be boosted in 2012 by the addition South African champion and leading international performer Musir.
A stud fee will be announced at a later date for the Mike de Kock 6-time group stakes winner, who is the highest rated son of Redoute’s Choice to date, according to Timeform, which described him as “a well-made horse and a high-class performer with a good turn of foot.”
As a two-year-old, the Mike de Kock trained colt stamped himself a top-level performer when romping to a 3½-length score in the 2009 Golden Horseshoe (SAf-G1), South Africa’s premier contest for juveniles, over 1400 meters. That dominant win saw him crowned champion two-year-old of South Africa and earned him a trip to the prestigious Dubai International Racing Carnival.
It was in Dubai as a three-year-old that Musir announced himself an international star, running up a hat trick of impressive wins that included the 2010 Saeed & Mohammed al Naboodah Group United Arab Emirates. Derby (UAE-G2) and the Shadwell Estate Sakhee United Arab Emirates Two Thousand Guineas (UAE-G3). He went on to claim wins in the 2011 International Topkapi Trophy (Tur-G2) and 2012Dubai Duty Free Al Rashidiya (UAE-G2).
Overall, Musir has eight wins from 16 career starts and earnings of $2,457,481. He has finished off the board only twice. Musir was produced by stakes-placed winner Dizzy De Lago, by Encosta de Lago, and is from the family of Japanese champion, classic winner, and leading sire King Kamehameha and
Grade 1 winner and sire The Deputy (Ire).