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The Dance With Ravens mare Touch the Birds, owned by Becky Davis in partnership with her parents Tom and Chris Bowman, foaled a filly by Mosler on Jan. 5 at Roland Farm in Chesapeake City. The filly is the first Maryland-bred foal reported to the MHBA in 2018, and the first for her sire, a son of War Front who stands at Country Life Farm in Bel Air.

Mosler, a multiple stakes winner of $341,396, entered stud in 2017 after a career in which he won five of 18 starts, topped by the Laurel Dash Stakes, getting six furlongs on the turf in 1:08.26, and the seven-furlong Elusive Quality Stakes over the Belmont Park turf course in 1:20.63. He was also third in Woodbine’s Grade 2 Highlander Stakes, and when attempting a repeat in the 2016 Elusive Quality Stakes.

Out of the Arch mare Gold Vault, Mosler was sold as a yearling in September 2012 at Keeneland for $1,050,000. His half-sister, Grade 1 winner Contested (by Ghostzapper), sold two months later as a broodmare prospect for $2.3 million at the Fasig-Tipton November mixed sale. His full brother Air Vice Marshal, a group-placed runner in England, sold for $2.2 million at Keeneland September in 2014, the co-top priced yearling of the sale.

The family includes champions Bakharoff and Emperor Jones, and his dam is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1-winning sprinter Pomeroy.

Mosler was the busiest stallion in Maryland last year, covering 102 mares. The 7-year-old stands the 2018 season for $4,000 live foal as the property of Adele B. Dilschneider, Seth Hancock and Country Life.

The entire roster of Country Life Farm stallions – Mosler, Friesan Fire, Freedom Child, Super Ninety Nine and the newest addition, Divining Rod – will be paraded at the farm’s Stallion Show on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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