Country Life Farm’s Mosler, the region’s busiest stallion when he entered stud at the Pons family’s Bel Air, Md., farm in 2017, got his first winner when Heir Port scored in his debut Aug. 9 at Monmouth Park.
A bay colt with a heart-shaped star that marks many of Mosler’s offspring, Heir Port rated off the pace in the 6-furlong maiden test, made his move on the turn and pulled away in the stretch. Sent off as favorite in the field of six, the New Farm homebred trained by Ben Perkins Jr. was 4 1/2 lengths the best and exited the race for new connections when claimed for $40,000 by SAB Stable Inc. The Kentucky-bred, a half-brother to stakes-placed Dial Operator, is the third foal out of the winning Wildcat Heir mare Heir Stream.
Mosler covered 102 mares his first year and has 73 2-year-olds in his initial crop. The first son of leading sire War Front to retire to stud in the region, the dark bay was a multiple stakes-winning sprinter of $341,396 who counted victories in the Laurel Dash Stakes, getting 6 furlongs on the turf in 1:08.26, and the 7-furlong Elusive Quality Stakes over the Belmont Park turf course in 1:20.63. Three of his five wins were 1-mile allowances on the main track in New York during his 2- and 3-year-old seasons. He was graded stakes-placed when third in Woodbine’s Grade 2 Highlander Stakes.
A $1.05-million Keeneland September yearling, Mosler is out of the Arch mare Gold Vault. His half-sister Contested (by Ghostzapper) was one of the best sprint fillies of 2012 when capturing the Grade 1 Acorn and Test Stakes, and later that year sold as a broodmare prospect for $2.3 million at Fasig-Tipton November. She has since produced Japanese group-winning millionaire Gibeon. Mosler’s full-brother Air Vice Marshal was a group-placed runner in England who sold for $2.2 million to equal the top price of the 2014 Keeneland September sale.
The family includes champions Bakharoff and Emperor Jones, and his dam is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1-winning sprinter and graded stakes sire Pomeroy.
Mosler was bred by Seth Hancock’s Cherry Valley Farm and campaigned by Adele B. Dilschneider. Both are owners of the 9-year-old stallion along with Country Life Farm. Mosler stood the 2020 season for $4,000 live foal.