Following Neeson’s impressive win last weekend, Vinery resident Mossman has a chance to sire his first USA stakeswinner when the well credentialed ex-Kiwi Hoofit steps out at Keeneland in Kentucky tomorrow.
Hoofit, a $60,000 Karaka graduate, was originally raced in the Shakey Isles by a group of owners that included industry icon Sir Patrick Hogan.
While in New Zealand, Hoofit competed at the highest level winning the Listed Bonecrusher Stakes (1400m) at Ellerslie.
He was runner-up in the Champagne Stakes and finished fourth in the Group 1 Manawatu Sire’s Produce Stakes as a 2yo.
Hoofit made his USA debut on September 2 winning a 5.5f (about 1100m) Allowance race at Presque Isle Downs with ease.
The victory was impressive enough to convince his new connections to tackle the US$175,000 Grade 3 Phoenix Stakes 6f or about 1200m) on Keeneland’s All Weather track.
Thanks to Hoofit’s win earlier this month, Mossman can lay claim to siring winners in 9 countries, 16 stakeswinners overall at a strike-rate of 61.2 percent winners to runners.