MOSSMAN (AUS)

Sire: Success Express
Dam: Lichen Lady
Dam Sire: Twig Moss
Born: 1995
Colour: Bay
Size: 16.1HH
Commenced Stud Duties: 2000

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A Group 1 winner at 2, Mossman placed in two legs of the 2yo Triple Crown.

Mossman was a truly exceptional sire. He passed on his toughness and genuine attitude to his progeny, which is evidenced by the fact that he sired 521 winners of 1889 races, meaning on average, each horse crossed the finish line first 3.6 times each. They are also a breed that possess soundness, with many of his offspring racing into their 7 and 8yo seasons.

Mossman is the sire of Gr.1 winners BUFFERING, PLUCKY BELLE, MISS MOSSMAN, OFCOURSEICAN, IVICTORY and MOSSFUN. After siring the Golden Slipper winner that season, Mossman was also crowned Champion 2YO Sire in 2013/14, ahead of barn mate Testa Rossa.

He has so far sired 41 individual Stakes Winners, and 521 winners for a winners to runners strike rate of over 73% – not bad for a stallion with an average foal crop of less than 60.

Mossman covered his last book of mares in 2017 and enjoyed his retirement at Vinery Stud until he passed away in August 2021 at the grand old age of 26. Mossman was a truly loved member of the Vinery family and was laid to rest next to his sire Success Express, overlooking the Vinery stallion parade ring.

Age Runs 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 9 2 1 3 A$366,300
3 13 2 3 2 A$567,750
Totals: 22 4 4 5 A$934,050
At 2 : QTC Queensland Classic, Gr.1 (1600m beating Lease and Curio Jade)
STC Beau Rouge 2YO H. (1200m)
2d AJC Sires’ Produce S., Gr.1 (1400m to Alf and beating Shovhog)
3d AJC Champagne S., Gr.1 (1600m to Dracula and Happyanunoit)
GCTC Ken Russell Classic H., L (1400m to King Lotto and Our Partner)
4th QTC Sires’ Produce S., Gr.1 (1400m)
STC Skyline S., Gr.3 (1200m)
At 3 : MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.2 (2050m beating Runaway and Danelagh)
VRC Debonair S., L (1400m beating Marstic and Radiant Sword)
2d VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1 (2000m to Dignity Dancer and beating Lease)
MVRC Alister Clark S., Gr.2 (1600m to Dignity Dancer and beating Paris Dream)
VRC Poseidon S., L (1400m to Sedation and beating Cooktown)
3d STC George Ryder S., Gr.1 (1500m to Referral and Juggler)
VATC Autumn Classic, Gr.2 (1800m to Dignity Dancer and Danske)
4th Victoria Derby, Gr.1 (2500m)
VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1 (1600m)

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