MOGUL’S €4,000 first-year fee will catch the eye of many National Hunt mare owners plus, one hopes, some intrepid flat breeders hoping to send suitable mares to a top-class son of multiple champion sire Galileo (Sadler’s Wells).
The 3,400,000gns he cost as a Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling is a testament to his looks, physique and pedigree, and he lived up to that price by becoming one of the leading three-year-olds of 2020.
Runner-up on his debut as a juvenile, he won easily at the Curragh before defeating Sinawann when winning the Group 2 Champions Juvenile Stakes at Leopardstown during Irish Champions Weekend.
Mogul was fourth to future classic star Kameko in the Group 1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes on Tapeta at Newcastle on his final start and beat Highland Chief when landing the Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood the following summer.
Although third to future Group 1 ace Pyledriver in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes at York, he beat classic victor In Swoop by two and a half lengths when winning the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris three months before trouncing local star Exultant by three lengths in the Group 1 Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin.
Mogul’s four-year-old campaign featured a third-place finish to Mare Australis and Gold Trip in the Group 1 Prix Ganay over 10 and a half furlongs at ParisLongchamp, beaten by margins of one and three-quarter lengths and the same.
A dual Group 1 scorer who earned over £1.6 million on the track, Mogul is a full-brother to classic-placed dual Group 1 star Japan (new to Gestut Etzean in 2022), plus 10-furlong Group 3 winner Sir Isaac Newton, and it is unfortunate that we cannot also say he’s a full-brother to classic-placed Grade 1 winner Secret Gesture.
She won the Group 2 Middleton Stakes, was runner-up to Penelopa in the Group 1 Preis der Diana at Dusseldorf and to Talent in the Group 1 Oaks at Epsom, and she was first past the post in the Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes at Arlington. Although a length and a quarter clear at the line, she was deemed to have cost Stephanie’s Kitten the runners-up spot and so was relegated to third, the race being awarded to the somewhat aptly named Watsdachances.
They are out of Shastye (Danehill), a dual middle-distance winner who was a neck runner-up in a 12-furlong listed contest at Pontefract, and so have the Group 1-placed, Group 2 Prix de Royallieu winner Saganeca (Sagace) as their grandam. Mogul is, therefore, out of a half-sister to Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victor Sagamix (Linamix), Group 1 scorer Sagacity (Highest Honor) and Group 2 Prix de Mallaret winner Sage Et Jolie (Linamix).
The latter is the dam of Group 1 winner and blacktype sire Sageburg (Johannesburg), Sagamix and Sagacity have also had some success as stallions, whereas their half-sister Saga D’Ouilly (Linamix) is notable as the third dam of last year’s dual juvenile Group 1 sprint ace Perfect Power (Ardad).
MOGUL (GB), Bay 2017. Won five races, £1,665,382, from 1 mile to 1½ miles, at 2 and 3 years including, Grand Prix de Paris, ParisLongchamp, Gr.1, The Hong Kong Vase, Sha Tin, Gr.1, KPMG Champions Golden Fleece Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.2, Gordon Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.3, also placed third in Prix Ganay, ParisLongchamp, Gr.1, Great Voltigeur Stakes, York, Gr.2.
Retires to Stud in 2022.
Stands at: The Beeches Stud, Lismore, Co Waterford, P51 H70H, Ireland.
Contact: Robert McCarthy, Bobby McCarthy, Peter Kenneally
Telephone: +353 (0)58 56254