Gustav Schickedanz' Canadian champion Mobil has been retired from racing and will stand at Windfields Farm near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
Deserving of the title "Canada's Iron Horse," 5-year-old Mobil finished first or second in 20 stakes. An 11-time stakes winner, he was a stakes winner all four years he raced and was Canada's champion older male in 2004.
Sired by Schickedanz' champion Langfuhr
, Mobil won such stakes as the Dominion Day Handicap (Can-III) by 12 3/4 lengths and the Toronto Cup (Can-IIIT) and Vigil (Can-III) Handicaps, plus the Ontario Derby (Can-III) and this year's Halton Stakes on grass for the third consecutive year. As a 2-year-old, he finished first in the Coronation Futurity, but was disqualified and placed second.
Mobil's stakes-placings included runner-up efforts in the Queen's Plate Stakes and four stakes this year, among them the Sept. 18 Atto Mile Stakes (Can-IT) in what was his final start. Trained by Michael Keogh, Mobil retired with a dozen wins from 29 races and earnings of $1,877,136.
Mobil, who was produced from the winning Naskra mare Kinetigal, will stand for $6,500 (Canadian funds) as the property of Gustav Schickedanz Thoroughbred Stables.