Won at 7SINGSPIEL S.
(CAN-III , 12f , defeating Mission Approved, Cobotown Ron, Sligovitz, Torquay ).
Musketier now has a North American stakes win to go along with an earlier one in France. The 7-year-old German-bred horse captured the June 21 Singspiel Stakes (Can-IIIT) at Woodbine.
The 2-1 second choice, Musketier took command from 7-5 favorite Mission Approved near the top of the stretch and won by four lengths. Mission Approved held on for second by three-quarters of a length over Cobotown Ron.
MusketierÕs owner, Johanna Louise Glen-Teven, races additional 2009 graded stakes winner Proudinsky. By German stallion Silvano, Proudinsky won the Mervyn Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) at Louisiana Downs in March. He ran third in the June 13 Monmouth Stakes in his last outing.
Musketier initially raced in France, where he won the 2004 Prix de Conde (Fr-III) and was twice group-placed. He arrived in North America in the fall of 2007. Owned at the time by Gary Tanaka, he finished third in the Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT) at Aqueduct in November in his U.S, debut and then was off until February 2009. He has raced for Glen-Teven since his return.
Acatenango, MusketierÕs sire, was a true German standout, both on the racetrack and at stud. He was a six-time champion, including Horse of the Year in 1985 and in 1987. He won 15 of 20 races in Germany. In France, he took the 1986 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I), and in England, he ran third in the 1987 Hanson Trust Coronation Cup (Eng-I). He went on to become a leading sire in Germany.
Deceased Acatenango is represented by 78 stakes winners, including additional 2009 stakes winners Quijano (It-I), Ambassador (Ger-II), and Latin Mood (a French steeplechaser). Acatenango, who stood at Gestut Fahrhof, died in 2005.ÑD.S.
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