As Scott Bros shut their doors at the end of this month, a year after their Dispersal Sale, Mogok has been retired to High Eagle Stud in Camperdown.
The star son of Storm Cat and a half-brother to Machiavellian, from the damline of the breeder changer Northern Dancer, Mogok enjoyed enormous success at stud – and has the rare accolade of producing two Gr1 winners internationally in the USA – with Gypsy’s Warning and The Apache (who crossed the line first in the Gr1 Arlington Million only to have the result changed in the board room), Mogok also had his fair share of international winners in Hong Kong, Kenya, Mauritius and Singapore.
He produced Stakes Winners in almost every season he stood at stud, after the Scott Bros were well advised to purchase the injured but well bred 2yo handsome colt off a French Bloodstock Sale.
If Mogok had any sort of race record, we would never have seen the dark bay stallion in South Africa with his pedigree.
Commencing stud duties in 2003, his stock have earned lifetime earnings in excess of R85-million, 326 lifetime winners (57.0%), and earnings of over $10 million, 16 Stakes Winners, 26 stakes placed. Amongst them were four Gr1 winners in total: Gypsy’s Warning (3 in total), The Apache (2 in total), Orbison and Wild One.
His most recent success is The Dazzler, trained by Mike De Kock who also trained The Apache (overseas – locally by Gavin Van Zyl) and Wild One.
A consistent stallion, his most expensive yearling sold at sales was for R525 000 in 2006, a colt named The Law.
Mogok will have an influence on the studbook in years to come – his daughter Sahara has already produced the likes of Matador Man at stud as a broodmare sire, whilst Mogok has produced 2 Black Type Wins this season as a broodmare sire, with 19 wins from 43 runners and 90 places.
His son The Apache is producing outstanding results from the smallest numbers at stud, currently residing at Cathy and Jonathan Martin’s Hadlow Stud. His influence will be felt as far as the east, as Know (IRE), his winning Street Cry grand daughter was retired to stud in Japan.
The Apache has had an incredible 15 wins from only 12 runners, with a 58% winners to runners percentage and 42 places, earning over a R1,1-million in stakes from those 12 runners.
Eagle High Stud have announced on their social media page: “We are very honoured for this privilege and greatly appreciate Mr & Mrs Scott / Scott Bros for entrusting us to give this special boy a new forever home. Special thanks to Winnie – this was all possible because of you. Thanking Choice Carriers for giving Mogok a safe & stress free trip to his new home.”
A stallion that has had a major influence in KZN, we wish Mogok a happy retirement at High Eagle Stud.