Art Major, the renowned pacing horse and son of hall of fame mare Perfect Profile, has left an indelible mark on the harness racing world. Having sired winners surpassing $230 million globally, Art Major’s influence now extends to the southern hemisphere, as he takes up full-time stud duties in Australia after 14 successful years at Blue Chip Farms in New York.

In a detailed overview of Art Major’s racing career, it’s revealed that the Brittany Farms-bred pacing horse dominated the tracks, earning $3,273,217 with a lifetime race record of 49-32-7-2. Notably, Art Major secured multiple victories in prestigious races, including the Breeders Crown, Hoosier Cup, and Cane Pace, earning him accolades and titles like Dan Patch and O’Brien awards.

As a stallion, Art Major continues to impress, with average earnings per starter of $107,769 in North America and $55,456 in Australia. His North American progeny includes exceptional World Champions such as JK Shesalady, Art Official, Hypnotic Blue Chip, and the 2021 USA Pacer Of The Year, Test Of Faith, boasting a remarkable $2,524,736 in earnings. Art Major has consistently led as the money-winning sire of 2-year-old pacers, clinching the title eight times, including 2023. Notably, his offspring My Field Marshal holds the title of the fastest pacer ever to race in Australia, clocking 1:46.9 and earning $1,403,342.

Of note, 17 of his top 21 money winners are out of mares by Meadow Skipper line sires, even more staggering is that 12 of the 17 all go back through Most Happy Fella, a great example down here is Presidential Ball mares.

Test Of Faith M 2,524,736 USD Cannae Cammie Cam’s Card Shark
Jk Endofanera H 2,140,101 USD Presidential Lady Presidential Ball
Art Official H 2,085,185 USD Naughty Shady Lady Falcon Seelster
Hypnotic Blue Chip H 1,794,793 USD A Traceofmagic Magical Mike
Santanna Blue Chip H 1,684,738 USD Mmissus Hanover Matt’s Scooter
Doctor Butch H 1,665,593 USD Classical Yankee Jenna’s Beach Boy
My Field Marshal H 1,493,182 AUD Foreal Washington Vc
Courtly Choice H 1,432,697 USD Lady Ashlee Ann Camtastic
Handsoffmycookie M 1,408,428 USD Observe Me Cambest
Feel Like A Fool G 1,281,135 USD Fool That I Am Jenna’s Beach Boy
Fool Me Once H 1,184,147 USD Fool That I Am Jenna’s Beach Boy
Major Crocker G 1,169,722 USD Aratusa Lass D M Dilinger
Our Princess Tiffany M 1,022,102 AUD Dancing Diamonds Bettor’s Delight
Lettucerockthem A G 1,017,346 USD Rochelle Hanover Vanston Hanover
Artimittateslife M 997,901 USD Oven Mitt Albert Albert
Jk Shesalady M 972,730 USD Presidential Lady Presidential Ball
Sicily G 939,684 USD Capri Hanover Western Ideal
Odds On Equuleus H 938,225 USD Latte Lady Jenna’s Beach Boy
Riggins H 931,587 USD Towners Image Big Towner
Major In Art H 896,060 USD Miami Spice Jate Lobell
Swinging Beauty M 893,740 USD Stunning Beauty Camluck

Art Major’s daughters have also made their mark, producing some significant winners, with Tall Dark Stranger, the 2019 “2-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year,” standing out. With an impressive race record and a Dan Patch Award at age 2, Tall Dark Stranger’s achievements are a testament to Art Major’s breeding prowess.

The APG Gold Coast Sale presents four enticing lots, each showcasing Art Major’s winning lineage with notable averages and percentages.

Lot 6
Art Major – Almost  A Vegan – Western Ideal
NA Average earnings per starter on this cross $103,234 with 34 winners of more than $100,000 at the elite number of 35%

Lot 22
Art Major – Divinia Bellezza – American Ideal
NA Average earnings per starter on this cross $98,702 with 3 winners of more than $100,000 at 33%

Lot 62
Art Major – Oh So Hippe – Life Sign
NA Average earnings per starter on this cross $49,676 with 1 winner of more than $100,000 at 8%

Lot 68
Art Major – Presidents Doll – Presidential Ball
NA Average earnings per starter on this cross $199,883 with 12 winners of more than $100,000 at 39%

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