Lot 63 Art Major – Presidents Doll – Presidential Ball
Art Major will go down in history as the richest and best performer from the legendary sire Artsplace, and much like his sire, he has proven to be as huge a success at stud as he was on the racetrack. His dominance in this country was again on display at the Vicbred Super Series winning both the 2YO Fillies & Colts finals.
A champion sire, he has produced the winners of more than $180-million dollars worldwide. After 14 years of stud duties shared with Blue Chip Farms in New York, he now stands here in Australia full time.
His North American offspring include a trio of impressive World Champions: 2014 “Horse of the Year” JK Shesalady, $2-million winner Art Official, Hypnotic Blue Chip and JK Endofanera . He has been the leading money-winning sire of 2-year-old pacers seven times and has sired the fastest pacer ever to race here, My Field Marshal 1:46.9 winner of $1,403,342.
Art Major’s daughters are now producing some serious winners, the standout as 2019 “2-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year,” Tall Dark Stranger.
A magnificent dark bay individual standing 15.3 hands, Tall Dark Stranger was destined for greatness from the day he was named. A $330,000 yearling purchase from the Lexington Selected Sale and was considered to be the premier pacing colt offered in 2018. His race record speaks for itself – Tall Dark Stranger captured many of the sport’s classic and grand circuit events winning 6 consecutive races at 2 and 8 straight at 3.
Tall Dark Stranger was a true champion in every sense of the word displaying true grit, determination and heart each time he stepped onto the racetrack. He is only the second male pacer in 35 years to receive a Dan Patch Award at age 2 and return to be Horse of the Year at 3.
While most followers of Harness Racing would understand the massive impact Art Major has had on the sport both here and in the Northern Hemisphere, the insightful APG QLD breeders have excelled with their choices of broodmare sires for Art Major. All 4 lots have the potential to win some very serious races in the future.
Lot 25 – Art Major – Fullon Boundary Row – McArdle. Both the colts & fillies Vicbred Super Series 2YO Group 1’s worth $130,000 each winners were both out of McArdle mares. This N56 family has produced some wonderful horses and colt buyers are advised to mark this colt down for a “must inspect” come January 23 on the Gold Coast.
Lot 56 – Art Major – Petousa – Western Hanover. This lot will clearly tick boxes for those looking for both a very promising racing and breeding career. The $180,217 winning mare has already produced two full siblings with career earnings north of $130,000.
Lot 63- Art Major – Presidents Doll – Presidential Ball. This spectacular looking filly will have followers of the “Golden Cross” licking their lips. Art Major’s best performer to date is JK Endofanera winner of $2,140,101 and his fourth best ever filly JK Shesalady $972,730 are out of a Presidential Ball mare. With average earnings in NA at $142,011 and an incredible 40% of all offspring of racing age on this cross have won north of $100,000 . These numbers are incredible and it has the potential to set this striking filly up for a wonderful and extremely exciting future.
Lot 75 – Art Major – Too Smart For You – Famous Forever. This 19 win mare has already left Smart As Camm Be winner of more than $200,000 and is from the wonderful N3 family. Winners from family include:
- Blacks A Fake $4,575,438
- Smooth Satin $1,428,490
- One Dream $846,466
Burwood Stud 0428 718 533 are the contact for Lots 25, 56 and 75
Buyers looking to take full advantage of this remarkable opportunity will have the greatest pot of gold in APG’s 33 year history – a staggering $3.25M is on offer.
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