Luvareschs

Lot 543 Art Major – Maxwells Pride – Bettors Delight

APG Sydney Sale 2022

As a racehorse, Adios was the star of his generation winning half of his eighty eight starts, including ten Classic Race wins, in a four year career.

It was in the breeding barn, however, that his impact on the breed was most significant.

The progeny of Adios dominated the Classic Races. Three sons won the Triple Crown, five took the Little Brown Jug and one of his daughters beat the colts in both legs of the Triple Crown in which she started. From his limited number of foals, Adios sired fourteen sons and four daughters that bettered his own mile record. However, all had restricted success at stud.

Abercrombie (the great grandson of Adios) is often referred to as the stallion that saved the Adios sire line from extinction – yet he should be credited with far more.

In his own right he is one of the greatest stallions of the Modern Era. After winning just seven of his twenty starts and one Classic Race as a two year old, Abercrombie gave little indication of what was to follow.

As a three year old he won twenty two of his thirty three races with twelve of them being Classic Races and earned more in a season than any previous three year old had done.

His performance also gained him Harness Horse of the Year honours. In his fourth and final season he won the American National and recorded the fastest pacing mile in history.

Artsplace was the greatest son of Abercrombie on the racetrack followed by Life Sign, the winner of perhaps the most exciting ever Little Brown Jug.

At one point Abercrombie was the second greatest money earning sire in the history of the sport. During the nineties and early 2000’s the adios line (through Abercrombie ) looked to be the most powerful and the one line that would dominate the sport going forward.

In recent times a lot of discussions around the Adios sire line again being in danger of extinction have started to appear. However if we look at the table below for the starters in the $400,000 APG 2YO Gold Bullion Fillies Final at Menangle on Saturday night, these talks look to be way to premature for my liking.

Art Major, Sweet Lou & Vincent all from the Adios sire line account for a whopping 6 starters in the final.

GATE HORSE SIRE DAM BROODMARE SIRE FAMILY BREEDER
2 LUVARESCHS ART MAJOR MAXWELLS PRIDE BETTORS DELIGHT U303 M J (Mathew) Day
3 LIBBY LOU SWEET LOU LIBERTYBELLE MIDFREW CHRISTIAN CULLEN N199 John Gibson, A S Smith, R O Woods
4 XCEPTIONAL ARMA AMERICAN IDEAL ARMA XPRESS ARTISCAPE USA N31 L N O’Connor, Kemprust Pty Ltd
6 EYE BELIEVE CAPTAINTREACHEROUS NOW EYE SEE BETTORS DELIGHT N7 J J Gibson
7 AELLA BY A ROCKNROLL DANCE GIRLS GO RACING SPORTSWRITER N117 G J Murphy, J A Pritchard
8 SOHO VESPER LIND ART MAJOR SOHO MADELEINE BETTORS DELIGHT N2 R J Watson, The RacePace Club Pty Ltd
9 MORE SASS SWEET LOU IDEALLY AMERICAN AMERICAN IDEAL N52 Raboki Pty Ltd
10 DECREE OF FORCE ART MAJOR DELDECREE MACH THREE U30 L J (Leslie) Johnson
11 BOLERO VINCENT OBAHMA JOY AMERICAN IDEAL A27 John Gibson, A S Smith, R O Woods
12 EUREKA JO BETTORS DELIGHT OUR STAR DUST MACH THREE U308 H L (Helen) Head

Going forward the smart money must be on Sweet Lou to keep this amazing, powerful and once all conquering  Adios Line at the pointy end of our sport.

Other young stallions that may also drive the Adios line forward are:

Courtly Choice

Jimmy Freight

JK Enofanera

McWicked

APG would love to take this opportunity to congratulate and wish all connections the very best of luck to the 10 starters in the APG $400,000 Gold Bullion 2YO Fillies Final happening this Saturday night at Menangle.

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