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Each issue includes an in-depth Stallion review not available anywhere else - this week we review Artiscape. Previous reviews can now be viewed at www.stallionsphere.com

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Down Under horses performing well in North America.

A number of North American owners and trainers used to buy quite a number of racehorses from Australia and New Zealand in days gone by but the number of horses imported from down under has shrunk in recent years for a variety of reasons.

The rising dollars of both New Zealand and Australia in relation to the Greenback have made buying horses from down under a bit more expensive.

However the down under horses that are making it to the Northern Hemisphere recently are doing a great job of reminding trainers in North America of why they are still so keenly sought after.

Just in the last ten days there has been a string of Australia and New Zealand bred winners in stakes races in North America with both Polak (A) and Heez Orl Black (N) winning $50,000 heats of the George Morton Levy Series at Yonkers. Dream Out Loud (N), Second Wind (N), Texican (N), Lettucerocku (A), Our Ells Dream N, and recent arrivals Regulus (N) and Driving The Dragon (N) have all saluted the judge during the last two weeks.

The way the down under horses are performing at the moment it wouldn't be a surprise to see more racehorses changing hemispheres in the next few months.

Stewards lose the plot

We have to say that we here at Harnesslink were completely dumbfounded when we became aware of the Graeme Lang story recently.

Graeme Lang has been one of the icons of the sport of harness racing in Australasia for over sixty years.

Graeme is a master trainer of the straight out trotter and during his career has won every race of any note for trotters in Australasia and usually more than once.

His children and grand-children have carried on the Lang name with great pride and a lot of success.

The Lang name in Australasian harness racing circles is as close to "royalty" as we have down under.

They are not only admired but they are respected just as much.

The patriarch of the family, Graeme is now eighty two years old but is still driving in races.

Recently Graeme's foot slipped out of a footrest during a race which is against the rules and for which you are usually given a caution or fined a small amount.

But the stewards in their wisdom on this occasion decided that Graeme should be charged with improper driving.

They offered the suggestion that he was maybe trying to kick the leg of horse to give it a bit of a prompt to try a bit harder.

They offered no evidence to support this suggestion, in fact agreeing that Graeme's foot had not hit the leg of the horse in question.

But they still found him guilty.

An eighty two year old lets his foot slip out of the footrest and the stewards insist that he is up to no good.

No physical evidence such as a video to support their theory.

We here at Harnesslink are stunned by the decision.

It lacks logic but even worse, it sullies the name of a man who has given a lifetime to harness racing and is an inspiration to thousands involved in harness racing in Australasia.

The stewards involved should hang their heads in shame.

They are the ones who have come out of this episode with their reputations badly sullied.

Diamonds Day deserved better

We here at Harnesslink have long been of the opinion that the powers that be in both Harness Racing New Zealand and the Tab do not give the Southern harness racing industry the support that it deserves.

The "Diamonds Day" concept is a great idea to us and has the potential to grow into something really big with time.

It is the big day of the year for the southern harness racing community and you would hope both the HRNZ and the TAB would go out of their way to help the meeting in any way possible.

Which in our opinion they didn't do for the inaugural Diamonds Day.

Their big meeting of the year had to compete with another harness racing meeting from Motukarara which in our view detracted from the meeting at Ascot Park.

This is their big day and they shouldn't have to share it with any other trotting club in New Zealand.

Surely for one day a year we can let the southern harness racing community hog the limelight.

What about one of the two Trackside channels having Diamonds Day as their sole focus for the day?

Our staff were present at this years event and saw for themselves the potential for this meeting.

A lot of the time it appears that the people who make the decisions about harness racing in New Zealand think it all revolves around just Christchurch and Auckland.

It most definitely doesn't and for just one day a year, we should highlight and support an area that contributes so much to the overall health of trotting in New Zealand.

Stallion Review - Artiscape
Artiscape 1:49.3z ($1,469,461)

Artiscape 1:49.3z ($1,469,461) is by Arstplace from Delinquent Account by On The Road Again from Al Dente by Bret Hanover from Chin Chin by Meadow Skipper from Queens Crown.


Artsplace p2,1:51.1f; 3,1:50.4f; 1:49.2 Earnings: $3,085,083 by Abercrombie from Miss Elvira by Albatross. In 1992 he was "Horse of the Year," and was undefeated in 16 starts, he retired as the second-leading money-winning pacer of all time, he retired as the fastest pacer of all time on a mile track (1:49.2) and retired as the co-fastest pacer of all time on a 5/8-mile track (1:50.4f). He was a world champion at both 2 and 3. In 1990 he was the "2-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year," and the leading money-winning 2-year-old, as well as the fastest 2-year-old pacer of all time (1:51.1f, when taken). His major stakes victories included the Breeders Crown (as both a 2YO and 4YO), Metro Stakes, Governor's Cup, Canadian Pacing Derby, U.S. Pacing Championship and the American-National (twice).

Watch - Artsplace - 2yo Breeders Crown

Artsplace retired to stud as one of the greatest Standardbred racehorses of all time, yet his accomplishments as a sire have left an even more indelible mark on the history pages of the sport. Standing for 14 seasons as a Brittany stallion at Southwind Farms in New Jersey, Artsplace has sired the winners of more than $173-million to date, ranking him among the leading money-winning pacing sires of all time. He was the sport's leading money-winning sire six times in a span of seven years, and has sired 18 millionaires and the winners of 11 Breeders Crown races, again, ranking him among the all-time leaders in those categories.

A noted sire of great colts and fillies, his offspring are replete with champions, and include such prominent stallions as Art Major 1:48.4 ($3,273,217), Artiscape 1:49.3z ($1,469,461) and Sportswriter p3,1:48.3s ($1,649,411), and tremendous mares such as Glowing Report 1:49.2 ($2,328,052), Worldly Beauty 1:49.3 ($2,146,076) and Galleria 1:49.1 ($1,814,453).

Artsplace is the broodmare sire of 4,585 foals that have earnings of $319,313,248 to date. They include the richest horse of all-time Foiled Again 1:48f ($6,923,781), Captaintreacherous 1:47.1 ($3,148,657), Rocknroll Heaven 1:47.3 ($2,748,818), Artistic Fella 1:48f ($2,604,855), Well Said 1:47.3 ($2,569,342), Put On A Show 1:47.3 ($2,406,628), Southwind Tempo 1:48.2 ($2,396,362), Clear Vision 1:48.2f ($2,318,632), Rocklamation 1:48.3 ($2,255,493) and Vintage Master 1:48.1f ($2,160,953). Broodmares by Artsplace have gone on to produce 39 millionaires to date. His broodmares have produced 790 $100,000 plus winners as well. (Take note - these broodmare sire statistics are taken from USTA Pathway program.)

Watch - Artsplace - 2yo American National

Artsplace- North American Stallion Statistics

Eligible to race - 1695

Winners - 1179

$1,000,000+ - 18

$750,000+ - 32

$500,000+ - 66

$250,000+ - 195

$100,000+ - 454

Sub 1:50 - 48

Average earnings per starter $126,466

Average earning per eligible horse - $102,217

Total earnings to date $173,257,811


The first dam of Artiscape is Delinquent Account 1:51.4 ($1,038,997) 41 wins. Delinquent Account was by On The Road Again 1:51.4 ($2,819,102). She is regarded as one of the ten best broodmares in the world. Delinquent Account was the aged mare 'Pacer of the Year' in both USA and Canada in 1991. She was also a Breeders Crown winner amongst her six classic race victories. A sensational two and three-year-old Delinquent Account is the dam of 13 foals for 8 winners.

Delinquent Account is the dam or grand-dam of five millionaires including Artiscape 1:49.3z ($1,469,461). The others are Western Terror 1:48.3 ($1,289,422) and If I Can Dream 1:49.4f ($2,038,153), both out of Arterra p2,1:53.4 ($161,976) the full sister to Artiscape, and Strike An Attitude 1:48.4 ($1,008,898) who is out of another full-sister to Artiscape, Strike A Balance 1:55.4s ($121,428), and Western Shore 1:48.3f ($1,278,092) who is out of yet another full-sister to Artiscape, Artomatic.

There are many other top horses from daughters, grand-daughters and great-grand-daughters of Delinquent Account including Cinderella Guy 1:49.1f ($813,120), Nikki Beach 1:50f ($473,951), Atomic Ideal 1:50.1s ($424,195), Allstar Rating 1:49f ($340,042), Livefreeordiehard 1:50s ($483,501), Artomatic Pilot 1:51.3f ($326,124), All Accounted For 1:52.2s ($342,851), Bigtown Hero 1:47.3f ($299,654) and Hurrikane Jon Paul 1:51.4f ($240,853) to mention just a few.

Two daughters of Delinquent Account were sold at Harrisburg, bringing bids of $240,000 and $230,000. Selling as part of the complete dispersal of mares owned by Brittany Farms and the equine holdings of the late Brian Monieson, Credit Rating, a daughter of Western Hanover from Delinquent Account, was sold in foal to Art Major for $240,000 and Credit Rating's half-sister CPA was also sold the same day for $230,000.

The second dam of Artiscape is Al Dente 2:01.1 ($16,529) 2 wins. She is by Bret Hanover and has produced 17 foals for 12 winners including Delinquent Account 1:51.4 ($1,038,997) and My Pretty Lady the race winning dam of the champion race-mare My Little Dragon 1:48.1 ($2,386,055). There are many other winners too numerous to mention, hundreds in fact out of daughters and grand-daughters and great-grand-daughters of Al Dente.

The third dam of Artiscape is the Meadow Skipper mare Chin Chin 1:57.1 ($65,295). She is the dam of eight foals for eight winners including Saute 1:53 ($407,100), Onn Over 1:53.2 ($177,296), Royal Salute 1:55.2 ($104,435) and Happy Bottom 1:56.3f ($28,219) the Abercrombie dam of Bottom Dealer 1:53.1f ($415,732). Chin Chin is also the grand-dam of Ready Cash 1:50.2 ($518,279).


The term "Blue Blood" is used way too loosely in our opinion with regards to some maternal families but is a perfect fit for the maternal family of Artiscape. There are seven millionaires tracing to the first two dams of Artiscape which is the most that we can remember from any other review that we have done. It is just a fantastic maternal family and shows no sign of slowing down.


Artiscape was the Dan Patch, Nova and O'Brien three-Year-Old "Pacing Colt of the Year" in 1998. At two he won the $665,145 Breeders Crown Final beating home Peace Of Art ($366,431), Dragon Again ($2,343,428), Take Down The Flag ($864,720), Rustler Hanover ($971,638), Memphis Flash ($829,979) and Tavern Talk ($638,916) in that order.

He won the $134,965 International Stallion Stake at Lexington. He won an elimination of the $590,600 Governor's Cup and was third in the final. At three Artiscape was the winner of the elimination and $440,000 final of the Breeders Crown, the $164,560 Tattersalls Pace, the elimination and Final of the $255,300 American-National Stake, the $293,550 Bluegrass Stake, the elimination and Final of the $141,500 Provincial Cup, the $100,650 Simcoe Stake, the elimination of the $387,380 Messenger Stake, the elimination of the $450,000 Hoosier Cup.


Two-year-old record - 8 starts for 6 wins and 2 thirds for $495,501 in purses with a fastest time of 1:52.3.

Three-year-old record - 18 starts for 13 wins, 2 seconds and 2 thirds for $973,960 in purses with a fastest time of 1:49.3z.

Life record - 26 starts for 19 wins, 2 seconds and 4 thirds for $1,469,461 in stakes. Fastest time 1:49.3z


Artiscape was the winner of the Breeders Crown at both two and three and voted Pacer of the Year in both USA and Canada at three. He was recognized as having speed and toughness reminiscent of his sire Artsplace.


Artiscape has achieved what very few stallions can achieve lifetime and that is produce progeny earnings of over $100 million worldwide and still growing. As a broodmare sire Artiscape is making an impact as well with over $31 million in earnings from 600 foals produced. They include Somewherovrarainbow 1:48f ($1,342,848), Special Sweetheart 1:50.4 ($860,933), Vertical Horizon 1:49.3f ($856,063), Im Just Special 1:50.3f ($789,299), Mystic Desire 1:50f ($782,699) and Class Of O Nine 1:51.3s ($562,533).

Artiscapes first crop were born in 2000 and are New Jersey bred. Artiscape stood at Perretti Farms in New Jersey.

He produced 100 foals from 136 mares bred, 58 colts and 42 fillies.

This was one incredible crop of foals produced and one that would be almost impossible to duplicate headed by the multiple stakes winner and tough gelding competitor Escape The Wind, 1:48.3s ($2,129,244) 62 wins, 25 seconds and 27 thirds before retirement. Escape The Wind is out of a Cam Fella mare and is Artiscapes second richest foal ever produced behind the ill-fated Maltese Artist who is from the second crop of Artiscape.

Artiscapes second richest from this crop is the $1.5 million North American Cup winner and now successful stallion Yankee Cruiser 1:49.3s ($1,457,346) 35 starts for 14 wins, 7 seconds and 5 thirds. He is out of a Jate Lobell mare. Yankee Cruiser has produced the winners of over $31,000,000 to date. Yankee Cruiser earned his reputation as a quality sire the hard way. Standing in Ohio 10 years ago was a hard gig for any sire at the time but Yankee Cruiser did a fine job in the circumstances and when given his chance at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania in 2008, he didn't let anybody down with a superb crop that included the fastest two-year-old the sport has ever produced in Sweet Lou p2,1:49, 1:47f ($3,484,251).

Watch - Yankee Cruiser North American Cup

Artiscapes third richest from this crop is the millionaire mare Stonebridge Kisses 1:50.2s ($1,082,459) 45 wins, 25 seconds and 27 thirds. Stonebridge Kisses is out of a Cam Fella mare.

Artiscapes fourth richest in this crop is the very good two and three-year-old Artesian 1:49.2 ($987,884) who is out of a Falcon Seelster mare. Artesian is now at stud and has produced the winners of $2,310,470 in North America from just the 89 foals born. Now in Australia Artesian has produced the winners of $4,199,236 from 422 live foals. Artesian was just $13,000 in life earnings short of the magical $1,000,000 mark and if he had made it then Artiscape would have produced four millionaires from this his first crop from just 100 foals produced, an incredible record.

Artiscapes fifth richest is Articulator 1:49.2 ($506,511) who is out of a Big Towner mare and is now standing stud in Canada. Articulator has four small crops that have produced the winners of $1,574,075 from 101 foals three-year-olds and older.

It is hard to believe but the 99 foals eligible to race in this crop have averaged a staggering $137,000 plus per foal.

North American statistics for his foals produced in 2000.

Eligible to race - 99

Winners - 79

$1,000,000+ - 3

$750,000+ - 4

$500,000+ - 5

$250,000+ - 13

$100,000+ - 31

1:50 or faster - 5

Average earnings per starter $159,816

Average earnings per eligible horse - $137,216

Total earnings to date $13,584,377

Artiscapes second crop were born in 2001 and are New Jersey bred.

He produced 132 foals from 182 mares bred, 58 colts and 74 fillies.

The second crop of Artiscape was again an incredible crop with four millionaires produced and one of those four earned $2 million plus. This group of 132 foals have earned over $16,000,000 making the average PER FOAL BORN an incredible $121,812. There are very few stallions that have ever produced two crops with these type of statistics. Also Artiscape produced seven millionaires from his first two crops and that alone is an exceptional achievement for any stallion.

Heading Artiscapes second crop is the ill-fated multiple stakes winning gelding Maltese Artist 1:48.3f ($2,340,872) 39 wins, 32 seconds and 18 thirds. Maltese Artist is out of a Falcon Seelster mare. A double millionaire and world record holder Maltese Artist was put down following his Molson Pace Elimination at Western Fair in 2009. He is both the richest and fastest son of sire Artiscape. He is also one of the few horses in harness racing history to record sub-1:50 miles on half-mile (1:49.4), five-eighths (1:48.3) and mile (1:48.4) tracks - with the half-mile and five-eighths mile times standing as world records at that time. The 1:49.4 mile at Northfield Park was the first time a sub-1:50 mile had been paced over a half-mile track at night.

Maltese Artist raced against the best in the world. At Harrington Raceway in the $345,500 Quillen Pace, Maltese Artist beat home Jeremes Jet ($1,659,413), Western Ace ($1,924,290), Mister Big ($4,143,492), Mypanmar ($1,541,581), True North Hanover ($732,912), Tarver Hanover ($836,630) and the equal fastest horse in history Holborn Hanover 1:46.4 ($2,164,802). The total purse earnings of this race starters is a huge $15,335,000.

Watch - Maltese Artist - $345,500 Quillen Pace

Artiscapes second richest in this group is the sensational mare Rainbow Blue 1:49.2s ($1,600,012) 32 starts for 30 wins and one third. Rainbow Blue is out of an On The Road Again mare.

The following article is courtesy of Harness Racing Communications, a division of the U.S. Trotting Association.

When Rainbow Blue went to the races, trainer and co-owner George Teague Jr. was confident he was going to the winner's circle. It was an assumption that proved correct 30 of 32 times. "Most times when you go to the races you hope you have a little luck and you win," Teague said. "With her, what post you had or the trip didn't really matter because she was going to be the one to beat. You don't usually go to the races knowing that someone has to have a really great day and she has to have an off day for them to beat you. "It was a big difference racing her than any horse I've ever raced."

Rainbow Blue was inducted into the Living Horse Hall of Fame at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, New York. Rainbow Blue was the United States' Horse of the Year in 2004 after a season in which she won 20 of 21 races and earned a single-season record $1,355,888 million for a three-year-old pacing filly. She is one of only three filly pacers ever to be named Horse of the Year.

In 2004, Rainbow Blue twice won races in a world-record-equalling 1:49.2 and became the first three-year-old pacing filly to win two miles in less than 1:50. Her average margin of victory that season was two and three-quarter lengths. Never was a horse nearer than a half-length at the finish and only twice was a horse closer than one length. "I can remember every race she raced like it was yesterday," Teague said. "From beginning to end, one race to another, it was memorable. She was something different than anyone had seen, or I'd ever trained, before. She was way different from a lot of horses I've seen race, her build, her way of racing and her out-and-out ability to dominate. "She was built like a stud horse. She was so unusual in so many different ways. She was just a special horse. She not only dominated, she looked dominating. She had a really intimidating way about her because she was way more mature looking than the horses she raced against."

Rainbow Blue's only loss in 2004 came when she went off stride in the Mistletoe Shalee on Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands. Otherwise, she was a winning machine. Among the highlights are Rainbow Blue winning the Rose Red at Hazel Park while equalling the fastest mile (1:51.1) in the track's history, her world-record-equalling triumphs at Woodbine and the Red Mile, plus her stakes-record 1:51 victory in the Breeders Crown. "You don't get much more exciting than that. It was a huge effort," Teague said, referring to Rainbow Blue's Breeders Crown, which included a backstretch move into the wind to get the lead from runner-up Invitro. "A lot of her races she was cutting it up and as soon as she came off the last turn she'd step on the gas pedal and it was like two different horse races. She could open up lengths as easy as any horse."

Rainbow Blue won all four of her races as a four-year-old, including two triumphs in the Classic Series, but saw a tendon injury bring her career to an end.

Rainbow Blue, one of the few pacing fillies to earn Horse of the Year honors, was sold at auction carrying her seventh foal by Somebeachsomewhere for $200,000.

Watch - Rainbow Blue celebrates a birthday

Artiscapes third richest foal produced in this crop was the millionaire gelding Rare Jewel 1:49s ($1,396,153) 60 wins, 36 seconds and 35 thirds. Rare Jewel is out of a Cams Card Shark mare. The next richest is the millionaire stallion Art Director 1:49.3 ($1,123,734) 47 wins, 39 seconds and 48 thirds. Art Director is out of a No Nukes mare and has produced three small crops, totalling just 35 foals that have earned $631,509 including two $100,000 winners.

North American statistics for his foals produced in 2001.

Eligible to race - 132

Winners - 98

$1,000,000+ - 4

$750,000+ - 5

$500,000+ - 5

$250,000+ - 14

$100,000+ - 37

1:50 or faster - 7

Average earnings per starter $144,858

Average earnings per eligible horse - $121,812

Total earnings to date $16,079,221

Artiscapes third crop were born in 2002 and are New Jersey bred.

He produced 105 foals from 146 mares bred, 52 colts and 53 fillies.

For the third year in a row Artiscape has produced a millionaire, the gelding Escapable Beaux 1:50s ($1,051,066) 46 wins, 41 seconds and 28 thirds. Escapable Beaux is out of a Jate Lobell mare. Escapable Beaux won the Western Canadian Pacing Derby at Northlands Park and was the winner of the 2005 ASHA Award for three-year-old colts and geldings. Escapable Beaux is Artiscapes eight millionaire produced from his first three crops.

Third crops are quite often not as strong as the first two crops that a stallion produces for a number of reasons and that was certainly the case with Artiscape's third crop. Even though he did produce the millionaire Escapable Beaux the remainder of the crop was not anywhere as strong as his first two crops. The second richest in this crop was Mattscape Seelster 1:49.4s ($651,854) and then a drop to the third richest that was the mare Hypnotize 1:52.2f followed by Realiscape 1:51.2f ($336,266) and Tyson L 1:51 ($313,207).

North American statistics for his foals produced in 2002.

Eligible to race - 104

Winners - 70

$1,000,000+ - 1

$750,000+ - 1

$500,000+ - 2

$250,000+ - 6

$100,000+ - 19

1:50 or faster - 2

Average earnings per starter $84,112

Average earnings per eligible horse - $70,363

Total earnings to date $7,317,752

Artiscapes fourth crop of foals were born in 2003 and are New Jersey bred.

He produced 90 foals from 121 mares bred, 40 colts and 50 fillies.

This fourth crop of Artiscape is another super crop but without the millionaires. Artiscape produced 11 winners of over $250,000 in this crop that is headed by the top two and three-year-old stallion Feelin Friskie p3,1:49.1 ($825,899) 11 wins, 5 seconds and 3 thirds from 30 starts. Feelin Friskie is out of a No Nukes mare. Feelin Friskie has been a very successful stallion in Ohio from limited numbers and has left the winners of $6,647,801 to date. Feelin Friskie has stood in Ohio since the beginning of the new slots enriched program. He has 19 $100,000 plus winners and 34 in sub 1:55. He is in the top 20 sires of two-year-old pacers by average earnings and in the top 10 sires of three-year-old pacers by average earnings in the country. 50% of his two-year-olds are winners. He had 54 two-year-olds in 2014, 44 starters and 27 winners.

The second richest horse produced in this crop is the stallion Livestrong p3,1:50.4 ($575,937) followed by the mare Brickyard Trouble 1:54.3f ($434,576), J K Cu Later 1:49.2 ($417,726), Distinct Color 1:50.2 ($351,944) and Gottaservesomebody 1:50.4f ($351,691).

North American statistics for his foals produced in 2003.

Eligible to race - 87

Winners - 56

$1,000,000+ - 0

$750,000+ - 1

$500,000+ - 2

$250,000+ - 11

$100,000+ - 23

1:50 or faster - 2

Average earnings per starter $116,306

Average earnings per eligible horse - $92,243

Total earnings to date $8,025,122

Artiscapes fifth crop were born in 2004 and are New Jersey bred.

He produced 146 foals from 190 mares bred, 71 colts and 75 fillies.

This is Artiscapes biggest crop of 146 foals. Once again he has proved what a tremendous stallion he is by leaving outstanding high stake earning progeny. This group of foals to date have purse earnings of over $16,500,000 with average earnings per live foal of over $95,000 a staggering amount for such a large number of progeny. This group is headed by the stallions Yankee Skyscaper p3,1:49 ($970,434) and Artzina p3,1:51.1f ($801,766). Yankee Skyscaper is out of a Jate Lobell mare and Artzina is out of an unraced No Nukes mare. Yankee Skyscaper was not only a very good two and three-year-old but he has been a decent stallion at stud as well. He has left the winners of $5 million with 14 $100,000 winners to boot from just the four crops to date. Artzina was also a very good two and three-year-old. He was the winner of the 2006 HTA Nova Award for two-year-old colt pacers and was the winner of the 2006 USHWA Dan Patch Award for two-year-old colt pacers. Artzina has produced 26 foals old enough to race for 15 race winners to date with earnings of $557,134.

The third richest foal produced from Artiscapes fifth crop is the gelding Watta Hotshot p3,1:51.3f ($744,765) and the fifth, sixth and seventh richest were the good mares Me And My Baby p3,1:51 ($616,823), Artcotic p3,1:51.1f ($616,548) and Flirtiscape 1:49.4 ($571,409).

North American statistics for his foals produced in 2004.

Eligible to race - 142

Winners - 104

$1,000,000+ - 0

$750,000+ - 2

$500,000+ - 7

$250,000+ - 12

$100,000+ - 39

1:50 or faster - 6

Average earnings per starter $115,476

Average earnings per eligible horse - $95,146

Total earnings to date $13,510,735

Artiscapes sixth crop were born in 2005 and are New Jersey bred.

He produced 119 foals from 153 mares bred, 53 colts and 66 fillies.

Leading Artiscape's sixth crop is the good mare Cheyenne Trish p3,1:51.1 ($737,378) 26 wins, 23 seconds and 13 thirds. She is out of the Falcon Seelster mare Falconstor. Next on the list of top performers for Artiscape is the stallion Get Out Of Dodge p3,1:49.4 ($459,138) followed by Artic Stretch 1:52.3f and the mares Ash Larue 1:51f ($377,300) and Cartiniverous 1:51.3f ($361,111). This group did a decent job earning good money without throwing in the millionaire.

North American statistics for his foals produced in 2005

Eligible to race - 116

Winners - 79

$1,000,000+ - 0

$750,000+ - 0

$500,000+ - 1

$250,000+ - 10

$100,000+ - 31

1:50 or faster - 3

Average earnings per starter $98,223

Average earnings per eligible horse - $79,595

Total earnings to date $9,232,965

Artiscapes seventh crop were born in 2006 and are New Jersey bred.

He produced 103 foals from 145 mares bred, 57 colts and 46 fillies.

This was Artiscapes last crop bred in New Jersey. This seventh crop was headed by Sam's Escape 1:51.3s ($459,158), Dr Cs Z Tam 1:53h (437,596), the mare Shes A Fan 1:50.3 ($343,451), Yankee Fortysix 1:51.2f ($282,385), the mare Allamerican Improv 1:52.1h ($273,589) and the mare Personal Ad 1:52.1f ($261,594).

North American statistics for his foals produced in 2006

Eligible to race - 101

Winners - 69

$1,000,000+ - 0

$750,000+ - 0

$500,000+ - 0

$250,000+ - 6

$100,000+ - 16

1:50 or faster - 0

Average earnings per starter $59,214

Average earnings per eligible horse - $52,179

Total earnings to date $5,270,032

Due to the power struggles between the major players in the Industry at this time Artiscape found himself needing a place to do business. This was the year that Artiscape was moved from Perretti Farms to Winbak Farm in New York.

Artiscapes eighth crop were born in 2007 and are New York bred.

He produced 84 foals from 111 mares bred, 47 colts and 37 fillies.

The richest foal from Artiscapes first New York born crop is the fast gelding Mustang Art 1:48.3 ($577,890) 36 wins, 37 seconds and 30 thirds to date. Mustang Art is out of a Camluck mare. The next richest foal from this crop is the ill-fated mare Galimony p3,1:52.4f ($485.913) 20 starts for 11 wins and 6 seconds before her death. Galimony was out of a Western Ideal mare. Galimony won the $202,200 EBC Final at Tioga Downs as a three-year-old beating Hulas Z Tam ($1,076,010) in the process. She also ran second at her last start in the $200,000 Final of the New York Sire Stakes at Yonkers to the super world champion mare Anndrovette ($3,138,951). The next richest foal in this crop is the gelding Art For Arts Sake 1:50.3f ($426,105) 22 wins, 19 seconds and 25 thirds. Art For Arts Sake is out of the good race mare Panic Attack by Masquerade.

Artiscapes next three richest foals from this his eighth crop have all earned over $300,000. They are the mare Freedom Crossing 1:51.3f ($320,691), Freddy Day Hanover 1:49.4 ($306,576) and Real Gentleman 1:51.1s ($305,022).

North American statistics for his foals produced in 2007

Eligible to race - 84

Winners - 59

$1,000,000+ - 0

$750,000+ - 0

$500,000+ - 1

$250,000+ - 6

$100,000+ - 13

1:50 or faster - 2

Average earnings per starter $78,943

Average earnings per eligible horse - $60,147

Total earnings to date $5,052,372

Artiscape's ninth crop were born in 2008 and are New York bred.

He produced 108 foals from 162 mares bred, 55 colts and 53 fillies.

Artiscape produced a good strong crop this year without setting the world on fire. He has 24 foals that have won over $100,000 to date in this group with nine of them over $200,000 and two over $300,000. The richest foal produced in this group is Arsenal 1:50.3f ($355,944) who is out of a Western Ideal mare. Arsenal has had 25 wins, 21 seconds and 13 thirds to date. The next best in this crop is Art Z 1:50.3f ($343,274) followed by Beavercreek Artist 1:49.4f ($281,680), Bubbie Boy 1:51.1 ($260,554), the mare Eve Marie Seelster 1:52.1f ($223,085), Quinnman 1:51.3f ($212,331), the mare Tiamo 1:51.3s ($212,019) and Open Water 1:51.1f ($210,699).

North American statistics for his foals produced in 2008

Eligible to race - 108

Winners - 80

$1,000,000+ - 0

$750,000+ - 0

$500,000+ - 0

$250,000+ - 4

$100,000+ - 24

1:50 or faster - 2

Average earnings per starter $64,278

Average earnings per eligible horse - $58,922

Total earnings to date $6,363,555

Artiscapes tenth crop were born in 2009 and are New York bred.

He produced 115 foals from 150 mares bred, 55 colts and 60 fillies.

This is Artiscapes tenth crop and the final crop that produced a millionaire, the super mare Shelliscape 1:49.1 ($1,153,540) 16 wins, 6 seconds and 18 thirds. Shelliscape is out of a Direct Scooter mare. Shelliscape won both the 2013 and 2014 Breeders Crown Finals. She is Artiscapes ninth millionaire. The second best in this group is the fast gelding Escape The News 1:48.4 ($669,571) 18 wins, 12 seconds and 11 thirds. Escape The News is from a Western Ideal mare. Escape The News' 1:48.4 clocking was taken in the Aquarius Series at the Meadowlands in 2013. He beat the fastest horse in the world Warrawee Needy 1:46.4 ($1,237,259) in that mile. Artiscapes third richest is Breaking The Law 1:49.4 ($486,703) followed by Glass Prince 1:52.1h ($486,129), Stage It Right 1:51.2 ($269,877), Union Man Hanover 1:51.3 ($215,229) and BJS Rameau 1:49.1f ($204,858).

Watch - Shelliscape - Breeders Crown 2014

North American statistics for his foals produced in 2009

Eligible to race - 115

Winners - 86

$1,000,000+ - 1

$750,000+ - 1

$500,000+ - 2

$250,000+ - 5

$100,000+ - 16

1:50 or faster - 4

Average earnings per starter $74,113

Average earnings per eligible horse - $63,802

Total earnings to date $7,337,185

Artiscape's eleventh crop of foals were born in 2010 and are New York bred.

He produced 82 foals from 129 mares bred, 44 colts and 38 fillies.

Artiscapes eleventh crop has produced 10 winners of over $100,000 to date. The top of the group is Framed Art 1:51f ($391,936) out of a Presidential Ball mare, followed by three mares, Free Time 1:55h ($264,732), Springforth 1:52h ($243,429) and Ritascape 1:51.3s ($170,576). They are followed by Comicbook Hero 1:51.3f ($146,007), Modern Gesture 1:51f ($119,369), Alittleaintenough 1:51f ($117,542), Cobble Beach 1:51.2s ($112,222), Romanascpe 1:54f ($106,660) and Stormy West 1:52.1s ($104,638).

North American statistics for his foals produced in 2010.

Eligible to race - 80

Winners - 56

$1,000,000+ - 0

$750,000+ - 0

$500,000+ - 0

$250,000+ - 2

$100,000+ - 10

1:50 or faster - 0

Average earnings per starter $46,873

Average earnings per eligible horse - $37,498

Total earnings to date $2,999,878

Artiscapes twelfth and thirteenth crops of foals were born in 2011 and 2012 which were two and three-year-olds in 2014 and the breeders seem to have deserted Artiscape as only 33 and 26 foals were born respectively. They were New York bred.

The best of these two crops was the good two-year-old Stay Up Late 1:52.3h ($246,016) out of a Western Hanover mare. Stay Up Late was a winner in a $96,025 New York Sire Stakes event for two-year-olds at Yonkers. There were two other $100,000 winners from these two small crops. They were Design Guru 1:54.1h ($109,482) and Expose 1:52.4s ($107,242). There are 24 winners from these two crops to date.

Artiscape - Overall North American Statistics

Eligible to race - 1256

Winners - 860

$1,000,000+ - 9

$750,000+ - 14

$500,000+ - 25

$250,000+ - 89

$100,000+ - 262

1:50 or faster - 33

Average earnings per starter $94,405

Average earning per eligible horse - $76,215

Total earnings to date $95,726,336


Artiscape stood his first seven seasons at Peretti Farms which shows you the importance of having a great broodmare band behind you when you are starting out. With overall earnings getting close to $100,000,000 in North America alone, Artiscape has done a wonderful job at stud with both his fillies and colts performing at the highest levels over a long period. Artiscape has many sons at stud with both Yankee Cruiser and Feelin Friskie doing a great job after getting no favours early in their careers at stud. His daughters are now producing in the broodmare barn as well so Artiscape has ticked all the boxes as a sire.

Australian Stud Career

Artiscape has had twelve crops of varying sizes since first becoming available to Australian breeders in the 2003/2004 breeding season. Some of the crops are very small and we feel it is a bit pointless doing a crop by crop review in this instance. In looking at his overall record in Australia, you could never call Artiscape anything but a success as the following numbers show; Foals - 223, Winners - 87, $100,000 Winners - 6 , Number in 2:00 - 44, Total Stakes - $3,668,231. The six $100,000 winners were Artemis Belle 1:56.1 ($359,559), Grand Stride 1:52.4 ($324,658), Arma Express 1:56.5 ($279,890), Artifactor 1:54.2 ($152,799), Light In Every Day 1:53.2 ($129,255) and Art Trader 1:57.8 ($122,053). In the context of the stake money available in Australia, Artiscape has done a fine job with small crops with his starters averaging a healthy $31,087.

Watch - Grand Stride - $125,000 Breeders Challenge


The small crops make it hard to make too many definitive statements here but from the overall results you would have to say he has done a fine job from limited opportunities. One of the issues around Artiscape from the beginning down under was that a lot of the progeny of Artiscape are small in stature which did not help his career.

New Zealand Stud Career

Artiscape has produced ten crops in New Zealand which vary in size but most are on the small side. Once again there is little point in looking at some of these very small crops and we are going to look at the bigger picture of his output as a sire. The numbers are very similar to Australia as you can see from the following. Foals - 218, Winners - 95, $100,000 winners - 2, Number in 2:00 - 54, Total Stakes - $1,835,194. Now Artiscapes money won is only half of what he won in Australia but that is due without doubt in our opinion to the much lower stakes structure and opportunities available in New Zealand.

Artiscape did produce two $100,000 winners in New Zealand Steve McQueen 1:55.7 ($179,835) and Fight Fire With Fire 1:56.1 ($151,657). However another nine New Zealand bred sons and daughters of Artiscape earned over $100,000 in Australia. The three best performers were Funny Boy 1:54.4 ($306,270), Tuapeka Tiz 1:57.6 ($196,454) and Gday Mate 1:56.7 ($188,598). Progeny by Artiscape that were bred in New Zealand have earned $2,541,294 across the Tasman in Australia to date.

Watch - Fight Fire With Fire - $145,305 Nevele R Fillies Final - She actually finishes second beaten a nose.

And the winners don't stop there either. Six of Artiscapes 218 live foals in New Zealand were exported to North America and four have become $100,000 winners with the best two being Anescape 1:50.3 ($163,705) and The Tupelo Flash 1:52.1 ($169,800).


Like their counterparts in North America and Australia, New Zealand breeders were worried to a degree by Artiscapes reputation for producing small horses at times. However as the numbers once again show, Artiscape has done a fine job in New Zealand, a finding which ran counter to our gut feeling before we started this review. What this review has reinforced to us is the importance of leaving any preconceptions at the door when assessing a stallion and not to let your prior opinions play a part in the assessment.


A great sire who can leave both fillies and colts who are good enough to compete at the elite level as youngsters. They are also renowned for their durability and for having a genuine attitude on the track. His overall figures are up there with the best and his daughters are now doing a great job in the broodmare barn.


The big negative conveyed to us regularly over the years was that Artiscape could throw a lot of smaller types in his crops and that perception has hurt him where ever he has stood in the world. That is the only substantive negative that we could come up with which is not a bad record to have.


This is a great sire that has done a super job over a long period and now his sons and daughters are carrying on in his footsteps. Artiscape has always sired horses that had courage, heart and were very sound but many breeders found his yearlings hard to sell because they were not big robust individuals and consequently did not make huge money at the sales. Artiscape had to fight the "size" complaint his whole career and it did affect the number and quality of the mares he served in later years especially. To have achieved the record he has under those circumstances makes his siring performance even more outstanding in our view. We are in no doubt that he deserves to be considered one of the preeminent sires of his generation.


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