In 2002 Artistic major was Harness Racing ‘Colt Pacer of the Year at 3’ and Best Award-winning Standardbred. In 2003 Artistic major was “Older Pacing Horse of the Year”, the first award-winning Standardbred athlete and North American 4-year-old season champion (1: 48.4).
Artistic major is the richest performer of the legendary Breton stallion Place des Arts, and just like his father, he has proven to be as successful at stud as he was on the slopes.
Like his sire, his yearlings have been starring in the auction ring year after year.
This year shouldn’t be any different.
In Australia Artistic major has left the winners with an impressive $ 60,000,000 to date with 996 individual winners with average winnings per starter of $ 47,420.
In New Zealand Artistic major has spawned the winners of just under $ 16 million to date. Winners continue to pour in on a daily basis with figures including recent star Princess Tiffany, Star Galleria, My Field Marshall and last night (Friday February 14) some very good unbeaten two-year-old Passion And Power largely winning.
Passion and power
Your chance to buy a very good high Artistic major The colt of a top mare is at this year’s National Standardbred Yearling Sale in Karaka on Monday and is lot 27 Cosmic Major on behalf of Breckon Farms.
Cosmic Major is the mother’s first foal, the The pleasure of the bettor the best Rozelski mare, winner of $ 154,122.
Lot 27 Cosmic Major
Major Art – Biography
Year of birth: 1999
Election to the Living Hall of Fame: 2019
Inducted as a racehorse and stallion
Mother’s father: Nihilator
Bred by Brittany Farms of Versailles, Kentucky, gait horse Artistic major was born on June 11, 1999 and has a lifetime racing record of 49-32-7-2. Its main drivers and coaches were John Campbell and William Robinson, respectively.
In 2002, a three-year-old Artistic major finished on the board in 25 of 31 starts with 20 wins. The victories included the Breeders Crown, Hoosier Cup, Cane Pace, Progress Pace, Confederation Cup, James Dancer Memorial, Tattersalls Pace and Bluegrass. His winnings of $ 1,562,779 were the highest of any Standardbred in 2002 and he was voted Dan Patch and O’Brien Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year.
Four years Artistic major won 8 of 11 starts with 3 seconds in 2003. Major wins included the Breeders Crown, Canadian Pacing Derby and US Pacing Championship. Ranked fourth in earnings for all Standardbreds in 2003 with $ 1,082,930, Artistic major was voted Dan Patch and O’Brien Older Pacing Horse of the Year.
As a stallion, Artistic major is the sire of 62 in 1:50 or better, and sired winners of $ 136,108,084 with nine millionaires, including world champion Art Official p, 3.1: 47 ($ 2,082,885), winner of the Meadowlands Pace 2008, Hoosier Cup and Cane Pace; 2014 North American Cup winner JK Endofanera p, 3.1: 48.2 ($ 2,049,580); world champion Hypnotic Blue Chip p, 4.1: 47.2 ($ 1,787,311), winner of the 2010 US Pacing Championship; and 2007 Breeders Crown and Governor’s Cup winner Santanna Blue Chip p, 9.1: 51s ($ 1,666,701).
As a broodmare sire, Artistic major sired the mothers of over $ 40 million winners.