'Artie' runners go the distance on turf
Friday, September 02, 2011
Champion grass horse and Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) winner Artie Schiller was a natural on the turf, and many of his offspring are proving just as adept on the green, particularly as the distances get longer. On Sept. 2, the WinStar stallion had winners at 1 1/16 and 1 1/2-miles, both on the lawn, at Del Mar and Penn National, respectively.

At Del Mar, the very well-bred Irish Art went gate-to-wire in a maiden special weight contest, winning by a well-measured half-length in 1:42.52. The bay 3-year-old colt is now 1-1-0 in three starts, earning $50,750.

Irish Art is out of the top-class mare Irish Linnet, who produced Black Gold H. winner Blushing Irish. Irish Linnet won over $1.2 million in a storied 55 race career that included 13 stakes wins, with an incredible five straight victories and lowered the stakes record for the 1 1/8 miles three times in the Yaddo H.

Irish Art sold for $100,000 at the Fasig-Tipton 2009 yearling sale.

At Penn National, 3-year-old Tropic Sea was a 2 1/2 length winner in the 12 furlong turf marathon for first-level allowance types. Stalking the pace for most of the trip, Tropic Sea struck the front about a furlong out to win comfortably.

Kentucky-bred Tropic Sea is owned by his breeder Timber Bay Farm. He has won two of three starts and earned $40,080. He is the first foal out of Tropic Rhythm, who is a half-sister to Belmont S. (G1) winner Sarava.
New high for Take Charge Indy Thursday at Keeneland title=
Take Charge Indy

New high for Take Charge Indy Thursday at Keeneland

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Wednesday report: Keeneland $220K yearling for Gemologist title=
Gemologist

Wednesday report: Keeneland $220K yearling for Gemologist

A yearling colt from Gemologist's second crop at the Wednesday session of the Keeneland September brought a winning bid of $220,000 from Mike Ryan, agent...

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Keeneland buyers continue to aim high for Paynter yearlings title=
Paynter

Keeneland buyers continue to aim high for Paynter yearlings

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Bodemeister 2YO breezes by 6 ½ in debut title=
Bodemeister

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$700,000 Pioneerof the Nile colt tops Keeneland Sunday session title=
Pioneerof the Nile

$700,000 Pioneerof the Nile colt tops Keeneland Sunday session

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Good Samaritan still perfect after Summer S. (G2) victory title=
Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan still perfect after Summer S. (G2) victory

China Horse Club and WinStar Farm's Good Samaritan could be headed to the Breeders' Cup following the 2-year-old's win in Sunday's $200,000 Summer S. (G2) at Woodbine...

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$225K colt spotlight for Bodemeister Saturday at Keeneland title=
Bodemeister

$225K colt spotlight for Bodemeister Saturday at Keeneland

Bodemeister had his top colt of the Keeneland September Yearling sale on Saturday when hip No. 1100 brought a winning bid of $225,000 from Bluewater Sales, agent...

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Pioneerof the Nile colt goes for $575K Saturday at Keeneland title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile colt goes for $575K Saturday at Keeneland

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Paynter has top-five colt Friday at Keeneland title=
Paynter

Paynter has top-five colt Friday at Keeneland

The fourth day at the Keeneland September Yearling sale was highlighted by a $520,000 colt from the first crop of WinStar stallion Paynter...

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$500K More Than Ready colt highlights Day 4 at Keeneland title=
More Than Ready

$500K More Than Ready colt highlights Day 4 at Keeneland

Final results of the fourth day at the Keeneland September Yearling sale included a $500,000 colt by More Than Ready that was one of the top 10 prices of the session...

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