Art Major

1:48.8 - $3,273,217. Bay Horse foaled 1999. 16 Hands

Quite simply one of the greatest sires in the world today. He continually sires both high class fillies and colts.

  • Six time Australian Leading Juvenile Sire.
  • Set a new Australian 2yo prizemoney record with his first crop – and has been breaking his own record over and over again ever since.
  • The sire of the fastest ever 2yo in both Australia and New Zealand.
  • One of the world’s most commercial sires - a prolific sire of sales topping yearlings.

 

AUS Pay On Pos Test: Full
NZ Pay On Pos Test: Full
Standing in Australia
 
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For A Reason
For A Reason

In the Southern Hemisphere Art Major is the sire of 823 winners of over $48,347,183, 107 $100,000 winners, incl: 

FOR A REASON 1:49.4 - $1,111,470. At 3, won NSW Derby (Gr.1), Qld Derby (Gr.1). As Aged, won Victoria Cup (Gr.1) , QLD Pacing Champ. (Gr.1); 2nd Coca Cola Sprint (Gr.1); 3rd Inter Dominion (Gr.1) (twice), Miracle Mile (Gr.1), NZ Cup (Gr.1). (Fake Left) (pedigree

SUSHI SUSHI 1:54.1 - $1,103,327. At 2, won Kevin Seymour Pace (Gr.1). At 3, won Vic Derby (Gr.1) , Northern Derby (Gr.1), Aust. Breeders Crown (Gr.1), NSW Breeders Ch. (Gr.1). As Aged, won Kaikoura Cup (Gr.2); 3rd NZ Cup (Gr.1). (No Nukes) (pedigree)

AVONNOVA 1:51.3 - $800,598. As Aged, won Sunshine Sprint (Gr.1) , Newcastle Mile (Gr.2); 2nd QLD Pacing Champ. (Gr.1), Len Smith Mile (Gr.1), Blacks A Fake (Gr.1); 3rd Blacks A Fake (Gr.1)(Maple Lanes Strike) (pedigree)

SKY MAJOR 1:51.5 - $764,984. At 2, won Harness Jewels Emerald (Gr.1). At 3, won Harness Jewels Emerald (Gr.1); 2nd Vic Derby (Gr.1); 3rd NZ Derby (Gr.1). At 4, won Harness Jewels Emerald (Gr.1), Chariots Of Fire (Gr.1) , NZ Messenger (Gr.1). (In The Pocket) (pedigree)

FOLLOW THE STARS  1:53.8 - $707,237. At 2, won Aust. Breeders Crown (Gr.1), APG Final (Gr.1) ; 2nd Vic Derby (Gr.1), NZ Derby (Gr.1), GN Derby (Gr.1), Aust. Breeders Crown (Gr.1); 3rd Harness Jewels Emerald (Gr.1). (Cam’s Card Shark) (pedigree)

MAJOR MARK 1:53.6 - $712,960. At 2, won Harness Jewels (Gr.1) , NZ SS (Gr.1), NZ Welcome Stakes (Gr.1), NZ Young Gun Cardigan Bay Stakes (Gr.2). (Live Or Die) (pedigree)

LETTUCEROCKTHEM 1:51 - $689,058. At 2, won APG (Gr.1) , NSW Breeders Ch. (Gr.1). At 3, won NSW Breeders Ch. (Gr.1). At 4, won NSW Breeders Ch. (Gr.1)(Vanston Hanover) (pedigree)

FIGHT FOR GLORY (M) 1:54.5 - $672,842. At 3, won NZ Oaks (Gr.1) , NSW Oaks (Gr.1), Qld Oaks (Gr.1), Gold  Coast Oaks (Gr.3); 2nd Harness Jewels (Gr.1), Nevele R Series Final (Gr.1); 3rd QLD Derby (Gr.1). As Aged, won Queen Of Hearts (Gr.1); 3rd Sibelia Stakes (Gr.2), Northern Breeders Stakes (Gr.3)(Village Jasper) (pedigree)

ISAIAH 1:54.6 - $589,667. At 2, won NZ Sapling Stakes (Gr.3), NZ Yearling Sales Pace (L) . At 3, won NZ Yearling Sales Final (L); 2nd NZ Derby (Gr.1); 3rd NSW Derby (Gr.1), Harness Jewels Emerald (Gr.1). (In The Pocket) (pedigree)

PHILADELPHIA MAN 1:52.6 - $558,335. At 3, won Vicbred (Gr.1) . As Aged, won Blacks A Fake (Gr.1) , Heat Inter Dominion (Gr.2) (twice), Breeders Crown Graduate (Gr.2), Horsham Pacing Cup (Gr.1); 2nd Gold Coast Cup (Gr.1), Heat Inter Dominion (Gr.2), Shepparton Cup (Gr.2)(Fake Left) (pedigree)

RESTREPO 1:52.4 - $507,018. At 4, won 4yo Bonanza (Gr.3); 3rd Chariots Of Fire (Gr.1). As Aged, won Ballarat Cup (Gr.1) , Coca Cola Sprint (Gr.1). (D M Dilinger) (pedigree)

 

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MESSINI 1:54.9 - $492,786. At 2, won 2nd Vicbred (Gr.1). At 3, won Vicbred (Gr.1) . At 4, won Vicbred (Gr.1), Junior FFA (Gr.3). As Aged, won Methven Cup (Gr.3); 2nd Kaikoura Cup (Gr.2); 3rd NZ FFA (Gr.1), Cranbourne Cup (Gr.1), Breeders Crown (Gr.2). (Our Sir Vancelot) (pedigree)

LADY EUTHENIA (M) 1:53.7 - $461,285. At 2, won Bathurst Gold Tiara (Gr.1), NSW SS (Gr.1), Kay Seymour P. (Gr.1), NSW Breeders Ch. (Gr.1). At 3, won NSW Oaks (Gr.1). (Maple Lanes Strike) (pedigree)

MAJOR CROCKER 1:53.9 - $441,192. At 3, won Ht, Semi and Final Breeders Crown (Gr.1) , SA Southern Cross (Gr.2); 2nd Vicbred (Gr.1). As Aged, won cons Inter Dominion (Gr.2)(DM Dilinger) (pedigree)

LOUVRE (M) 1:54.5 - $401,265. At 2, won NSW Breeders Ch.(Gr.1). At 3, won NSW Breeders Ch. (Gr.1), APG Final (Gr.1). (Safely Kept) (pedigree)

SOHO VALENCIA 1:55.1 - $332,782. At 2, won Ht and Final Bathurst Gold Crown (Gr.1). (Vintner) (pedigree)

MAJOR CATASTROPHE 1:56.3 - $319,007. At 2, won Ht and Final WA Pearl (Gr.1). (Parsons Den) (pedigree)

BEETSON 1:52 - $310,989. At 2, won Ht and Final Bathurst Gold Crown (Gr.1). (Classic Garry) (pedigree)

MAJOR SECRET 1:55.6 - $306,682. At 3, won NSW Derby (Gr.1). (Safely Kept) (pedigree)

RENAISSANCE MAN 1:53.1 - $297,904. At 2, won NSW Sires Stakes (Gr.1). (Safely Kept) (pedigree)

ONLYFORYOU (M) 1:55.8 - $365,459. At 2, won NZ Sires Stakes (Gr.1), Diamond Pace (Gr.1). (Presidential Ball) (pedigree)

FIELD MARSHAL 1:53.1 - $333,685. At 4, won Messenger Championship (Gr.1), Taylor Mile (Gr.1), Harness Jewels (Gr.1). (Washington VC) (Pedigree)

JOYS A BABE (M) 1:51.7 - $280,715. At 2, won Seymour Nursery Pace (Gr.1). (Fake Left) (pedigree)

GLENFERRIE SHUFFLE (M) 1:57 - $279,839. At 2, won Ht, Semi and Final Australasian Breeders Crown Final (Gr.1). (Falcon Seelster) (pedigree)

LILAC STRIDE (M) 1:54.4 - $276,140. At 4, won Australasian Breeders Crown Final (Gr.1). (Falcon Seelster) (pedigree)

MAJOR REALITY (M) 1:54.7 - $259,366. At 3, won WA Oaks (Gr.1). (Armbro Operative) (pedigree)

BAMAKO MALI (M) 1:55.6 - $259,309. At 2, won NSW Breeders Challenge (Gr.1). (Safely Kept) (pedigree)

SHEEZALLATTITUDE (M) 1:55.1 - $252,834. At 3, won APG Final (Gr.1). (Safely Kept) (pedigree)

RANI MAJOR (M) 1:55.7 - $246,434. At 2, won RQIS 2yo Final (Gr.1). (Fake Left) (pedigree)

GOLDEN GODDESS (M) 1:54.7 - $245,670. At 3, won NZ Sires Stakes (Gr.1). (Christian Cullen) (pedigree)

NOWITZKI 1:54 - $233,917. At 4, won Golden Nugget (Gr.1). (Armbro Operative) (pedigree)

CALA (M) 1:55.4 - $231,007. At 3, won Australasian Breeders Crown Final (Gr.1). (Holmes Hanover) (pedigree)

SHEZ NO FAKE (M) 1:56 - $219,149. At 3, won RQIS 3yo Fillies Final (Gr.1). (Fake Left) (pedigree)

SMOOTH SHOWGIRL (M) 1:52.3 - $213,159. At 2, won Nursery Fillies Final (Gr.1). (Armbro Operative) (pedigree)

MAJORLY FOXY STYX (M) 1:52.8 - $211,635. At 4, won Mares Classic (Gr.1). (Christian Cullen) (pedigree)

OUR FEMME FATALE (M) 1:55.3 - $210,080. At 2, won Vicbred Final (Gr.1). (Armbro Operative) (pedigree)

QUEEN OF POP (M) 1:57.3 - $193,527. At 2, won APG Final (Gr.1). (In The Pocket) (pedigree)

SPICY STRIDE (M) 1:52.8 - $184,535. At 2, won Ht, Semi and Final NSW Breeders Challenge (Gr.1). (Western Hanover) (pedigree)

BELLA STARR (M) 1:55.9 - $157,038. At 3, Vicbred Final (Gr.1). (Badlands Hanover) (pedigree)

 

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings Time
2 7 4 1 0 $81,515 1:54.6
3 31 20 3 2 $1,879,837 1:50.2
4 11 8 3 0 $1,311,865 1:48.8
Total 49 32 7 2 $3,273,217  
At 2 Won Lou Babic Memorial, NJ Std. Futurity, NJSS, Reynolds Memorial div; 2nd Bluegrass S. div.
At 3 Won Bluegrass S., elim and Final Breeders Crown, elim and Final Cane Pace, elim and Final Confederation Cup, elim and Final Hoosier Cup, elim and Final James Dancer Memorial, Matron S. (3rd in Final), elim and Final Progress Pace, elim Provincial Cup (2nd in Final), Tattersalls Pace; 2nd elim Little Brown Jug, Oliver Wendell Holmes S; 3rd elim Berrys Creek S.
At 4 Won Breeders Crown Final, elim and Final Canadian Pacing Derby, US Pacing Championship, elim William Haughton Memorial (2nd in Final); 2nd Battle Of Lake Erie S.
Artsplace
1988
Abercrombie
1975
Silent Majority
1969
Henry T Adios
1958
ADIOS
Greer Hanover
Hobby Horse Tar
1964
TAR HEEL
Wilellen
Bergdorf
1967
DUANE HANOVER
1952
Knight Dream
Dorsh Hanover
Princess Best
1959
The Widower
Princess Chief
Miss Elvira
1982
ALBATROSS
1968
MEADOW SKIPPER
1960
Dale Frost
Countess Vivian
Voodoo Hanover
1964
DANCER HANOVER
Vibrant Hanover
Ladalia Hanover
1975
Columbia George
1967
Good Time
Mitzi Eden
Lady Kacne
1967
DUANE HANOVER
Lady Lunken
Perfect Profile
1990
Nihilator
1982
Niatross
1977
ALBATROSS
1968
MEADOW SKIPPER
Voodoo Hanover
Niagara Dream
1964
Bye Bye Byrd
Scoot
Margie's Melody
1976
Bret Hanover
1962
ADIOS
Brenna Hanover
Pretty Margie
1971
MEADOW SKIPPER
Margie's Storm
Rodine Hanover
1982
Big Towner
1974
Gene Abbe
1944
Bert Abbe
Rose Marie
Tiny Wave
1970
Shadow Wave
Tiny Gold
Romona Hanover
1972
DANCER HANOVER
1957
ADIOS
The Old Maid
Romola Hanover
1957
TAR HEEL
Romola Hal


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Through his progeny Art Major is showing he is a tremendous stallion. He is crossing with many different broodmare sirelines, however there are some patterns which have emerged.

As with most Artsplace stallions Art Major is crossing well with mares by No Nukes and Cam Fella line stallions.

Three of his of his top ten performers out of No Nukes line mares, including his top earner Sushi Sushi.

No Nukes line stallions include Safely Kept, American IdealLive Or Die, Western Terror, Jeremes Jet, Caprock, Badlands Hanover, Ticket To Heaven, Barnett Hanover, Union Guy, Kinney Hanover, Northern Lights, etc.

While he has also sired many top performers out of Cam Fella line mares including For A Reason, Philadelphia Man, Lettucereason, Shez No Fake, General Bronski and Major Bronski out of Fake Left mares. Then Its My Pleasure, Art Shadow and Our Femme Fatale out of Armbro Operative mares.

Onlyforyou is out of a Presidential Ball mare, Restrepo and Major Crocker are out of D M Dilinger mares.

Cam Fella line stallions include Fake Left, Bettors Delight, Armbro OperativePresidential Ball, Precious Bunny, Pacific Fella, Four Starzzz Shark, Blissfull Hall, Riverboat King, Camtastic, Cameleon, Brioso Hanover, Exotic Earl, etc.

Art Major has demonstrated the ability to sire extremely good horses out of Direct Scooter line mares incuding Santanna Blue Chip in North America and Isaiah and Sky Major in New Zealand.

Of course the Direct Scooter line has been very successful down here through In The Pocket, Christian Cullen, Courage Under Fire and Mach Three, so any mares by these stallions should suit Art Major.

It is also worth noting that Art Major has demonstrated a liking for the "outcross" type mares. His best performing female in the Southern Hemisphere, Avonnova and Lady Euthenia are out of Maple Lanes Strike mares. While also his richest performer in America, Art Official, and both Lilac Stride and Glenferrie Shuffle, are all out of Falcon Seelster mares.

Soho Valencia is out of a Vintner mare, while Beetson is out of a Classic Garry mare.

Art Major has also sired $100,000 winners out of mares by Vanston Hanover (Lettucerockthem), Holmes Hanover (Just Cala) and Tompkins Hanover (Dance For Madi). So mares by Albatross line stallions could be suitable.

Such Albatross line stallions include Soky's Atom, Vance Hanover, Butler BG, Talk About Class, etc.

Interestingly Art Major has had also had a fair amount of success with Albert Albert and Pacific Rocket mares in the US with the best being Artimittateslife.

Of course Art Major’s full brother Perfect Art enjoyed great success here before his untimely death so we can learn from him. Looking at the dams of his 20 $100,000 earners, 6 are by sons of Albatross, 4 are by sons or grandsons of Most Happy Fella, 3 are by Fake Left, 3 are by sons or grandsons of No Nukes, 2 are by Golden Greek, 1 is by Land Grant and 1 is by Maple Lanes Strike.