Newgate, China Horse Club buy into Flying Artie
Flying Artie: son of Artie Schiller won the Coolmore Stud Stakes
PICTURE: Getty Images Newgate Farm purchase interest in Flying Artie
By Zoe Vicarage 11:59AM 1 NOV 2016
NEWGATE FARM and the China Horse Club has purchased a majority interest in this year's Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes hero Flying Artie.
The Australian stud will stand Flying Artie when he retires from racing and for the foreseeable future he will remain with his trainer Mick Price to target Group 1 contests in 2017.
The three-year-old son of Artie Schiller will be raced for the rest of his career in a syndicate made up of Newgate Farm, the China Horse Club, SF Bloodstock, Matthew Sandblom and his original owners Luskin Park and Aston Bloodstock.
Flying Artie was purchased by Paul Whelan of Luskin Park at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Sale and has since gone to win three times including in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Blue Prelude, the Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes and the Coolmore Stud Stakes last Saturday.
Newgate managing director Henry Field said: "Flying Artie is an exceptional colt in one of the greatest three-year-old crops we have seen in many years.
"He was up there with the very best of his generation at two, placing in a Golden Slipper and Blue Diamond, before dominantly winning the strongest Coolmore Stakes we have seen on record.
"He's a serious racehorse and will be a serious outcross as a sire and we are privileged to be standing him on completion of racing."
Whelan added: "Artie has brought so much joy to myself and Wilf Mula [Aston Bloodstock] and our families.
"It is extremely satisfying to see him go to Newgate Farm, which has proven to be the number one emerging stallion farm in Australia."
The China Horse Club said: "We look to invest in exceptional colts and he is a horse with the world at his feet. He's a very exciting sire prospect for us and our partners."