This outstanding son of the great Artsplace has rightly earned himself a reputation as a champion racehorse who has gone on to be a champion sire. As a sire he has done it in both hemispheres which makes the achievement even more impressive.
Racing as just a two and three year old,was a star from the start. Raking in over $735,000 from just nine starts at two, he went on to win over a million at three and ended his career having won $1,760,000 and taking a time of 1:50:1 USA.
He went to stud at four and quickly made a name for himself as a sire whose stock processed that great intangible, the will to win. His sons and daughters became renowned for lifting and winning when appearing to be beaten in the home stretch.
His American stock have performed right from the start and to date have won over $46,000,000.
His 487 winners with 14 in 1:50 include the incomparable $4,143,000 who is still the biggest stake earning pacing sire on the planet, Not Enough $1,387,000, Transcending $861,000, Tiz To Dream $702,000 to name just a few of the others that have built his reputation.
In Australia he has left 245 winners including the great import$3,366,000 who has proven you can win at the highest level in both hemispheres. Others such as Make Me Smile $517,000 Rocknrolla $287,000 Devilish Smile $277,000 and Grinjarra $248,000 have been worthy representatives in Australia.
In New Zealand he has left 73 winners with the outstanding juvenile$1,089,000 his best performer to date. Pure Power $294,000, Pass Them By $133,000, Smiling Star $105,000 and Charge Forward $104,000 have all raced in Free For All class in NZ in the last three years.
All up he has left 805 winners worldwide for stakes in excess of $56,000,000 with over $10,000,000 of that earned in Australasia.
One of his most lasting achievements is that of having left a millionaire in North America, Australia and New Zealand. He can truly call himself one of the all time greats - The sire who leaves them as tough as they come.
This is a series of stallion reviews that Harnesslink are doing with a view to sheading some light on some of the "forgotten"sires in Australasia.