Day At The Track

Artsplace rules okay!

11:38 AM 06 Jul 2014 NZST
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Artsplace - His sons have been having an outstanding run in Australia
Artsplace - In August 2006
Photo courtesy of Harnesslink tour group

One stallion stood head and shoulders above the competition last night in the six finals of the harness racing Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series Finals.

Five of the six winners were sired by sons of Artsplace and to top it off his outstanding son Guaranteed was a brave second in the only age division he didn't win.

Artsplace sons have been having an outstanding run in Australia for quite a while  and last nights results just confirmed how dominant the sire line is at the moment in Australia.

Modern Art started the ball rolling with his smart 2 year old Feeling Arty who caused an upset in the 2 year old colts and geldings division.

It was his  third  win from just nine lifetime starts and was just reward for a colt who has only been out of the money once in those nine starts.

Art Major got into the act with his outstanding son Messini giving notice of his potential with a great win in the 3 year old colts and geldings division.

It was his third win in three starts this season in Australia and his tenth win lifetime and judging by last nights effort there are a lot more wins to come yet.

Modern Art was back on center stage in the 4 year old mares division with Pressplay, driven a treat by Amanda Turnbull, overcoming an early check to storm home center track for an impressive win.

It was her fifth win this season and the eight lifetime for the Modern Art mare who was bred and is owned and trained by Rebecca Cartwright.

Art Major got back into the picture in the 3 year old fillies division with My Bella Star just hanging on after a great front running drive from Gavin Lang.

It was her eight win from just 14 starts this season and she looks like developing into a lovely mare next season.

Next up was the 4 year old colts and geldings division and the only final not won by a descendant of Artsplace although the run of Guaranteed for second was every bit as good as that of the winner Lennytheshark with the draw having a major bearing on the contest.

The last final for the night was the 2 year old fillies division with Niki No No from the first crop of Sportswriter showing real grit after being wide for a lap to kick away in the straight for a great win.

It was her fourth win from just six starts and Niki No No looks a filly of real promise.

All in all a great night for Artsplace and his sons and one that we may see a lot more of in the immediate future.

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