Emirates Park Victoria shuttler Artie Schiller (USA) is the only stallion represented by more than one runner in this Saturday’s $3.50 million Golden Slipper Stakes.
And in Flying Artie and Good Standing, the proven Group 1 racehorse and sire undoubtedly has two very live hopes of claiming Australia’s breed-shaping event.
Flying Artie was one of the unluckiest runners in the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes when finishing a courageous runner-up after a chequered passage. And Good Standing earned his shot with an encouraging G3 Skyline Stakes victory at just his second start.
Artie Schiller has assumed a Top 5 position on the Australian 2YO sires’ premiership and, significantly, it has come about with only 9 starters to date among his biggest-ever (109) local foal crop.
The quality duo reaffirmed Artie Schiller as a proven source of top-end of two year-olds. His 2011 foal crop in the northern hemisphere featured We Miss Artie (G1 Keeneland Breeders’ Futurity) and My Conquestadory (G1 Keeneland Alcibiades Stakes).
Artie Schiller also has Not Now When and Lebombo Rose competing in the $250,000 VOBIS Gold Rush (1000m) at Bendigo on Saturday.