Emirates Park has closed the 2012 southern book for Artie Schiller. The young USA bred son of El Prado has received overwhelming support according to the stud’s nominations manager Bryan Carlson.
“We always anticipated a very positive response to Artie Schiller but even we have been surprised by the extent of enquiries,” Carlson said. “He’s restricted to 130 mares by arrangement with his co-owners in North America and we have had to introduce a waiting list due to the volume of support.”
Artie Schiller’s reputation in both hemispheres is going from strength-to-strength. His North American progeny have been winning in stakes company virtually from Day 1, while his unraced stock have become more and more in demand. The Keeneland Fasig-Tipton yearling sale earlier this month saw one of his fillies make $190,000 — the biggest price fetched by a member of the breed at public auction.
In Australia, Artie Schiller is just over a week away from being officially recognized as the Champion second season sire of 2011-12.