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Artax

Status:
Deceased
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Trainer:
Bred:
Oklahoma (USA) by Vinery Stud Pty LTD  -  Carondelet Farm
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What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Artax...

Noted Bloodstock agent Buzz Chace has passed awy this morning. Buzz was responsible for picking out some of the best horses of the last 20 years. Buzz pick out my namesake champion Artax and also Unbridled's Song and Songandaprayer among many other graded stake winner and future sires.
Just found this video on youtube only has 125 views but its of the fallen horses of 2012 not jsut american horses and you can tell sumone spent a good amount of time on this and was really moving and great to see all thoes champions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pGmVp1ab_c
As we say good-bye to 2012, it is time to take a few minutes to say our final farewells to those we lost this year...Read More
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  • forego139 · RIP my friends, thanks for all the great thrills you all provided during your racing careers. :’( · 467 days ago ·
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  • amfuller · Word is from the necropsy Pulpit died from a blood clot but his body was ravaged with cancer and would have died anyway. So sad. Do these farms not do routine checks for cancer and other stuff? · 466 days ago ·
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A look at some of our favorite Breeders' Cup Sprint facts and figures.Read More
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  • jasen.mangrum · So what it sounds like is The Factor needs to draw post 5 & Nakatani on his back? Ca-ching! · 583 days ago ·
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  • Floridaf · If that were to happen, Jasen, then I wouldn't even want to begin to contemplate the odds for The Factor. No money to be made there at all! · 582 days ago ·
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The 1944 Carter Handicap, which was run on June 10th, produced racing’s first triple dead heat in a stakes race. This year’s elite field of six has the makings for another historic finish. Read More
Sorry, but if you say Groundhog Day to me, I think of the 1993 Harold Ramis film titled the same, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, way before I think of the chubby rodent from somewhere in Pennsylvania. I like movies, what can I say. If you’ve never seen it, by all means rent it and hunker ...Read More
Artax is one of my all time favorites. I will never forget that Breeders' Cup Day in 1999. I was standing on a garbage can when he looked me straight in the eye as if to say, "what are you doing up here on my level?"..and in that moment our hearts connected as if there were no crowd around us at all. I will see you in the big sky my beautiful friend. Fly free.
R.I.P. Artax...
Just heard from Steve Byk, Artax has passed away from complications of colic in Brazil. Rest in peace.
  • Mike in SB · Artax was one of my favorite horses, wasn't he the horse that almost ran down the drunk that got out on the track at Pimlico on the Preakness undercard one year? · 832 days ago ·
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Where have those 120 Beyer horses gone? I miss them. You should, too. When I broached the subject of this column to Andrew Beyer, he said it was going to be depressing reading. True enough, but also, hopefully, educational. I have questions. Perhaps, somebody has answers. Read More
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  • travel_vic · Beyers as innacurate as ever, can never be compared one season to the next. · 863 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · Beyer himself began to understand the phrase "It is not how fast you run but HOW you run fast" · 863 days ago ·
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He's way too high on this list, but he was a good horse.
Artax is the fastest horse in the world. 120 flat. Carter Hdcp since 1895. Enough said. This track record may never be broken. Furthermore, was accomplished after a tendon tear that would have retired most horses.
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  • humphrey · Also the Carter has been run at 10f, 9f, about 7/8ths, 6.5f over time · 1285 days ago ·
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  • cugel the clever · speed records mean nothing because of the vastly differing surfaces at each track. of more significance is the quality of competition that a horse consistently beats and the various types of surfaces on which a horse shows superior ability, · 1285 days ago ·
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Artax, the 1999 Eclipse Award-winning sprinter, has been sold by John Smicklas and Randy Gammill to Brazilian interests. The 15-year-old stallion formerly stood at Gammill’s Diamond G Ranch near Edmond, Okla. Artax shuttled to Brazil starting in 2009.Read More
  • Artax120 · I think it sucks. I had already planned a trip to Diamond G in December, to meet Artax. · 1285 days ago ·
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  • humphrey · The US steals South American sires all the time. Its about time they did the same in return...ALSO money talks · 1285 days ago ·
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The Never Ending Story was a 1984 film based on a fantasy novel by Michael Ende. It’s not a masterpiece by any means, but it is a good film, and holds up better than other similarly-themed movies of its era (Dark Crystal, Time Bandits, Dune). The story of the movie centers around Bastian Bux, a bele...Read More
From 1992-1999 Artax had the best beyer figures for sprinter's. Beating Kona Gold in the B.C. Sprint at gulfstream in 107.89 and a 123 beyer. His 124 beyer in his previous race the Forest Hills H-G2 at Belmont in fractions of 22.1 44.3 (11.1 sec. 1/8!!) 55.4 107.3. That's the fastest fraction for that portion of the race i've ever seen and i have the book Champions (past performances of all the Champions of the last century). His soundness problems make you wonder what he could have accomplished if sound.
Artax, champion sprinter of 1999, will stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Dr. Adriano Quadros' Haras Henrique Waihrich in Brazil.Read More
March 31, 2007 by Tim Holland Brisnet - Much has been written about sires that produce precocious runners and have a high win rate with their first-time starters. Indeed, debutants by such stallions as Five Star Day, Successful Appeal or Yes It's True are popular with horseplayers who follow stallio...Read More

Artax - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video11/06/99Artax1stGP66 fDBreeders' Cup Sprint-G1 3+ MArtaxKona GoldBig Jag1:07.89
View DetailsView Video09/25/99Artax1stBel97 fDVosburgh-G1 3+ MArtaxStormin FeverMountain Top1:21.65
View DetailsView Video05/02/99Artax1stAqu87 fDCarter Handicap-G1 3+ MArtaxAffirmed SuccessWestern Borders1:20.04
View DetailsView Video05/02/98Artax13thCD81 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MReal QuietVictory GallopIndian Charlie2:02.20
View DetailsView Video04/04/98Artax3rdSA51 1/8 mDSanta Anita Derby-G1 3 MIndian CharlieReal QuietArtax1:47.00