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Oklahoma (USA) by Vinery Stud Pty LTD  -  Carondelet Farm
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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
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? · 967 days ago
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 · 1420 days ago
  • 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, · 1420 days ago
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 - 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