On Friday (November 17), Hanover Shoe Farms announced that 2014 Dan Patch and O'Brien Award winner Artspeak, the outstanding son of the sire of sires Western Ideal, will stand at Winbak Farms in Ontario for the 2018 breeding season. Artspeak’s oldest foals will be yearlings in 2018.
“From the ones we can see here at Hanover, and from what we hear from other breeders, Artspeak’s foals are exceptionally good-looking,” said Jim Simpson, Hanover Shoe Farms CEO and Artspeak’s syndicate manager. “We intend to continue breeding to him and expect that he will prove to be one of North America’s leading sires.”
Artspeak p,2,1:50.2, 3,1:47.4 ($1,625,869) was 2014’s richest two-year-old pacing colt, with $742,185 (U.S.), and took wins in the $667,000 Metro, $565,000 Governor’s Cup, Bluegrass and four other stakes that season en route to his championship title. He took his 1:47.4 mark at The Red Mile, the fastest mile time by a three-year-old from his crop.
Artspeak’s service fee will be $4,000 Canadian.
(with files from Hanover)