Artiscape Retired From Breeding

Artiscape winning the 1997 Breeders Crown at Mohawk Racetrack
Published: December 18, 2023 02:05 pm EST

Influential pacing stallion Artiscape has been retired from breeding.

Winbak Farm of New York announced on Monday, Dec. 18 the retirement of 28-year-old stallion Artiscape, p, 2, 1:52.3; 3, 1:49.3z ($1,469,461).

“Artiscape is a classy stallion who excelled both on the track and in the breeding shed,” said Noelle Duspiva, Winbak Farm of New York Manager. “He has always been a favourite of mine and he has left an unmeasurable impact on the breed.”

Artiscape was bred by Brittany Farms and Brian Monieson who also owned the stallion during his racing career. He was the first millionaire to have both a millionaire aire and a millionaire dam.

His dam, Delinquent Account, p, 2, 1:54.1; 3, 1:53.3, 1:51.4 ($1,038,997), won the O’Brien Award for older pacing mares, OJC Award for older pacing mares and USHWA Dan Patch Award for older pacing mares.

As a racehorse trained by Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh, Artiscape won 19 times from 26 starts. As a three-year-old in 1998, he won the divisional O’Brien Award, USHWA Dan Patch Award and HTA Nova Award.

At two, Artiscape won the Breeders Crown final at Mohawk Racetrack (third in elimination), Governor's Cup elimination at Garden State Park (third in the final), International Stallion Stakes at The Red Mile and a Miller Lite Pace leg at The Red Mile.

At three, Artiscape won the American-National Stakes elimination and final at Balmoral Park, Bluegrass Stakes at The Red Mile, Breeders Crown elimination and final at Colonial Downs, Hoosier Cup elimination at Hoosier Park, Messenger Stakes elimination at The Meadows, Provincial Cup elimination and final at Windsor Raceway, a Simcoe Stakes division at Woodbine Racetrack and Tattersalls Pace at The Red Mile. He was second in a Little Brown Jug elimination at Delaware County Fair and Oliver Wendell Holmes Stakes at The Meadowlands. He was third in the Hoosier Cup final and Messenger Stakes final.

The talented son of Artsplace stood in New Jersey before standing in New York. He stood stud for a total of 25 years.

“I was thrilled when the Artiscape syndicate decided to move him to Winbak Farm of New York in 2006,” said Joe Thomson, Winbak Farm Owner. “He had already proven himself as a stallion in New Jersey, including siring Winbak-bred Rainbow Blue, who was the U.S Horse of the Year, and he continued to have many more years of success.”

Artiscape offspring have earned more than $111 million in North America. He is the sire of 929 race winners.

He is the sire of 10 millionaires including Maltese Artist, p, 2, 1:58.1s; 3, 1:49.2; 1:48.3f ($2,340,872), Escape The Wind, p, 3, 1:50.2; 1:48.3s ($2,129,244), 2004 Canadian and U.S. Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue, p, 2, 1:54.2; 3, 1:49.2s ($1,600,012), Yankee Cruiser, p, 2, 1:51.2; 3, 1:49.3s ($1,457,346), Rare Jewel, p, 3, 1:50.3s; 1:49s ($1,336,153), Shelliscape, p, 2, 1:52s; 3, 1:49.1 ($1,153,540), Art Director, p, 2, 1:56h; 3, 1:49.3 ($1,123,734), Stonebridge Kisses, p, 2, Q2:00s; 3, 1:52.1s; 1:50.2s ($1,082,459), Escapable Beaux, p, 2, 2:02.1f; p, 3, 1:53.4f; 1:50s ($1,051,066), and Escape The News, p, 2, 1:50.3; 3, 1:50f; 1:48.4 ($1,021,619). Yankee Cruiser is the sire of Sweet Lou, p, 2, 1:49s; 3, 1:47.4s; 1:47f ($3,484,251).

As a broodmare sire, Artiscape is the grandsire of multiple millionaires including Western Fame, p, 2, Q1:55.4; 3, 1:50.1h; 1:48.1f ($2,002,788), Captain Crunch, p, 2, 1:49.1; 3, 1:47.2s ($1,725,495), Sylvia Hanover,  p, 2, 1:50.2s; 3, 1:48.1 -'23 ($1,742,675), Somwherovrarainbow,  p, 2, 1:51.2s; 3, 1:51f; 1:48f ($1,344,856), and Covered Bridge, p, 2, 1:52; 3, 1:50.4s; 1:48.3 ($1,156,180).

“Winbak Farm is proud to continue Artiscape’s legacy in the broodmare band,” said Jack Burke, Winbak Farm General Manager. “For example, we have nine daughters of Artiscape and a handful of mares that are direct descendants of his maternal family in the herd.”

During his retirement, Artiscape will continue to live at Winbak Farm of New York.

“He will continue to live his life at Winbak Farm of New York and be treated like the special horse that he is.”

Winbak Farm is grateful for those who contributed to the success that Artiscape had during his breeding career.

“We want to thank everyone who has supported Artiscape in his stallion career and his connections for allowing us to stand him,” said Thomson. “I especially want to thank George Segal and Art Zubrod with Brittany Farms for being supportive of Winbak Farm and our business partnership.”

(With files from Winbak Farm)

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