Flying Artie x Micucci filly

Horse Details

KEY POINTS

  • An outstanding filly by exciting first-season sire FLYING ARTIE (World Champion 3YO Sprinter), out of a Group performed mare!
  • “An exciting, must have filly. Beautifully put together and she moves like the top liners do.” – Michael Ward.
  • A Group winner & multiple Group 1 placed at 2, FLYING ARTIE won the ‘stallion making’ Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes and was named World Champion 3YO Sprinter in a vintage crop (Russian Revolution, Star Turn, Extreme Choice, Astern etc.).
  • A pedigree with speed and stamina, while the ARTIE SCHILLER x FLYING SPUR ‘nick’ has produced
    5 winners from 5 runners!
  • Selected by Triple Crown’s Chris & Michael Ward. Selectors of REDZEL, HOT SNITZEL, PEGGY JEAN, DOTHRAKI, CHARLIE BOY, REELEM IN RUBY, MISSILE MANTRA, MOSS TRIP, MILITARY ZONE FLYING SNITZEL, CAVALRY ROSE, PATRONYME etc.
  • To be trained by world renowned pair of Peter and Paul Snowden, trainers of Triple Crown’s 2017 ($10 million) and 2018 ($13 million) The Everest winner REDZEL and 2016 Golden Slipper winner CAPITALIST, EPAULETTE, RUSSIAN REVOULTION, SHOOTING TO WIN, SEPOY, PRIDE OF DUBAI, HOT SNITZEL, FORENSICS, PEGGY JEAN, DENMAN, GUELPH, EARTHQUAKE, HELMET, SKILLED, PURPLE, MENTAL, COMPLACENT & BENFICA etc.

THE HORSE

There is just so much to like about this filly. Her sire, FLYING ARTIE was an out and out speed machine and his first yearlings have really captured the attention of buyers, but the family offers so much too.

The dam, MICUCCI was a very speedy 2YO and she’s a ½ sister to Sydney and Melbourne city winner SMART AS YOU THINK, who was Group placed. SMART AS YOU THINK also recorded top 4 finishes in the Group 2 Stocks Stakes and Group 2 PJ O’Shea Stakes (behind multiple Group 1 winner EGG TART).

This is only the 2nd foal for MICUCCI but both the 2nd and 3rd dams have produced 7 winners from 8 to race between them, while the vast majority of the family have been able to win over short distances before getting out to a mile as they mature.

Importantly, the ARTIE SCHILLER (sire of FLYING ARTIE) x FLYING SPUR ‘nick’ has been tried 5 times thus far for 5 winners!

Don’t be surprised if this one is the 6th … she’s beautifully put together and moves like the top liners do. See for yourself below!

FLYING ARTIE

What a truly exciting stallion prospect FLYING ARTIE is!

First off, he’s producing tremendous athletes, of which this filly is a perfect example.

What’s more, as a racehorse, Flying Artie did everything that is considered the ideal for a stallion standing in Australia … he won the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (defeating multiple Group winner & sire, Star Turn) before running 2nd to Extreme Choice (another sire) in a very slick Group 1 Blue Diamond, having encountered severe interference on the turn. He then finished 3rd to Capitalist (yes, another sire!) in the Group 1 Golden Slipper.

Resuming as a 3YO, Flying Artie won the Group 3 Blue Sapphire and then capped off his remarkable career with a brilliant victory in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes … scoring comfortably against the likes of Astern, Star Turn, Russian Revolution and Extreme Choice.

The Coolmore is regarded as Australia’s ‘stallion making’ race and Flying Artie was rated the best 3YO sprinter in the world. He topped the Timeform rankings and was crowned Champion 3YO Colt in what was a truly remarkable crop of 3YOs.

The best son of ARTIE SCHILLER in Australia, Flying Artie’s sire has produced 51 stakes winners world-wide of over $70 million, while Flying Artie is from the stakes winner and multiple Group placed sprinter/miler, FLYING RUBY – in turn a daughter of the ½ sister to the legendary BETTER LOOSEN UP.

MICUCCI

There is a genuine mix of speed and stamina in this filly’s pedigree. Importantly, several of the relations were capable of winning over the short distances before maturing into milers and middle-distance types.

This filly is the 2nd foal of FLYING SPUR mare, MICUCCI who finished a ¾’s of a length fourth in the Group 3 Widden Stakes at 2. Only lightly raced, Micucci recorded top 4 finishes at her last 5 starts, including 2 wins up to 1200m.

MICUCCI is 1 of 4 winners – from 4 to race – for the GIANT’S CAUSEWAY mare SATIRICAL LADY: also the dam of SMART AS YOU THINK, a winner at Moonee Valley and Randwick but notably stakes placed in Melbourne and Adelaide (twice), along with Group 2 fourths in the Stocks Stakes and PJ O’Shea.

SATIRICAL LADY is a ½ sister to SATIRICAL BOY, whose 5 wins from 1400m to 2200m were highlighted by a Group placing at 2!

Other relations include UK stakes winner SARDONIC and the 5-time winner GOD’S IN HIM, who won from 1200m to 1600m and finished 2nd – beaten a lip – in the Group 2 Shannon Stakes and Listed Scone Cup.

While Flying Artie’s first crop are only yearlings, his sire ARTIE SCHILLER has matched up exceptionally well with FLYING SPUR mares – 5 runners, 5 winners!

Below: Our Flying Artie filly cracks a smile for the camera before our racing manager Laura lets her read her pedigree page.

Prizemoney opportunities like never before. . .

Please note that this outstanding filly is eligible and suited to target the following races:

  • $8,000,000 INGLIS race series (already nominated)
  • $3,500,000 Golden Slipper (already nominated)
  • $2,000,000 Inglis Millennium (already nominated)
  • $1,000,000 Golden Rose (already nominated)

In 2018/19, there was $809,109,018 distributed in prizemoney throughout Australia with stakes increasing by 92% in the last 10 years: the highest of any racing nation in the world. There are also 60 races worth $1 million or greater – including 9 x 2YO races – in Australia, whilst the phenomenal $14m The Everest is the pinnacle for the older horses.

The filly is also BOBS (Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme), and BOBS EXTRA eligible which means she will be running for millions of dollars in extra bonuses over and above any prizemoney. For example (using some standard race figures):

  • Metro Race (Saturday) – Prizemoney = $125,000 plus BOBS up to $40,000. Total on offer = $165,000!
  • Metro Race (Midweek) – Prizemoney = $50,000 plus BOBS up to $20,000. Total on offer = $70,000!
  • Provincial Race – Prizemoney = $35,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $45,000!
  • Country Race – Prizemoney = $22,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $32,000!

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