Artie Schiller a hit in Florida

Emirates Park sire Artie Schiller continues to be a hit in the auction ring with a colt bringing $575,000 at this week’s Ocala 2YO Sale in Florida.

The March 29 born bay was consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm (as agent) and made the Top 10 leader-board to the bid of Conquest Stables.  He had breezed a furlong in 10 seconds flat prior to the auction on Tuesday.

Out of the unraced Lord Avie mare Sister Baby, he is a brother to Hammers Terror, a Listed winner of the Mystic Lake Derby and Brooks Fields Stakes at Canterbury racecourse in Minnesota.

Conquest Stables purchased an Artie Schiller filly at the 2013 Ocala 2YO March Sale for $240,000 and, racing as My Conquestadory, she landed the G1 Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland last October.

There were 18 Artie Schillers offered at the Melbourne Premier Sale earlier this month and they sold to $150,000.  Trainer Clinton McDonald took his top-priced yearling home to Caulfield.  Offered by Burnewang North Pastoral, he is a half-brother to city winners by Testa Rossa, Anabaa, Henny Hughes and Catbird.

Artie Schiller (El Prado) shuttles from WinStar Farm in Kentucky to Emirates Park’s Victorian facility at Diggers Rest.