Group 1 colts retire to Newgate Farm

Group 1 winning colts Extreme Choice and Flying Artie will stand at Newgate Farm in 2017.

Trainer Mick Price said it had been a privilege to train two colts as genuine as Extreme Choice and Flying Artie.  “They will be missed in the stable, however, they have the potential to make a major impact on the Australian breeding industry.”

Extreme Choice (Not A Single Doubt) won the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at two and resumed this season to defeat older horses, including the Group 1 winners Chautauqua, Buffering & Lucky Hussler (Husson), in the G1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley in September.

He bowed out after finishing midfield in the G1 Newmarket Hcp (1200m) at Flemington last weekend.  Bred by Bell River Thoroughbreds, Extreme Choice was purchased for $100,000 at the 2015 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale and retires the winner of 4 races from 8 starts and over $1.73 million in prizemoney.

Flying Artie (Artie Schiller) was second to Extreme Choice in the Blue Diamond and third behind Capitalist and Yankee Rose in the Golden Slipper.  His 3yo spring campaign began with a Group 3 victory in the Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield and climaxed with a Group 1 triumph in the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington

The pair will join Capitalist (Written Tycoon) on the Newgate Farm roster this year.  He is already fully booked for 2017 at a $55,000 fee.

“The demand for his services have been intense since announcing his fee a couple of weeks ago,” Newgate’s Bruce Slade said.  “We feel humbled that virtually every top breeder in the nation will be supporting him this season.”

Fees for Extreme Choice and Flying Artie will be announced in the coming weeks.