Hall of Fame


art's vintage

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Napa Valley
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Most Happy Fella

Sired by 1992 Horse of the Year Artsplace, broodmare Art’s Vintage was foaled on April 28, 2000 in Versailles, Kentucky. Bred by Brittany Farms and Brian Monieson Trust, Art’s Vintage did not race. The progeny that qualified Art’s Vintage for the Hall of Fame are Vintage Master p,4,1:48.1f ($2,160,953), Great Vintage p,4,1:49.1f ($793,108) and Ideal Vintage p,3,1:50.2 ($508,716).

World champion Vintage Master (Western Ideal), trained by Jimmy Takter, raced from 2008-2012. Major career victories at three included the Adios (defeating Pacer of the Year Well Said in a stakes-record 1:49.2f), Cane Pace (equaling the Freehold track record 1:50.4h), Bluegrass and Tattersalls, as well as the Ben Franklin Pace at four, setting his lifetime and world record mark of 1:48.1f in the elimination.

Great Vintage (American Ideal), also trained by Takter, was a New York Sire Stakes winner and Yonkers Raceway regular, is currently racing. Ideal Vintage (Western Ideal), currently in his tenth season racing, won a division of the 2006 Bluegrass.

To date, Art’s Vintage has produced three fillies and six colts, with seven starters and earnings of over $3.7 million.