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Extreme Choice and Flying Artie Retired
Newgate Farm has announced that top-class 3YO colts Extreme Choice and Flying Artie have been retired and will stand at the Hunter Valley stud in 2017, reports breednet. Carrying the colours of the China Horse Club, Extreme Choice (Not a Single Doubt-Extremely, by Hussonet) retires with 4 wins from 8 starts for over $1.7 million in earnings highlighted by two Gr1 victories in the Blue Diamond Stakes and Moir Stakes, while Flying Artie (Artie Schiller-Flying Ruby, by Rubiton) retires with 3 wins from 7 starts for $1.28 million in earnings. Raced by a syndicate including Newgate Farm, China Horse Club Racing, Blake Sandblom, and Paul Whelan’s Luskin Park Stud who bred him, Flying Artie’s career highlight saw him score a brilliant win in the stallion-making Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes in the spring. Newgate Farm’s Bruce Slade said: "We feel honoured to be standing these very special colts. They are the elite Australian two and three-year-old sprinters of their generation, the cream of the crop. They are horses with the exactly the right profiles to develop into Champion Australian sires.” The colts’ trainer Mick Price commented: “It has been a privilege to train two colts as genuinely exceptional as Extreme Choice and Flying Artie. They will be missed in the stable, however they retire to stud as colts that have the potential to make a major impact on the Australian breeding industry." Service fees for the pair will be announced at a later date.