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Artax

Artax solidified his reputation as the nation’s best speedster when he equaled a long-standing track record while capturing the 1999 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Gulfstream Park. The performance punctuated a standout season in which he won three other upper level races and he was the overwhelming choice for the Eclipse Award as outstanding sprinter. Artax first flashed his talent as a two-year-old by placing in the Grade 1 Hollywood Futurity. At three he was among the top horses of his generation before finding his best stride at shorter distances in his four-year-old season when he won the Sprint after taking a pair of Grade 1 races—the Vosburgh Stakes and the Carter Handicap. Overall he won seven of 25 starts and earned nearly $1.7 million before retiring to stud duty.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
$
Breeders’ Cup Winner
1999 Sprint

Previous Races

DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 06, 1999Breeders' Cup SprintGULFSTREAM PARK11
October 16, 1999Forest Hills H.BELMONT PARK21
September 25, 1999Vosburgh S.BELMONT PARK11
September 06, 1999Forego H.SARATOGA25
August 11, 1999A Phenomenon H.SARATOGA22
July 31, 1999Philadelphia Park Breeders' Cup H.PHILADELPHA PARK32
July 04, 1999Tom Fool H.BELMONT PARK23
June 05, 1999True North H.BELMONT PARK22
May 15, 1999Maryland Breeders' Cup H.PIMLICO35
May 02, 1999Carter H.AQUEDUCT11
April 10, 1999Bold Ruler H.AQUEDUCT32
March 21, 1999 AQUEDUCT 2
March 03, 1999 SANTA ANITA PARK 5
February 06, 1999Strub S.SANTA ANITA PARK27
January 16, 1999San Fernando Breeders' Cup S.SANTA ANITA PARK27
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
December 26, 1998Malibu S.SANTA ANITA PARK12
November 20, 1998 HOLLYWOOD PARK 2
May 02, 1998Kentucky DerbyCHURCHILL DOWNS113
April 04, 1998Santa Anita DerbySANTA ANITA PARK13
March 14, 1998San Felipe S.SANTA ANITA PARK21
February 01, 1998Santa Catalina S.SANTA ANITA PARK31
January 02, 1998 SANTA ANITA PARK 2
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
December 14, 1997Hollywood FuturityHOLLYWOOD PARK12
November 16, 1997 HOLLYWOOD PARK 1
October 26, 1997 SANTA ANITA PARK 3