Grade 1 Winner We Miss Artie Dies At Age 10

We Miss Artie, a Grade 1 winner and well-traveled stallion, has died at age 10, Red Feather Equine Farm in New Mexico announced Wednesday.

The son of Artie Schiller completed his first season at Red Feather Equine Farm in Tularosa earlier this year. He’d been purchased by Zachary Burtt after the horse had previously resided at Ramsey Farm in Nicholasville, Ky.

Bred in Ontario by Richard L. Lister, We Miss Artie was a $90,000 yearling purchase by Ken and Sarah Ramsey at the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. He was put in the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, and he made an impact early with a victory in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland, at a time when the main track was synthetic.

All-weather surfaces would become We Miss Artie’s specialty over the course of his career. He qualified for the 2014 Kentucky Derby after prevailing in a blanket finish over the Polytrack at Turfway Park in the G3 Spiral Stakes. He finished 10th in the Kentucky Derby, then turned his attentions to the Canadian classics.

We Miss Artie became the favorite for the Queen’s Plate after a victory in the Plate Trial Stakes at Woodbine. However, he underwhelmed in the classic race, finishing fourth to the filly Lexie Lou. An injury ended his career after the Queen’s Plate, and he was retired to Colebrook Farms Stallion Station in Ontario for the 2016 breeding season. He’d later be relocated to Ramsey Farm before selling at the 2020 Keeneland November breeding stock sale for $6,500.

From three crops of racing age, We Miss Artie has sired 16 winners and accumulated progeny earnings of $1.1 million.

His best runner is Artie’s Princess, who was named Canada’s champion female sprinter of 2020, on a campaign that included wins in the G2 Bessarabian Stakes and listed Ruling Angel Stakes. Other stakes winners by We Miss Artie include Chasing Artie and Whatmakessammyrun.

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