- 2005 NetJets Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1)
|$2,088,853||El Prado (IRE)||Hidden Light||Stallion||2001||Mrs. Thomas J. Walsh and Timber Bay Farm||Haras du Mezeray S.A.||Haras du Mezeray S.A.|
Raised at Mill Ridge Farm, Artie Schiller was bred by the de Moussac family of France, a longtime client of the farm. Nicoma Bloodstock purchased Hidden Light, Artie Schiller’s dam in the Keck dispersal with Antoine Bozo, manager of Haras du Mezeray, she was barren at the time…"so, she was a project," Bell said. "We bought her for good value, however, and she is just as pretty a mare as she was good on the track. She is true elegance. She had been bred to Ferdinand, and we thought we could put some Turn-to and Menow into the equation, and maybe liven things up some." Haras du Mezeray has bred two graded stakes horses from their first five foals from the mare. When Artie Schiller came to auction in 2002, he was a backward yearling, selling to William Entenmann for $67,000 at the 2002 Keeneland September sale from the Mill Ridge consignment. Trained by Jimmy Jerkins for Timber Bay Farm and Mrs. Tom Walsh, Artie Schiller was a multiple Grade 2 and Grade 3 winner before wearing down heavily favored Leroidesanimaux in the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1), capturing his much deserved Grade 1 victory.