Widden Stud to Stand Trapeze Artist
Four time Group I winning sprinter Trapeze Artist was in explosive form at Randwick on Saturday taking out the Group I ATC Canterbury Stakes in track record time with owner Bert Vieira revealing after the win his champion would be standing at Widden Stud this spring.
By champion sire Snitzel, Trapeze Artist was the Champion 3YO Colt in Australia last season and has earned in excess of $5.5 million with Group I wins in the ATC Golden Rose (1400m), All Aged Stakes (1400m) and TJ Smith Stakes (1200m).
He won the Golden Rose by four and a half lengths defeating the likes of Merchant Navy, Pariah and Menari.
He smashed Black Caviar’s race record in the Group I ATC TJ Smith Stakes defeating Redzel, In Her Time and Le Romain, then became the first three year-old in history to go on and win the All Aged Stakes at his next start.
He was also a fine second in the $13million The Everest on an unsuitable heavy track in the spring and returned to his sparkling best when breaking the Randwick track record for 1300 metres in the Group I ATC Canterbury Stakes.
“It’s a real privilege to stand Trapeze Artist on behalf of the Viera family,” said Widden Stud’s Antony Thompson.
“He is a record breaking machine, just a phenomenal athlete and is by the best stallion in the country.
“He’s already a four time Group I winner and will now have the chance go back to back in the TJ Smith Stakes next month.”