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Extreme Choice and Flying Artie retired
17 Mar 2017 | Racing.com 
Caulfield trainer Mick Price's Group 1 winners Extreme Choice and Flying Artie have been retired to stud, with the pair both headed to Newgate Farm.

Extreme Choice won last year's Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield before returning this season as a three-year-old to also capture the Group 1 Moir Stakes and place in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate.

The son of Not A Single Doubt, who was last seen in the Newmarket Handicap, retires with four wins and that third from eight starts, along with prizemoney of just under $1.75 million.

After finishing runner-up to his stablemate in the Blue Diamond, Flying Artie followed up with a third placing in the Group 1 Golden Slipper at Rsehill just weeks later before a spring campaign that saw him win the Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes and then claiming the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) down Flemington's sprint course.

The Artie Schiller colt, who finished with earnings of just under $1.3m, was only out of the placings once in seven career starts, the Black Caviar Lightning last month at Flemington, having then been forced to miss the Newmarket due to a low-level lung infection.


Flying Artie and Damien Oliver, picture Quentinjlang.com

 
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