1997 Wilson winner Real Artist dies at 21
June 03, 2016
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Real Artist, winner of the 1997 Woodrow Wilson Pace, died on Wednesday, June 1, reports owner Jules Siegel of Fashion Farms in Pennsylvania. The son of Artsplace-Rodine Hanover was 21.
On the racetrack, he won two of nine starts and $424,947 for trainer Jim Campbell, whose brother John drove him for the Wilson win in 1:52 in the Meadowlands' biggest race for juveniles.
As a stallion, Real Artist sired 744 starters who've collectively won $80.4 million. His top performers included full brother and sister Ginger And Fred (the sister) who won $1.9 million and took a mark of 1:50.1f and her brother Fred And Ginger, with a mark of 1:47.3 and earnings of $1.05 million. He also sired Southwind Lynx p,3,1:48.3 ($1,763,389), winner in 2007 of The Meadowlands Pace. (HRC)