NZ $4,500 + GST

(AU $4,950 incl GST)

p3, 1:50.2 $610,066 15.3hh

Art Major - Kept For Pleasure by Safely Kept

  • Four time Group 1 winner
  • Retired the fastest ever 3YO in Australasia
  • Australian 3YO Pacing Colt of the Year
  • A stunning individual - he sold for $130,000 as a yearling 
  • Set records from 1 mile to 2700m
  • His first two dams are both Group 1 winners
  • Already the sire of 20 stakes performers from his first three crops, including the Group 2 winners Sherlock, Vinke B and the talented Vessem

A dream horse with a dream resume for a stallion - type, pedigree and performance over all distances. 

Co-trainer Mark Purdon on Vincent:

“He was a great young horse, the best of his year as a three-year-old.”

“He came back great as a four-year-old and I thought he would eventually take Lazarus’ place and go on to be the best horse in Australasia.”


* Standing in Victoria, Australia at Alabar

Art Major
Perfect Profile
Miss Elvira
Silent Majority
Ladalia Hanover
Rodine Hanover
Margie's Melody
Big Towner
Romona Hanover
Kept For Pleasure
Safely Kept
Full Pleasure
Jate Lobell
Secret Passage
No Nukes
J.R. Amy
Windward Passage
Armbro Operative
Play The Field
Cam Fella
Cunning Bunny
Saunders Sapphire
Maternal Family

Sire Line

Art Major p2, 1:54.6; p4, 1:48.8 $3,273,217 by Artsplace from Perfect Profile by Nihilator

A champion racehorse Art Major was the US 3YO Pacing Colt of his Year, winning almost $1.9 million in an outstanding season, and at just four he was also the US Aged Pacer of the Year with seasonal earnings of over $1.3 million.

He is also undoubtedly a champion sire in both hemispheres.

In the Southern Hemisphere Art Major is the sire of 823 winners of over $48,347,183, 107 $100,000 winners, incl:

FOR A REASON 1:49.4 - $1,111,470. At 3, won NSW Derby (Gr.1), QLD Derby (Gr.1). As Aged, won Victoria Cup (Gr.1) , QLD Pacing Champ. (Gr.1); 2nd Coca Cola Sprint (Gr.1); 3rd Inter Dominion (Gr.1) (twice), Miracle Mile (Gr.1), NZ Cup (Gr.1). (Fake Left)

SUSHI SUSHI 1:54.1 - $1,103,327. At 2, won Kevin Seymour Pace (Gr.1). At 3, won Vic Derby (Gr.1) , Northern Derby (Gr.1), Aust. Breeders Crown (Gr.1), NSW Breeders Challenge. (Gr.1). As Aged, won Kaikoura Cup (Gr.2); 3rd NZ Cup (Gr.1). (No Nukes)

FIELD MARSHAL 1:46.9 - $1,025,502. At 4, won Messenger Championship (Gr.1), Taylor Mile (Gr.1), Harness Jewels (Gr.1). As Aged, won Miracle Mile (Gr.1), Len Smith Mile (Gr.1), Vic 4&5YO Championship (Gr.2). (Washington VC)

AVONNOVA 1:51.3 - $958,024. As Aged, won Sunshine Sprint (Gr.1) , Newcastle Mile (Gr.2), Gold Coast Cup (Gr.2); 2nd QLD Pacing Champ. (Gr.1), Len Smith Mile (Gr.1), Blacks A Fake (Gr.1), Qld Cup (Gr.2); 3rd Blacks A Fake (Gr.1). (Maple Lanes Strike)

LETTUCEROCKTHEM 1:51 - $841,268. At 2, won APG (Gr.1) , NSW Breeders Challenge. (Gr.1). At 3, won NSW Breeders Challenge. (Gr.1). At 4, won NSW Breeders Challenge. (Gr.1). (Vanston Hanover)

SKY MAJOR 1:51.5 - $764,984. At 2, won Harness Jewels Emerald (Gr.1). At 3, won Harness Jewels Emerald (Gr.1); 2nd Vic Derby (Gr.1); 3rd NZ Derby (Gr.1). At 4, won Harness Jewels Emerald (Gr.1), Chariots Of Fire (Gr.1) , NZ Messenger (Gr.1). (In The Pocket)

FOLLOW THE STARS 1:53.8 - $707,237. At 2, won Aust. Breeders Crown (Gr.1), APG Final (Gr.1) ; 2nd Vic Derby (Gr.1), NZ Derby (Gr.1), GN Derby (Gr.1), Aust. Breeders Crown (Gr.1); 3rd Harness Jewels Emerald (Gr.1). (Cam’s Card Shark)

MAJOR MARK 1:53.6 - $712,960. At 2, won Harness Jewels (Gr.1) , NZ Sires Stakes (Gr.1), NZ Welcome Stakes (Gr.1), NZ Young Guns Cardigan Bay Stakes (Gr.2). (Live Or Die)

MESSINI 1:54.9 - $698,561. At 2, 2nd Vicbred (Gr.1). At 3, won Vicbred (Gr.1) . At 4, won Vicbred (Gr.1), Junior FFA (Gr.3). As Aged, won Bendigo Cup (Gr.2), Methven Cup (Gr.3), Terang Cup (Gr.3), Swan Hill Cup (Gr.2), Ouyen Cup (Gr.1); 2nd SA Cup (Gr.1), Kaikoura Cup (Gr.2); 3rd NZ FFA (Gr.1), Cranbourne Cup (Gr.1), Breeders Crown (Gr.2). (Our Sir Vancelot)

FIGHT FOR GLORY (M) 1:54.5 - $672,842. At 3, won NZ Oaks (Gr.1) , NSW Oaks (Gr.1), QLD Oaks (Gr.1), Gold Coast Oaks (Gr.3); 2nd Harness Jewels (Gr.1), Nevele R Series Final (Gr.1); 3rd QLD Derby (Gr.1). As Aged, won Queen Of Hearts (Gr.1); 3rd Sibelia Stakes (Gr.2), Northern Breeders Stakes (Gr.3). (Village Jasper)

VINCENT 1:50.2 - $610,066. At 3, won NZ Derby (Gr.1), NSW Derby (Gr.1), NSW Breeders Challenge (Gr.1). At 4, won Auckland Cup (Gr.1), Franklin Cup (Gr.2), Futurity Stakes (Gr. 2). (Safely Kept)

Dam Line

Kept For Pleasure 1:56 $542,343 by Safely Kept from Full Pleasure

The 2008 Australian 3YO Pacing Filly of the Year

An outstanding racehorse, Kept For Pleasure was a Group 1 winner at 2, 3 and 4 years of age, winning the Australian Pacing Gold Final as a 2-year-old, the Victorian and Australian Oaks as a 3-year-old and the Australasian Breeders Crown Mares Final as a 4-year-old.

All up, Kept For Pleasure won 19 races and finished runner-up in a further 10 of her 37 starts.

From six foals of racing age Kept For Pleasure is the dam of three winners:

VINCENT 1:50.2 - $610,066. At 3, won NZ Derby (Gr.1), NSW Derby (Gr.1), NSW Breeders Challenge (Gr.1). At 4, won Auckland Cup (Gr.1), Franklin Cup (Gr.2), Futurity Stakes (Gr. 2). (Art Major)

MACKENZIE (f) 1:52.4 - $447,763. 16 wins to date. At 2, 4th NZ Welcome Stks (Gr.2). At 3, won NSW Breeders Challenge Blue (Gr.2), 2nd Aust. Breeders Crown (Gr.1). As Aged, won Matchmaker Final (US Grand Circuit). (Rock N Roll Heaven)

1:53.9 - $15,038. 2 wins. (Somebeachsomewhere)

2nd dam:

Full Pleasure p2, 2:00.8 $106,496 by Armbro Operative from Play The Field

A Group 1 winner at 2, Full Pleasure claimed the Vicbred Super Series Final as a juvenile and won 10 races in total.

A broodmare gem, Full Pleasure has left 10 foals of racing age for 10 winners, including an incredible six $100,000 plus performers and two Group 1 winners:

TIGER ISLAND 1:56.6 - $38,917. 7 wins. (Island Fantasy)

KEPT FOR PLEASURE 1:56 - $542,343. 19 wins. At 2, won APG Final (Gr.1), 2nd  Vicbred SS Final (Gr.1). At 3, won VIC Oaks (Gr.1), AUS Oaks (Gr.1), 2nd  Vicbred SS Final (Gr.1). At 4, won Aust. Breeders Crown (Gr.1). 2008  AUS 3YO Pacing Filly of the Year. (Safely Kept)

LEBRON 1:52.9 - $250,550. 30 wins. (Jennas Beach Boy)

ITS MY PLEASURE 1:55.9 - $142,275. 14 wins. At 3, 2nd NSW Sires Stakes (Gr.2); 3rd APG Final (Gr.1). (Art Major)

DON BOSTON 1:50.0 - $198,110. 25 wins. As Aged, 3rd  Lady Drivers Invitational (Gr.2). (Ponder)

NOWITZKI 1:54 - $237,967. 11 wins to date. At 3, 3rd Aust. Breeders Crown (Gr.1), VHRSC Victoria Sires Classic (Gr.3). At 4, won  WA Golden Nugget (Gr.1), WA 4YO Championship (Gr.2); 3rd  NSW Breeders Challenge (Gr.1). (Art Major)

LAGOON BEACH 1:57.4 - $52,403. 6 wins. (Somebeachsomewhere)

EGODAN 1:51.3 - $213,188. 18 wins to date. At 4, 2nd  NSW Breeders Challenge (Gr.1); 3rd  Aust. Breeders Crown (Gr.2), Mount Eden Stakes (Gr.3). Aged, 2nd  Inter Dominion Heat (Gr.2), Gordon Rothacker Memorial Championship (Gr.3). (Sportswriter)

Five Star Rocker 2:00.6 - $23,990. 3 wins. At 2, 3rd  NSW Breeders Challenge Blue (Gr.2). (Rock N Roll Heaven)

LETSROCKLETSROLL 1:57.1 - $16,715. 3 wins to date). (Rock N Roll Heaven)







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Vincent won his only start as a 2-year-old, defeating subsequent NZ 3YO Pacing Colt of the Year Ultimate Machete, before injury curtailed his season.

As a 3-year-old Vincent was awesome - he was unplaced just the once (and that the result of pulling a flat sulky tyre when a raging hot favourite in the Victoria Derby), winning 12 of his 15 starts that season. His wins included the Gr.1 NZ Derby,  (in a NZ record time) Gr.1 NSW Derby (in which he was 0.1 of a second outside of the world record for 2400m) and the Gr.1 NSW Breeders Challenge Final in an Australasian 3YO record of 1:50.2. With his other wins including heats of both the Victoria and NSW Derbies and a heat and semi-final of the NSW Breeders Challenge Vincent was crowned the 2017 Australian 3YO Pacing Colt of the Year.

Unbeaten at four, Vincent won all three starts - the Gr.1 Auckland Cup at just his first Grand Circuit start, the Gr.2 Franklin Cup (in a near national record fresh up) and the Gr.2 Futurity Stakes - and looked set for Harness Racing super-stardom before injury prematurely brought to a close a dazzling but all too brief career. 


Vincent's oldest foals are 4-year-olds in 2024.

As at April 2024 he is the sire of 101 winners, including:

SHERLOCK p2, 1:53.7 - $150,082. 8 wins to date. At 2, won Sires Stakes heat; 2nd Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1), Ace Of Spades (Gr.1). At 3, won Alabar 3YO Classic (Gr.2), Victoria Derby heat. (American Ideal)
(f) p3, 1:56.2 - $133,952. 9 wins to date. At 3, won Daintys Daughter Classic (Gr.3); 2nd WA Oaks (Gr.1). At 4, won WA Race For Roses (Listed). (Sands A Flyin)
p3, 1:56.5 - $133,738. 6 wins to date. At 2, won Breeders Crown 2YO G&G Silver Pace (Gr.3). At 3, won South Australian Derby (Listed). At 4, 2nd Hondo Grattan Stakes (Gr.3). (Rocknroll Hanover)
p3, 1:54.2 - $118,570. 10 wins to date.(Auckland Reactor)
p3, 1:55.6 - $113,688. 5 wins to date. At 2, won NZ Kindergarten Stakes(Gr.2), Diamond Creek Farm 2YO Classic (Gr.2). (Bettor's Delight)
p3, 1:53.6 - $86,730. 2 wins to date. At 2, 3rd APG Vic Gold Bullion C&G Final (Gr.1). At 3, won APG Gold Bullion C&G Final (Listed). (Bettor's Delight)
TWIST LITTLE GIRL (f) p3, 1:50.4 - $78,475. 6 wins to date. (Badlands Hanover)
VINKE B p3, 1:52.6 - $74,888. 2 wins to date. At 2, won NZ Sapling Stakes (Gr.2); 3rd Diamond Creek Farm 2YO Classic (Gr.2), NZ Welcome Stakes (Gr.2). (Bettor's Delight)
f) p2, 1:59.3 - $72,460. 3 wins to date. At 2, 2nd Nutrien Equine Classic 2YO Fillies Final (L). At 3, 3rd Nutrien Equine Classic 3YO Fillies Final (Listed). (Rock N Roll Heaven)
p2, 1:58.2 - $70,124. 5 wins to date. At 2, 3rd WA Golden Slipper (Gr.1). (Christian Cullen)
BRULEE (f) p3, 1:57.6 - $68,387. 4 wins to date. At 3, won WA 3YO Diamond Classic (Gr.3). (Pacific Rocket)
VINETTE (f) p2, 1:55 - $64,383. 4 wins to date. At 2, won NSWBC Eastern Regional Fillies Final (Gr.3). (Rocknroll Hanover)
(f) p3, 1:57.5 - $63,374. 3 wins to date. At 2, 3rd Nutrien Equine Classic 2YO Fillies Final (Listed). At 3, 2nd Nutrien Equine Classic 3YO Fillies Final. (Listed). (Bettorʻs Delight)
p, 1:53 - $63,323. 7 wins to date. (Bettorʻs Delight).
SWIATEK LEIS (f) p2, 1:59.5 - $61,775. 3 wins to date. At 2, won Evicus Final (Gr.3). (Armbro Operative)
SEVE p4, 1:54.2 - $60,488. 5 wins to date. At 2, won Young Guns Heat; 2nd 2x Young Guns Heats; 3rd Young Guns Cardigan Bay Stakes (Gr.2). (Red River Hanover)
DUKES CHOICE p3, 1:56.7 - $58,685. 5 wins to date. At 2, 2nd TAS Sweepstakes Final (L). At 3, 2nd Nutrien Ag Solutions Globe Derby Final (Gr.3).  (Maffioso)
(f) p3, 1:55.5 - $58,289. 5 wins to date. (Mach Three)
(f) p3, 1:57.7 - $55,939. 8 wins to date. (Christian Cullen)
p3, 1:55 - $53,543. 8 wins to date. (Mach Three)
f) p2, 1:59.5 - $50,516. 5 wins to date. At 2, 3rd Evicus Final(Gr.2)(Tibet)
(f) p3, 1:57.6 - $47,986. 3 wins to date. (Rock N Roll Heaven)
p3, 1:56.3 - $47,799. 5 wins to date.(Mach Three)
(f) p3, 1:52.4 - $45,892. 6 wins to date. (Christian Cullen)
p3, 1:57.4 - $44,710. 6 wins to date. (Courage Under Fire)
p2, 1:59.2 - $44,327. 3 wins to date. (Bettorʻs Delight)
p2, 1:56.3 - $40,630. 3 wins to date. At 2, 2nd NSW Sapling Stakes (Gr.3). (Big Jim)
VINCENZO p2, 1:58.2 - $39,889. 2 wins to date. At 2, 2nd Dandy Patch Final (Gr.3). (Blissful Hall)
SAINT KARAMARA (f) p, 1:58.5 - $39,578. 4 wins to date. (As Promised)
WISH ME LUCK $36,680. 3 wins to date. At 2, 2nd NZ Sapling Stakes (Gr.2). (Roll With Joe)
JILLIBY TYPHOON(f) p2, 1:55 - $36,267. 6 wins to date. (Shadow Play)
BRONSON p2, 1:58.8 - $13,650. 1 win to date. At 2, 3rd NZ Welcome Stakes (Gr.2). (Somebeachsomewhere)
Oh My Gosh (f) $5,776. At 2, 3rd APG Gold Bullion 2YO Fillies Final (Gr.2). (Christian Cullen)


Mating Hints

Being a son of Art Major, Vincent will suit the majority of the Australasian broodmare population in particular Cam Fella, No Nukes and Direct Scooter line mares.

He is a terrific option for the many Bettor's Delight mares around and other daughters of Cam Fella line stallions (Fake Left, Presidential Ball, Washington VC, Four Starzzz Shark, Blissful Hall, Armbro Operative, Pacific Fella, Riverboat King, Camtastic etc...) with some of Art Major's biggest down-under stars bred this way including the millionaires For A Reason and Field Marshal.

Likewise Vincent should match his sire in crossing nicely with No Nukes line mares (Badlands Hanover, Live Or Die, Rocknroll HanoverAmerican Ideal, Village Jasper, Jeremes Jet, Union Guy, Western Ideal, Western Terror etc...).

Daughters of Direct Scooter line mares (In The Pocket, Christian Cullen, Courage Under Fire, Mach Three, Somebeachsomewhere) are also a great option for Vincent, as are Albatross line mares (Holmes Hanover, Soky's Atom, Vance Hanover).