Artistic Laney First Winner for Preservationist

By Eric Mitchell, Bloodhorse

Airdrie Stud’s grade 1 winner and freshman stallion Preservationist   sired his first winner June 29 as his daughter Artistic Laney  won her racing debut by a widening 3 3/4 lengths at Belterra Park.

T/C Stable and Larmon Cowles bred Artistic Laney in Ohio out of stakes winner Artistic License , a daughter of Heart of the Storm and a half sister to grade 2-placed stakes winner Dontbeshy I’ll Buy (Cherokee Run). The immediate family also produced Ohio Derby (G2) runner-up and stakes winner Cherokee Artist (Cherokee Run).

Artistic Laney is the first winner out of Artistic License, who has a yearling filly by Complexity   and produced a filly by Jimmy Creed   this year.

Owner Paul King bought Artistic Laney for $20,000 at the 2022 Keeneland September Yearling Sale out of the Legacy Bloodstock consignment. She is now with trainer Aaron West, who started her out going five furlongs on the dirt, which she navigated in :59.70.

Preservationist is a 10-year-old son of Arch and bred in Kentucky by Emory Hamilton out of the Dixieland Band winner Flying Dixie. Centennial Farm bought him as a yearling for $485,000 and eventually sent him to trainer Jimmy Jerkens. He won six of 11 starts from 3 to 6 and banked $1,084,550. His top performances came in the Woodward Stakes (G1) and Suburban Stakes (G2). He stands for $10,000.