FOR A REASON


ART MAJOR – LEFT FOR ME – FAKE LEFT
2006 – bay horse – 15.2 hands
 1:49.4 – $1,111,470
  • Richest Australian Bred son of Leading Sire Art Major
  • 17/18, 2021 & 2022 NSW Stallion of the Year
  • Sub 1:50 performer
  • A Group 1, 2 and 3 Producing Sire
  • Dam Left For Me is by leading broodmare sire Fake Left
  • Average earnings per starter of $34,000
  • 76% Win/Starter Ratio
  • Australian 3YO Pacer of the Year – winner of 4 Derbys (including G1 NSW & G1 QLD)
  • Winner of seven Group races including the G1 Victoria Cup, defeating the likes of Beautide, Smoken Up and Christen Me
  • Leading sire of both colts and fillies; Conviction 1.50.2 $344,206 and Taylors Reason 1.53.1 $107,555
  • Magnificent looking bay stallion with outstanding confirmation, pedigree, temperament and amazing fertility
24/25 SERVICE FEE

AUD
$2,750 INC GST 
NZD 
$2,500 PLUS GST

Pay on 42 Day Positive Test

$500 Colonial Stallion Bonus Eligible

Eligible: NSW Breeders Challenge, Breeders Crown, Bathurst Gold Crown, True Blue Bonus (Owner) & NSW Breeders Challenge Bonuses (Owner & Breeder), Vicbred*, QBred*, WABred*, TASBred* & Southern Cross*. ( * please check full eligibility conditions with respective states).

Overview

They don’t lovingly call For A Reason ‘Frank the Tank’ for no reason…he’s built like one!

A millionaire racehorse and 1:49.4 tough speed machine, For A Reason is bred to be the champion he was on the racetrack: his grand-dam, by the immortal Lordship, not only won, but produced 11 winners of a combined 138 races, with five inside 2:00.

Left For Me, the dam of For A Reason, won 10 races, with 20 placings, and took a 1:59 career best.

But it is at stud that Left For Me has further excelled; the mare is by Fake Left, one of the greatest sires and ‘Kings of Queens’ to stand at stud in Australasia.

Left For Me is a broodmare gem: nine of her ten foals of racing age are winners, with five running times under 1:56.0 and all inside 2:00, with combined earnings on the cusp of $1.7million. Her progeny average over 9 wins and upwards of $165,000 in prizemoney.

The choice of Art Major over a Fake Left mare is a winning one, with For A Reason the ‘Poster Boy’ for this breeding ‘cross’. Others bred on the cross include Philadelphia Man, All Eyes On Us, Admiral Bronski, Major Occasion, Major Cam and Hughie Green. 


Overview Continued…

For A Reason raced in Group company his entire career; from winning the Chokin Championship at two, capturing four Derbys at three including the Group 1 NSW and Queensland events, he then retired at the top of his game prematurely after competing in the Chariots Of Fire with a bone chip, he qualified for the Group 1 feature by winning the Paleface Adios Sprint.

His first season at Stud in 2011 saw him serve 45 mares which had 33 live foals (73% served to live foal). Of the 33 live foals there were 26 starters (79% starter/foals) and 19 individual winners (73% winners/starters). The crop includes three Group winners – Conviction (Group 1 & Group 3), Taylors Reason (Group 2) and Geldof (Group 3).

He remarkably won the NSW Sire of the Year in 2017/18 from his first foaling crop.

When For A Reason returned to the racetrack after his bone chip had recovered he defied the odds and won the 2013 Group 1 Victoria Cup; six year old horses generally don’t do that…but ‘Frank the Tank’ did!

At seven, it was much the same story, with wins in the Group 1 Garrards Queensland Pacing Championship, Group 2 Shirley Turnbull Memorial and the Group 3 Goulburn Cup, bringing his earnings past a stunning $1.1million.

Versatility, toughness and lightning speed were trademarks of this beautiful-natured racehorse, with those traits now being passed on to his colts and fillies alike.

While still racing in 2015 he served eight broodmares, now 3YO’s, four have raced and there have been two winners including Holy Camp Dillon, a winner of 3 races from 5 starts and a best time of 1:56.3.

When Frank retired he stood his first commercial season in 2016/17, and 93 live foals were registered. They are now 2YO’s and to date there have been 25 starters (27% starters to foals) and 9 winners (36% winners to starters). His best performers include Our Uncle Dan 3 wins from 6 starts (1:56.4), Kashed Up 2 wins from 4 starts (1:58.5) and Jay Gees Devil 1 win from 4 starts (1:53.7).

In the four commercial seasons he has stood since his retirement he has proven to be of high fertility:

Season

Served

In Foal

%

Live Foal

%

2016/17

132

111

84%

93

70%

2017/18

60

47

78%

39

65%

2018/19

100

81

81%

65

65%

2019/20

97

85

88%

Pedigree Performance

For A Reason’s progeny have excelled when the broodmare has been linebred to him.

For information and explanations of linebreeding:

Click here & Click here

For A Reason’s most successful foal has been Conviction.

He is bred on a 4 x 4 cross to Abercrombie.

This is achieved through For A Reason’s Sire Art Major (who’s Grand Sire is Abercrombie) and the Dam Sire Safely Kept (as his dam is by Abercrombie).

Other horses bred on a 4 x 4 cross to Abercrombie include:

TIGER TARA NZ                                   click here

SOHO TRIBECA                                   click here

HES WATCHING USA                          click here

HUNTSVILLE USA                               click here

PETACULAR (4 X 4 X 4)                      click here

CENTENARIO                                      click here

IGNATIUS                                             click here

 

For A Reason’s second highest earning foal is Taylors Reason.

She is bred on a 4 x 4 cross to Cam Fella.

This is achieved through For A Reason’s Dam Left For Me (whose grand Sire is Cam Fella) and the Dam Sire Brioso Hanover (as his Grand Sire is Cam Fella).

Other horses bred on this cross are:

DOWNBYTHSEASIDE USA              click here

SICARIO (4 x 4 x 4)                           click here

(OUR) WAIKIKI BEACH                     click here

 

One of the modern successful crosses is 3 x 3 to Artsplace.

For A Reason can achieve this cross as his Grand Sire is Artsplace.

Horses bred on this cross include:

CAPTAIN CRUNCH USA                    click here

DIVINE CAROLINE                             click here

PISTOL ABBEY                                   click here

HEAVENS TREND                              click here

ANYTHING FOR LOVE                       click here

CHARMING ALLIE                              click here

A GOOD CHANCE                              click here

 

For A Reason’s progeny that have won over $50,000 are bred as follows:

CONVICTION                                       click here             (4×4 Abercrombie)

TAYLORS REASON                             click here             (4×4 Cam Fella)

THE DEMOCRAT                                 click here             (no linebreeding)

GELDOF                                               click here             (4×3 Abercrombie)

BUDD SIDEWINDER                            click here             (no linebreeding)

GOTTA GOOD REASON                      click here             (4×4 Lordship)

ILLINOIS BEAUTY                                click here             (3×4 Artsplace)

STORMONT STAR                               click here             (no linebreeding)

 

For A Reason’s 2YO winners have been bred along more modern bloodlines:

OUR UNCLE DAN                                click here             (3×3 Fake Left & 4×4 Nihilator)

KASHED UP                                         click here             (4×4 Abercrombie, Cam Fella & Miss Elvira)

WHATTA GOOD REASON                   click here             (4×4 Lordship)

OUR BELLA LUCIA                               click here             (4×4 Cam Fella)

JAY GEES DEVIL                                  click here             (4×4 Abercrombie)

REASON TO BE                                   click here             (no linebreeding)

ONE REASON                                      click here             (4×3 Cam Fella)

GABBYS REASON                               click here             (4×4 Nihilator)

MAJOR REASON                                 click here             (no linebreeding)

 

Discounts & Progeny Eligibility

With generous discounts and breeding schemes such as the HRNSW Colonial Stallion Bonus, For A Reason provides you with every reason to breed your next – or first – Group winner.

Regardless of where your mare is served and your foal born, you receive a $500 HRNSW Colonial Stallion Bonus when a live foal is born.  This bonus can be used to pay for NSW Breeding Scheme Fees, with any residual returned to the Foal Nominator as cash.

For A Reason is also eligible for the NSW True Blue Bonus. This bonus is restricted to broodmares inseminated in NSW, where the progeny is foaled in NSW and notified to HRNSW.  The bonus is a $3,000 cash Bonus payable to the owner of the horse for its first 2YO or 3YO win.

Regardless of where your broodmare is inseminated or where the foal is born, the progeny of For A Reason will be eligible for the NSW Breeders Challenge.

His progeny is also eligible for all other state breeding schemes VicBred, QBred, TASBred, WestBred and the Southern Cross Series (if your mare is inseminated and the foal is born in the same state).

All progeny will also be eligible to compete in the Breeders Crown and Bathurst Gold Crown.

Line Breeding

Linebreeding Matches

The following crosses will create a linebreeding match to For A Reason:

DAM SIRE

GRAND DAM SIRE

ACES N SEVENS

ALBERT ALBERT

ALL SPEED HANOVER

ARMBRO OLIVER

ALLAMERICAN INGOT

ARMBRO OPERATIVE

ARTISTIC FELLA

AS PROMISED

ART COLONY

BOND STREET

ARTISCAPE

CAM TERIFFIC

ASTREOS

CAMELEON

BAD BERT

CAMLUCK

BETTORS DELIGHT

CAMS CARD SHARK

BIG TOM

CAM’S TRICKSTER

BLISSFULL HALL

CAMTASTIC

BRIOSO HANOVER
($100k winner – superior cross)

CHILL FACTOR
(full brother of ARTSPLACE – superior cross)

BROWNING BLUE CHIP

CROUCH

BY XAMPLE

DARE TO YOU

CAMMIBEST

E DEES CAM

CAMS FOOL

EXCLUSIVE CAM

D M DILINGER

EXOTIC EARL

DAY IN A LIFE

FAKE LEFT
(dam sire of FOR A REASON – ultimate cross)

DREAM AWAY

GOLDEN GREEK

EXTREME THREE

JAGUAR CAM

FLIGHT N IRISH

LIFE SIGN

FLIGHTPATH

LISLEA

FOUR STARZZZ SHARK

LUCKY CAM

FULLY LOADED

ORANGE SOVEREIGN

GRINFROMEARTOEAR

PACIFIC FELLA

HARE HARE

PANORAMA

HURRIKANE KINGCOLE

PRECIOUS BUNNY

I AM A FOOL

PRESIDENTIAL BALL

IFIHADYOURLUCK

SHIPPS FELLA

ISLAND FANTASY

STAND TOGETHER
(½ brother to ARTSPLACE – superior cross)

JOHN STREET NORTH

THE WRATH OF PAN

JUSTANOTHERPOORBOY

TOPNOTCHER

LAGACY OF POWER

 

LIS MARA

 

LISAGAIN

 

MACH THREE

 

MAFFIOSO

 

MAKE A DEAL

 

MILLION DOLLAR CAM

 

MODERN ART

 

MYSTICAL SHARK

 

NORTHERN LUCK

 

P B BULLVILLE

 

PACIFIC ROCKET

 

PARTYWITHTHEBIGDOG

 

PASSMASTER HANOVER

 

PEACE OF ART

 

PERFECT ART
(full brother to Art Major – ultimate cross)

 

PERUVIAN HANOVER

 

PONDER

 

QUALITY CAM

 

REAL DESIRE

 

RIVERBOAT KING

 

ROLL WITH JOE

 

SAFELY KEPT
($300k winner – superior cross)

 

SHADYSHARK HANOVER

 

SHARK GESTURE

 

SHOOBEES PLACE

 

SOUTH PARK HANOVER

 

SPORTSWRITER

 

STONEBRIDGE REGAL

 

STRONG LIFE

 

THE GLOBE

 

THE WARP DRIVE

 

ULTRA JET

 

VILLAGE JASPER

 

VILLAGE JOLT

 

WASHINGTON VC

 

WESTERN IDEAL

 



Ultimate Crosses

The ULTIMATE crosses for For A Reason are:

Dams by Perfect Art (full brother of Art Major)

Dams by stallions of Artsplace – Artiscape, Astreos, Dream Away, Grinfromeartoear, Modern Art, Shoobees Place, Sportswriter & Stonebridge Regal.

Dams by Bettors Delight, Mach Three, Roll With Joe, Mcardle, Blissfull Hall, Village Jasper & Western Ideal.

Grand Dams by Fake Left, Stand Together, Albert Albert, Armbro Operative, Cams Card Chark, Life Sign, Panorama & Golden Greek.

Dams with the above and following stallions in their pedigrees: Abercrombie, Nihilator, Cam Fella, Lordship, Albatross, Niatross & Most Happy Fellla.

Progeny

PROGENY


For A Reason, or ‘Frank the Tank’ as he is affectionately known, continues to climb the siring ranks. After his progeny had another successful 2022 season on the racetrack, For A Reason finished fourth on the NSW two-year-old Leading Sires board with 20 winners, behind the big guns in the siring ranks Sweet Lou, Captaintreacherous and Huntsville.  After his stellar season in the siring ranks, For A Reason was crowned once again crowned the most prestigious award of NSW Stallion of the Year for 2022.

For A Reasons statistics for 2022

2YO – 23 STARTERS – 13 WINNERS

3YO – 24 STARTERS – 17 WINNERS

4YO – 40 STARTERS – 28 WINNERS

OVERALL – 100 individual starters for 72 individual winners for the season.

PRIZEMONEY – $1,773,150 in total earnings for the season.

Top Earners of 2022:

THE AMBER HARE – $94, 270 

FOR REAL LIFE – $93, 060 

KASHED UP – $88, 564


To date For A Reason has sired 145 Individual staters for 110 individual winners with a 76% Winners/starters ratio. With his progeny banking over three million dollars in earnings with an average of $34,122 per starter.  

 (That’s an amazing 12 multiplier on a service fee of $2750)

For A Reason has the following impressive record as a Sire :

20 x sub 1:55 WINNERS

1 x $300,000 WINNER

1 x $200,000 WINNER

10 x $100,000 WINNERS

3 x GROUP 1 WINNERS

2 x GROUP 2 WINNERS

3 x GROUP 3 WINNERS

2 x LISTED FEATURES 

TOP TEN LIFETIME PERFORMERS

CONVICTION – 22 WINS  – $344,206 – 1:50.2 MR – GROUP  1

KASHED UP – 11 WINS – $262,518 – 1:52.2 MR – GROUP 2

GOTTA GOOD REASON – 17 WINS – $177,508 – 1:53.7 MR – GROUP 1

GELDOF – 25 WINS – $167,054 – 1:52.7 MR – GROUP 3

THE DEMOCRAT – 21 WINS – $157,091 – 1:53.1 MR

THE AMBER HARE – 11 WINS – $140,622- 1:56.2 MR – GROUP 3

BUDD SIDEWINDER – 19 WINS – $140,330 – 1:55.2 MR

STORMONT STAR – 21 WINS – $135,913 – 1:55.4 MR

TAYLORS REASON – 11 WINS – $107,555 – 1:53.1 MR –GROUP 2

GIGI BOB – 14 WINS – $105,774 – 1:52.2 MR

DELIGHTFUL REASON – 12 WINS – $105,096 – 1:54.0 MR – LISTED

***stats as of April 2023

Race Record

Race Record


  • Owner(s)

    Fleur De Lil Trust

  • Sire

    Art Major USA

  • Colour

    Bay

  • Dam

    Left For Me (Fake Left)

  • Sex

    Horse

  • Age

    14

Best Time   As a 2YO As a 3YO Starts Wins Placings Stakemoney
1:49.4 1:58.0 1:55.3 64 27 17 $1,111,468
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