AMERICAN IDEAL’S BIG BOYS SMASH RECORDS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE TASMAN  

American Ideal’s reputation as a sire continues unabashed, ‘down under’. At Melton on Saturday night his champion son Bling It On fabled return as a nine-year-old, added another chapter when he won the Group 1 Victoria Cup in World Record time. Blazing 1.51.5 for the 2240 metre journey, Bling It On recorded his sixth career Group 1. Congratulations to all involved in the stallion’s race track return.

At Auckland, Triple Eight is a pacer ‘on the rise’ following his New Zealand national record victory at in Holmes DG. Overcoming his 30-metre handicap, the son of American Ideal paced the 2700 metre journey in 3.17.2. In doing so he shaved a crazy 2.4 seconds off the previous record, the Interdominion is now on his radar.

Other good winners for American Ideal included Takara Truffle at Menangle, Mighty Flying Deal at Gloucester Park and Cruz was a Melton winner.

Bettor’s Delight’s star daughter Alicorn, continued her dominant season as Canada’s best 2yo filly with victory in the CA $225,000 Ontario Sires Stakes at Woodbine. Pacing a 1.52 and change mile, the classy filly recorded career win number seven as a juvenile.

Closer to home, Bettor’s Delight sired a quartet of winners at Addington, amongst those greeting the judge were Roll The Dice and Dr Susan, at Melton, Hurricane Harley was back in the winner’s circle and at Mildura, Smynanna Mickey continued on her winning way.

Pegasus Spur had good winners in Medusa at Addington, Helluva Way was a Gore winner and Miss Blissful was an impressive winner at Melton.

WOODLANDS STALLIONS PACKING PUNCH AT THE RED MILE

In the United States, the famed Red Mile in Kentucky has been the scene of feature racing this week past and Bettor’s Delight’s and Sweet Lou’s progeny have been mixing with the best!

Bettor’s Delight son Bettor’s Wish stellar season continued when he won a $270,000 division of the Tattersalls pace defeating a pocket sitting Captain Crunch, he now has over $1.5 million on his card.

Classy mare Caviart Ally recorded career win number 23 when she won the Allerage mares pace in 1.48.3, the daughter of Bettor’s Delight defeated Shartin!

Tall Dark Stranger remains undefeated as a 2yo following his International Stallion Stakes division victory, he turned in a 1.50 flat victory.

Sweet Lou’s 3yo’s have rocked on this season. His champion daughter Warrawee Ubeaut confirmed her status as head of the 3yo fillies’ class when she won the Tattersalls fillies division in 1.48.3, she roared home in 26.3!

Dancing Lou won his $270,000 division of the Tattersalls in 1.49.4, it was his 10th career win and gave ex pat Australian, Tahnee Camilleri her biggest career win in the USA!

Closer to home, American Ideal’s son Copy That was an impressive 3yo sires stakes heat winner at Cambridge, he rushed home in 27.6, with plenty in the tank, at Penrith, Sky Diamond got the cash, Patronus Star was an impressive Timaru winner and Takara Truffle won at Tamworth, completing another great week for the Woodlands Stud Stallions!

BLING IT ON STUNS IN RACING RETURN  

American Ideal’s champion son Bling It On, turned back the clock when he resumed in stunning fashion at Menangle. The ever green nine-year-old put his open class rivals on notice when he paced 1.50.2 in his return to win easily. The millionaire pacer recorded career win number 46 and with the open class pacing ranks very thin, Bling It On now targets the Grand Circuit.

American Ideal’s classy New Zealand son Triple Eight was an impressive winner of the Spring Cup at Auckland, out west he sired a double at Gloucester Park when Mighty Flying Deal and Bletchley Park greeted the judge and Emerging Talent was a Kilmore winner.

Plenty of winners for champion sire Bettor’s Delight, amongst them were Northview Hustler and Tennyson Bromac at Albion Park, Carlos Bromac was a Winton winner and at Launceston he sired a double when Sheza Bettormak and Bettor Than That got the cash.

Sweet Lou was seen to advantage in the ‘Shaky Isles’ with Double Or Nothing winning at Auckland and I’m A Gigolo remaining undefeated following a stylish Addington victory, both horses now head towards the 3yo Sires Stakes heats.

Great to see Pegasus Spur’s daughter Pegasus Elegance take a winning mile rate of 1.54.6 at Menangle!

TALL DARK STRANGER TAKES $750,000 METRO PACE  

The Bettor’s Delight siring juggernaut continues relentlessly as each season comes and goes and his greatness was on display at Woodbine in Ontario, Canada, when his undefeated son Tall Dark Stranger won the time-honoured Metro Pace for juveniles.

In the CA $750,000 classic, he paced a  1.49.1 stakes record with his victory. The son of Bettor’s Delight is now unbeaten in six career starts and has banked close to $500,000 in earnings. On the same card, top flight mare Caviart Ally won the CA $250,000 Milton Stakes for the mares in 1.48.3. The daughter of Bettor’s Delight paced home in 53.3 and this was career win number 22, she now has career earnings of over $1.5 million.

Closer to home Bettor’s Delight’s son Spankem was the winner of the Hannon Memorial at Oamaru, he rushed home in 53 and change and is the nominal favourite for the New Zealand Cup.

American Ideal has a serious 3yo son in Copy That, he was a sensational winner at Auckland, coming from the rear in 55.4 and on the same card Ivana Flybye was a crushing five length winner. At Gloucester Park, American Ideal sired a double when Bletchley Park and Ideal One greeted the judge, at Penrith, Speedy Dominic and Madre Supremo got the chocolates and at Albion Park, Classie American was a 1.53.8 victor.

Resident trotting stallion Pegasus Spur had good winners on both sides of the ditch, with CK Spur winning at Auckland, Miss Blissful was an impressive Melton winner and Amanda’s Spur won at Menangle.

WOODLANDS SIRES KICK START VICBRED SERIES IN STYLE

At Melton, this Saturday past, the Vicbred Platinum Series for 3yo’s was contested and in the early season $50,000 features, American Ideal and Bettor’s Delight sired both winners.

American Ideal’s son Soho Hamilton, was a dominant winner of the 3yo colts & geldings division. Running home in 56 and change, the regally bred colt, looks a key player in 3yo classics as the season rolls on. Congratulations to leading breeder Rob Watson, who is an unabashed fan of American Ideal!

In the 3yo filly’s division, It’s Beaujolais, was a classy winner for John and Maree Caldow. The daughter of Bettor’s Delight was bred by Chris and John Yeomans and despite working in the run was too good for her peers. Well done to these early season Group 2 winners!

American Ideal also sired good winners in Cruz at Menangle, he paced 1.50.4, Son Of A Tiger won at Gloucester Park and he sired a double at Launceston, where Ideal Karalta and Illegal Immigrant got the chocolates.

In the USA, Bettor’s Delight’s son Bettor’s Wish continued his stunning season with victory in 1.48.1 in the 3yo Kentucky Sires Stakes final. With victory in the $250,000 feature, he pushed his career earnings to over $1,381,000 million! Closer to home Bettor’s Delight sired a quartet of winners at both the Auckland and Addington meetings held in the ‘shaky isles’. Amongst the winner where the impressive Line Up and Aqua Sancta.

Sweet Lou’s son Might Looee started his 3yo season in style with a stunning victory at Auckland. He settled last in the run and stormed home to win in 1.54 and change, he showed serious closing speed!

SWEET LOU’S MILLION DOLLAR GIRL  

Sweet Lou’s ace 3yo daughter Warrawee Ubeaut became harness racing’s latest millionaire when she dealt to her peers in the Pennsylvania sires’ stake for fillies at The Meadows. In the US $253,000 final she paced 1.50 flat to score by 4 ¼ lengths. Warrawee Ubeaut, gave Sweet Lou has first millionaire as a sire and it’s hopefully the first of many!

In Kentucky, Sweet Lou’s son’s Pyro and Dancing Lou both posted wins in 1.49 to win divisions of the Kentucky Sires Stakes for 3yo’s at The Red Mile and closer to home My Sweet Deal recorded career win number three with a 15-metre victory at Bunbury.

American Ideal sired good winners in America Me at Cambridge, The Trilogy won at Gloucester Park, at Menangle, Cruz and Ideal Star gave the ‘gun sire’ a double, at Melton, Bye Bye Barbie was a winner and at Bendigo, Soho Hamilton returned as a 3yo in impressive fashion despatching his rivals in 1.54.6!

Bettor’s Delight’s son Our Corelli is quickly making a name for himself out west, he was a classy winner at Gloucester Park, at Addington, the champion sire had good winners in Let’s Hustle and Matt Damon, at Menangle Pitch Perfect and The Black Prince got the cash and It’s Beaujolais sat in the chair to win at Bendigo and on the same card Shoshone Brave got the cash also.

Don’t forget the breeding season is well and truly under way and Woodlands has a stallion roster to suit your broodmare!

MERCURY RISING FOR AMERICAN IDEAL’S SON

American Ideal continues to generate top flight performers and the latest addition to his CV is classy USA pacer American Mercury. The 3yo drew passed $500,000 in career earnings with victory in the Messenger Stake at Yonkers raceway. Pacing 1.51.3, American Mercury recorded career win number nine in the $500,000 triple crown feature.

Closer to home, late season 2yo Tingiringi produced a stunning debut when she paced 1.53.9 to score at Menangle, her future looks very bright. Other good winners for American Ideal included, Infatuation at Pinjarra, Sly Dream at Leeton and at Gloucester Park he finished the Australian racing season in style with Twilight Saga and Son Of A Tiger greeting the judge.

No shortage of winner for Bettor’s Delight with a treble at Gloucester Park, amongst the winners were Pocket The Cash, Our Corelli and Bettor Be Oscar, at Menangle, Lord Zin Zan won twice in five days and Friends was a Mildura winner.

Sweet Lou was seen to advantage in New Zealand, with impressive debut winner Chevron Flies at Forbury Park and his son Fortify is now the fastest 2yo in the USA, following his Kentucky sires’ stakes victory at the Red Mile in 1.50.3! Did you know Sweet Lou’s debut 2yo Australian crop averaged close to $33,000, he was the leading 2yo sire on dollar average in Australia. What a debut from the ‘great white blaze’!

BETTOR’S WISH CONTINUES STELLAR NORTH AMERICAN 3YO SEASON

Top flight pacer Bettor’s Wish ranks amongst North American’s best 3yo pacers and he added to his burgeoning reputation when he dealt to his foes in the $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park. With Dexter Dunn in the bike, the son of Bettor’s Delight strolled to victory by 3 ½ lengths, posting a 1.50.3-mile rate. Bettor’s Wish is now harness racings latest millionaire with this, his eleventh career win! The

Breeders Crown is under way in Victoria and Bettor’s Delight’s progeny were seen to advantage. Hurricane Harley and Demon Delight won heats of the 3yo lads division, Two Times Bettor was an impressive 3yo fillies heat winner and Jemstone led all the way to win a 2yo fillies heat.

American Ideal cut a sway through the Newcastle meeting with a treble, the winners included Regal Rock and Glenn Ford, at Auckland he sired a double when Flying Steps and debut winner Henry Hu greeted the judge, Illegal Immigrant won at Launceston and American Tour got the cash at Mildura.

Do you know American Ideal is still the leading 2yo sire in North America this season as we approach mid-August!

The decision to send ‘gun’ trotter Speeding Spur to show case his skills in North America has borne fruit with victory in the USD $148,000 Crawford trot at Tioga Downs. The son of Pegasus Spur trotted a career best and Aged male record for Tioga Downs when he scooted round in 1.52.4! A big shout out to hall of fame trainer Linda Toscano and driver Brian Sears who steered ‘dell boy’ to his USA win.

STUNNING DEBUT FROM I’M A GIGOLO

Sweet Lou has unearthed another quality pacer ‘down under’ with the breath-taking debut of 3yo I’m A Gigolo at Addington. Settling at the rear, he circled the field at the half and kept going to win by a staggering 9 ¼ lengths. Running home in 28 and change the son of Sweet Lou was bred and raised at Woodlands Stud was sold at the 2018 yearling sales. The horse was purchased by American owner Larry Karr, a former part owner of Sweet Lou.

American Ideal sired a number of doubles across Australia, this week past with Vettel and Miss Blue Glory winning at Albion Park, at Penrith, King Triton and Rain Man greeted the judge and at Gloucester Park, Prada’s Ideal Dahling and Ideal One got the chocolates.

Bettor’s Delight marches towards his eighth Australian sires title with plenty of winners, amongst them were Raptor’s Flight and Max Delight who both broke 1.53 at Melton, Pembrooks Passion and Bettor Be Lucky both won at Menangle, Revolt scored at Echuca, American Delight at Gloucester Park and he sired another double when The Pantheist and Luvhavinfun won at Geelong.

Pegasus Spur’s star daughter I Am Pegasus made it career win number eight with victory at Maryborough and the ageless wonder It’s Not Dark Yet was a winner at Geelong.

SUNSETS ON ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL KIWI BREEDING SEASON

The 2018/19 racing season has concluded in New Zealand and legendary stallion Bettor’s Delight’s emphatically claimed his eighth consecutive stallion title in the ‘shaky isles’. Bettor’s Delight has been the ultimate bred shaper in both hemisphere’s and his influence will run deep for years to come.

Sweet Lou is the leading first season sire in New Zealand and has finished 2nd on the 2yo sires list behind Bettor’s Delight. ‘The Great White Blaze’s’ impact has been immediate as a first season sire. Plenty of winners for our roster this past week, with Sweet Lou siring good winners in Mighty Looee at Auckland and Geraldton Wax was an impressive winner at Wagga Wagga. Did you know Sweet Lou’s 2yo dollar average in his debut Australian crop is $32,800!

American Ideal continues his stellar run of winners in Australia, with Ideal Star pacing 1.52.3 at Menangle, Mighty Flying Deal cruised passed $140,000 in earnings with victory at Gloucester Park, Regal Rock won at Newcastle as did Rain Man, Roosevelt scored at Hobart and Betamerica won at Shepparton.

Great to see Highview Tommy generate another winner as Matamua scorched to victory in her 3yo fillies Regional Breeders Challenge heat at Bathurst.

BETTOR’S DELIGHT CONTINUES TO REWRITE SIRING HISTORY  

Champion stallion Bettor’s Delight dominance of the Australia breeding scene continues relentlessly and in the week past his seasonal stallion earnings past $12,000,000 million dollars. In passing this figure he bested his own previous record and no other stallion in harness history can lay claim to his dual hemisphere deeds!

At Albion Park, Bettor’s Delight’s latest sensation Self Assured remains undefeated following his victory in the Queensland Derby. The 3yo now has recorded six wins on the bounce and paced a track record for the feature, he cruised home in 53.8! On the same card ace filly Jiggle and Jive won the $100,000 QBRED Triad fillies final for the 2yo’s. The daughter of Bettor’s Delight has enjoyed a great 2yo season. Congratulations to both these Group 1 winners.

American Ideal’s progeny just keep winning. Good winners this past week included Saying Grace at Gloucester Park, at Penrith he sired a double when Sky Diamond and The Texas Ranger greeted the judge, Tisu Spirit won at Hobart, Ideal TJ at Stawell and Twilight Saga was a Pinjarra winner.

American Ideal’s Australian book is filling fast, don’t miss out! Do you know American Ideal is currently the leading 2yo sire in North America!

Just a reminder that Sweet Lou’s Australasia book is now full, thanks to all breeders who are supporting ‘The Great White Blaze’ this season.

MEADOWLANDS PACE BELONGS TO BETTOR’S DELIGHT’S BOYS

At 21 years old, champion stallion Bettors Delight’s race track success has no boundaries! At the Meadowlands this Saturday past he sired the quinella in the legendary Meadowlands Pace for the 3yo colts and geldings. In the $682,000 feature his son Best In Show won the feature and stopped the clock in 1.48 flat! The victory gave Best In Show a winner’s cheque of $341,325! Bettor’s Wish ran a monster race to finish second after sitting in the open for the majority of the race.

Closer to home, Bettors Delight’s son Ohoka Punter won the Group 1 ‘Blacks A Fake at Albion Park and on the same card Self Assured announced himself as the next big thing when he sat in the chair to win the South East Derby, he paced his closing half in 53.4!

American Ideal recorded a plethora of winners this week and among them where Our Jack Starr at Bathurst, Maximus Red scored career win number 13 at Bathurst, Float On Bye won on debut in her 2yo race at Melton, Saying Grace was too classy at Gloucester Park and New York Rain paced 1.53.8 to score at Menangle.

Pegasus Spur had good New Zealand winners in CK Spur at Auckland and Imran Khan bowled them over to win at Forbury Park. Sweet Lou’s 2yo’s are rolling in North America and his latest winner was Columbo who won the $120,250 Lawrence B Sheppard pace at Yonkers in 1.55.4. He remains undefeated after two career starts.

I AM PEGASUS FLIES INTO GROUP 1 GLORY

I Am Pegasus was an impressive all-the-way winner of her Group 1 3yo Trotting Fillies Vicbred Super Series Final. The daughter of our resident trotting stallion Pegasus Spur has now made it seven wins from 10 starts and over $83,000 in the bank. Congratulations to the Vassallo’s and all her other connections.

Pegasus Spur also had a good winner in Imran Khan at Forbury Park. Gun sire American Ideal’s progeny had yet another strong week on the track. He had doubles with Just American and Twilight Saga at Pinjarra and Prince Potter and Dancing In Roma at Leeton. Ideal Liner picked up his 10th win and brought his stakes earnings to over $100,000 after his win at Gloucester Park. Pocket The Deal paced 1.53.9 at Bendigo, across the ditch Mogul picked up a good win at Alexandra Park and Ideal Rule greeted the judge at Rangiora.

The ‘King’ Bettor’s Delight continued his dominance with a multitude of winners across Australasia. Chicago Bull’s 2yo full-brother Perfect Stride picked up a win at Alexandra Park. He sired a treble at Redcliffe with Burning Ambition, Mucho Macho Man and Let’s Dig It all getting victories. Self Assured picked up the win in the Group 3 J C MucMullen at Albion Park. Poised To Pounce won the 2yo males Slipper Preview and Jacquelyn Anne was a 2yo winner at Wagga Wagga.

COAST TO COAST GROUP 1 2YO GLORY FOR WOODLANDS STALLIONS

Girl Power was on display from our stallion roster in Australia, this week past where both Sweet Lou and American Ideal’s 2yo progeny took centre stage. At Gloucester Park, Western Australia’s best juvenile filly Double Expresso was an all the way winner in the $100,000Group 1 Westbred fillies final. A debutante from Sweet Lou’s first ‘down under’ crop Double Expresso recorded career win number seven and has $160,000 in stake earnings.

American Ideal’s star daughter Pelosi added to her stellar juvenile season with victory in the NSW Breeders Challenge for 2yo fillies at Menangle. Returning a 1.52.6-mile rate, she was to classy for her rivals. This was Pelosi’s second Group 1 victory this season and she has banked $255,000 in career earnings. Congratulations to all involved in these winners!

American Ideal has unearthed another star in the United States, his son Shake The House was a dominant winner of the $500,000 Max C Hempt Memorial for 3yo male pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. He paced a 1.49.2 mile and was an easy 2 length winner, he pushed his career earnings to over $410,000!

No shortage of winners for Bettor’s Delight with both Jemstone and Hurricane Harley securing wins in their Vicbred semi- finals at Melton, Ana Malak was an impressive Kilmore winner, Pass The Speights and Jiggle And Jive got the chocolates at Redcliffe and Bettor Be Tricky won at Penrith.

Pegasus Spur’s top flight daughter I Am Pegasus won her 3yo fillies Vicbred heat and will be very hard to beat in this weeks final at Melton and Amanda’s Spur won at Menangle for our resident trotting stallion

TYPHOON TIFF BLOWS RIVALS AWAY IN GROUP ONE FINAL

Classy filly Typhoon Tiff added to her impressive career record when she won the $100,000 Group 1  Westbred 3yo fillies final at Gloucester Park this Friday past. The daughter of Bettor’s Delight was able to control the tempo in the key feature race and sprinted home in 56 seconds to claim the prize. Typhoon Tiff was bred by long time WA breeders Colleen and Trevor Lindsay and handled by trainer reinsman Colin Brown. Congratulations to all concerned.

Bettor’s Delight was seen to advantage in both the New South Wales and Victorian state bred schemes this past week. In Victoria, his 3yo progeny won Vicbred heats at Kilmore, amongst the winners where Two Times Bettor, Brevity and Demon Delight.

At Menangle, top flight 3yo Max’s Delight won his 3yo semi-final in clinical fashion and War Dan won his 4yo semi-final also. Gun sire American Ideal’s ace Tasmania daughter Ideal Bliss won the $50,000 4yo Granny Smith final at Devonport. This was her 11th career win and she has $117,000 in stake earnings. At Auckland,

American Ideal sired a double when his 2yo son’s Tommy Lincoln and Ideal Agent greeted the judge against their older rivals, at Ballarat Ideal Conquest paced 1.53 and change to defeat his rivals, Bet America was an all the way winner at Warrugal and at Menangle, the Matt Day bred Miss Halfpenny won her 3yo NSW Breeders Challenge semi- final and now has over $215,000 in career earnings.

Sweet Lou’s ace juvenile son Kohanah was an easy winner of the 2yo Sweepstakes final for the lads in Hobart. In his debut season, he has won four races and is easily Tasmania’s best juvenile.

BETTOR’S DELIGHT’S JUVENILES GREAT SEASON CONTINUES

Bettor’s Delight’s juvenile crop for the 2018/19 season are having a very productive race track season in Australia. At Menangle his progeny won two semi finals of the Breeders Challenge in impressive fashion.

Top flight pacer Jilliby Nitro recorded career win number six when he led all the way in his semi-final. He paced the mile in 1.52.3 and now his seasonal earnings of $234,000.

In the filly’s division, A Rainbow Delight paced 1.54.5 to win her semi-final and looks a clear player heading into the Breeders Challenge finals.

In Victoria, classy 2yo filly Jemstone won a heat of her 2yo Vicbred 2yo fillies division. American Ideal’s ace son, Ideal Liner make it five wins on the bounce with another Gloucester Park victory, he is headed towards much bigger things. The Texan Ranger roared home to win his heat of the 3yo Breeders Challenge at Menangle, the son of American Ideal is shaping into a nice pacer.

Other good winners for American Ideal included Alpha Charlie at Melton, Yankee CJ won at Horsham and Intheskyrocket paced a closing half in 56 and change to score in her 2yo race at Gloucester Park.

Sweet Lou’s son Kohanah made it career win number three when he scored at Hobart by 15 metres and resident trotting sire Pegasus Spur had good winners in Trotting Rockstar at Kilmore and Mr Fahrenheit won at Addington.

BETTOR’S WISH CLINICAL IN ART ROONEY PACE

The feature racing is ramping up in North America and this Saturday past, Bettor’s Delight’s high quality 3yo son Bettor’s Wish put on a pacing display to win the $300,000 ‘Art Rooney Pace’ at Yonkers Raceway. Bettor’s Wish paced a season best 1.51.4 to destroy his rivals by six lengths! He is now undefeated this season in three starts and heads to Canada now for the North America Cup. The race saw trainer Chris Ryder and Dexter Dunn combine to win the race to give a real ‘down under’ flavour to the race.

Closer to home, Bettor’s Delight added two square gating Group 2 winners to his CV. At Menangle, Emerald Stride won the NSW Trotters for 3yo’s in a great driving display by David Miles and Drop The Hammer scorched around Menangle in 1.55.5 to win the 4&5yo NSW Trotters feature.

American Ideal’s top flight son Centenario was impressive in the 3yo Classic at Ballarat, he paced 1.53 and change to defeat his peers and now has over $325,000 in the locker. Pelosi, just might be the best 2yo filly in Australia, she was an effortless winner of her NSW Breeders Challenge at Newcastle, she won under a grip! Other good winners for American Ideal included Ideal Liner at Pinjarra, Just Deal It at Albion Park and 2yo Tommy Lincoln was impressive winning at Auckland against the older pacers.

Sweet Lou’s ace Western Australian daughter Double Expresso recorded career win number six when she led all the way to win her 2yo Diamonds heat at Gloucester Park, she is close to $100,000 in earnings in her juvenile season.

BETTOR’S DELIGHT’S KIDS KEEP KICKING GOALS

Champion stallion Bettor’s Delight’s current two year old crop continued a memorable season thus far with victories in two New Zealand feature races at Addington. In the Sires Stakes final for 2yo colts and geldings his son One Change won a stirring final!

One Change remains undefeated in his juvenile season following his latest victory and has earnt over $212,000 thus far this season. He led in a Woodlands sired trifecta on the race, with Flyin Even Bettor (Bettor’s Delight) finishing second and Virgil (Sweet Lou) claiming third spot. The race was won in a New Zealand record for 2yo’s in 1.53.4.

In the PGG Wrightson 2yo fillies final, diminutive filly Amazing Dream won the $150,000 sale series final. Pacing a 1.54.9 race she defeated her rivals by 3 ½ lengths and now has $190,000 in the locker.

American Ideal continues to be a rich source of winners the length and breath of Australia. Yankee Lincoln won at Ballarat, Ideal Fantasy at Wagga Wagga, American Princess won impressively at Menangle, Prince Potter won on the border at Albury, American Tour at Mildura and Ideal Some Magic continued on his winning way at Bendigo.

Pegasus Spur’s daughter I Am Pegasus continued her great form with another victory at Melton, the 3yo filly looks a standout in her peer group in Victoria, other good winners for Pegasus Spur included Pretty Little Lucy at Ballarat and Lukyanova at Cambridge.

Sweet Lou added another winner to his first ‘down under’ crop when Sweet Madison led all the way at Gloucester Park. The filly became his 8th winner in Australasia!

Just a reminder that Sweet Lou’s Australian 2019/20 book is closed. Thanks to those who have chosen to support Sweet Lou in the season ahead.

WOODLANDS STALLIONS LIGHT UP ALBION PARK ON GOLD NIGHT

The focus for juvenile racing turned to Albion Park, this week past and the $350,000 Australian Pacing Gold finals for the 2yo colts and geldings and the fillies also. It was a night out for our stallion roster with both American Ideal and Bettor’s Delight claiming both features.

American Ideal has a genuine star in daughter ‘Pelosi’. She emerged victorious after sitting in the chair to win the 2yo fillies final. ‘Pelosi’ now has over $166,000 in seasonal earnings and has won four of her five career starts!

Bettor’s Delight’s ace son Jilliby Nitro led all the way to claim the colts and gelding’s division. Punishing his rivals in 1.52.6, he is now a multiple Group 1 winning freshman as he also claimed the Bathurst Gold Crown. He now has $210,000 in the locker and now looks to other key features. Congratulations to all, involved in both these star juvenile pacers!

At Addington, Belle Of Montana backed up her up Victorian Oaks winning raid with a comprehensive victory in the $140,000 Nevele R Fillies final for the 3yo’s. Belle Of Montana returned a 1.54.2-mile rate for the 1980 metre feature which is now a New Zealand record!

Thanks to all Australian breeders who have booked early to Sweet Lou. His Australian book for the 2019/20 season is now full and closed. Please contact us, if you wish to wait list your mare for next season.

Did you know that American Ideal, Sweet Lou and Bettor’s Delight are the top three leading 2yo stallions in Australia on dollar average! Our stallion roster is certainly getting great results this season.

SWEET LOU’S DAUGHTER ANNEXES GROUP 1 FEATURE  

Sweet Lou’s ace New Zealand daughter Sweet On Me bounced back from her first defeat to win the Group 1 New Zealand Sires Stakes for 2yo fillies at Alexandra Park, Auckland. In the $138,000 feature, she used her speed to take over mid race and roared away in a closing quarter of 26.8 to secure victory. Sweet on Me is the standout filly of her peer group thus far and now heads to the Harness Jewels at Addington, she has bankrolled over $170,000 in stakes.

Bettor’s Delight’s millionaire son Spankem added to his outstanding 4yo season when he led all the way to win the Group 1 ‘Messenger Stakes’ at Auckland. Scooting home in 54.3, Spankem has been a revelation this season and will be nominal favourite for horse of the year in New Zealand.

Bettor’s Delight’s progeny filled the placings in the $160,000 PGG Wrightson 2yo Sale Series Final at Addington. One Change maintained his undefeated juvenile season when he won the feature ahead of Smooth Deal.

No shortage of winners for American Ideal, he sired a double at Invercargill when Firenze Amore and 2yo The Ideal Touch greeted the judge, American Zest was a Melton winner, Triple Eight sat in the chair to win at Auckland and Ideal Some Magic, continued on his winning way at Bendigo.

Woodlands Stud would like to thank all purchasers at Monday’s All Age Sale at Karaka. The sale continues to grow and a number of our progeny are headed to Australia. With a clearance rate of 96% buyers have realised it’s a great way to purchase a quality weanling.