With a number of quality races contested over the past week in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the Woodlands stallions were certainly a major force when the dust had settled. At Addington American Ideal’s daughter Luisanabelle Midfrew made history when as a 3yo she defeated New Zealand’s best mares in the $100,000 Breeders stakes. Driven a treat, she was too good for the older mares over the 2600 metres in the Group One classic. On the same Addington programme Wilma’s Mate announced herself as New Zealand’s best 3yo trotting filly in the Oaks with a devastating display of high speed. The daughter of Pegasus Spur trotted her closing half in 56.9 and last quarter in 28.2 in the Group 2 feature and there are bigger things to come. Bettor’s Delight’s outstanding 3yo son, Lazarus continued his race age dominance with a tough victory in the Vero Flying stakes at Addington. Sprinting home in 26 and change he will run a short price favourite in the New Zealand Derby. At Gloucester Park, his son Chicago Bull was a winner of the $50,000 Western Gateway and at Gawler, Mark Dennis was a winner of the Gawler Gold Cup. In United States, Bettor’s Delight’s sons took out two divisions of The Levy series at Yonkers. In the $50,000, round three races, All Bets Off paced 1.51.3 to defeat reigning horse of the year Wiggle It Jiggle It and Bit Of A Legend came from last to win his race in 1.51.2, he has proved to be quite a revelation since arriving in the USA. Great to see Crazed’s super son JL Cruze return to racing with a 1.53 victory at The Meadowlands. He now looks towards a big 2016 season.