On Breeders Crown day held at Melton, the Woodlands Stud stallion roster was once again casting its shadow over one of Australasia’s great race days. Resident trotting stallion Pegasus Spur added another Breeders Crown winner to his CV, when his star daughter Wilma’s Mate smashed the track record to win her 3YO fillies division. Posting a 1.57.3-mile rate for the 2240 metre trip, she has now banked close to $250,000 in stakes. It has been a breakout year for Wilma’s Mate, she has won the PGG Wrightson Sale Series, the New Zealand Oaks and the Victorian Derby. There is little doubt she is the premier 3YO Trotter in Australasia.
Ace 2YO filly Party On remains undefeated following her all the way victory in the $280,000 Breeders Crown fillies final. Starting from barrier seven, she showed blistering gate speed to lead and then posted a track record mile rate of 1.54.4. A daughter of champion stallion Bettor’s Delight, Party On was bred and raised at Woodlands Stud. She has now banked over $238,000 in stakes and she bought up Bettor’s Delights third consecutive siring success in a row for the fillies division.
American Ideal’s son Ideal For Real, shapes as possibly harness racing next big star. A pacer of intoxicating high speed, Ideal For Real was to talented in the 4YO Breeders Crown Entires & Geldings division. Home in 27.8, he has now banked over $300,000 in stakes. This was career win number 13 from only 21 lifetime starts, he remains undefeated as a 4yo.
Congratulations to everybody associated with these three 2016 Breeders Crown champions.