Champion pacer Lazarus continues to take all before him as prepares to defend his New Zealand Cup in November. At Ashburton, he added the Group 2 Flying Stakes to his burgeoning CV.

Coming from off the speed, the son of Bettor’s Delight defeated his stablemate, Australasia’s best mare Dream About Me. Pacing his closing half in 53.7, Lazarus is now headed to the Kaikoura Cup meeting.

Bettor’s Delight sired six winners at Ashburton, among the others to greet the judge where Ultimate Machete, Late Mail and Gentle Giant.

In Australia, his two sons Chicago Bull and Tiger Tara are on the cusp of becoming millionaires. Both where winners on opposite sides of the continent in very impressive fashion.

American Ideal’s progeny where up and about on both sides of ‘the ditch’. Ideal Scott now has $830k in the bank with his latest Albion Park victory, Don Domingo won fresh up at Addington, Sky Diamond has won three on the bounce since arriving in Australia, his latest victory was at Young, Sweet As was an easy Newcastle winner and Keayang Kallisto scored at Melton.

Great to see Madam Spur return to winning ways at Cambridge, the daughter of Pegasus Spur put it all together for John and Josh Dickie and at Geelong, Desert Flyer led in a Pegasus Spur trifecta, when she trotted stoutly to victory.