With a bounty of key races across Australia and New Zealand, the Woodlands stallion roster enjoyed the lion’s share of group winners. Champion stallion Bettor’s Delight achieved Group 1 success in New Zealand with Raukapuka Ruler winning the Woodlands Stud sponsored $250,000 Northern Derby. In a superb front running drive by Dexter Dunn he defeated New Zealand’s best 3YO pacers.
On the same card, Bettor’s Delights Daughter Bettor’s Joy was a winner of the Group 2 Delightful Lady for the 2YO fillies. The win gave Dexter Dunn and trainer Cran Dalgety a feature race double. At Melton, square gaiter On Thunder Road, was victorious in Group 1 Grand Prix. Putting on a powerful trotting display, the son of Bettor’s Delight clinically despatched his rivals in the $100,000 feature.
American Ideal’s outstanding daughter The Orange Agent defeated all comers in $70,000 Group 2 Free for all at Auckland. She recorded career win number 19 from 28 starts. She scooted home in 55 seconds flat.
Pegasus Spur’s son Monty Python was rewarded for his consistent form with victory in Northern Southland Group 3 trot at Ascot Park. He trotted the 3200-metre journey in 4.06.6, which was a record for entire’s and geldings in the race. The win takes his earnings to over $107,000.