Woodlands Stud bred and raised progeny were to the fore in the 2YO Sires Stakes Final at Addington on Friday night. Jesse Duke was too strong for his rivals in the $170,000 final with Another Masterpiece strong in second, bringing up a quinella for Bettor’s Delight in the Group 1 feature. We congratulate the All Stars Stables and owners Jean and Bill Feiss who have been long time supporters of Woodlands Stud.
There were also plenty more standout performances for Bettor’s Delight across the week. At Gloucester Park he sired a quaddie when Tis A Dream, Bettor’s Fire, Eagle Rox and Mister Versace all held out their opposition. He sired a treble at Oamaru when Bettor Be Gold, Buzinga and Much Better all greeted the judge. The latter headed home a trifecta for the stallion. Drop The Hammer was eye-catching in the feature trot at Menangle when he defeated his opponents by over 25 metres in the Group 3 3yo Trotters Foundation Final, this secured him a new Australian race record of 1:59:3 for the 2300 meter journey from the mobile start.
American Ideal continued to sire winners on both sides of the ditch across the last week. The Coordinator and Helena Ideal brought up a double for the sire at Cambridge last Thursday. Bye Bye Barbie won at Kilmore. Yankee Strutter strutted to victory at Albion Park and Alpha Charlie won at Swan Hill.
We are just over a week out from the 2018 PGG Wrightson All Age Sale being held at Karaka. Woodlands Stud have consigned a strong draft of 77 quality lots for the sale. There is something for everyone with a majority of the draft being weanlings by sires such as Bettor’s Delight, American Ideal, Sweet Lou and Highview Tommy. Our draft and their photos can be found at woodlandsstud.co.nz.