Champion stallion Bettor’s Delight enjoyed a big day out on Auckland Cup Day, when his 3yo progeny dominated key features for both sexes. Classy filly Belle Of Montana captured the New Zealand 3yo Sires Stakes final for fillies with a barnstorming finish. Scorching home in 27.3, she led in a Bettor’s Delight trifecta on the feature. Ultimate Sniper proved unstoppable in his age group when he won the $200,000 PGG Wrightson Classic. Cruising home in 54.5, the star 3yo now has close to $250,000 in the locker, he is easily the best 3yo ‘Down Under’! On the same card top flight race mare Elle Mac, added the New Zealand record for 1700 metres to her CV, when she recorded a 1.51.6-mile rate for the journey. A winner of over $500,000, the daughter of Bettor’s Delight has plied her trade with class since her juvenile days!
American Ideal finished 2018, with a flurry of winners. American Empress, dealt to her rivals on Auckland Cup Day, winning by over four lengths in 1.55.4, at Gore he sired a double when Balcatherine and Ivana Legacy greeted the judge, Alpha Charlie, continued on his winning ways with victory at Melton, Double Rocket won at Cambridge and The Ideal Dancer scored at Goulburn.
Woodlands Stud has consigned over 30 yearlings for sale at Karaka on Monday 18th February at the New Zealand National Standardbred Sale. For further details go to our website at Woodlands Stud.co.nz.
We wish all industry participants a great 2019!