Woodlands Stud is opening its gates to the harness racing industry for an open day on Sunday, 30th September.

It’s a rare opportunity for lovers of harness racing who wish to view the boutique breeding establishment and their imposing stallion roster.

Woodlands Stud is welcoming two new stallions, Downbytheseaside and What The Hill, to their already impressive stallion roster in the new season which makes it the perfect opportunity for potential breeders to inspect these stallions in the flesh.

Of course, it is also a chance to view champion stallion Bettor’s Delight at his Southern Hemisphere home. An opportunity that can’t be missed!

The other stallions being paraded on the day will be Sweet Lou, the handsome stallion with plenty of recent hype, gun sire American Ideal, who continues to stay amongst the top sires in Australasia and resident stallions Highview Tommy and Pegasus Spur.

“Woodlands Stud are thrilled to be able to give the industry a chance to come and see our top-class operation,” said Woodlands’ Stacey Markham.

“We see it as our way to thank the industry for their support over the years as well as giving visitors a chance to see some of the best stallions of our time.”

“We have made the date work in conjunction with Harness Racing New Zealand’s Conference and Annual Awards dinner which is being held at Alexandra Park the night before. We will put on a bus to and from Alexandra Park on Sunday for anyone who wishes to come out to the open day.”

There will be a breakfast and drinks provided and at the time of the open day there will also be an abundance of foals on the ground for viewing.

Giveaways and prizes will be drawn throughout the event for those in attendance, including a free service to one of the stallions.


Woodlands Stud Open Day

Date: Sunday 30th September 2018

Time: 10am-2pm

Location: Woodlands Stud, 460 North Road, RD2, Papakura


RSVP’s are a must for catering purposes, please contact Stacey Markham on stacey@woodlandsstud.co.nz or 021 595 492.

Please note also that as there are quarantine areas on the farm there will be some restrictions in place on the day.


With the juvenile season unfolding in the Northern Hemisphere, the Sweet Lou progeny affectionally known as the ‘blaze brigade’ are cutting their teeth at the trials and the reports are very exciting. Both his son’s and daughters are showing up at the trials in blistering times. With trial winners at The Meadowlands and a brace of winners at the Gaitway in New Jersey this week, the Sweet Lou’s are the talk of the town amongst the best trainers in the northern hemisphere.

Closer to home leviathan stallion Bettor’s Delight continues to amaze with his deeds. He sired no fewer than five winners at Gloucester Park last Friday night, among the winners were Eagle Rox, Bettor Be Lively and $772,000 earner Bettor’s Fire. At Nelson he was the dominant sire over their two days of racing with Cole Porter greeting the judge twice, Kensington Kate and Feel The Money also got the chocolates.

American Ideal’s keeps racking up 2yo winners in Australia, out west his son’s Bletchley Park and Franco Edward are competing to be the best 2yo in Western Australia, both cruised to victory ahead of the Golden Slipper at Gloucester Park, The Ideal Dancer was a Goulburn winner also. In New Zealand, American Ideal produced good winners in Glenn Ford at Auckland and Saying Grace was impressive winning at Nelson.


Woodlands Stud would like to thank everyone who visited, inspected and purchased off us at the All Age Sale last Friday at Karaka. Every one of our 76 lots that were up for sale was sold on the day. This included the two sales toppers which were a Sweet Lou yearling colt who sold to Jean Feiss for $150,000 and a Sweet Lou weanling colt who was sold to an Australian buyer for a record breaking $120,000!

Woodlands Stud came to the fore on Harness Jewels day. Bettor’s Delight sired three winners, two of which headed home trifecta’s for the stallion. Utmost Delight was brave winning the Group 1 Woodlands Stud 4YO Diamond for the Robert’s family over Delishka and Seaswift Joy. Pat’s Delight finished off strong to win the Group 1 3YO Emerald over Sheriff and Solid Gold. His other winner was the Woodlands Stud bred Another Masterpiece who finished off a very consistent season winning the Group 1 2YO Emerald.

Bettor’s Delight continued another stellar season with plenty of other winners across the week. At Albion Park he sired a double when Miss Hoolligan and Punters Delight both greeted the judge, he repeated the effort at Shepparton with Kotare Yarra and Bettor Than That. He sired a quinella at Melton with Bossanova Bay and Trent From Punchy and at Ashburton, Nurburgring defeated his rivals.

Our other stallions kept their standard high on both sides of the Tasman this week. American Ideal sired plenty of winners in Australia, including Liukin who won at long odds at Maitland, Franco Edward won by seven metres at Pinjarra and at Melton, Isaac greeted the judge. Resident trotting sire Pegasus Spur also continued to sire winners when he picked up a double at Ashburton with Mr Fahrenheit and Peggy Nova both getting the chocolates in their races.


The annual weanling and all age sale is being held on Friday at Karaka. Woodlands Stud have a quality draft of 76 lots going through the ring. There is something for everyone. We have progeny of top sires Bettor’s Delight, American Ideal and Sweet Lou. To view their pedigrees and photos visit woodlandsstud.co.nz.

The Woodlands Stud stallions took centre stage at Alexandra Park on Friday night, siring half of the card between them. Pegasus Spur sired two winners with Megamind and Puma Road both trotting to solid victories. Ivana Flybye won in a mile rate of 1.55.1 for American Ideal and Bettor’s Delight had good winners in Solid Gold and Jack Nicholson.

Bettor’s Delight also had a solid week everywhere else with plenty of winners in both Australia and New Zealand. He got a treble at Addington when Tennyson Bromac, Tyron Bettor’s Ella and Star’s Tonight all won. The latter was bred and raised by Woodlands Stud. Other winners included Smooth Delight and Bobbies Delight at Globe Derby and two good trotting winners in Light Year Franco at Rangiora and Emerald Stride at Menangle.

American Ideal sired plenty of winners, including a treble at Manawatu when Yankee Diva, Apocalypse and Mogul all winning. Pay Me Overs won well at Penrith, Miss Halfpenny won at Newcastle and Mighty American greeted the judge at Addington.

The prestigious Harness Jewels are being held at Cambridge Raceway this Saturday and Woodlands Stud are proud to be supporting the event by sponsoring two races on the card. We wish all of the contenders and their connections the very best of luck for the day!


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.


Outstanding ‘kiwi’ filly Elle Mac, added her third Group One victory to her CV when she won the $140,000 Nevele R 3yo fillies final at Addington. Proving a class above her rivals, the daughter of Bettor’s Delight was an impressive 2 ½ length winner. She returned a 1.55.4-mile rate for the 1950 metre journey. This is Elle Mac’s third Group One win in her short race career and she has banked over $435,000 in stakes. Bettor’s Delight sired the trifecta on the time-honoured feature.

Other good winners for Bettor’s Delight included Aqua Miss who won the Group 2 Qld Triad 3yo fillies final at Albion Park, My Casino Belle won the Group 3 Red Ochre at Dubbo and now has over $125,000 in the locker and at Northam Its Set in Stone got the chocolates in the 2yo race.

American Ideal’s 2yo progeny added another key feature to the list when his daughter Yankee Vision won the $50,000 Group 2 Vicbred platinum final for the 2yo fillies at Melton. Out west he sired a double at Gloucester Park when Ideal Tyson paced 1.52.8, he now has over $200,000 in earnings and the Woodlands bred and raised Besotted is closing in on $300,000 in stakes following his win.

On Friday June 1st, Woodlands Stud has consigned 77 lots at the PGG Wrightson annual weanling and all age sale. To be held at Karaka, the sale has been a great source of winners over many seasons. To view our draft, go to www.woodlandsstud.co.nz for all the details. We will sell a number of progeny by American Ideal, Bettor’s Delight, Highview Tommy and Sweet Lou. Your next star could be amongst this sale.


The Woodlands stallion’s American Ideal and Bettor’s Delight had a weekend to remember when their sons where major winners in the key juvenile feature racing in Australia and New Zealand. At Melton, American Ideal’s son Centenario proved he is Australia’s leading juvenile following a classy display in the $350,000 Australian Pacing Gold 2yo colts & geldings final. Taking the pacemakers role early he paced 1.55.8 for the 1720 metre journey. Centenario remains undefeated in five lifetime starts and has banked close to $175,000 in stakes. Congratulations to breeders ‘Benstud’ who have been long time supporters and massive fans of American Ideal!

At Addington, Bettor’s Delight had a night to remember when his son’s ran the trifecta in the $200,000 PGG Wrightson 2yo sales final. Another Masterpiece won the key feature in 1.54.3, he defeated Jesse Duke and Supreme Dominator. From a Woodlands Stud perspective, it was a great night also as we bred, raised and sold the all these colts.

On June 1st, Woodlands Stud has consigned 75 lots at the PGG Wrightson annual weanling sale. To be held at Karaka, the sale has been a great source of winners over many seasons. To view our draft, go to www.woodlandsstud.co.nz for all the details. We will sell a number of progeny by American Ideal, Bettor’s Delight, Highview Tommy and Sweet Lou. Your next star could be amongst this sale.


Top flight trotter Speeding Spur continued his remarkable come back when he won the Group 1 Rowe Cup at Auckland. In the ultimate staying test over the 3200-metre trip, the son of Pegasus Spur proved too strong for his rivals. This was Speeding Spur’s seventh Group 1 victory and he now has close to $880,000 in the locker. The race was a triumphant for resident trotting stallion Pegasus Spur who provided the quinella on the time-honoured feature.

Champion stallion Bettor’s Delight daughter Kayla Marie was rewarded for her consistency with a New Zealand record victory in the 2yo sires stake final at Auckland. She paced 1.54.7 for the 1700 metre journey. At Invercargill Bettor’s Delight provided the trifecta on the Diamond Creek farm 2yo Classic. A Bettor Act lowered the New Zealand record for the 2yo’s over 2200 metres when he paced 1.57.5 in the key Southland feature.

Gun sire American Ideal has unearthed another star in Duke Of Wellington. The star 3yo made it four wins on the bounce when he effortlessly accounted for a quality field in the Group 2 Southern Supremacy at Invercargill, his future is very bright. Out west Bletchly Park made a winning debut at Pinjarra in the APG 2yo series race. Pouncing on the lead, he easily accounted for his rivals in 1.56.2! The full brother to millionaire Bling It On looks a key player in any freshman feature he contests this season.


Top flight filly Bettor Joy is enjoying a great 3yo season in New Zealand. The daughter of champion sire Bettor’s Delight is headed towards $300,000 in stakes following her latest victory at Addington. Bettor Joy recorded career win number 10 when she led in a Woodlands Stud sired trifecta on the 40th series heat of 3yo Nevele R fillies series. She brushed home in 27.4.

On the same card, Another Masterpiece was to classy in the 2yo Sires Stakes heat for the boys. The Woodlands bred son of Bettor’s Delight ran home in 55.4, with a closing quarter of 26.6!

Other good winners for Bettor’s Delight included Aqua Miss who won her heat of the Victorian Oaks at Melton, Let’s Save The Day was a stylish winner at Horsham and Big Bad Bruce won at Cranbourne.

American Ideal’s son Cruz smashed the track record at Horsham with a stunning display over the 1700 metre trip. He paced 1.53 and crushed his rivals by seventeen metres. At Invercargill he sired a double when Ideal For Sure and Duke Of Wellington got the chocolates, Resurgent Dream won her prelude of the Granny Smith for the 4yo mares at Devonport, American Zest made it back to back wins at Kilmore and Run Boy Run was a Rangiora winner.

Pegasus Spur sired debut winner Maorishadow at Charlton, Pegasus Elegance recorded career win number 11 when she won at Menangle and Malabar Spur was a winner at Cambridge.


The Australian Pacing Gold series is currently being conducted and both American Ideal and Bettor’s Delight have put a big stamp on the series thus far. Between them their progeny they have won seven heats and thus sending their progeny direct to the big money finals.

American Ideal has been seen to advantage with three heat winners among them daughter’s Ideally Say Yes and Miss Halfpenny and his ace son Centenario was an impressive winner of his colt’s heat where he won at Melton in 1.55.5.

Bettor’s Delight has sired a quartet of heat winners with three fillies leading the way, he also sired the undefeated Hurricane Harley to win his colt’s heat at Melton, he appears to have plenty of upside going forward.

Bettor’s Delight continues to set the bar high, with a no fewer than 16 winners on this Friday past, this included a quartet of winners at Addington, with Hundie and Bettor’s Heart greeting the judge, at Wagga he sired a treble, where 2yo Delightful Jackie made a winning debut and at Tamworth, For The Bettor and Last Party got the chocolates.

American Ideal seems to have a great affinity with Southland racing, he sired a double at Winton when Flash Party made a winning debut and Mighty Conqueror is a serious horse in the making following an effortless victory on the same card.


American Ideal’s son Centenario is clearly the best freshman among his peers as the season unfolds. He remains undefeated following his victory in the ‘Shakamaker Classic’ at Melton. Sitting in the chair, he deposed of his rivals in classy fashion. The Benstud bred and raised juvenile is bred on the same cross as millionaire pacer Soho Tribeca and now looms as the horse to beat in some key juvenile racing in the coming months.

American Ideal produced other good winners in Prince Potter at Wagga, American Legend won on debut at Manawatu and Run Boy Run was a winner at Forbury Park.

Bettor’s Delight’s daughter Art Series was a winner of the Group 2 Bathurst Gold Bracelet for the 3yo fillies, taking the race in 1.54.5, at Albion Park he sired a double when Bet I’m Special and Statement Made greeted the judge, Bettor Joy won her heat of the Nevele R 3YO fillies series at Forbury Park, Poppy Drayton showed great toughness to record back to back wins over Easter at Hawera and Hurricane Harley made a career winning debut at Maryborough.

Resident trotting stallion Pegasus Spur sired winners on both sides of the Tasman when Scorched scored at Albion Park, Golden Spurs won on debut at Geelong, Holdon Toyaspurs was a Forbury winner and Blood And Whiskey won on the grass at Hawera.


Ace trotter Speeding Spur was back to his best with victory at Addington, ahead of some key feature races in the coming months. Overcoming his 30-metre handicap, he defied his rivals to trot to career win number nineteen. The Woodlands bred and raised son of Pegasus Spur is now closing in on $750,000 in career earnings.

Pegasus Spur also sired a double at Auckland when Our Petite Lady and Puma Road both recorded stylish victories.

American Ideal continues to sire winners in Western Australia on a regular basis, he sired a treble at Gloucester Park this Friday past, Covered N Diamonds, Runrunjimmydunn and Whozideawasthis all greeted the judge, at Albion Park, Yankee Strutter paced 1.54 to win, Isaac won at Launceston and Duke Of Wellington was an impressive winner at Wairio in 1.53.3, with a closing half in 56.2!

Bettor’s Delight cast a big shadow over race meetings at both Auckland and Addington, he sired a quartet of winners on both race cards, at Melton his daughter Partyon won the Group 3 ‘ Jodie’s Babe’ for new trainer Dean Braun, at Launceston, Juniper won on debut in the 2yo race for the legendary Rattray clan, Lisdelight won the Collie Cup and Passion’s Delight added the Port Pirie Derby her CV.


American Ideal’s ace son Soho Tribeca, may well be the best harness horse plying his trade in Australia at the moment. He added to his burgeoning reputation when he ran a track record to win the time-honoured Group 2 Kilmore Cup this Saturday past. After sitting in the chair, he was too classy for his rivals in the $70,000 feature. Congratulations to owner Rob Watson, who is a massive supporter of American Ideal!

Plenty of winners for American Ideal including a double at Narrogin with Mister Tom Dooley and Ideal Flipflop greeting the judge, Ideal Fantasy was a winner at Junee and wily veteran Ideal Scott rolled past $840k in stakes with victory at Albion Park.

Bettor’s Delight’s daughter Passions Delight steam rolled her rivals by sixteen metres to claim the South Australian Oaks, at Gloucester Park, star local Chicago Bull was an effortless winner of the $50,000, 4&5-year-old championship and at Narrabri, Last Party keep winning for ace NSW trainer Aaron Goadsby. Bettor’s Delight’s 2yo progeny keep racking up the wins early in the season, with War Dan Delight winning the Group 3 Kindergarten stakes at Wyndham in 1.53.3, Bettor Be Oscar made a winning debut at Gloucester Park, That’s Bettor won at Albion Park and Max Delight opened his race track career with victory at Goulburn.



Leviathan stallion Bettor’s Delight has produced another top flight 2yo in New Zealand, with Jesse Duke an early stand out amongst his peers. Coming from last he won the Group 1 Breckon Farms Young Guns final at Auckland. Jesse Duke returned a mile rate of 1.55 for the race and scooted home in 56.9. Woodlands Stud is proud to have bred this star 2yo and congratulations to Jean Feiss who purchase the boy from us!

Other good winners for Bettor’s Delight included More The Bettor who won the Northern Southland Cup at Invercargill in stunning fashion, on the same card he delivered another feature winner when Kayla Marie, won the Southland Fillies Classic for 2yo’s and Another Masterpiece also greeted the judge.

American Ideal had no shortage of winners when Apocalypse and Pradas Ideal Dahling both won at Reefton, Reddington scored at Forbury Park, Kilowatt Kid won at Invercargill and at Geelong, American Ideal’s 2yo son Centenario made a stunning debut, cruising home to victory by 13 metres.

Pegasus Spur’s yearlings made a splash at the Australian Premier Trotting Yearling Sale in Melbourne with an average of over $35,000! That was a great result off a $2640 service fee! Will done to all associated with this year’s trotting sale.


The Woodlands Stud stallion roster came to the fore once again last Friday night at Alexandra Park, winning five races on the card. Champion sire Bettor’s Delight’s progeny picked up four wins on the night with a trifecta when the Woodlands Stud bred Bettor Step Aside got home at the head of the field. He also claimed a first four in the Group 1 Northern Oaks when Elle Mac showed her class to claim the victory over Delight In Me, Gold Orchid and Bettor Joy.  

Other good winners for Bettor’s Delight across the week were Dracarys in the Group 3 Downbytheseaside Leonard Memorial at Addington with Kayla Marie running a super race to bring up a Bettor’s Delight quinella. He also had good doubles at Menangle with Murano and Delightful Memphis and Gloucester Park with The Lightning Strike and Beaudiene Beaufighter and trebles at Stratford with Quick As Fire, Itsokbeingbetter and Count Landeck all winning and at Melton where Beltane, Delightful Jazz and Rishi all greeted the judge.

American Ideal continued to produce winners on both sides of the ditch this week. Runrunjimmydunn made it three in a row at Gloucester Park, Ideal Bliss won at Hobart, Don Domingo took out the Cheviot Cup and Nearis Green headed home a trifecta for the stallion at Addington with Son Of A Tiger and Buck Eye rounding out the placings.

Trotting Sire Pegasus Spur’s progeny remained strong once again this week. Pegasus Elegance won at Menangle, Blood And Whiskey trotted to victory at Stratford and Sarah Palin greeted the judge for the tenth time at Waikouaiti.

Woodlands Stud wishes all the horses and their connections that are competing in the Group 1 Woodlands Stud Northern Derby on Friday night at Alexandra Park the very best of luck!


Top flight trotting mare Maori Time wrote her way into the Australasian square-gaiting history annuls when she stopped the clock in a staggering 1.51.5-mile performance at Menangle. In a stunning display of sheer speed and power the daughter of Pegasus Spur took 1.7 seconds off the previous record held by Pegasus Spur’s son Flying Isa! This was the star mare’s 24th career win, she now has close to $420,000 in stakes. Congratulations to her owner/breeder Fred Crews.

Pegasus Spur added to a stellar weekend with a siring double at Auckland when Amanda’s Spur and CK Spur both greeted the judge.

American Ideal’s son Soho Tribeca became harness racing’s latest millionaire when he ran 3rd in the 2018 Miracle Mile, he was shut out late in the race after sitting in the chair, he now easily sits among our best pacers.

American Ideal had good winners in Triple Eight at Auckland, Son Of A Tiger at Addington and he sired a double at Ashburton when Patanjili and Prada’s Ideal Dahling got the chocolates.

Bettor’s Delight continues to dominate the yearling sales ring, he produced the top colt and top filly at the Australian Pacing Gold sale in Sydney. On the race track his early juveniles won the Group 3 Sapling stakes at Ashburton where War Dan Delight was successful and Kayla Marie won the sires stake at Addington on debut.


Bettor’s Delight’s daughters had a night to remember when they claimed both key features at Addington race way this past week.

Utmost Delight added a Group 1 to her CV when she claimed the PGG Wrightson NZ Standardbred Breeders Stakes. Utmost Delight was handled with aplomb by Ricky May for trainer Steve Reid, she was bred by Woodlands own Charles Roberts.

In the $165,000 PGG Wrightson 3yo fillies final Bettor Joy defeated a very brave Elle Mac, with Feel The Money claiming 3rd place, which resulted in a Bettor’s Delight trifecta on the race. Congratulations to all those involved in the winner Bettor Joy.

At Menangle Tiger Tara roared into miracle mile contention when he won the Group 1 Canadian Cup sprint, out west Chicago Bull won the $50,000 feature at Gloucester Park and Mucho Macho Man was a Redcliffe winner.

American Ideal sired a double out west at Gloucester Park when Tas Man Bromac and Runrunjimmydunn greeted the judge, Dom Domingo won the 2018 Oamaru Cup, Illegal Immigrant returned to winning ways at Hobart and Gooddealehemily scooted home in 27.2 to win at Auckland, with American Ideal providing the first three past the post on this race! W

ith the Australian Pacing Gold sales continuing at Warwick Farm this Sunday we wish all participants the best of luck.


Woodlands Stud was proud to prepare and sell the ‘top lot’ at the 2018 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka. Lot 157 was a son of champion stallion Bettor’s Delight out of Linda Grace. Prominent Australian owner Jean Feiss went to $230,000 for this stunning colt, he will join ‘The All Stars’ team.

Bettor’s Delight enjoyed a top day at the sales with three of his colts all bringing in over $100,000 + for their vendors.

New season sire Sweet Lou was the only other stallion on the day to produce a six figure sum colt, which was a great story for him moving forward as a stallion.

Thank you to all buyers who purchased a yearling from our draft and a big shout out to all our staff who worked tirelessly towards this day, knowing it is our ‘Grand Final’!

On the race track American Ideal sired a treble at Cambridge when Ideal Holiday, Ivana Flybye and Real Eagle all greeted the judge, Kardeslar won the Hororata Cup and his freshman son Eye See Double remains unbeaten following his Kindergarten Stakes victory at Globe Derby.

Bettor’s Delights daughter Delishka was driven a treat to win the Group 3 ‘Sibellia Stakes at Menangle in 1.51.1, Tiger Tara won on the same card and Bettors Fire was a Gloucester Park winner.

Pegasus Spur had good winners in CK Spur at Auckland, Amanda’s Spur at Cambridge and Pegasus Elegance at Menangle.


Woodlands Stud is proud to announce it has secured the Southern Hemisphere breeding rights to brilliant North American racehorse Downbytheseaside. A $2,000,000+ racetrack earner and the son of champion sire Somebeachsomewhere will join Australasia’s most imposing stallion roster.

In a breath-taking career Downbytheseaside, is the equal fastest 2-year-old in history pacing 1.49! In his freshman year he also paced a ‘World Record’ 1.50 on a half-mile track. As a 2-year-old he banked over $577,000 in purses and recorded eight wins.

As a 3-year-old Downbytheseaside won a staggering $1.6 million in stakes. In a crop of great horses among them Huntsville and Fear The Dragon, he was named the 2017 Dan Patch 3YO Pacing Colt of the Year.

We are genuinely excited to our offer fresh chilled semen to Southern Hemisphere breeders from a champion son of Somebeachsomewhere.

From a Woodlands Stud perspective Downbytheseaside ticks all the boxes. We expect him to be very popular with breeders, with his exceptional looks, staggering juvenile speed, terrific gait, talent and pedigree. Most importantly he will cross with many mares, especially daughters of Bettor’s Delight.

His service fee will be $6,000 + GST in both Australia and New Zealand.

Downbytheseaside joins one of the world’s strongest standardbred rosters. He will share the breeding shed with champion stallion Bettor’s Delight, American Ideal, Sweet Lou, Highview Tommy and Pegasus Spur.

For bookings or enquiries about Downbytheseaside in New Zealand please contact Stacey Markham on 021 595 492 or via email stacey@woodlandsstud.co.nz and in Australia contact Mark Hughes on 04 5165 0707 or via email mark@woodlandsstud.co.nz.


Champion pacer Lazarus now sits among Australasia’s harness greats following his emphatic Hunter Cup victory at Melton. Taking no prisoners in the 2760 metre feature the son of Bettor’s Delight gave his rivals a pacing lesson in toughness, high speed and stamina! Lazarus smashed the track record by over a second, returning a mile rate of 1.54.1 for the trip. He has now earned over $3.5 million and became the richest pacer bred in New Zealand history.

Woodlands Stud Stallions provided the quinella on the A$500,000 feature with gun sire American Ideal’s son Soho Tribeca running a courageous second!

Big week in New Zealand for American Ideal with his son Classie American winning the Otaki Cup, he sired a treble at Wyndham when Duke Of Wellington, Ideal Breeze and The Big Boss all greeted the judge at the southern race way! 

Woodlands Stud has consigned 28 yearlings at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka on Monday 12th February. All our yearlings can be viewed at our website – www.woodlandsstud.co.nz . We are selling the Southern Hemisphere’s first crop by champion pacer Sweet Lou, we have also consigned lots by champion stallion Bettors Delight, super sire American Ideal and trotting sire Pegasus Spur.