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Betterthancheddar filly wins first 2YO race

08:37 AM 09 Dec 2016 NZDT
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Betterthancheddar Our Marscapony with connections
Betterthancheddar
Our Marscapony with connections

Betterthancheddar has started his siring career in the best way possible – by siring the very first Australasian two-year-old winner of the harness racing season!

Our Marscapony had impressed in her trials in New South Wales, so much so that she was sent out an odds on favourite in the two-year-old event at Kilmore last night.

Beginning swiftly off the mobile arm, Our Marscapony found the front and from there she ran her rivals a merry dance.

Sprinting home her final two quarters in 29.8 and 29.9, the Betterthancheddar daughter won comfortably over Jagged Shadow (Shadow Play) with an even bigger distance back to the third placegetter Imprincessgemma (Village Jolt).

Bred by Alabar, Our Marscapony is the second foal of the unraced Grinfromeartoear mare Fiftycalgal.

Purchased for just $3,500 by Gary Armstrong at the Shepparton Harness Racing Sale, she has proven a welcome distraction for the Armstrong family as Gary battles cancer.

Betterthancheddar retired as the richest and fastest son of Bettors Delight at stud and he has wasted no time getting on the board as a sire.

Rated extremely highly by leading Canadian trainer Casie Coleman, Betterthancheddar is currently serving his fourth season at stud in the Southern Hemisphere and bookings are still available.

Betterthancheddar

1:48 - $1,636,086. Bay Horse foaled 2008. 15.3 Hands

Betterthancheddar is not only the fastest and richest entire son of Bettor's Delight, he is also a dual World Record Holder.

After missing his two-year-old season, Betterthancheddar became a superstar as a three-year-old, winning the $500,000 Breeders Crown, the $225,000 American National Stake, the $342,000 Cane Pace and the $175,000 Windy City Pace.

In total as a four-year-old he had 11 starts for 9 wins and two World Records. The first of his two World Records came on a five-eighths track in the $500,000 Ben Franklin Final at Pocono Downs.

His leading trainer, Casie Coleman had this to say about Betterthancheddar: I really swore this was the fastest, most talented horse I have ever had in my care.”

  • Bettor’s Delight’s Fastest and Richest son at stud.
  • A champion 3yo he won the Cane Pace and the Breeders Crown Final.
  • As a 4yo, set World Record’s on both half mile and five eighths tracks and won 9 from 11 against the battle hardened warhorses in the free-for-all ranks.
  • His dam, Lady Ashlee Ann was voted into the US Broodmare Hall of Fame in 2013.

 

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