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Highview Tommy to stand at Woodlands

04:33 PM 17 Jun 2014 NZST
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Highview Tommy - pictured winning in NZ record time on Cup Day of 2009.
Highview Tommy - will stand alongside his sire Bettor's Delight.
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Highview Tommy - will stand for a fee of NZ$3,000 plus GST.
Powerhouse: Highview Tommy pictured prior to his Tuapeka Cup win.
Price freeze: Bettor's Delight - will agains stand for NZ$12,500 again this season.
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Millionaire pacer Highview Tommy is set to try his hand at stud.

And where better to do so than alongside his famous sire Bettor’s Delight at Woodlands?

A natural talent right from day one, Highview Tommy was purchased out of the Ready-To-Run Sale for $200,000 after recording the quickest last half of the day.

Just a few months later, under the guidance of Mark Purdon, he won the $100,000 Welcome Stakes and the $200,000 2YO Harness Jewels, which was more than enough to see him crowned New Zealand 2yo of the season in his freshman year.

As a 3yo he was the winner of the Southern Supremacy Stakes, was placed second in the 3yo Sales Series Final and was placed third in the 3YO Sires Stakes Final.

A resilient type, Highview Tommy remarkably won $100,000 in each racing season from the time he stepped on to the track until the end of his 7YO season.

Among his career highlights was the 2012 Group One Ballarat Cup, where he came with a potent finishing burst to down the legendary Australian pacer Smoken Up and the extremely talented Sushi Sushi, who was shooting 17 straight victories.

Some of his other major victories included wins in the Superstars Championship, Invercargill Cup, Franklin Cup, Manukau Summer Cup, The Pure Steel, and the Interdominion Consolation.

He also placed twice in the New Zealand Cup behind none other than Terror To Love, and set a New Zealand record of 3-08.5 for a 2600 metre mobile when smashing his rivals on Cup Day of 2009.

Highview Tommy raced against the best and defeated the best during his career. Included in this list are fellow sires Changeover, Stunin Cullen, and Tintin N America.

They say the apple never falls far from the tree and that is definitely the case with Bettor’s Delight and Highview Tommy.

Highview Tommy has inherited nearly all of his father’s characteristics including his dark colour and powerful frame. He is without a doubt his father’s son.

Highview Tommy, who is out of Christian Cullen mare Baptism Of Fire, is bred on the ‘Golden cross’ which has proved potent right throughout Australasia.

Others bred on this cross include Group and Listed winners Bettor’s Strike, Gold Ace, Ohoka Punter, Texican, Dancing Diamonds, Arden’s Darlin, and Pembrook’s Delight.

Highview Tommy, who quickly became a ‘crowd favourite’ on the racetrack, is now set to be a ‘Breeders’ favourite’ with a service fee of NZ$3,000 plus GST or A$3,300 for the upcoming breeding season.

 Woodlands Stud is also happy to confirm a price freeze for the World’s best stallion Bettor’s Delight for the 2014/15 season. His service fee will be $ 12,500 plus GST. AUD$ 13,750 GST INC.

 American Ideal, who is having a big impact down under, especially in Australia, will stand at $8,000 plus GST (AUD$8,800), while Group One winning trotting stallion Pegasus Spur will stand at $3,000 plus GST (AUD$3,300). Frozen semen will again be available from Crazed for $5,000 plus GST (AUD$5,500) payable on live foal.

For New Zealand inquires contact Woodlands NZ agent – Hazel van Opzeeland – 021 595 492 or 0800 117 883

Australian inquires to Woodlands Australian Agent – Mark Hughes on 0451650707 or email

By Mitchell Robertson

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