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LONDON...May 22 - When the field of eight line up for the inaugural Camluck Classic this Saturday, May 26 at The Raceway, trainer Peter Tritton is hoping a new tradition kicks off right where it ended. His star studded pacer Bit Of A Legend captured the final edition of the Molson Pace last season before the signature event being renamed the Camluck Classic. Tritton, who resides in Pine Bush NY, will once again make the trip north of the border with the classy nine-year-old. "He's coming into the race really well. We'll keep the same routine as we did last year, because it worked out so well. Canada has been good to use and we're happy to return. The plan is to stay for the week then head to Northfield for the Battle Of Lake Erie." The son of Bettors Delight is no stranger to half-mile track racing. In fact, from 65 starts on North American soil, the nine-year-old has raced six times outside a half-mile oval. The winner of over $2.1 million has been a regular fixture at Yonkers Raceway over the past few seasons. Last year alone, Bit Of A Legend captured signature half-mile track events such as the Molson Pace, Gerrity and Bobby Quillen with $547,070 in seasonal earnings. "I would say pound-for-pound he's the best half-mile track horse in North America. I think we have the best horse in the race and Jordan (Stratton) thinks he's better right now than last year, which is quite amazing, really." Tritton admits post position plays a major role in the outcome of the race on the half and is satisfied with beginning from the trailing tier. "I'm happy with the draw. Obviously you don't want the outside on a half and I'm content starting from the second tier. I could be an interesting start into the first turn with a lot of speed so I'm happy to be inside. "He's a special horse, that's for sure," Tritton continued. "He paces the turns so well and doesn't lose any ground. Jordan (Stratton) has done a great job looking after him and we've been rewarded." Driver Jordan Stratton will once again make the trip to Canada. The young reinsman has driven the superstar pacer in all but one pari-mutual start on North American soil. "Jordan is his regular pilot and drives all of my horses," Tritton said. "We have a great relationship and he looks after my horses very well. You have to pick your spots at the top level especially at Yonkers and he's done a great job of doing that. We're very fortunate." Below is the complete field in post position order: 1 Sunfire Blue Chip - Trevor Henry 2 Isitfridayyet - Alfie Carroll 3 Killer Martini - Scott Coulter 4 Rockin Ron - Louis Roy 5 Easy Lover Hanover - Doug McNair 6 Evenin Of Pleasure - Joe Bongiorno 7 Dr J Hanover - James MacDonald 8 Bit Of A Legend - Jordan Stratton More than $500,000 in purses will be offered up on the 12-race program which will get underway at 6:55 p.m. A powerful undercard which includes a pair of Ontario Sires Stakes Gold divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies along with a quartet of City of London Series finals will also be contested that night. For more information visit CamluckClassic.com by Greg Gangle, for Western Fair  

Former star juvenile pacer Eagle Rox will continue her comeback to harness racing when she contests the $50,000 WASBA Breeders Stakes at Gloucester Park on Friday night with a long-term goal of competing in the rich feature events for mares next summer. Now an eight-year-old, Eagle Rox is awkwardly drawn at the No. 7 barrier on the front line in the 2130m event and breeder-owner-trainer Debra Lewis said that if she got the “right run” she was capable of winning. “However, this is only her second run after an absence of 30 months and we’re not expecting anything of her,” she said. “If she had drawn barrier one, she probably would’ve given it a shake. “She’ll only get better after her first-up win and long-term, hopefully, she’ll be able to contest the major races for mares in the summer.” The Bettor's Delight mare made a triumphant return to racing after two and a half years when she scored an impressive victory in a C2/C6-class event over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Tuesday of last week. She started out wide from barrier eight and sprinted strongly, three wide, from eighth at the bell to hit the front 300m from home and go on and defeat Auctioneers Elsu and Bettor Boa at a 1.57.5 rate. From barrier seven on Friday night, champion reinsman Chris Lewis is likely to be anxious to position Eagle Rox in the one-wide line and rely on her strong finishing sprint. Lewis holds the record of five wins in the WASBA Breeders Stakes, having scored with Tareena Bright (1985), Armbro Lucy (1993), Twinkle Paige (1997), Meggie Dear (2001) and Sheer Rocknroll (2017). Eagle Rox, trained by Kim Prentice as a juvenile, won three races as a two-year-old in 2012, including the Group 1 $100,000 Diamond Classic. She was also placed in the Gold Bracelet and Golden Slipper Stakes. A tendon injury has restricted Eagle Rox to just 22 starts for 12 wins, five seconds and two thirds for earnings of $168,028. She is a half-sister to another former outstanding mare Artemis Belle, who was retired with stakes of $359,559 from 19 wins and nine placings from 31 starts. As a two-year-old Artemis Belle won the Group 1 Sales Classic and the Group 3 Gold Bracelet before winning the Group 3 Dainty’s Daughter Classic and the Group 1 WA Oaks the following season. A couple of years ago Debra Lewis decided that Eagle Rox’s future was as a broodmare. “So, we put her in foal and she had a beautiful filly foal (by American Ideal) last November,” she said. “But a few months later the filly was bitten by a snake and died. It was then that we decided to put Eagle Rox back into work.” Many of the front-line mares in Friday night’s race possess good gate speed and there is a strong possibility that the sparks will fly early. Mike Reed, trainer of Maczaffair, is supremely confident that the talented New Zealand-bred five-year-old has the necessary speed to cross from barrier No. 3 to the front and to set the pace and go on and win. Maczaffair has rarely been defeated after setting the pace. She will again be handled by Shannon Suvaljko, who finished second behind the Reed-trained Foxy Dame in last year’s WASBA Breeders Stakes. Reed prepared Libertybelle Midfrew for her victory in the Breeders Stakes in 2015. Gary Hall Jnr, who won this event with Ideal Alice in 2015, has given punters a good lead by choosing to drive Major Reality for Boyanup trainer Justin Prentice ahead of the Kevin Keys-trained Sarah Goody. Major Reality, the highest-assessed mare in the field, with an M8 classification, is favourably drawn at barrier two on the front line and Prentice is hopeful that she will begin swiftly and set the pace. Major Reality, who has won at 21 of her 41 starts, rated 1.54.6 when she started from the back line and ran on from three back on the pegs to win the $30,000 Golden Girls Mile over 1684m at Pinjarra two starts ago. Then she started from the No. 7 barrier and raced at the rear throughout when seventh behind Vultan Tin over 2130m at Gloucester Park last Friday week. Hall has handled Sarah Goody at her three outings since resuming from a spell and the mare has impressed with strong victories at Gloucester Park and Pinjarra before working hard early and then enjoying the one-out, one-back trail and finishing determinedly to be second to Eden Franco in the 2503m Race For Roses last Friday night. Michael Grantham has recovered from a fractured right hand and is delighted to have gained the drive behind Sarah Goody, a winner at 13 of her 35 starts. Keys, who celebrates his 70th birthday on Thursday this week, has Sarah Goody at the peak of her powers. Ace trainer-reinsman Colin Brown has a high opinion of Eden Franco, who will start from barrier two on the back line. The mare has wonderful potential and looks set to fight out the finish. Brown has won the Breeders Stakes with Sand Pebbles (2004), Montel (2008) and Little Big Sister (2010). Brown has driven the speedy Ray Williams-trained Millview Sienna at her past three starts for two wins. Aldo Cortopassi has been engaged to drive Millview Sienna this week.       Ken Casellas

Bettor's Delight is harness racing's relentless juggernaut in the breeding shed. No stallion has cast a bigger shadow over the breeding scene like Bettor's Delight. Age has not diminished his influence on the race track and in the breeding barn as his progeny continue to break records and he is now impacting as a broodmare sire. Woodlands Stud, the southern hemisphere home of 'Bettor's Delight' has consigned 21 weanlings to sell at the PGG Wrightson weanling sale on June 1st at Karaka. We have catalogued 13 fillies and 8 colts from some of New Zealand's most sought-after families. The weanlings have all been meticulously prepared by stud master Tony Grayling and his team. No stone is left un turned in preparing our weanlings for the annual Karaka sale. As April 2018 ended, Bettor's Delights 2yo progeny where breaking records in Australia and New Zealand, both his sons and daughters smashing track and national records! Amongst our draft there may just be another record breaking performer by 'The King'! Some very good judges have pin hooked weanlings from our draft and have gone on to have very good pay days at the yearling sales and on the race track. Information regarding the sale is available on our website. Go to www.woodlandsstud.co.nz for all the details. You can also contact our New Zealand agent Stacey Markham on 02159542 or contact our Australian agent Mark Hughes on 0451650707. Harnesslink Media

Based in the heart of Waikato at Ohaupo, near Te Awamutu, Breckon Farms is the home to the finest in Australasian harness racing including broodmares, weanlings, yearlings and race horses. Breckon Farms offer state-of-the-art facilities and the property is magnificently contoured to provide the perfect nursery for young horses to gain the best possible start to their lives on grass and feed of the highest calibre all year round. With the Australasian Classic Yearling Sales now so close, it is pertinent to reinforce some of Breckon Farms historical achievements as a major yearling sales preparer at the North Island Sales. In the 24 sales from 1993 through to 2016 (current 3YO’s) they have produced 400 winners from 680 yearlings offered for sale, which is over 58% winners to yearlings offered. They have produced the winners of 42 Group 1 races, including wins in such races as an Interdominion Grand Final, New Zealand Cups (3), Hunter Cup, Harness Jewels, Breeders Crown Finals, Caduceus Club Fillies Classic, New Zealand Sires Stakes 2 & 3yo Fillies Finals. Through the PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales Series races Breckon Farms have produced the winners of 7 Open Finals, 10 Fillies Finals, 1 Northern Hemisphere Time Final and 3 Aged Handicap Paces. There have been 4 millionaire pacers that have come from their drafts, plus who could forget the Superstar of Harness Racing in the trotting ranks, I Can Doosit, who would have been the 5th millionaire if he hadn’t had to be withdrawn from the sales. Over the last two months Harnesslink has continued to promote the Breckon Farms draft for the 2018 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, in Auckland on Monday February the 12th.  We have five remaining yearlings to cover and they are all colts by stallion extrordinaire Bettor's Delight. What more can we say about Bettor's Delight? A champion sire in every respect. He led the All-Aged Sires list in North America in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He led the Australian All-Aged Sires list from 2011/2012 to the present day, that is the last six years and he has led the New Zealand All-Aged Sires list since 2011. Yes, he has bred a staggering 7,500 mares world-wide as every owner wants one because they are tough, fast, durable, money makers and all trainers love them regatdless of size, looks, temperament etc. Bettor's Delight has it all. If you saw Bettor's Delight in the flesh you would know that he is a nothing burger to look at! A plain little horse, yes small,  so when you are at these yearling sales and you want a pretty looker take into consideration looks are not everything in harness racing. Heart counts for more and Bettor's Delight progeny has that in abundance. This Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is your chance to buy a top racing prospect and a future stallion possibility with the purchase of a Bettor's Delight colt. You have a better than average chance of buying a future millionaire as the odds are in your favour with a Bettor's Delight colt from the Breckon Farms draft..  The first of these colts to look at is Lot 9 Sossutor a first foal from a lightly raced Art Major mare. Sossutor is from the famed Black Watch family choked full of top end racehorses. This colt is from a half-sister to the dam of super race mare Lauraella ($649,946) 2008/2009 3yr old 'Pacing Filly Of The Year'.  Lot 9 – Sossutor (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Sossusvlei - Art Major) Lot 9 – Sossutor (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Sossusvlei - Art Major) This next colt by Bettor's Delight is Lot 76 called Jack Irish and he is one of this writer's best bred colt at the Sales. Not only is he a half-brother to super race mare Lauraella ($649,946) but he is also half-brother to the ill-fated The Muskeg Express ($111,331), The Pacman ($115,001) and Estillo ($71,077). Jack Irish is bred on the Bettor's Delight x Falcon Seelster cross. That cross has left a number of good winners including rising star Jack's Legend 1:51.8 (316,231), Lancewood Lizzie 1:52.7 ($258,447), Joanne's A Delight ($145,043) and The Fascinator ($155,162). Lot 76 – Jack Irish (brown colt Bettor’s Delight - Black Maire - Falcon Seelster) Lot 76 – Jack Irish (brown colt Bettor’s Delight - Black Maire - Falcon Seelster) Lot 85, One Change is bred on that same Bettor's Delight x Falcon Seelster cross as the previous lot above. He is the first colt that Changedown has produced to date and he is a half-brother to the very good filly Renske B ($58,778) as well as the Well Said half-sister La Vitesse who was an impressive winner in her public debut at the workouts on the 3rd February. This colt One Change is from a sister or half-sister to 11 winners including the champion Changeover, 29 wins with $2,426,765 in the bank and now a decent proven stallion at stud. Changeover winning the 2008 New Zealand Cup Chaangerr is the mother and she was 1994 / 1995 4yr old 'Pacing Mare Of The Year' and what a great mother she has turned out to be as she has produced 12 to race for 11 winners of 115 races for $3,131,909 in progeny earnings. A tremendous family, a tremendous pedigree, this colt is destined for a big future. Lot 85 – One Change (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Changedown - Falcon Seelster) Lot 85 – One Change (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Changedown - Falcon Seelster) It will be a Better Way Of Life if you decide to buy this next colt as he is the best bred colt for sale in this Australasian Classic Yearling Sale in this writer's opinion. He is Lot 140 and he is out of the well known Artsplace mare Gentle Audrey. She was a US$300,000 import from North America. Gentle Audrey is out of one of North America's greatest young race mares. Her name is Caressable ($1,006,380) by the great Niatross and Caressable has left a great legacy on the harness racing world. 1985 Breeders Crown 2yo Filly Pace Caressable Lot 140 – Better Way Of Life (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Gentle Audrey - Artsplace) Lot 140 – Better Way Of Life (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Gentle Audrey - Artsplace) The last Bettor's Delight colt in this sale is Lot 174 called Dina Bolt and he is out of the super race mare Pullover Brown ($332,265) including the New Zealand Oaks, Group 1, Victorian Oaks, Group 1, the Australian Oaks, Group 1, the Australasian Breeders Crown Final, Group 1 and she was the  2002 / 2003 3yo 'Pacing Filly of the Year', setting a New Zealand record in the process. This colt is a half-brother to three winners including the promising (In) Runaway Bay $136,357. Pullover Brown winning The New Zealand Oaks Lot 174 – Dina Bolt (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Pullover Brown - Armbro Operative) Lot 174 – Dina Bolt (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Pullover Brown - Armbro Operative) If you want to buy a winner then the odds are in your favour, big time, when you buy a yearling from the Breckon Farms draft at the 2018 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale. There is no doubt that this years Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is the best Catalogue of yearlings ever produced in New Zealand. Be there. To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Art Major hits $170,000,000 in earnings Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Golden cross, Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee Generational speed 1:47.4 ---- 1:46.4 The Australasian Classic Yearling Sale You need a Somebeachsomewhere filly How to buy a millionairess! This stallion has 14 colts in 1:48.4 or faster 1,846 winners for Art Major Golden cross, Bettor's Delight x Christian Cullen Art Major fillies stand out at Karaka sale Harnesslink Media        

In New Zealand champion harness racing stallion Bettor's Delight has left 125 individual winners from just Christian Cullen mares to date. Three of those horses are harness racing millionaires all destined to stand at stud including the champion superstar Lazarus who is Bettor's Delight's richest horse produced world-wide.  Lazarus ($3,663,438) from Bethany by Christian Cullen Highview Tommy ($1,021,904) from Baptism Fie by Christian Cullen Ohoka Punter ($1,031,960) from Milwood Minisota by Christian Cullen In North America the progeny of Bettor's Delight have won over $186,189,150 to date. He has produced 1102 race winners with 21 of his progeny winning over a million dollars, 77 winning over $500,000 and 493 winning over $100,000. His average earnings per foal born are already $116,441 and growing every day. In New Zealand Bettor's Delight has 1,711 foals 3-years-old and older and they have won $40,880,643 to date. In Australia Bettor's Delight has produced Australian bred progeny earnings of almost $30 million to date. Lazarus winning The Hunter Cup Highview Tommy winning The Ballarat Cup 2012 Ohoka Punter winning The Pure Steel 2016 At the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, in Auckland on February the 12th (next Monday), there are four outstanding Bettor's Delight colts that are out of Christian Cullen mares and one additional colt out of an In The Pocket mare (In The Pocket is the sire of Christian Cullen) in the Breckon Farms draft. Here is your chance to buy a top racing prospect and a future stallion possibility that has a better than average chance of becoming a millionaire as the odds are in your favour with the  incredible results shown above.  The first of these colts is Lot 26 Tasman Tempest an outstanding prospect with a sensational pedigree choked full of winners who is out of the good race mare Temepara Cullen, a full sister to the 2008/2009 3yr old 'Pacer Of The Year' and Hunter Cup winner Stunin Cullen ($1,493,716) who is now a successful stallion at stud. Lot 26 – Tasman Tempest (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Temepara Cullen - Christian Cullen) Lot 26 – Tasman Tempest (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Temepara Cullen - Christian Cullen) The second colt in this sale Lot 47 bred on this amazing cross, Bettor's Delight x Christian Cullen, is Freddiesam another colt with a faultless pedigree. Freddiesam's third dam, yes third dam, is the famous broodmare Black Watch who needs no introduction to any breeding buffs. Freddiesam is a full-brother to the good winner Laredo Torpedo ($54,397) and is closely related to multiple Group 1 winner and 3yr old 'Pacing Filly of the Year' Lauraella ($649,946). Lot 47 – Freddiesam (brown colt Bettor’s Delight - Zingara - Christian Cullen) Lot 47 – Freddiesam (brown colt Bettor’s Delight - Zingara - Christian Cullen) The third colt Lot 60, bred on this incredible cross is Ray Donovan. He is a full-brother to recent impressive winner My Generation ($47,927) who beat one of New Zealand's best three-year-olds The Devils Own in the process. My Generation Lot 60 – Ray Donovan (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - A New Sensation - Christian Cullen) Lot 60 – Ray Donovan (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - A New Sensation - Christian Cullen) The fourth and last colt bred on this amazing cross is Lot 152, Prince Of Pleasure. This colt is the second foal bred from the mare and is from the family of Sovereign Hill ($432,555), Dartmoor ($427,361), Keyang Cullen ($406,810) and the 2013/2014 Australian 2yr old Pacing Filly of the Year Katy Perry ($517,733) who won the 2yr old Final of the Australasian Breeders Crown. Lot 152 – Prince Of Pleasure (brown colt Bettor’s Delight - Holly Madison - Christian Cullen) Lot 152 – Prince Of Pleasure (brown colt Bettor’s Delight - Holly Madison - Christian Cullen) Okay, those four colts above are all bred on the Bettor's Delight x Christian Cullen cross but the following colt Lot 102, Shoot Through, is bred on the Bettor's Delight x In The Pocket cross. As Christian Cullen is by In The Pocket this cross is not far removed in terms of pedigree. This cross has produced the outstanding horse and now stallion at stud Gold Ace ($1,247,053) the winner of 16 Group races. Gold Ace winning The New Zealand Derby Shoot Through is a full-brother to Delightful Dale the dam of recent Inter Dominion finalist Shandale ($296,505). He is also closely related to Katy Perry ($517,773), Cash N Flow and Reba Lord. Once again this is the family of that great broodmare Black Watch. Lot 102 – Shoot Through (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Dale Elinor - In The Pocket) Lot 102 – Shoot Through (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Dale Elinor - In The Pocket) If you want to buy a winner then the odds are in your favour, big time, when you buy a yearling from the Breckon Farms draft at the 2018 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale. There is no doubt that this years Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is the best Catalogue of yearlings ever produced in New Zealand. Be there. To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Art Major hits $170,000,000 in earnings Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Golden cross, Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee Generational speed 1:47.4 ---- 1:46.4 The Australasian Classic Yearling Sale You need a Somebeachsomewhere filly How to buy a millionairess! This stallion has 14 colts in 1:48.4 or faster 1,846 winners for Art Major Harnesslink Media

What do these eleven harness racing fillies or mares have in common? Darlins Delight - Town Pro - Big Towner, 1:49.1 ($3,024,304) Southwind Tempo - Tsunami Hanover - Artsplace, 1:48.2 ($2,445,541) LA Delight - West Of LA - Western Hanover, 1:49.1f ($1,631,133) See You At Peelers - West Side Story - Western Ideal, 1:49.2f ($1,566,900) Venus Delight - Venus Killean - Run The Table, 1:49.4s, ($1,196,450) Hulas Z Tam - Tsunami Hanover - Artsplace, 1:52.2h ($1,076,610) Symphony In Motion - Malocchio - Albert Albert, 1:49 ($1,065,949) Up Front Kellie Jo - Lifes Highway - Life Sign, 1:50f ($1,016,944) Adore Me - Scuse Me - BG's Bunny, 1:47.7 ($1,677,032) Bettor Cover Lover - Front Cover Lover - Whats Next, 1:53.8 ($1,061,534) Dream About Me - Splendid Dreams - Dream Away, 1:53.3 (1,043,170) They are all millionairess' and they are all by Bettor's Delight and all have different dam-sires. Eleven millionaire mares produced by any sire is a rare record to have but with Bettor's Delight we come to expect the impossible. Adore Me 1:47.7 at Tabcorp Park Menangle In North America the progeny of Bettor's Delight have won over $186,189,150 to date. He has produced 1102 race winners with 21 of his progeny winning over a million dollars, 77 winning over $500,000 and 493 winning over $100,000. His average earnings per foal born is already $116,441 and growing every day. In New Zealand Bettor's Delight has 1,711 foals 3-years-old and older and they have won $40,880,643 to date. The fillies and mares include the millionaires Adore Me and Bettor Cover Lover and Dream About Me as mentioned above. Also Carabella $693,615 (Artsplace), Piccadilly Princess $681,269 (Holmes Hanover), Partyon $603,045 (Beach Towel), Dancing Diamonds $343,276 (In The Pocket), Elle Mac $265,564 (Christian Cullen), Delightful Memphis $274,531 (Badlands Hanover), Lancewood Lizzie $258,477 (Falcon Seelster), Arden's Darlin $245,829 (In The Pocket), Donegal Delight $228,988 (Save Fuel) and Better B Amazed $204,790 (Christian Cullen) are big earning fillies and mares by Bett's Delight, by a multitude of dam sires.. In Australia Bettor's Delight has Australian bred progeny earnings of almost $30 million to date. He has 391 winners including the fillies or mares Aussie Made Lombo $578,456 (Troublemaker), Dodolicious $477,899 (Troublemaker), Bellas Delight $442,523 (Northern Lights), Bettorthanspecial $340,246 (Christian Cullen), La Machane $335,268 (Die Laughing), Im Smouldering $327,967 (Holmes Hanover), My Willow $304,416 (In The Pocket), Musical Delight $248,910 (In The Pocket), Bettor Promise $243,288 (Fake Left), Delightful Jade $241,577 (Booth Hanover) and Snow Cone $206,234 (Badlands Hanover). Bettor's Delight - Can you remember this race? At the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, in Auckland on February the 12th there are four outstanding Bettor's Delight fillies in the Breckon Farms draft. Here is your chance to buy a future filly that has a better than average chance of becoming a millionairess as the odds are in your favour with incredible results shown to date with all the listed progeny above that are all fillies or mares by this great sire. The filly first up for Breckon Farms is Lot 13 called Ab Fab who is the second foal from the six win Mach Three mare Speights Girl. This mare is virtually a three-quarter-sister to the outstanding Match In Heaven who is by Somebeachsomewhere (Mach Three). Match In Heaven has won 14 races and $194,899 to date racing mostly at Tabcorp Park Menangle. Both Speights Girl and Match In Heaven are out of the Artsplace Group 1 placed good race mare (My) Exotic Lover ($110,336). She in turn is out of the great mare Under Cover Lover who needs no introduction. Lot 13 – Ab Fab (bay filly Bettor’s Delight - Speights Girl - Mach Three) Lot 13 – Ab Fab (bay filly Bettor’s Delight - Speights Girl - Mach Three) The second filly up for Breckon Farms is Lot 17 Lenize. This filly is the third foal and first Bettor's Delight out of the good race winning Christian Cullen mare Suidelike Meisie ($79,484). This is the family of Dream Out Loud ($734,254) Defoe ($423,272) two-time Group 1 winning mare Secret Potion ($285,313), Silver Lined Pocket ($360,365) and Start Dreaming ($166,024). Lot 17 – Lenize (bay filly Bettor’s Delight - Suidelike Meisie - Christian Cullen Lot 17 – Lenize (bay filly Bettor’s Delight - Suidelike Meisie - Christian Cullen) The third filly up at this sale is Lot 68 Dreams Are Bettor. This filly is from the Group 1 placed Dream Away mare Angela's Dream ($118,224).Therefore this filly is bred on the same cross as millionairess Dream About Me (1,043,170). Dreams Are Bettor is a full sister to the lightly raced winner Moving Money. Lot 68 – Dreams Are Bettor (bay filly Bettor’s Delight - Angela’s Dream - Dream Away) Lot 68 – Dreams Are Bettor (bay filly Bettor’s Delight - Angela’s Dream - Dream Away) The fourth and last filly by Bettor's Delight to enter the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale for Breckon Farms is Lot 164 Cant Change Me and why would you? She is out of the race winning Christian Cullen mare Maheer Princess the dam of two good winners to date Good Times Ahead ($64,364) and Full Speed Ahead ($73,182). This filly is from a daughter of Group 3 winning and 2yo Pacing Filly of the Year Fern Glen (1.58.2 PL, 10 wins, $125,235, incl Caduceus Club Classic, Gr.3, 3rd NI Standardbred Breeders Stakes, Gr.3, 3rd NZ Premier Mares Championship, Gr.3, 1988-89 2yo Pacing Filly of the Year). Cant Change Me has the right name, pedigree and potential so why would anyone try to change her? Lot 164 – Cant Change Me (bay filly Bettor’s Delight - Maheer Princess - Christian Cullen) Lot 164 – Cant Change Me (bay filly Bettor’s Delight - Maheer Princess - Christian Cullen) There is no doubt that this years Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is the best Catalogue of yearlings ever produced. Be there. To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Australasian Classic - Sale of the Century Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Golden cross, Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee Generational speed 1:47.4 ---- 1:46.4 The Australasian Classic Yearling Sale You need a Somebeachsomewhere filly Harnesslink Media

“He’s in the zone and at the top of his game and I don’t think that any horse can beat him,” declared a supremely confident New Zealand trainer-reinsman Mark Purdon when assessing the prospects of harness racing superstar five-year-old Lazarus in the $300,000 Retravision Fremantle Pacing Cup at Gloucester Park on Friday night. “You have always got to respect the opposition, but with everything being equal, I don’t think that he can be beaten.” Purdon, New Zealand’s champion trainer and driver, is also looking forward keenly to the clash between Lazarus and his outstanding four-year-old stablemate Ultimate Machete, who will be handled by star driver Natalie Rasmussen. “They have never met in a race, but I don’t expect Ultimate Machete to be able to beat Lazarus,” said Purdon. Ultimate Machete and Lazarus are by super sire Bettors Delight, who is also the sire of six of the other ten Cup runners Chicago Bull, Bettors Fire, Ohoka Punter, Devendra, Galactic Star and Motu Premier. “I’m happy with both Lazarus and Ultimate Machete,” Purdon said. “They had a quiet hoppled run on Monday and all is well. I don’t expect either of them to have the gate speed to get to the front in the early stages. I expect Ultimate Machete to take up a forward position, while I’ll drive Lazarus like a normally do by giving him time to settle and then work him forward.” Ultimate Machete is the youngest and least experienced runner in the race, with 12 wins and ten placings from 24 starts. He has won at ten of his past 13 starts, including stylish victories at his three appearances at Gloucester Park. Between them, the 12 Cup runners have won 270 races and been placed 240 times for combined earnings of $10,380,689. Lazarus shows the way with 34 wins and seven placings for stakes of $3,330,438 from 41 starts. He won the TABtouch Inter Dominion final five Fridays ago when he settled in fifth place and then was sent forward, three wide, after a lap to race in the breeze outside Tiger Tara before surging to the front at the 100m and winning easily from Chicago Bull at a 1.57.6 rate over 2936m. At his previous outing, a week earlier, he smashed Im Themightyquinn’s track record, rating 1.54.5 over 2536m, when he settled in eighth place and made a fast three-wide move into the breeze before getting to the front with 1450m to travel on his way to victory over stablemate Have Faith In Me. Then last Friday night he was not extended in winning at a 1.55.9 rate over 2536m (the distance of the Fremantle Cup) and scoring by four lengths over the fast-finishing Motu Premier. Trainer-reinsman Kyle Harper is hoping that it will be a case of fifth time lucky for Bettors Fire on Friday night. The nine-year-old Bettors Fire greatly enhanced his prospects when he drew the prized No. 1 barrier on the front line. Harper said that Bettors Fire was in peak condition and was ready to run a big race. “I intend to take advantage of his gate speed and aim to set the pace,” Harper said. “He’s got the right barrier and I expect him to run a bold race out in front.” Bettors Fire warmed up for Friday night’s assignment with a dashing all-the-way victory over Soho Tribeca and Chicago Bull, rating 1.52.6 in the 1730m Village Kid Sprint last Friday week when he revealed sparkling early speed to burst straight to the front from barrier seven. A winner of 33 races, Bettors Fire is the only pacer to have run in the past four Fremantle Cups for a second to Im Victorious in 2014, fourth to David Hercules (2015), third to Beaudiene Boaz (2016) and an eye-catching fourth behind Chicago Bull last year when he charged home from 11th at the bell. Ken Casellas

With a first prize of $605,000 on offer in Friday night’s $1.1 million TABtouch Inter Dominion Grand Final a win will give star New Zealand harness racing stallion Lazarus the status of the richest offspring of Bettors Delight anywhere in the world regardless of the quirks caused by currency conversion between countries. The pre-post favourite, Lazarus has never missed a placing in his entire career and has finished in the first two at 36 of his 39 starts to date and first place on Friday will take his stakes tally to $3,317,139. Bettors Delight has sired 33 individuals which have each earned in excess of $1 million with 19 of them bred in the USA, 12 in New Zealand and two in Australia. His two Australian bred sons are headed by dual Inter Dominion champion Beautide $2,183,132. Currently the richest son of Bettors Delight is the American bred stallion All Bets Off with earnings of $2,932,554. The complete list of millionaires sired by Bettors Delight is as follows Horse Name Sex   Year    Dam Sire of Dam Stakes All Bets Off USA c 2011 Armbro Penelope USA Dexter Nukes USA $2,932,554 Darlins Delight USA f 2003 Town Pro USA Big Towner USA $2,901,926 Bettor Sweet USA g 2005 Sweet Future USA Falcons Future USA $2,782,353 Lazarus NZ c 2012 Bethany NZ Christian Cullen NZ $2,712,139 Southwind Tempo USA f 2004 Tsunami Hanover USA Artsplace USA $2,396,362 Betting Line USA c 2013 Heathers Western USA Western Hanover USA $2,238,518 Beautide g 2007 Gorse Bush Ticket To Heaven USA $2,183,132 Bettors Edge USA g 2009 Spring Wind USA Life Sign USA $2,010,627 Bit Of A Legend NZ c 2009 Sokys Legend NZ Sokys Atom USA $1,910,356 Adore Me NZ f 2009 Scuse Me NZ B Gs Bunny USA $1,677,032 Betterthancheddar USA c 2008 Lady Ashlee Ann USA Camtastic USA $1,636,086 Kenneth J USA c 2004 Advantest USA Artsplace USA $1,592,755 See You At Peelers USA f 2008 West Side Glory USA Western Ideal USA $1,573,260 Have Faith In Me NZ g 2011 Scuse Me NZ B Gs Bunny USA $1,444,872 Forensic Z Tam USA c 2004 Lady Indigo USA Falcon Seelster USA $1,346,924 L A Delight USA f 2013 West Of L A USA Western Hanover USA $1,296,724 Gold Ace NZ c 2007 Hill Of Gold NZ In The Pocket USA $1,247,053 Dynamic Youth USA g 2009 Always True USA Western Hanover USA $1,222,572 Vegas Vacation USA g 2010 Dont You Smile USA Grinfromeartoear USA $1,162,272 Domethatagain USA c 2009 Road Sign USA Life Sign USA $1,153,544 Tiger Tara NZ c 2010 Tara Gold NZ Dream Away USA $1,136,930 Venus Delight USA f 2010 Venus Killean USA Run The Table USA $1,135,356 Caribbean Blaster c 2007 Kalypso Safely Kept USA $1,113,677 Chicago Bull NZ g 2012 Chicago Blues NZ Christian Cullen NZ $1,112,069 Hulas Z Tam USA f 2007 Tsunami Hanover USA Artsplace USA $1,076,610 Fashion Delight USA g 2008 B Js Sunshine USA Artsplace USA $1,074,303 Arden Rooney NZ g 2009 Tosca Hanover NZ Walton Hanover USA $1,070,230 Symphony In Motion USA f 2004 Malocchio USA Albert Albert USA $1,065,949 Dream About Me NZ f 2012 Splendid Dreams NZ Dream Away USA $1,043,170 Bettor Cover Lover NZ f 2007 Front Cover Lover NZ Whats Next USA $1,026,427 Highview Tommy NZ c 2005 Baptism Of Fire NZ Christian Cullen NZ $1,021,904 Up Front Kellie Jo USA f 2006 Lifes Highway USA Life Sign USA $1,016,922 Ohoka Punter NZ c 2009 Millwood Minisota NZ Christian Cullen NZ $1,007,087 Alan Parker

As a sire the name Bettor’s Delight is synonymous with excellence in Standardbred breeding both in North America and Australasia. Five of the ten harness racing finalists in the 2017 Inter Dominion have been sired by Bettors Delight who has already sired a dual Inter Dominion winner in Beautide in 2014 and 2015. His list of finalists is headed by pre-post favourite Lazarus, WA champion Chicago Bull and Sydney star Tiger Tara. Have Faith In Me and Galactic Star are also sons of Bettors Delight. Bettors Delight is also the sire of the first and third emergencies in Ohoka Punter and Devendra. Bettors Delight figured as the sire of ten of the 36 final acceptors for this year’s Championship. Bettors Delight has topped the Australian Sires List on five occasions (2012, 2013, 2014, 2014 and 2017) and he has topped the New Zealand Sires List on six occasions (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017). In North America he was leading sire on four occasions in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Bettors Delight has sired 1286 winners including 14 separate millionaire Australasian-bred pacers with after Ohoka Punter went past the milestone with his third placing to Lazarus last night. In North America Bettors Delight is the sire of 1127 individual winners with 20 millionaires to date. Across both hemispheres Bettors Delight has produced 2413 winners from a total of 2413 foals that are currently 3yo or older. Bettors Delight currently has a record of 62% winners/foals which compares to the world’s best thoroughbred stallions which have around 63% winners/starters. Alan Parker

Champion reinsman Gary Hall Jnr retains his unbending faith in Chicago Bull and insists that the many admirers of the plain-looking little harness racing gelding should stick with him in the TABtouch Inter Dominion championship. Chicago Bull (Bettor's Delight) certainly lost no fans after finishing third behind Soho Tribeca and Devendra in the fifth qualifying heat at Bunbury’s Donaldson Park on Tuesday night. The five-year-old looks to have a great chance of returning to the winning list when he starts from the prized No. 1 barrier in the seventh heat at Gloucester Park on Friday night. Chicago Bull started from the inside of the back line at Bunbury and was under lock and key in fifth position, three back on the pegs, before Hall was able to ease him into the one-wide line 250m from home. He was still badly hampered for room until 120m from the post when Hall was able to get him into the clear. Chicago Bull flew home in the final stages, leaving an admiring Hall to comment: “He did all he could do really, and I was really happy with him. He went super. We had to go sideways to get a run and that probably cost him a little bit of ground. He was thundering home.” Hall is certain to use Chicago Bull’s good gate speed and will attempt an all-the-way victory on Friday night, with his major rivals Tiger Tara (barrier six) and Shandale (five) awkwardly drawn. Tiger Tara looms as powerful opposition to Chicago Bull after his impressive record-breaking win in the sixth heat at Donaldson Park in Bunbury on Tuesday night. He rated 1.52.3 to smash Run Oneover’s course record for 2100m of 1.53.8. Brilliant young reinsman Todd McCarthy described Tiger Tara’s performance as awesome and is looking forward to challenging Chicago Bull on Friday night. He said that he would have preferred Tiger Tara to have run a second or two slower. But he added that did not think that the effort would have an adverse effect on the stallion. Trainer Mike Reed and reinsman Shannon Suvaljko will be anxious for Shandale to maintain his solid form and to run in the first three or four to clinch a place in the $1.1 million final on Friday week. Shandale raced in the breeze for much of the way and was on terms with the leader Lennytheshark 300m from home before fighting on doggedly to finish a very close fourth in a four-way photo finish in fourth heat at Donaldson Park. The five-year-old finished strongly from sixth on the pegs at the bell to be third behind Soho Tribeca and Lazarus on the opening night of the series. Chicago Bull, Inter Dominion Heat Three 2017 Ken Casellas

Calvin B (Chris Lems) would capture the harness racing featured Open Pace ($11,400) at Vernon Downs on Saturday (October 7). The favorite Oh My Joepa (John MacDonald) would take the lead just before the first quarter. Putting up early fractions :26.1, :55.3. Calvin B (Bettor's Delight), who is owned by Delores Smiel and trained by Heidi Rohr, went first over and took control just before three-quarters. He would put them away in the stretch to win in 1:50.0. Geez Joe (Atlee Bender) would charge late and come up to finish second. Dreams Beachboy (Jimmy Whittemore) would take third. Calvin B ($10.80) would win for the seventh time this season and won for the 28th time in his career. Lems would also get a win with Mac's Black Hat ($4.60). Leading driver John MacDonald would win three on the night. He got victories with Cam's Lucky Sam ($2.60), A Fool For Mark ($2.80), and Yule Love It ($10.00). Live Action returns to Vernon Downs on Friday (October 13) starting at 6:45 p.m. For more information please go to www.vernondowns.com John Horne for Vernon Downs

WASHINGTON, PA, Sept. 25, 2017 -- Medusa knocked a tick from her own track record for older harness racing mares when she zipped to the front for Tony Hall and blazed home in 1:49.4 in Monday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Once Medusa pocketed Sassa Hanover and secured the lead, she was racing only the clock. The 6-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical posted fractions of 26.3/54.4/1:22.1/1:49.4 en route to her 1-1/4-length victory over Sassa Hanover. Hurricane Calleigh rallied for show. Randy Bendis trains Medusa, who now boasts career earnings of $612,656, and owns with Tom Pollack. Elsewhere on the card, Smart Balance provided the day's tote board fireworks when she took a Non-Winners of 1 conditioned race for trainer/driver Cory Kreiser at 177-1. Nicole Foster and Kreiser own the 3-year-old daughter of Yankee Cruiser-Ring Pop, who returned $451 for a $2 across-the-board wager. Mike Wilder piloted three winners on the 13-race program. Tuesday's card at The Meadows features a $71,700 Keystone Classic for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. First post is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harry Von Knoblauch Stable's Bit Of A Legend N and harness racing driver Jordan Stratton won the 11th Annual Bobby Quillen Memorial in 1:52.1 Monday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Peter Tritton, the 8-year-old Bettor's Delight stallion never had an anxious moment in his wire-to-wire win over pocket-sitting Mach It So and All Bets Off, who rallied well for third. It was his seventh win of the year and 40th of his career. It was a bit of a homecoming for Tritton, who was stabled at Harrington Raceway for nearly a decade before moving to the New York circuit in 2015. The annual event celebrated the memory of former long time Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen, who was a regular at the racetrack and was a member of the Board of Directors at Harrington Raceway and the Delaware State Fair. Quillen passed away 13 years ago to the day of this year's event. Knoblauch, passed away earlier this summer and was a long time supporter of harness racing. Two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund events for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings were contested in their first leg of stakes action. Heavily favored Transitioning Joy ($2.40, Montrell Teague), a Barber Pole colt, did not disappoint his backers in the first division. Owned by Joy and George Teague Jr., "Joy" set all the fractions in his 1:54.3 narrow win for trainer Clyde Francis over Slick Tony, who was a game second, and Friendsrforever. A photograph was needed to separate the top two. Transitioning Joy is a son of Barber Pole. Jim King Jr.'s Evolution Tour ($3.80, Victor Kirby) won the second division in 1:55.3 over America First and Fulla Nitro. The Roddy's Bags Again gelding set all the fractions in his decisive win for his owner/trainer. Richard Pollucci's Christen Me ($6, Jordan Stratton) won the overnight feature, a $17,500 Open event for trainer King Jr. in 1:53. Matthew Sparacino      

YONKERS, NY, Saturday, September 9, 2017 - Odds-on Bit of a Legend N with harness racing driver Jordan Stratton in the bike was more than good enough Saturday night (Sept. 9th), winning Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 Open Handicap Pace. In play early from assigned post position No. 6, Bit of Legend N stuffed Somewhere in L A (Jason Bartlett) behind him, making the lead before a :26.4 opening quarter-mile. He then engaged in out-and-out equine theft, 'stealing' a 30-second next substation (:56.4 half),. That made the job of ever every non-Kiwi in the race much tougher. Bit of Legend N finished his work night (1:25.1, 1:52.3), whipping Cooperstown (Greg Merton) by a unpressured length. Somewhere in L A, The Real One (Pat Lachance) and Mach it So (Brent Holland) rounded out the payees. For Bit of a Legend N, an 8-year-old Down Under son of Bettor's Delight owned by Harry von Knoblauch Stable and trained by Peter Tritton, it was his sixth win in 20 '17 tries. The exacta paid $25.20, with the triple returning $153.50. Frank Drucker

Cracking New Zealand bred harness racing five-year-old Lets Chase The Dream will resume after an absence of almost five months and will have his first start for Hall of Fame trainer Gary Hall Snr when he contests the $7 Pints At JPs Every Friday Night Pace over 2130m at Gloucester Park on Friday night. A winner at 13 of his 33 starts and $469,123 in prizemoney, Lets Chase The Dream was purchased by prominent West Australian owners Beth Richardson, Danny Roberts and Sue Beven after the horse finished a nose second to Classie Brigade at Rangiora on April 23 this year.    Hall said that Lets Chase The Dream, to be driven by Gary Hall Jnr, from the prized No. 1 barrier on Friday night, had been nominated for the TABtouch Inter Dominion championship series at Gloucester Park in November and December. “We’ll take it easy for a while to see how he goes,” Hall Snr said. “He’s a little bit underdone, but is pretty fit. We will try to lead and he should go well. We don’t want to hand up to Thereugo. He’s working on a par with my good horses, Ohoka Punter and all of them.” Lets Chase The Dream (Bettor's Delight) is an M3-class pacer and should prove far too good for his lower-assessed rivals. He came to Perth in April 2016 when Chris Lewis drove him at his two appearances at Gloucester Park, for a win over Mach Time and Ideal Tyson in a prelude of the WA Derby and a 2m second to Chicago Bull in the Derby final. He was an outstanding two-year-old who twice beat superstar Lazarus in rich Group 1 events. He beat Lazarus by a neck in the $100,000 Cardigan Bay Stakes at Alexandra Park in March 2015 and scored by a length over Motu Premier and the fast-finishing Lazarus in the $156,400 New Zealand Sires Stakes at Addington in May. Shandale was fourth and Chicago Bull finished ninth in the latter event. As a three-year-old, Lets Chase The Dream twice finished second to Lazarus in Group 1 feature events in New Zealand. At his latest start, in a Group 3 classic at Rangiora on April 23 this year, Lets Chase The Dream raced in the breeze in the middle stages of the 2600m event before gaining the one-out, one-back trail at the 1400m. He was switched three wide on the home turn and burst to the front 90m from the post before finishing a nose second to the fast-finishing Classie Brigade, rating 1.55.3, with the final 800m taking 54.1sec. Ken Casellas  

Sixteen-year-old Corey Peterson has bright prospects of landing his first city-class winner at Gloucester Park on Friday night when he drives smart five-year-old Harry Hoo for ace harness racing trainer Gary Hall Snr in the $20,000 TABtouch Inter Dominion Starts November 24 Pace. He also has excellent prospects in an earlier race, the www.perthinterdominion.com.au Pace, in which he will drive stylish last-start winner Mcclinchie. Harry Hoo, a winner at 12 of his 48 starts, drops in class and has the ability to overcome the disadvantage of starting out wide at barrier seven in the 2536m event. He was tenth on the pegs at the bell before finishing strongly into sixth place behind Shandale over 2130m last Friday night. He led when running a splendid second to El Hombre two starts before that. Harry Hoo (Bettor's Delight), who has a losing sequence of nine, will clash with The Errol Ashcroft-trained mare Forever Remembered, who will start from the outside of the front line, but looks a realistic chance in this moderate company. She is capable of unwinding a spirited late burst, similar to her sparkling sprint which carried her to a thrilling victory over Maia Maguire and Foxy Dame three starts ago. Mcclinchie impressed at his first start for Hall when he finished strongly from fifth at the bell to beat El Hombre and Messi over 2536m last Friday night. Mcclinchie will start from the No. 4 barrier on the front line, with El Hombre on the outside at barrier nine. El Hombre, to be driven by Chris Lewis, was gallant in defeat behind Mcclinchie last week after racing in the breeze for most of the journey but gets a good chance to turn the tables this week. Ken Casellas

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