Bettor's Delight is No. 1 Breeders Crown sire

By Peter Wharton

The Woodlands Stud flagship stallion Bettor’s Delight maintained his position at the top of the Breeders Crown sires’ premiership following the successes of champion three-year-old filly Major Delight and top four-year-old mare Fiamma in their respective Finals.

Bettor’s Delight has left 17 Breeders Crown champions, six more than his nearest rivals Art Major, Mach Three and Somebeachsomewhere on 11. Captaintreacherous vaulted to equal fifth with Christian Cullen on seven winners after the three-year-old colt Perfect Class and the four-year-old Catch A Wave emerged successful in their divisions.

Bettor’s Delight continues to lead the two and three-year-old fillies and four-year-old entires and geldings’ lists and is the joint leader with Art Major, Mach Three and Somebeachsomewhere on the three-year-old males’ table.

Mach Three is the leading sire of two-year-old colts and geldings, while Christian Cullen, Rock N Roll Heaven and Somebeachsomewhere share the honours in the four-year-old mares’ division.

On the trotting side, the Alabar Bloodstock colossus Majestic Son sits atop the Breeders Crown sire list with 12 winners, followed by Muscles Yankee (9) and Sundon (8).

Majestic Son continues to head the three-year-old colts and geldings’ section and is the joint leader on the two-year-old colts and geldings and four-year-old lists.

The American import Volstead sired the winners of both $100,000 Breeders Crown two-year-old Finals in Val Thorens and Nordic Reign and looks certain to make an impact on the Victorian square-gaiting scene in the future.