“Age shall not weary them”, is a saying well known in down under and while it is a line attributed to our ANZAC’s it could also apply to our two leading stallions Bettors Delight and Art Major.
Bettors Delight lead the way with his progeny winning 963 races and $13,733,364 in 2023. Inter-Dominion winner Leap To Fame headed the list with 12 wins last season.
Alabar’s Art Major for the eighth time headed the two-year-olds list His son War Dan Buddy the APG Gold Bullion winner headed the list amassing $258,249.
Woodlands Stud other star Sweet Lou topped the three-year-old sires’ list for the first time. Sweet Lou sired Sweet Bella who claimed the Victorian Oaks and Never Ending the West Australian super star.
Despite his challenges in the breeding barn Lazarus was the leading first season sire with 14 individual two-year-old winners in 2023 His progeny amassed $468,764.
Breeders Challenge champion Nathan Street headed the list of his juvenile winners with 5 wins and $138, 759 in prizemoney.
Lazarus stood at Yirribee Stud near Wagga and had 40 live foals in his first season.
Lazarus now stands at Nevele R Stud in the Canterbury district in New Zealand’s South Island