First Season sires at Christchurch

Elite Stride – Australian 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year

The NZB Christchurch Yearling Sale held next week will see a large offering of quality yearlings from the debut crops of Bettor’s Wish, Elite Stride and Ultimate Sniper.

Each stallion possesses superb stallion credentials.

Bettor’s Wish: The leading US first season sire in 2023 (average earnings per foal)

Elite Stride: Australian 3yo Trotting Colt of the Year

Ultimate Sniper: NZ Horse of the Year

Bettor's Wish

Lot 156 Bettor’s Wish – Flyover Filly

FLYOVER $126,240 was Older Pacing Mare of the Year and has already produced BETTER FLY 1:56.2, JORDY $55,651 and FLYAWAY 1:57.2.

Lot 185 Bettor’s Wish – Hunua Belle Colt

The second foal from an American Ideal full/half sister to 10 winners including FIVE CARD DRAW $680,534 and IDEAL BELLE $204,317.


Lot 237 Bettor’s Wish – Miss Sunshine Filly

A half sister to 5 winners including MATTGREGOR $190,015, MISS RUBY SUNSHINE $102,232 and DANCE IN THE SUN $91,409. Closely related to MILLWOOD NIKE.

Lot 248 Bettor’s Wish – Orlando Star Colt

Orlando Star is a Somebeachsomewhere mare and a 100% producer of BRONSON (3rd Welcome Stakes Gr.2) and JOAN’S RISING STAR 1:58.6.

Lot 255 Bettor’s Wish – Pistol Packing Mama Colt

A half brother to 4 winners including OUR MAJOR MAMA $163,911, BITE THE BULLET $113,413 and ROCKNROLL MAMA $112,268.

Lot 273 Bettor’s Wish – Roxolana Colt

Out of a Rocknroll Hanover half sister to 6 winners including ROCK N ROLL DOO $567,675, IOLANTA $171,775 and DELIGHTFUL LANA $148,269.

Lot 296 Bettor’s Wish – Sue Dreamer Filly

SUE DREAMER was a Group 3 winner and has produced 6 winners including GRAN CHICO $149,675, JUMBO JET $122,811 and LOVETODREAM $73,125.

Lot 371 Bettor’s Wish – Blah Blah Blah Filly

A half sister to 3 winners – PLEASE SHUDDUP $113,985, MOTOR MOUTH $65,444 and MISS SOAPBOX 1:58.4.

Elite Stride

Lot 249 Elite Stride – One Night Stand Colt

Out of a Love You half sister to 4 winners including MUSCULUS $129,775 and HEEZ SPEEDY GONZALEZ $83,445. 

Lot 287 Elite Stride – Shes Like The Wind Filly

The second foal from a Majestic Son half sister to 9 winners including PRETTY SUNDAY $175,192, SONOFANEARL $120,040, ROSEMMA $82,998 and LEAF STRIDE $70,019.

Lot 353 Elite Stride – Avalanche Peak Filly

The second foal of a half sister to 6 winners including Rowe Cup winner INSPIRE $147,470, ENTHUSIAST $90,585 and CALL YOU LATER $73,175.

Lot 383 Elite Stride – Castleton’s Jewel Colt

A half brother to 3 winners including IM THE COMMANDO $150,477. From a half sister to CASTLETON’S MISSION $237,240 and CASTLETON’S KING $115,395.

Ultimate Sniper

Lot 364 Ultimate Sniper – Bee Jays Money Colt

A half brother to 5 winners including PAS ULTIMATE DELIGHT 1:51.4 – $466,441, ULTIMATE MAJOR $119,830, etc.