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Bettor’s Wish

Best track time: 1:47.6
Prize money: $2,781,240
Foaled: 2016
Colour: Bay
AUD: TBA
NZD: TBA

Bettor’s Wish was a truly exceptional racehorse being named US Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year before returning as a four year old and being named Aged Male Pacer of the Year – the first horse to accomplish the feat since Art Major!

Sired by champion stallion Bettor’s Delight, Bettor’s Wish is very much his father’s son.

As a three-year-old, Bettors Wish was the richest standardbred in North America earning $1,750,320. He finished no further back than second in 19 starts with his 13 wins for the season including victories in the Art Rooney Pace, Tattersalls Pace, Milstein Pace and Matron Final.

He also finished runner up in the Breeders Crown Final, TVG Pace, Messenger, Meadowlands Pace and North America Cup.

As a four-year-old, he picked up where he left off and was the richest aged pacer of the year. He scored victories in the TVG Final, Allerage Pace, Sam McKee Pace and the Daytona Derby.

Bettors Wish retired to stud duties at Diamond Creek Farm, Pennsylvania on a high winning the $340,000 2020 TVG Final in 1:48.2 at his final start.

Following his final victory, Dexter Dunn, his regular driver for the majority of his career, said, “I barely asked him tonight, to be honest.”

“It was all him. It’s been him his whole career. He’s a true racehorse.

“It was a special feeling crossing the line with him tonight. He’s been an amazing horse to me.”

Earlier Dunn had said “His attitude is amazing and makes my job easy because he’s so versatile. It’s not an easy move [from ages 3 to 4], but you know he’s going to go out there and give you 100 percent.”

  • US Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year and US Aged Male Pacer of the Year
  • In total Bettor’s Wish won $2,781,240. He won 24 races and was in the first three in 41 of his 44 starts.
  • He won 12 races in sub-1:50, with 9 of these wins being in 1:49 or better.
  • Serving a strictly limited book.
Bettor’s Wish is standing his debut Southern Hemisphere season in 2021/22.
AgeStarts1st2nd3rdEarningsTimeDetails
212542$345,4881:51.2At 2, won elim Battle Of Waterloo (2nd in Final); leg Ontario Sires S. - Gold (twice); 2nd Ontario Sires S. Super Final, leg Kentucky Sires S.; third leg Ontario Sires S. - Gold, leg Kentucky Sires S.
319136$1,750,3201:47.8Dan Patch 3-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year. At 3, won elim. and Final Art Rooney P., Tattersalls P., Carl Milstein Mem., leg and Final Kentucky Sires S., Matron S., Bluegrass S., elim. Meadowlands Pace (2nd in Final), elim. North America Cup (2nd in Final), elim. Breeders Crown (2nd in Final), elim. Messenger Stakes (2nd in Final); 2nd Final TVG Pace, Cane Pace.
413632$685,4321:47.6Dan Patch Aged Male Pacing Horse of the Year. At 4, winner Final TVG Pace, Sam McKee Mem., Dayton Pacing Derby, Allerage Farm Pace, leg Graduate Ser.; 2nd Breeders Crown Final, Dan Patch P.,; 3rd Roll With Joe P.
TOTAL4424134$2,781,240

Age

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Earnings

Best time

2
12
5
4
2
$345,488
1:51.2
3
19
13
6
$1,750,320
1:47.8
4
13
6
3
2
$685,432
1:47.6
TOTAL
44
24
13
4
$2,781,240

Age

Details

2
At 2, won elim Battle Of Waterloo (2nd in Final); leg Ontario Sires S. - Gold (twice); 2nd Ontario Sires S. Super Final, leg Kentucky Sires S.; third leg Ontario Sires S. - Gold, leg Kentucky Sires S.
3
Dan Patch 3-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year. At 3, won elim. and Final Art Rooney P., Tattersalls P., Carl Milstein Mem., leg and Final Kentucky Sires S., Matron S., Bluegrass S., elim. Meadowlands Pace (2nd in Final), elim. North America Cup (2nd in Final), elim. Breeders Crown (2nd in Final), elim. Messenger Stakes (2nd in Final); 2nd Final TVG Pace, Cane Pace.
4
Dan Patch Aged Male Pacing Horse of the Year. At 4, winner Final TVG Pace, Sam McKee Mem., Dayton Pacing Derby, Allerage Farm Pace, leg Graduate Ser.; 2nd Breeders Crown Final, Dan Patch P.,; 3rd Roll With Joe P.
TOTAL
Bettors Delight
1998
Cam's Card Shark
1991
Cam Fella
1979
Most Happy Fella
1967
Meadow Skipper
Laughing Girl
Nan Cam
1971
Bret Hanover
Nan Frost
Jef's Magic Trick
1979
B G's Bunny
1974
Albatross
Brets Romance
Meadow Trick
1968
Overtrick
Meadow Maine
Classic Wish
1990
Armbro Emerson
1983
Abercrombie
1975
Silent Majority
Bergdorf
Armbro Uppity
1976
Most Happy Fella
Armbro Fancy
Best Of The Best
1975
Albatross
1968
Meadow Skipper
Voodoo Hanover
Arlene Dares
1965
Meadow Gene
Araline Hanover
Lifetime Star
2010
Western Ideal
1995
Western Hanover
1989
No Nukes
1979
Oil Burner
Gidget Lobell
Wendymae Hanover
1983
Albatross
Wendy Sue Hanover
Leah Almahurst
1985
Abercrombie
1975
Silent Majority
Bergdorf
Liberated Angel
1978
Meadow Skipper
Angel Hair
Lifetime Gal
2004
Artiscape
1995
Artsplace
1988
Abercrombie
Miss Elvira
Delinquent Account
1987
On The Road Again
Al Dente
Lifetime Success
1992
Matt's Scooter
1985
Direct Scooter
Ellens Glory
Three Diamonds
1979
Albatross
Ambiguity

Bettor’s Wish was a truly great horse who only finished out of the money three times in 44 starts over three seasons.

Being a son of Bettor’s Delight, we believe that Bettor’s Wish is perfectly suited to Direct Scooter line mares.

So that includes mares by such stallions as Christian Cullen, Mach Three, Courage Under Fire, Somebeachsomewhere and Captaintreacherous.

The Bettor’s Delight / Direct Scooter line cross has been one of the most successful in the Southern Hemisphere in recent years.

Bettor’s Wish is out of a Western Ideal mare so look for Western Ideal line mares to have success with Bettor’s Wish. American Ideal mares would be very interesting given both he and Bettor’s Wish are from the same family.

Artsplace line mares should also prove a good match with Bettor’s Wish given his grandam is by Artiscape.

Artsplace line stallions include Art Major, Sportswriter, Grinfromeartoear, etc.

Bettor’s Wish was a truly exceptional racehorse being named US Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year before returning as a four year old and being named Aged Male Pacer of the Year – the first horse to accomplish the feat since Art Major!

Sired by champion stallion Bettor’s Delight, Bettor’s Wish is very much his father’s son.

As a three-year-old, Bettors Wish was the richest standardbred in North America earning $1,750,320. He finished no further back than second in 19 starts with his 13 wins for the season including victories in the Art Rooney Pace, Tattersalls Pace, Milstein Pace and Matron Final.

He also finished runner up in the Breeders Crown Final, TVG Pace, Messenger, Meadowlands Pace and North America Cup.

As a four-year-old, he picked up where he left off and was the richest aged pacer of the year. He scored victories in the TVG Final, Allerage Pace, Sam McKee Pace and the Daytona Derby.

Bettors Wish retired to stud duties at Diamond Creek Farm, Pennsylvania on a high winning the $340,000 2020 TVG Final in 1:48.2 at his final start.

Following his final victory, Dexter Dunn, his regular driver for the majority of his career, said, “I barely asked him tonight, to be honest.”

“It was all him. It’s been him his whole career. He’s a true racehorse.

“It was a special feeling crossing the line with him tonight. He’s been an amazing horse to me.”

Earlier Dunn had said “His attitude is amazing and makes my job easy because he’s so versatile. It’s not an easy move [from ages 3 to 4], but you know he’s going to go out there and give you 100 percent.”

  • US Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year and US Aged Male Pacer of the Year
  • In total Bettor’s Wish won $2,781,240. He won 24 races and was in the first three in 41 of his 44 starts.
  • He won 12 races in sub-1:50, with 9 of these wins being in 1:49 or better.
  • Serving a strictly limited book.
Bettor’s Wish is standing his debut Southern Hemisphere season in 2021/22.
AgeStarts1st2nd3rdEarningsTimeDetails
212542$345,4881:51.2At 2, won elim Battle Of Waterloo (2nd in Final); leg Ontario Sires S. - Gold (twice); 2nd Ontario Sires S. Super Final, leg Kentucky Sires S.; third leg Ontario Sires S. - Gold, leg Kentucky Sires S.
319136$1,750,3201:47.8Dan Patch 3-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year. At 3, won elim. and Final Art Rooney P., Tattersalls P., Carl Milstein Mem., leg and Final Kentucky Sires S., Matron S., Bluegrass S., elim. Meadowlands Pace (2nd in Final), elim. North America Cup (2nd in Final), elim. Breeders Crown (2nd in Final), elim. Messenger Stakes (2nd in Final); 2nd Final TVG Pace, Cane Pace.
413632$685,4321:47.6Dan Patch Aged Male Pacing Horse of the Year. At 4, winner Final TVG Pace, Sam McKee Mem., Dayton Pacing Derby, Allerage Farm Pace, leg Graduate Ser.; 2nd Breeders Crown Final, Dan Patch P.,; 3rd Roll With Joe P.
TOTAL4424134$2,781,240

Age

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Earnings

Best time

2
12
5
4
2
$345,488
1:51.2
3
19
13
6
$1,750,320
1:47.8
4
13
6
3
2
$685,432
1:47.6
TOTAL
44
24
13
4
$2,781,240

Age

Details

2
At 2, won elim Battle Of Waterloo (2nd in Final); leg Ontario Sires S. - Gold (twice); 2nd Ontario Sires S. Super Final, leg Kentucky Sires S.; third leg Ontario Sires S. - Gold, leg Kentucky Sires S.
3
Dan Patch 3-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year. At 3, won elim. and Final Art Rooney P., Tattersalls P., Carl Milstein Mem., leg and Final Kentucky Sires S., Matron S., Bluegrass S., elim. Meadowlands Pace (2nd in Final), elim. North America Cup (2nd in Final), elim. Breeders Crown (2nd in Final), elim. Messenger Stakes (2nd in Final); 2nd Final TVG Pace, Cane Pace.
4
Dan Patch Aged Male Pacing Horse of the Year. At 4, winner Final TVG Pace, Sam McKee Mem., Dayton Pacing Derby, Allerage Farm Pace, leg Graduate Ser.; 2nd Breeders Crown Final, Dan Patch P.,; 3rd Roll With Joe P.
TOTAL
Bettors Delight
1998
Cam's Card Shark
1991
Cam Fella
1979
Most Happy Fella
1967
Meadow Skipper
Laughing Girl
Nan Cam
1971
Bret Hanover
Nan Frost
Jef's Magic Trick
1979
B G's Bunny
1974
Albatross
Brets Romance
Meadow Trick
1968
Overtrick
Meadow Maine
Classic Wish
1990
Armbro Emerson
1983
Abercrombie
1975
Silent Majority
Bergdorf
Armbro Uppity
1976
Most Happy Fella
Armbro Fancy
Best Of The Best
1975
Albatross
1968
Meadow Skipper
Voodoo Hanover
Arlene Dares
1965
Meadow Gene
Araline Hanover
Lifetime Star
2010
Western Ideal
1995
Western Hanover
1989
No Nukes
1979
Oil Burner
Gidget Lobell
Wendymae Hanover
1983
Albatross
Wendy Sue Hanover
Leah Almahurst
1985
Abercrombie
1975
Silent Majority
Bergdorf
Liberated Angel
1978
Meadow Skipper
Angel Hair
Lifetime Gal
2004
Artiscape
1995
Artsplace
1988
Abercrombie
Miss Elvira
Delinquent Account
1987
On The Road Again
Al Dente
Lifetime Success
1992
Matt's Scooter
1985
Direct Scooter
Ellens Glory
Three Diamonds
1979
Albatross
Ambiguity

Bettor’s Wish was a truly great horse who only finished out of the money three times in 44 starts over three seasons.

Being a son of Bettor’s Delight, we believe that Bettor’s Wish is perfectly suited to Direct Scooter line mares.

So that includes mares by such stallions as Christian Cullen, Mach Three, Courage Under Fire, Somebeachsomewhere and Captaintreacherous.

The Bettor’s Delight / Direct Scooter line cross has been one of the most successful in the Southern Hemisphere in recent years.

Bettor’s Wish is out of a Western Ideal mare so look for Western Ideal line mares to have success with Bettor’s Wish. American Ideal mares would be very interesting given both he and Bettor’s Wish are from the same family.

Artsplace line mares should also prove a good match with Bettor’s Wish given his grandam is by Artiscape.

Artsplace line stallions include Art Major, Sportswriter, Grinfromeartoear, etc.

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