Ultimate Machete

Best track time: 1:51.9
Prize money: $850,361
Foaled: 2013
Colour: Bay
Height: 16.1 hands
AUD: TBA
NZD: TBA
Standing at Cobbity Equine Farm – Please contact Belinda McCarthy 0417 066 481

Ultimate Machete is a four time Group 1 winning son of Bettors Delight with a blue blood pedigree.

Bettors Delight has been a dominant stallion throughout his career and now we welcome one of his best sons in Ultimate Machete.

New Zealand and Australian racing is dominated by horses that thrive on today’s style of racing. Horses that are able to roll forward into the race and then be unrelenting in last halves run in 54 seconds or better.

Ultimate Machete, with extreme toughness and a high cruising speed, personified this never-say-die rolling style of racing.

  • NZ Three Year Old and Four Year Old Pacing Male of the Year
  • Four time Group 1 winner – three of those in either NZ or race record times
  • Set three New Zealand Records throughout his career
  • Comes from an amazing family of juvenile speed – he is a full brother to current star Ultimate Sniper and a half brother to the Group 1 winner Major Reality
  • His first crop of yearlings sold to $37,500 and averaged over 9 times his service fee
Ultimate Machete’s oldest progeny are two year olds in 2023. He is the sire of
NameSexBest race recordTotal prize moneyDetailsDam Sire
MISS HEPBURN(M)1:57.6$62,394At 2, 2nd WA Diamond Classic (Gr.2), Western Crown Classic; 3rd Westbred Classic (Gr.1)Grinfromeartoear
MISS IDAHO(M)1:57.1$60,182At 2, won SA Golden Nursery, SA Ladyship, Ht and Final SA Southern Cross, Youthful Stakes,.Courage Under Fire
ULTIMATE RACY GIRL(M)$56,592At 2, 2nd Harness Million (L); 3rd Young Guns Delightful Lady Classic (Gr.2)In The Pocket
SMOOTH MACHETE(S)1:58.3$56,180At 2, won Dandy Patch Final (Gr.3)McArdle
GRAND COUTEAU(M)1:58.3$32,105Auckland Reactor
BAZAAR PACKAGE(M)1:59.7$30,616Sutter Hanover
CUZZY BRO(S)2:03.6$15,400Christian Cullen
FREEASABYRD(M)2:01.3$12,600At 2, won Breeders Crown Silver PaceArt Major
ITS ONE LIFE(S)1:56.8$11,704Christian Cullen
LORD MEMNOCK(S)2:01.2$10,723At 2, 3rd Ht QBred TriadMcArdle
TAPANGA MISS(M)1:56.2$10,528Sportswriter
FIELDOFFICER JUJON(G)2:00.9$4,125Pacific Rocket
  • MISS HEPBURN

    MISS HEPBURN(M)1:57.6$62,394At 2, 2nd WA Diamond Classic (Gr.2), Western Crown Classic; 3rd Westbred Classic (Gr.1)Grinfromeartoear
  • MISS IDAHO

    MISS IDAHO(M)1:57.1$60,182At 2, won SA Golden Nursery, SA Ladyship, Ht and Final SA Southern Cross, Youthful Stakes,.Courage Under Fire
  • ULTIMATE RACY GIRL

    ULTIMATE RACY GIRL(M)$56,592At 2, 2nd Harness Million (L); 3rd Young Guns Delightful Lady Classic (Gr.2)In The Pocket
  • SMOOTH MACHETE

    SMOOTH MACHETE(S)1:58.3$56,180At 2, won Dandy Patch Final (Gr.3)McArdle
  • GRAND COUTEAU

    GRAND COUTEAU(M)1:58.3$32,105Auckland Reactor
  • BAZAAR PACKAGE

    BAZAAR PACKAGE(M)1:59.7$30,616Sutter Hanover
  • CUZZY BRO

    CUZZY BRO(S)2:03.6$15,400Christian Cullen
  • FREEASABYRD

    FREEASABYRD(M)2:01.3$12,600At 2, won Breeders Crown Silver PaceArt Major
  • ITS ONE LIFE

    ITS ONE LIFE(S)1:56.8$11,704Christian Cullen
  • LORD MEMNOCK

    LORD MEMNOCK(S)2:01.2$10,723At 2, 3rd Ht QBred TriadMcArdle
  • TAPANGA MISS

    TAPANGA MISS(M)1:56.2$10,528Sportswriter
  • FIELDOFFICER JUJON

    FIELDOFFICER JUJON(G)2:00.9$4,125Pacific Rocket
AgeStarts1st2nd3rdEarningsTimeDetails
26113$58,6082:00.4Won Ht NZ Sires Stakes; 2nd Harness Jewels 2YO Emerald (Gr.1); 3rd PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales 2YO Open (L), New Zealand Welcome Stakes (L).
312651$370,6431:52.6New Zealand Three Year Old Pacing Colt/Gelding of the Year. At 3, won NZ Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1), Alabar Classic (Gr.2), Vero Flying Stakes (Gr.2), PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Open Final (L); 2nd NZ Derby (Gr.1), NSW Derby (Gr.1), GN Derby (Gr.1), Harness Jewels 3YO Emerald (Gr.1).
47500$404,3401:51.9New Zealand Four Year Old Pacing Entire/Gelding of the Year. Won NZ FFA (Gr.1), WA Golden Nugget (Gr.1), McInerney Classic (Gr.1)
57110$16,7701:58.3
TOTAL321374$850,361

Age

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Earnings

Best time

2
6
1
1
3
$58,608
2:00.4
3
12
6
5
1
$370,643
1:52.6
4
7
5
0
0
$404,340
1:51.9
5
7
1
1
0
$16,770
1:58.3
TOTAL
32
13
7
4
$850,361

Age

Details

2
Won Ht NZ Sires Stakes; 2nd Harness Jewels 2YO Emerald (Gr.1); 3rd PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales 2YO Open (L), New Zealand Welcome Stakes (L).
3
New Zealand Three Year Old Pacing Colt/Gelding of the Year. At 3, won NZ Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1), Alabar Classic (Gr.2), Vero Flying Stakes (Gr.2), PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Open Final (L); 2nd NZ Derby (Gr.1), NSW Derby (Gr.1), GN Derby (Gr.1), Harness Jewels 3YO Emerald (Gr.1).
4
New Zealand Four Year Old Pacing Entire/Gelding of the Year. Won NZ FFA (Gr.1), WA Golden Nugget (Gr.1), McInerney Classic (Gr.1)
5
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
Reality Check
2003
Armbro Operative
1993
CAM FELLA
1979
MOST HAPPY FELLA
1967
MEADOW SKIPPER
Laughing Girl
Nan Cam
1971
Bret Hanover
Nan Frost
Cunning Bunny
1980
B G's Bunny 1974 ALBATROSS
Brets Romance
Resourceful
1967
Shadow Wave
Reba Sampson
Maureens Dream
1981
Lordship
1958
Johnny Globe
1947
Logan Derby
Sandfast
Ladyship
1952
U Scott
Lightning Lady
Tuapeka Dream
1973
Lumber Dream
1958
Knight Dream
Miss Dominion Watt
Mains Lady
1959
Light Brigade
Reality

Ultimate Machete and Ultimate Sniper are full brothers and despite being different types, they should cross with similar types of mares in terms of bloodlines at least.

Being a son of Bettor’s Delight, we believe that Ultimate Machete 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 and we believe it will continue through Ultimate Machete.

Artsplace line mares should also prove a good match with Ultimate Sniper. Bettors Delight has crossed very well with these types of mares and there is no reason why it won’t be duplicated with Ultimate Machete.

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

While Ultimate Machete is already bred 3 x 3 to Cam Fella, we believe that he will also have success with Cam Fella line mares, with the exception of Bettor’s Delight and Armbro Operative mares.

Finally Western Ideal mares have consistently crossed well with Cam Fella line stallions. Thus we believe that they can achieve success with Ultimate Machete as well.
Please find a collection of photos of the Alabar sired yearlings in the 2024 Redcliffe Yearling Sale.
Please find a collection of photos of the Alabar sired yearlings in the 2024 APG Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Smooth Machete became the first stakes winner for Ultimate Machete when scoring an impressive victory in the Group 3 Dandy Patch final at Hobart on Saturday night.
Miss Idaho confirmed her class with an impressive win in the SA Golden Nursery at Globe Derby Park on Saturday night.
A couple of two year olds from the debut crop of Ultimate Machete impressed this past weekend.

Ultimate Machete is a four time Group 1 winning son of Bettors Delight with a blue blood pedigree.

Bettors Delight has been a dominant stallion throughout his career and now we welcome one of his best sons in Ultimate Machete.

New Zealand and Australian racing is dominated by horses that thrive on today’s style of racing. Horses that are able to roll forward into the race and then be unrelenting in last halves run in 54 seconds or better.

Ultimate Machete, with extreme toughness and a high cruising speed, personified this never-say-die rolling style of racing.

  • NZ Three Year Old and Four Year Old Pacing Male of the Year
  • Four time Group 1 winner – three of those in either NZ or race record times
  • Set three New Zealand Records throughout his career
  • Comes from an amazing family of juvenile speed – he is a full brother to current star Ultimate Sniper and a half brother to the Group 1 winner Major Reality
  • His first crop of yearlings sold to $37,500 and averaged over 9 times his service fee
Ultimate Machete’s oldest progeny are two year olds in 2023. He is the sire of
NameSexBest race recordTotal prize moneyDetailsDam Sire
MISS HEPBURN(M)1:57.6$62,394At 2, 2nd WA Diamond Classic (Gr.2), Western Crown Classic; 3rd Westbred Classic (Gr.1)Grinfromeartoear
MISS IDAHO(M)1:57.1$60,182At 2, won SA Golden Nursery, SA Ladyship, Ht and Final SA Southern Cross, Youthful Stakes,.Courage Under Fire
ULTIMATE RACY GIRL(M)$56,592At 2, 2nd Harness Million (L); 3rd Young Guns Delightful Lady Classic (Gr.2)In The Pocket
SMOOTH MACHETE(S)1:58.3$56,180At 2, won Dandy Patch Final (Gr.3)McArdle
GRAND COUTEAU(M)1:58.3$32,105Auckland Reactor
BAZAAR PACKAGE(M)1:59.7$30,616Sutter Hanover
CUZZY BRO(S)2:03.6$15,400Christian Cullen
FREEASABYRD(M)2:01.3$12,600At 2, won Breeders Crown Silver PaceArt Major
ITS ONE LIFE(S)1:56.8$11,704Christian Cullen
LORD MEMNOCK(S)2:01.2$10,723At 2, 3rd Ht QBred TriadMcArdle
TAPANGA MISS(M)1:56.2$10,528Sportswriter
FIELDOFFICER JUJON(G)2:00.9$4,125Pacific Rocket
  • MISS HEPBURN

    MISS HEPBURN(M)1:57.6$62,394At 2, 2nd WA Diamond Classic (Gr.2), Western Crown Classic; 3rd Westbred Classic (Gr.1)Grinfromeartoear
  • MISS IDAHO

    MISS IDAHO(M)1:57.1$60,182At 2, won SA Golden Nursery, SA Ladyship, Ht and Final SA Southern Cross, Youthful Stakes,.Courage Under Fire
  • ULTIMATE RACY GIRL

    ULTIMATE RACY GIRL(M)$56,592At 2, 2nd Harness Million (L); 3rd Young Guns Delightful Lady Classic (Gr.2)In The Pocket
  • SMOOTH MACHETE

    SMOOTH MACHETE(S)1:58.3$56,180At 2, won Dandy Patch Final (Gr.3)McArdle
  • GRAND COUTEAU

    GRAND COUTEAU(M)1:58.3$32,105Auckland Reactor
  • BAZAAR PACKAGE

    BAZAAR PACKAGE(M)1:59.7$30,616Sutter Hanover
  • CUZZY BRO

    CUZZY BRO(S)2:03.6$15,400Christian Cullen
  • FREEASABYRD

    FREEASABYRD(M)2:01.3$12,600At 2, won Breeders Crown Silver PaceArt Major
  • ITS ONE LIFE

    ITS ONE LIFE(S)1:56.8$11,704Christian Cullen
  • LORD MEMNOCK

    LORD MEMNOCK(S)2:01.2$10,723At 2, 3rd Ht QBred TriadMcArdle
  • TAPANGA MISS

    TAPANGA MISS(M)1:56.2$10,528Sportswriter
  • FIELDOFFICER JUJON

    FIELDOFFICER JUJON(G)2:00.9$4,125Pacific Rocket
AgeStarts1st2nd3rdEarningsTimeDetails
26113$58,6082:00.4Won Ht NZ Sires Stakes; 2nd Harness Jewels 2YO Emerald (Gr.1); 3rd PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales 2YO Open (L), New Zealand Welcome Stakes (L).
312651$370,6431:52.6New Zealand Three Year Old Pacing Colt/Gelding of the Year. At 3, won NZ Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1), Alabar Classic (Gr.2), Vero Flying Stakes (Gr.2), PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Open Final (L); 2nd NZ Derby (Gr.1), NSW Derby (Gr.1), GN Derby (Gr.1), Harness Jewels 3YO Emerald (Gr.1).
47500$404,3401:51.9New Zealand Four Year Old Pacing Entire/Gelding of the Year. Won NZ FFA (Gr.1), WA Golden Nugget (Gr.1), McInerney Classic (Gr.1)
57110$16,7701:58.3
TOTAL321374$850,361

Age

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Earnings

Best time

2
6
1
1
3
$58,608
2:00.4
3
12
6
5
1
$370,643
1:52.6
4
7
5
0
0
$404,340
1:51.9
5
7
1
1
0
$16,770
1:58.3
TOTAL
32
13
7
4
$850,361

Age

Details

2
Won Ht NZ Sires Stakes; 2nd Harness Jewels 2YO Emerald (Gr.1); 3rd PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales 2YO Open (L), New Zealand Welcome Stakes (L).
3
New Zealand Three Year Old Pacing Colt/Gelding of the Year. At 3, won NZ Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1), Alabar Classic (Gr.2), Vero Flying Stakes (Gr.2), PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Open Final (L); 2nd NZ Derby (Gr.1), NSW Derby (Gr.1), GN Derby (Gr.1), Harness Jewels 3YO Emerald (Gr.1).
4
New Zealand Four Year Old Pacing Entire/Gelding of the Year. Won NZ FFA (Gr.1), WA Golden Nugget (Gr.1), McInerney Classic (Gr.1)
5
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
Reality Check
2003
Armbro Operative
1993
CAM FELLA
1979
MOST HAPPY FELLA
1967
MEADOW SKIPPER
Laughing Girl
Nan Cam
1971
Bret Hanover
Nan Frost
Cunning Bunny
1980
B G's Bunny 1974 ALBATROSS
Brets Romance
Resourceful
1967
Shadow Wave
Reba Sampson
Maureens Dream
1981
Lordship
1958
Johnny Globe
1947
Logan Derby
Sandfast
Ladyship
1952
U Scott
Lightning Lady
Tuapeka Dream
1973
Lumber Dream
1958
Knight Dream
Miss Dominion Watt
Mains Lady
1959
Light Brigade
Reality

Ultimate Machete and Ultimate Sniper are full brothers and despite being different types, they should cross with similar types of mares in terms of bloodlines at least.

Being a son of Bettor’s Delight, we believe that Ultimate Machete 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 and we believe it will continue through Ultimate Machete.

Artsplace line mares should also prove a good match with Ultimate Sniper. Bettors Delight has crossed very well with these types of mares and there is no reason why it won’t be duplicated with Ultimate Machete.

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

While Ultimate Machete is already bred 3 x 3 to Cam Fella, we believe that he will also have success with Cam Fella line mares, with the exception of Bettor’s Delight and Armbro Operative mares.

Finally Western Ideal mares have consistently crossed well with Cam Fella line stallions. Thus we believe that they can achieve success with Ultimate Machete as well.
Please find a collection of photos of the Alabar sired yearlings in the 2024 Redcliffe Yearling Sale.
Please find a collection of photos of the Alabar sired yearlings in the 2024 APG Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Smooth Machete became the first stakes winner for Ultimate Machete when scoring an impressive victory in the Group 3 Dandy Patch final at Hobart on Saturday night.
Miss Idaho confirmed her class with an impressive win in the SA Golden Nursery at Globe Derby Park on Saturday night.
A couple of two year olds from the debut crop of Ultimate Machete impressed this past weekend.