Ultimate Sniper

Best track time: 1:52.6
Prize money: $842,793
Foaled: 2015
Colour: Black
Height: 15.3 hands
AUD: $4,400 (incl GST)
NZD: $4,000 (plus GST)

Ultimate Sniper retires as the reigning NZ Horse of the Year.

He was a four time Group 1 winner which included a dominant Inter Dominion win which saw him become the first four year old in 28 years to win a traditional series.

Unraced as a two-year-old, Ultimate Sniper quickly became a sensation as a three-year-old, being unbeaten through the Spring culminating in a dominant victory in the NZ Sires Stakes 3yo Final.

He also scored resounding victories in the Alabar Classic, NZ Yearling Sales Series Final, Northern Derby and NZ Derby on his way to being awarded NZ Three-Year-Old Pacer of the Year.

“He’s a gorgeous type and just the kindest, sweetest horse and really intelligent.”

“It didn’t matter what the tempo in the race was. He could fire a slick quarter if you wanted but really time meant nothing to him, he just did whatever he had to do so effortlessly,” said co-trainer and regular driver Natalie Rasmussen.

A powerfully built black stallion, Ultimate Sniper is a stunning type. He is also beautifully bred.

He is a full-brother to Ultimate Machete who, like his brother, was also NZ’s Three and Four-Year-Old Pacer of the Year. Their dam (Reality Check) was a smart race filly winning the NZ Yearling Sales Series Two-Year-Old Fillies’ Final. She is also the dam of the top racemare, Major Reality (1:50.9, $434,415) whose first foal sold for $300,000 at this year’s Auckland yearling sale.

His grandam is the NZ Broodmare of Excellence winner, Maureens Dream, who is a half-sister to the excellent sire Tuapeka Knight.

  • NZ Horse of the Year
  • NZ Three Year Old Pacing Male of the Year
  • Four time Group 1 winner
  • A magnificent individual from a superb family
  • The most dominant colt of his generation
Ultimate Sniper is standing his debut season in 2021/22.
AgeStarts1st2nd3rdEarningsTimeDetails
31081$493,6921:52.9NZ Three Year Old Pacing Male of the Year. At 3, won NZ Derby (Gr.1), GN Derby (Gr.1), NZ Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1), Alabar Classic (Gr.2), NZ Yearling Sales 3yo Open Pace Final (L).
41062$349,1001:52.6NZ Horse of the Year. At 4, won three heats and Final Inter Dominion (Gr.1), Junior FFA (Gr.3); 3rd Hannon Memorial (Gr.3), New Brighton Cup (Gr.3).
TOTAL201412$842,792

Age

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Earnings

Best time

3
10
8
1
$493,692
1:52.9
4
10
6
2
$349,100
1:52.6
TOTAL
20
14
1
2
$842,792

Age

Details

3
NZ Three Year Old Pacing Male of the Year. At 3, won NZ Derby (Gr.1), GN Derby (Gr.1), NZ Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1), Alabar Classic (Gr.2), NZ Yearling Sales 3yo Open Pace Final (L).
4
NZ Horse of the Year. At 4, won three heats and Final Inter Dominion (Gr.1), Junior FFA (Gr.3); 3rd Hannon Memorial (Gr.3), New Brighton Cup (Gr.3).
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 Sniper was the most dominant colt of his generation. He possessed the type of ability that only the best sons of Bettor’s Delight have.

Being a son of Bettor’s Delight, we believe that Ultimate Sniper 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 Sniper.

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 Sniper.

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

While Ultimate Sniper 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 Sniper as well.
Ultimate Sniper, New Zealand’s reigning Horse of the Year, has been purchased by Alabar and Nevele R studs.

Ultimate Sniper retires as the reigning NZ Horse of the Year.

He was a four time Group 1 winner which included a dominant Inter Dominion win which saw him become the first four year old in 28 years to win a traditional series.

Unraced as a two-year-old, Ultimate Sniper quickly became a sensation as a three-year-old, being unbeaten through the Spring culminating in a dominant victory in the NZ Sires Stakes 3yo Final.

He also scored resounding victories in the Alabar Classic, NZ Yearling Sales Series Final, Northern Derby and NZ Derby on his way to being awarded NZ Three-Year-Old Pacer of the Year.

“He’s a gorgeous type and just the kindest, sweetest horse and really intelligent.”

“It didn’t matter what the tempo in the race was. He could fire a slick quarter if you wanted but really time meant nothing to him, he just did whatever he had to do so effortlessly,” said co-trainer and regular driver Natalie Rasmussen.

A powerfully built black stallion, Ultimate Sniper is a stunning type. He is also beautifully bred.

He is a full-brother to Ultimate Machete who, like his brother, was also NZ’s Three and Four-Year-Old Pacer of the Year. Their dam (Reality Check) was a smart race filly winning the NZ Yearling Sales Series Two-Year-Old Fillies’ Final. She is also the dam of the top racemare, Major Reality (1:50.9, $434,415) whose first foal sold for $300,000 at this year’s Auckland yearling sale.

His grandam is the NZ Broodmare of Excellence winner, Maureens Dream, who is a half-sister to the excellent sire Tuapeka Knight.

  • NZ Horse of the Year
  • NZ Three Year Old Pacing Male of the Year
  • Four time Group 1 winner
  • A magnificent individual from a superb family
  • The most dominant colt of his generation
Ultimate Sniper is standing his debut season in 2021/22.
AgeStarts1st2nd3rdEarningsTimeDetails
31081$493,6921:52.9NZ Three Year Old Pacing Male of the Year. At 3, won NZ Derby (Gr.1), GN Derby (Gr.1), NZ Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1), Alabar Classic (Gr.2), NZ Yearling Sales 3yo Open Pace Final (L).
41062$349,1001:52.6NZ Horse of the Year. At 4, won three heats and Final Inter Dominion (Gr.1), Junior FFA (Gr.3); 3rd Hannon Memorial (Gr.3), New Brighton Cup (Gr.3).
TOTAL201412$842,792

Age

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Earnings

Best time

3
10
8
1
$493,692
1:52.9
4
10
6
2
$349,100
1:52.6
TOTAL
20
14
1
2
$842,792

Age

Details

3
NZ Three Year Old Pacing Male of the Year. At 3, won NZ Derby (Gr.1), GN Derby (Gr.1), NZ Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1), Alabar Classic (Gr.2), NZ Yearling Sales 3yo Open Pace Final (L).
4
NZ Horse of the Year. At 4, won three heats and Final Inter Dominion (Gr.1), Junior FFA (Gr.3); 3rd Hannon Memorial (Gr.3), New Brighton Cup (Gr.3).
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 Sniper was the most dominant colt of his generation. He possessed the type of ability that only the best sons of Bettor’s Delight have.

Being a son of Bettor’s Delight, we believe that Ultimate Sniper 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 Sniper.

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 Sniper.

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

While Ultimate Sniper 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 Sniper as well.
Ultimate Sniper, New Zealand’s reigning Horse of the Year, has been purchased by Alabar and Nevele R studs.

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