2024 Yearling Sales, Standardbred

Big result for Bettors Wish

Big result for Bettors Wish

There are nine yearlings by the first season sire Bettors Wish being offered across the 2024 Nutrien Yearling Sales.

Nothing surprising in that with Bettors Wish being a son of the supersire Bettors Delight and a great racehorse himself taking a record of 1:47.6 as a 4yo after recording 1:47.8 as a 3yo.

Bettors Wish was also the USTA’s 3yo Colt Pacer of the Year and 4yo Horse of the Year in those two seasons and retired to stud as the winner of 24 races and $2,601,233.

What is a little surprising about the nine yearlings being offered at the 2024 Nutrien Sales is that six of the nine are being offered at the Sydney Sale on the weekend of March 9th and 10th.

The three remaining Nutrien yearlings will be offered at the Melbourne Sale from April 12th through 14th.

Bettors Wish stood at Alabar Stud in New Zealand in 2021 and has 22 current yearlings on the ground in Australia courtesy of semen transport to go with the 47 he produced in New Zealand in 2022.

He now stands at Alabar Stud in Victoria and Brett Coffey would be more than happy to arrange an inspection.

Bettor’s Wish’s first American crop of 39 foals commenced racing in 2023 as 2yos and his 23 starters include eight winners.

The current 2yo crop has earnings of $884,857 which places him at the head of the First Season’s Sire list and ninth overall on the Leading Money Winning 2yo Sires List in North America.

Bettors Wish’s winners are headed by the colt Better Is Nice with $438,600 and the filly Pulp Fiction with $159,000 in earnings respectively.

On Sunday (US Time) Better Is Nice won the $400,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes Championship at Lexington lowering his 2yo record to 1:50.6 in the process as he downed a pair of Captaintreacherous colts in Ivy Park and Tua Many Captains.

Pulp Fiction took out the $240,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes Final for fillies on August 4th at The Meadowlands when she downed a fellow Bettor’s Wish filly in Odds On Steno in a time of 1:52.4.

With such an electric start to his US siring career prospective yearling purchasers would be well advised to check out each of the Bettors Wish yearlings in Sydney next March.

If you miss out buying one there is always the Melbourne Sale.