All Star Stables stalwarts Phil and Glenys Kennard may have spread their interests in recent years but two of their purchases at the Auckland sale are definitely headed for Rolleston.

One,a Bettor’s Delight colt (lot 70), is an example of how you may never have too much of a good thing.

Kennards,who have raced any  number of huge Bettor’s Delight winners headed by the superstar Lazarus, make that point with this youngster who has a relatively close up double cross of the great stallion,at least by modern standards.

This colt , a $140,000 buy is from a Mach Three mare but his  granddam,Delightful Dale, dam of a host of winners, was also by Bettor’s Delight giving this colt a 1/3 cross of the breeding superstar.

Performers such as Shandale, a half -brother to this colt’s dam Gladamare have kept the family warm and another recent top performer from the family was Better Call Me.The  4th dam Megaera won two sales finals for Peter and Ken Breckon in their early days racing from Mark’s stable.

Gladamare herself,retained by Breckon Farms, was a solid performer in mare’s events and considered good enough to run in the Pascoe Northern Oaks of her year.

Mach Three mares have not yet been a standout cross with Bettor’s Delight but there have been plenty of fast performers including Buzinga (US 1.51.4) Dr Susan and Statham.Franco Mac is a recent All Stars standout bred on the cross and there are several others

THE OTHER COLT  bound for All Stars also has a Bettor’s Delight component, his daughter Delightful Kas,also a Breckon Farms product, producing this handsome colt to Always B Miki.

Delightful Kas is a sister to the outstanding mare Belle Of Montana;her dam was a Christian Cullen half sister to Carabella. Carabella  was close to a great mare with 17 wins from 19 starts, nearly unbeatable in age group racing and Horse of the Year and 3yo filly of the year 2010-2011.She was from an Artsplace mare leaving a near impeccable pedigree line.

Belle Of Montana 3yo filly and 4yo mare of her years, won Jewels,SS, Nevele R and Victorian Oaks finals and the Queen of Hearts. She was the most formidable rival in her year for the Kennard Partnerships Princess Tiffany and in her absence would have scooped the pool.

This colt is Delightful Kas’s first live foal and she had modest success on the track winning three races from Stephen Doody’s stable.

ADDINGTON  saw Phil and Glenys back to familiar ground when their main  purchase was  Lot 247 a Bettor’s Delight colt from a Christian Cullen mare Cullen Who and so bred on the lethal cross that produced Lazarus among many others. The family is not so well known here being Australian in origin and featuring Mr Whodini a big winner there. It is a relative outcross family a factor that could pay dividends in an increasingly small breeding pool here.

The third dam Donna Who won nearly $A250,000 tho half of it in one race an APG Gold Series Final worth a generous $A300,000 in 1993. Her sire Golden Greek was another outcross and a successful stallion in Australia.It is one of those old time Australian pedigrees with largely unknown names though once with strong support.


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