The Brittany Farms “Hall of Fame” welcomed its newest addition today, as two-time Dan Patch Champion and $2.6M winner Bettor’s Wish joins the 23 other members of the pantheon of Brittany-bred greats. Click here
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The color-bearer of Chris Ryder, Fair Island Farm, Bella Racing and Bettor’s Wish Partners is now starting his “second career” as a full-time stallion, standing the 2021 season at Diamond Creek Farm of Pennsylvania at a fee of $10,000.
Bettor’s Wish became a favorite of both fans and horsemen during his 3-year-old campaign and that continued through last year, thanks to his sheer determination and gutsy efforts in every race.
He won four stakes races, took a mark of 1:51.1, and earned almost $300,000 at 2, and went on at 3 to post 13 wins and six seconds in 19 2020 starts, becoming the year’s richest Standardbred with $1,643,745 and being voted “3-Year-Old Male Pacer of the Year.”
This past year as a 4-year-old, he proved that stepping up against the FFA bearcats would prove to be no issue. He became the year’s richest older pacer, took commanding scores in the Sam McKee Memorial, Allerage and TVG Open Pace, and was again voted a Dan Patch Champion, securing honors as “Older Pacing Horse of the Year.”
The Lexington Selected Sale graduate is yet another example of the potential that lies in a Brittany Farms yearling... success on the racetrack to the tune of $2-million-plus — and the unmatched residual value of a stallion career.