12 December 2016
Betterthancheddar has started his siring career in the best way possible – by siring the very first Australasian two-year-old winner of the season!
Our Marscapony had impressed in her trials in New South Wales, so much so that she was sent out an odds on favourite in the two-year-old event at Kilmore last night.
Beginning swiftly off the mobile arm, Our Marscapony found the front and from there she ran her rivals a merry dance.
Sprinting home her final two quarters in 29.8 and 29.9, the Betterthancheddar daughter won comfortably over Jagged Shadow (Shadow Play) with an even bigger distance back to the third placegetter Imprincessgemma (Village Jolt).
Bred by Alabar, Our Marscapony is the second foal of the unraced Grinfromeartoear mare Fiftycalgal.
Purchased for just $3,500 by Gary Armstrong at the Shepparton Harness Racing Sale, she has proven a welcome distraction for the Armstrong family as Gary battles cancer.
Betterthancheddar retired as the richest and fastest son of Bettors Delight at stud and he has wasted no time getting on the board as a sire.
Rated extremely highly by leading Canadian trainer Casie Coleman, Betterthancheddar is currently serving his fourth season at stud in the Southern Hemisphere and bookings are still available.