1:48 - $1,636,086. Bay Horse foaled 2008. 15.3 Hands
Betterthancheddar is not only retired as the fastest and richest entire son of Bettor's Delight, he is also a dual World Record Holder.
After missing his two-year-old season, Betterthancheddar became a superstar as a three-year-old, winning the $500,000 Breeders Crown, the $225,000 American National Stake, the $342,000 Cane Pace and the $175,000 Windy City Pace.
In total as a four-year-old he had 11 starts for 9 wins and two World Records. The first of his two World Records came on a five-eighths track in the $500,000 Ben Franklin Final at Pocono Downs.
His leading trainer, Casie Coleman had this to say about Betterthancheddar: “I really swore this was the fastest, most talented horse I have ever had in my care.”
A champion 3yo he won the Cane Pace and the Breeders Crown Final.
As a 4yo, set World Record’s on both half mile and five eighths tracks and won 9 from 11 against the battle hardened warhorses in the free-for-all ranks.
His dam, Lady Ashlee Ann was voted into the US Broodmare Hall of Fame in 2013.
Sire of the Group One winner and Australasian Record Holder My Sweetchilliphilly from his debut crop and now siring New York Sires Stakes winners!
In the Southern Hemisphere Betterthancheddar's oldest progeny are three year olds in 2017/18. To date he is the sire of:
MY SWEETCHILLIPHILLY (M) 1:52.1 - $106,210. At 2, won Ht and Final Bathurst Gold Tiara (Gr.1), Pink Bonnet Stakes (Gr.3), Ht Australasian Breeders Crown. At 3, 2nd Ht Bathurst Gold Bracelet; 3rd Ht NSW Oaks. (In The Pocket) (pedigree)
DETROIT LILY (M) 1:55.4 - $65,607. At 3, won prel WA Oaks (2nd in Final (Gr.1)). (Abercrombie) (pedigree)
BETTERNBETTER 1:54.3 - $37,390. At 2, won Ht and Final Vicbred Platinum Home Grown Classic (Gr.2). (Christian Cullen) (pedigree)
KRAFTY BOY 1:58.5 - $35,033. At 3, 3rd Ht Globe Derby. (Cameleon) (pedigree)
STATEMENT PLEASE (M) 1:58.4 - $26,925. At 2, won cons QBred Triad. (Christian Cullen) (pedigree)
CAVIAR STAR 1:57.8 - $26,190. (Christian Cullen) (pedigree)
BUBBLES AND CHEESE (M) 1:58.8 - $24,558. At 2, won SA Golden Nursery (Gr.3). (Modern Art) (pedigree)
My Harmony Blue (M) 2:00.6 - $22,338. (Christian Cullen) (pedigree)
Hunza Valley 2:00.1 - $19,900. (Christian Cullen) (pedigree)
Betterthancheddar possesses a unique pedigree being bred 3 x 3 to Cam Fella. He also has duplications of Albatross and Tar Heel on X Factor lines and comes from the same maternal family as Knight Dream and Badlands Hanover.
Also of note is that his third dam is bred 3 x 3 to Volomite.
Given his 3 x 3 cross to Cam Fella we really believe mares from “outcross” type sirelines will suit Betterthancheddar.
This includes sirelines such as Direct Scooter, Abercrombie, Classic Garry and Falcon Seelster.
Direct Scooter line stallions include In The Pocket, Christian Cullen, Mach Three, Courage Under Fire, Stoneridge Scooter, Julius Caesar, Ok Bye, Deal Direct and Direct Flight.
Abercrombie line stallions include Art Major, Astreos, Grinfromeartoear, Artiscape, Albert Albert, Real Desire, Sportswriter, Modern Art, Life Sign, Dream Away, Pacific Rocket, Fully Loaded, Peace Of Art, Panorama, Fitch II, Crouch, Orange Sovereign, etc.
Betterthancheddar’s sire Bettor’s Delight has left some very nice horses out of Albatross line mares. This type of mare could work with Betterthancheddar also.
Such Albatross line stallions include Soky's Atom, Holmes Hanover, Vance Hanover, Butler BG, Vanston Hanover, Talk About Class, etc.
We would recommend that any Albatross line mare contain little, if any Most Happy Fella blood through her maternal pedigree.
The Cam Fella / No Nukes cross has been very successful the world over and we believe it can work also for Betterthancheddar.
Potential No Nukes line stallions include Western Ideal, Safely Kept,Village Jasper, Live Or Die, American Ideal, Caprock, Badlands Hanover, Ticket To Heaven, Metropolitan, Barnett Hanover, Union Guy, Kinney Hanover, Northern Lights, etc.
Badlands Hanover would be particularly interesting given he and Betterthancheddar are from the same family.
As with Albatross line mares we would recommend that the mare contain little if any further Most Happy Fella blood through her maternal pedigree.
We would also recommend looking to reinforce some of the terrific blood Betterthancheddar possess on his maternal side, that being Tar Heel, Adios, Albatross, Volomite and Scotland.
Mares with that blood in their pedigree should be considered for Betterthancheddar.