Caribbean Blaster

1:52.6 - $1,113,678. Bay Horse foaled 2007. 16 Hands

Caribbean Blaster is a multiple Group One winning son of Bettor’s Delight.

As a racehorse he set an Australasian Record as a 3yo, won the Chariots Of Fire and Breeders Crown as a 4yo before going on to win the Victoria Cup and South Australia Cup at FFA level.

His trainer Andy Gath had this to say about Caribbean Blaster: “He’s the most perfect horse I’ve ever trained. He’s everything you want in a horse – great gaited, a great constitution and amazing recovery rate after a tough run, perfect conformation and always gave 120% in all his races.”

Caribbean Blaster lacks absolutely nothing in terms of breeding, being by Bettor's Delight from a magnificent maternal family that continues to produce outstanding juveniles.

  • A multiple Group One winning, super tough son of Bettor's Delight.
  • Won the Chariots Of Fire & Breeders Crown at four - Went on to win an exhilarating Victoria Cup and an epic South Australian Cup.
  • Defeated some of the best horses of the modern era – Im Themightyquinn, Smoken Up, Sushi Sushi, The Gold Ace, Washakie, Melpark Major, Mah Sish, etc.
  • A stunning individual with impeccable conformation.
  • From a magnificent maternal family that is renowned for producing outstanding juveniles.

 

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Caribbean Blaster's oldest progeny are yearlings in 2015/16.

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings Time
2 3 0 0 1 $500  
3 29 9 12 2 $85,236 1:56.6
4 17 8 3 4 $267,675 1:52.6
5 16 5 4 2 $465,192 1:53.7
6 14 2 2 5 $295,075 1:55.4
Total 79 24 21 14 $1,113,678 1:52.6
At 3

Won The Graduate, Reg Withers Classic; 2nd SA Derby (Gr.1), Ht & Semi Final Australasian Breeders Crown (4th in Final (Gr.1)), Ht NSW Derby, Ht APG.

At 4

Won NSW Chariots Of Fire (Gr.1), Australasian Breeders Crown (Gr.1), Vic 4 & 5yo Championship (Gr.2), Our Maestro FFA; 2nd Vic Italian Cup; 3rd Geelong Cup (L), Sokyola Sprint.

At 5

Won Victoria Cup (Gr.1), Ht Inter Dominion (Gr.2), The Gammalite, Markovina FFA, The Stampede; 2nd SA Cup (Gr.1), Kilmore Cup (Gr.2), Melton Plate (Gr.2), Geelong Cup (L); 3rd Hunter Cup (Gr.1), Cranbourne Cup (Gr.1).

At 6 Won SA Cup (Gr.1), Preux Chevalier FFA; 2nd Victoria Cup (Gr.1); 3rd Ballarat Cup (Gr.1), Nick Robin FFA (L), Markovina FFA.
Bettors Delight
1998
Cam's Card Shark
1991
Cam Fella
1979
MOST HAPPY FELLA
1967
MEADOW SKIPPER
Laughing Girl
Nan Cam
1971
Bret Hanover
Nan Frost
Jef's Magic Trick
1979
B G's Bunny
1974
Albatross
Brets Romance
Meadow Trick
1968
Overtrick
Meadow Maine
Classic Wish
1990
Armbro Emerson
1983
ABERCROMBIE
1975
Silent Majority
Bergdorf
Armbro Uppity
1976
MOST HAPPY FELLA
Armbro Fancy
Best Of The Best
1975
Albatross
1968
MEADOW SKIPPER
Voodoo Hanover
Arlene Dares
1965
Meadow Gene
Araline Hanover
Kalypso
1996
Safely Kept
1989
Jate Lobell
1984
No Nukes
1979
Oil Burner
Gidget Lobell
JR Amy
1970
Blaze Pick
Good Time Minnie
Secret Passage
1982
ABERCROMBIE
1975
Silent Majority
Bergdorf
Windward Passage
1975
MEADOW SKIPPER
Whispering Sands
Willing Greek
1992
Golden Greek
1984
ABERCROMBIE
1975
Silent Majority
Bergdorf
Classical Jazz
1976
MEADOW SKIPPER
Little Mother
Willing Whiz
1985
Armbro Whiz
1978
MOST HAPPY FELLA
Adios Debutante
Willing Way
1977
Hilarious Way
Willing To Go

Caribbean Blaster possesses a truly outstanding pedigree being by Bettor’s Delight from the Safely Kept mare Kalypso.

Also of note is that his dam carries a 3 x 3 reverse sex cross to Abercrombie.

The beauty of Bettor’s Delight as a stallion is that he has crossed with mares by a variety of different sirelines and we expect Caribbean Blaster to follow this path.

Of particular interest should be mares from the Direct Scooter sireline and the Abercrombie sireline - given Bettor’s Delight success with these lines.

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.

With so many of Bettor’s Delight’s best performers in the Southern Hemipshere being from Direct Scooter mares (Highview Tommy, Gold Ace, Bettor’s Strike, Ohoka Punter etc) they would appear to be ideal for Caribbean Blaster.

Abercrombie line stallions include Art Major, Grinfromeartoear, Sportswriter, Artiscape, Albert Albert, Real Desire, Modern Art, Life Sign, Dream Away, Astreos, Pacific Rocket, Fully Loaded, Peace Of Art, Panorama, Fitch II, Crouch, Orange Sovereign, etc.

With a third of all Bettor’s Delight’s $100,000 winners in North America being from Abercrombie line mares, this line of mares also present a very strong option for Caribbean Blaster.

The Cam Fella / No Nukes cross has been very successful the world over and breeding a No Nukes line mare to Caribbean Blaster would result in a nice sex balanced duplication of No Nukes. It will also reinforce this except cross that Caribbean Blaster himself is bred on.

Potential No Nukes line stallions include Western Ideal, Village Jasper, Live Or Die, American Ideal, Caprock, Badlands Hanover, Jereme’s Jet, Ticket To Heaven, Barnett Hanover, Union Guy, Kinney Hanover, Northern Lights, Western Terror etc.

The outstanding Beautide is by Bettor’s Delight from a Ticket To Heaven mare.

Bettor’s Delight has left some very nice horses out of Albatross line mares. This type of mare should work with Caribbean Blaster also.

Such Albatross line stallions include Soky's Atom, Holmes Hanover, Vance Hanover, Butler BG, Vanston Hanover, Talk About Class, etc.

Classic Garry mares have traditionally crossed well with Most Happy Fella line mares, so mares containing Classic Garry should be considered for Caribbean Blaster.