Ultimate Machete


(AU $2,200 incl GST)

1:51.9 $850,361 16.1hh

Bettor's Delight - Reality Check by Armbro Operative

  • NZ Three Year Old and Four Year Old Pacing Male of the Year
  • Four time Group 1 winner - three of those in either NZ or race record times
  • Set three New Zealand records throughout his career
  • Comes from an amazing family of juvenile speed - he is a full brother to current star Ultimate Sniper and a half brother to Group 1 winner Major Reality.

*Standing at Tipperary Equine, NSW in 2021

Bettor's Delight
Cam's Card Shark
Classic Wish
Cam Fella
Jef's Magic Trick
Most Happy Fella
Nan Cam
B G's Bunny
Meadow Trick
Armbro Emerson
Best Of The Best
Armbro Uppity
Arlene Dares
Reality Check
Armbro Operative
Maureens Dream
Cam Fella
Cunning Bunny
Most Happy Fella
Nan Cam
B G's Bunny
Tuapeka Dream
Johnny Globe
Lumber Dream
Mains Lady
Maternal Family

Sire Line

Bettor's Delight 

As a sire, Bettor's Delight has completely re-written the record books and has been New Zealand's Leading All Age stallion for the past eight seasons, as well as Australia's number one sire for the last seven.

He is the sire of an unprecedented 12 Australasian bred millionaires, including:

LAZARUS 1:48.8 $4,125,988 - 37 wins including 2YO Harness Jewels Emerald (Gr.1),  Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1),  VIC Derby (Gr.1), NZ Derby (Gr.1),  Northern Derby (Gr.1), 2 NZ Cups (Gr.1), Inter Dominion Final (Gr.1), Messenger Championship (Gr.1), Taylor Mile (Gr.1), NZ FFA (Gr.1),Victoria Cup (Gr.1), Chariots Of Fire (Gr.1), 4YO Bonanza (Gr.1),Hunter Cup (Gr.1),  Dan Patch Invitational, Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. NZ 3YO, 4YO and 5YO & over Pacing Colt/Entire of the Year, NZ & AUS Horse of the Year. (Christian Cullen)
BIT OF A LEGEND 1:49.8 $2,548,007 - 47 wins to date including Aust. Breeders Crown 2YO Final (Gr.1),  Aust. Breeders Crown 3YO Final (Gr.1), GM Levy Final, Battle of Lake Erie, Joe Gerrity Memorial, Quillen Memorial. (Soky's Atom)
TIGER TARA 1:49.8 $2,335,315 - 35 wins to date including Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1), GN Derby (Gr.1), NZ FFA (Gr.1), Inter Dominion Final (Gr.1), Hunter Cup (Gr.1), Victoria Cup (Gr.1),Canadian Club Sprint (Gr.1). NZ 3YO Pacing Colt/Gelding of the Year. (Dream Away)
1:50.2 $2,183,132 - 49 wins. 2x Inter Dominion Grand Finals (Gr.1),  Miracle Mile (Gr.1), Len Smith Mile (Gr.1), 2x Coca Cola Amatil Sprint (Gr.1) AUS Horse of the Year. (Ticket To Heaven
CHICAGO BULL 1:51.6 $1,693,747 - 40 wins to date. WA Derby (Gr.1), McInerney Ford 4YO Classic (Gr.1), Fremantle Pacing Cup (Gr.1), WA Pacing Cup (Gr.1). (Christian Cullen)
 (m) 1:47.7 $1,677,032 - 26 wins. NZ Cup (Gr.1), Ladyship Mile (Gr.1), Easter Cup (Gr.1), 2x Queen Of Hearts (Gr.1), Harness Jewels 4YO Diamond (Gr.1), NZ Breeders Stks (Gr.1), Harness Jewels 3YO Diamond (Gr.1), NZ Oaks (Gr.1), Nevele R Fillies Final (Gr.1), Northern Oaks (Gr.1), Sires Stakes Fillies Championship (Gr.1). NZ 3YO Pacing Filly of the Year, 4YO & Older Pacing Mare of the Year. (BG's Bunny)
HAVE FAITH IN ME 1:47.5 $1,501,069 - 17 wins to date. Miracle Mile (Gr.1), Auckland Cup (Gr.1), Chariots Of Fire (Gr.1), NZ Derby (Gr.1), Harness Jewels 3YO Emerald (Gr.1),  Northern Derby (Gr.1), Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1). NZ 3YO & 4YO Pacing Colt/Entire of the Year. (BG's Bunny)
DREAM ABOUT ME 1:53.3 $1,416,135 - 25 wins. Sires Stakes 2YO Fillies Final (Gr.1), Harness Jewels 2YO Diamond (Gr.1), Aust. Breeders Crown 2YOF Final (Gr.1), Nevele R Fillies Final (Gr.1), NZ Oaks (Gr.1), NSW Oaks (Gr.1), 2x Queen Of Hearts (Gr.1), Auckland Cup (Gr.1), NZ Standardbred Breeders Stakes (Gr.1), Ladyship Mile (Gr.1). NZ 2YO, 3YO and 4YO Pacing Filly/Mare of the Year. (Dream Away)

Dam Line

Reality Check 1:59.9 $139,495 by Armbro Operative from Maureens Dream

A talented juvenile, Reality Check won both the Listed PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales Fillies Final and the Sales Graduette as a 2-year-old and was also Group 1 placed behind One Dream in the Caduceus Club 2YO Fillies Classic.

However it is in the broodmare paddock that Reality Check has really excelled, leaving three Group 1 winners to date.

From seven foals of racing age Reality Check is the dam of:

MAJOR REALITY 1:50.9 - $434,455. At 2, won WA Gold Bracelet (Gr.3); 3rd WA Golden Slipper (Gr.1). At 3, won WA Oaks (Gr.1). At 4, won Empress Stakes (Gr.2); 3rd The Johnson Mares Classic (L). Aged, won Golden Girls Classic (Gr.3) - twice; 2nd Westral Mares Classic (Gr.1). (Art Major)

ULTIMATE MACHETE 1:51.9 - $850,361. At 3, won NZ Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1), Alabar Classic (Gr.2), Vero Flying Stakes (Gr.2), PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Open Final (L); 2nd NZ Derby (Gr.1), GN Derby (Gr.1), NSW Derby (Gr.1), Harness Jewels Emerald (Gr.1). NZ 3YO Pacing Colt/Gelding of the Year. At 4, won NZ FFA (Gr.1), WA Golden Nugget (Gr.1), WA McInerney Classic (Gr.1). NZ 4YO Pacing Entire/Gelding of the Year. (Bettor's Delight)

ULTIMATE SNIPER 1:52.9 - $493,692. At 3, won NZ Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1), NZ Derby (Gr.1), GN Derby (Gr.1), Alabar Classic (Gr.2), PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Open Final (L). (Bettor's Delight)

2nd dam: 

Maureens Dream 1:58.8 $20,945 by Lordship from Tuapeka Dream

The winner of five races and the 2011-12 Broodmare Excellence Award recipient, Maureens Dream, a half sister to NZ 2YO Pacing Colt of the Year and successful sire TUAPEKA KNIGHT,  left  an incredible 11 winners from 13 foals, including:

TUAPEKA DANCER 1:57.4 - $25,150. At 3 won DB Fillies Ht; 3rd DB Fillies Final (Gr.1), NZ Sires Stakes Fillies Championship. (Vance Hanover)

LAVROS LORD 1:52.6 - $104,666. 18 wins. (Sokys Atom)

REALITY CHECK 1:59.9 - $139,495. At 2, won PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Fillies Final (L), PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Graduette; 3rd Caduceus Club Classic (Gr.1). (Armbro Operative)

Tuapeka Wings 2 wins (Falcon Seelster) - dam of IDEAL SCOTT 1:52.8 - $842,757. At 3, won GN Derby (Gr.1), NZ Yearling Sales Open Final (L); 2nd NZ Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1), VIC Derby (Gr.1). At 4, won Blacks A Fake (Gr.1), AUS Breeders Crown Final (Gr.1). Aged, won QLD Pacing Championship (Gr.1). (American Ideal)







Money Won

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At 2: Won heat NZ Sires Stakes; 2nd Harness Jewels 2YO Emerald (Gr.1); 3rd New Zealand Welcome Stakes (Gr.2), PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales 2YO Open (L).

At 3: Won NZ Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1), Alabar Classic (Gr.2), Vero Flying Stakes (Gr.2), PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Open Final (L); 2nd NZ Derby (Gr.1), NSW Derby (Gr.1), GN Derby (Gr.1), Harness Jewels 3YO Emerald (Gr.1). New Zealand Three Year Old Pacing Colt/Gelding of the Year.

At 4: Won NZ FFA (Gr.1), WA Golden Nugget (Gr.1), WA McInerney Classic (Gr.1). New Zealand Four Year Old Pacing Entire/Gelding of the Year.


Ultimate Machete stands his first season at stud in 2019/20.


Mating Hints

With his pedigree, the attributes he brought to his racing and his stature (standing at 15.3hh), Ultimate Machete should be an ideal consort for many mares that are bred along speed lines.

He is well suited to daughters of Christian Cullen, In The Pocket, Mach Three, Somebeachsomewhere, Courage Under Fire, Changeover, Art Major, Dream Away, Real Desire, American Ideal, Safely Kept, Live Or Die, Badlands Hanover and Falcon Seelster.