Ultimate Sniper

NZ TBA

(AU TBA)

1:52.6 $842,792 15.3hh

Bettor's Delight - Reality Check by Armbro Operative

  • The reigning New Zealand Horse of the Year
  • Unbeaten in the 2019 Inter Dominion Pacing Championship Series
  • NZ Three-Year-Old and Four-Year-Old Male Pacer of the Year
  • A dual Derby winner
  • Set three NZ records during his career
  • From one New Zealand's hottest maternal families

Co trainers Natalie Rasmussen and Mark Purdon on Ultimate Sniper:

He’s a gorgeous type and just the kindest, sweetest horse and really intelligent.”

It didn’t matter what the tempo in the race was. He could fire a slick quarter if you wanted but really time meant nothing to him he just did whatever he had to do so effortlessly,” - Natalie Rasmussen

He had a wonderful temperament and was a lovely horse to work with.”

“He was very brave in what he did at the Inter Dominions, especially with him only being a four-year-old. He just had such a tremendous will to win.”

“The Inter Dominions showed a glimpse of what he was capable of but we really felt he was only going to get better as he matured,”  - Mark Purdon

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
Abercrombie
Armbro Uppity
Albatross
Arlene Dares
Reality Check
Armbro Operative
Maureens Dream
Cam Fella
Cunning Bunny
Most Happy Fella
Nan Cam
B G'S Bunny
Resourceful
Lordship
Tuapeka Dream
Johnny Globe
Ladyship
Lumber Dream
Mains Lady
Maternal Family
BONNIE BELLE

Sire Line

Bettor's Delight 

As a sire, Bettor's Delight has completely re-written the record books and has been both the New Zealand and Australian Leading All Age stallion for the past nine seasons.

He is the sire of an unprecedented 21 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 $2,657,957 - 53 wins 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 $2,375,065 - 37 wins including NZ 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)
CHICAGO BULL 1:51.6 $2,323,395 - 61 wins to date. WA Derby (Gr.1), McInerney Ford 4YO Classic (Gr.1), 2x Fremantle Pacing Cup (Gr.1), WA Pacing Cup (Gr.1). (Christian Cullen)
BEAUTIDE 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.1AUS Horse of the Year. (Ticket To Heaven
HAVE FAITH IN ME 1:47.5 $1,763,166 - 32 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)
ADORE ME (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)
SPANKEM 1:47.7 $1,590,630 – 19 wins to date. Miracle Mile (Gr.1), NZ FFA (Gr.1), Messenger Championship (Gr.1), Taylor Mile (Gr.1), NZ Sires Stakes 3YO Final (Gr.1), Canadian Club Sprint (Gr.1). (Holmes Hanover)
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 and two NZ Age Group champions to date.

From eight 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 1:52.6 - $842,792. 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). NZ 3YO Pacing Colt/Gelding of the Year. At 4, won Inter Dominion Pacing Championship Final (Gr.1), 3x Inter Dominion Pacing Heats (Gr.3), NZ Junior FFA (Gr.3); 3rd New Brighton Cup (Gr.3), Hannon Memorial (Gr.3) NZ 4YO Pacing Entire/Gelding of the Year, NZ Pacer of the Year, NZ Horse of the Year. (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)

RaceRecord

Age

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Money Won

Record Time

3

10

8

1

-

$493,692

1:52.9

4

10

6

-

2

$349,100

1.52.6

Total

20

14

1

2

$842,792

1.52.6


At 3: Won NZ Sires Stakes Final (Gr.1), Northern Derby (Gr.1), NZ Derby (Gr.1), Alabar Classic (Gr.2), NZ Yearling Sales Series Open Final (Listed). NZ 3YO Male Pacer of the Year.

At 4: Won Inter Dominion Pacing Championship Final (Gr.1), three Inter Dominion Pacing Heats (Gr.3), NZ Junior FFA (Gr.3); 3rd New Brighton Cup (Gr.3), Hannon Memorial (Gr.3). NZ 4YO Male Pacer of the Year. NZ Pacer of the Year, NZ Horse of the Year.

Progeny

Ultimate Sniper stands his first season at stud in 2021-22.

HYPOTHETICAL MATING

Mating Hints

Ultimate Sniper is well suited to a wide range of Southern Hemisphere broodmares, in particular Direct Scooter line mares, eg. daughters of the likes of Christian Cullen, In The Pocket, Mach Three, Somebeachsomewhere, Courage Under Fire and Changeover; as well as mares by Abercrombie line stallions (Art Major, Dream Away, Artiscape, Albert Albert, Real Desire etc...).

No Nukes/Western Hanover line broodmares (daughters of American Ideal, Safely Kept, Live Or Die, Badlands Hanover) and mares by Falcon Seelster and his sire son McArdle are also a good option.