P, 2,1:51.1s; 3,1:47.4m; 4,1:47.3m – $ 2,601,233
2016 – Bay Horse
  • US Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year and US Aged Male Pacer of the Year 
  • First horse in 17 years to win back-to-back Dan Patch Awards at 3 and 4. 
  • He won 12 races in sub-1:50, with 9 of these wins being in 1:49 or better. 
  • The leading US first season sire in 2023 (average earnings per foal) 
  • 2019 leading money winning Standardbred 
  • Winner of:
      •  at 4, set lifetime best of 1:47.3 in the $229,660 Sam McKee Memorial 
      • Ended his career as the $340,000 TVG Open Pace winner  
      •  $150,000 Allerage Open Pace in 1:48 
      • $176,500 Dayton Pacing Derby winner  
      • $25,000 Invitational Pace 2020 
      • Art Rooney Pace 
      • Carl Milstein Memorial 
      • $248,350 Matron Stakes  
      • NA Cup elim winner and runner up in final 
      • Won division of the $540,000 Tattersalls Pace  
      • Kentucky Sire Stakes Championship 

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Art Rooney Final

Sam McKee Memorial


A Leading Son of the Champion Sire Bettors Delight …

Bettors Wish possesses an impeccable pedigree that really complements well with our Australasian bloodlinesA leading son of the champion sire Bettors Delight and out of the Western Ideal mare Lifetime Star. His second dam is a half-sister to top class sire American Ideal, so this is a first-class family. 

Bettors Wish emerged as an exceptional racehorse, earning the most prestigious titles of US Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year and subsequently Aged Male Pacer of the Year as a four-year-old, a rare achievement only previously accomplished by Art Major over eighteen years ago.

In his racing career, Bettors Wish only finished out of the money three times in 44 lifetime starts over three consecutive seasons. 

During his three-year-old campaign, Bettors Wish stood out as the highest-earning standardbred in North America, amassing an impressive $1,750,320 in stakes. Throughout 19 starts, he consistently secured top placements, claiming victory in 13 races, including notable wins in the Art Rooney Pace, Tattersalls Pace, Milstein Pace, and Matron Final. 

Continuing his success into his four-year-old season, Bettors Wish maintained his dominance and secured the title of the highest earning aged pacer of the year. His triumphs included notable wins in the TVG Final, Allerage Pace, Sam McKee Pace, and the Daytona Derby. 

Capping off his illustrious career, Bettors Wish retired to stud duties at Diamond Creek Farm in Pennsylvania after a remarkable final performance, clinching victory in the $340,000 2020 TVG Final with a remarkable time of 1:48.2. And noteworthy second-place finishes included the Breeders Crown Final, TVG Pace, Messenger, Meadowlands Pace, and North America Cup. 

“His attitude is amazing and makes my job easy because he’s so versatile. It’s not an easy move [from ages 3 to 4], but you know he’s going to go out there and give you 100 percent.” 

Dexter Dunn – Driver  

Race Record

Race Record

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At 3, 1st or 2nd in all his Grand Circuit Stakes, all year long.   
Wins include: 
•  Art Rooney 
•  Leg and final of KYSS, setting his mark of 1:47.4 
•  Bluegrass Stakes 
•  Tattersalls Pace 
•  Carl Millstein 
•  Matron Stakes 
2nd in the TVG final at the Meadowlands, making Bettor’s Wish the first 3-year-old pacer to hit the board in the $500,000 TVG final. 

At 4, set a lifetime best of 1:47.3 in the Sam McKee Memorial
• Winner $150,000 Allerage Open Pace at the Red Mile in track record time 
• Winner $176,500 Dayton Pacing Derby 
• Ended his career decisively winning the $340,000 TVG Open Pace by open lengths 


Bettor’s Wish achieved outstanding results in the Northern Hemisphere as 2023’s Leading First-Crop Pacing Sire from very limited numbers. Bred to a small book of mares while continuing to race as a four-year-old where he was also awarded the Dan Patch Aged Pacer of the Year. 

From just a small crop of 39 live foals, Bettor’s Wish spent the 2023 season in the Top 3 rankings and finished third in the National Stallion Standings for two-year-old average earnings in the company of the of Captaintreacherous and Sweet Lou. 

Multiple Stakes winners include:

BETTER IS NICE p,2,1:50.3 ($510,120). Winner Breeders Crown elim, 2 legs and the final of KY Sires Stakes Championship division, 1 leg and the final of the NJ Sires Stakes at Meadowlands, Bluegrass Stake at Lexington;  

PULP FICTION, p,2,1:52.2 ($189,400)  Winner $240,000 NJ Sire Stakes final for 2YO pacing fillies. 

In the Southern Hemisphere Bettor’s Wish is standing his fourth season in 2024/25.

In the Northern Hemisphere Bettor’s Wish oldest progeny are three-year-olds in 2024/25.

Ultimate Crosses

Bettors Wish is a son of the grand sire Bettor’s Delight, we believe that Bettor’s Wish is perfectly suited to Direct Scooter line mares and that cross have has been notably successful in the Southern Hemisphere in recent times. Which includes mares by such stallions as Christian Cullen, Mach Three, Courage Under Fire, Somebeachsomewhere and Captaintreacherous.

Bettor’s Wish is out of a Western Ideal mare so look for Western Ideal line mares to have success with Bettor’s Wish. American Ideal mares would be very interesting given both he and Bettor’s Wish stem from the same family.

Artsplace line mares should also prove a good match with Bettor’s Wish given his grandam is by Artiscape. Stallions include Art Major, Sweet Lou, Sportswriter, Grinfromeartoear, etc.

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