Ultimate Machete


2013 – BAY HORSE – 16.1 HANDS


BETTORS DELIGHT– REALITY CHECK – ARMBRO OPERATIVE

$850,361 – 1:51.9

32 Starts – 13 Wins – 11 Placings

  • A tall, strong son of leading sire Bettor’s Delight
  • NZ Three Year Old and Four Year Old Pacing Male of the Year
  • Four time Group One winner – three of those in either New Zealand or race record times
  • Winner of the Group One NZ Sires Stakes at three in 1:52.6 after sitting three wide for the majority of the race 
  • Won the Group One NZ FFA in brutal fashion defeating Tiger Tara, Jacks Legend, Dream About Me, etc
  • Won two Group One’s on the 800 metre Gloucester Park
  • Set three New Zealand Records throughout his career
  • Comes from an amazing family of juvenile speed – he is a full brother to NZ Horse Of The Year Ultimate Sniper and a half brother to the Group One winner Major Reality
  • Group One placed at two
  • His first crop of yearlings sold to $37,500 and averaged over 7 times his service fee

AUS $2,750 (inc. GST) 

 

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**Colonial Stallion Rebate of $500 Eligible 

Eligible: Cobbitty Equine “Classic”, NSW Breeders Challenge, Breeders Crown, Bathurst Gold Crown, True Blue Bonus (Owner) & NSW Breeders Challenge Bonuses (Owner & Breeder), Vicbred*, QBred*, WABred*, TASBred* & Southern Cross*. (* please check full eligibility conditions with respective states) NSW FOALS ELIGIBLE FOR $9,500 & OTHER FOALS $6,500 IN BONUSES PLUS PRIZEMONEY (for 1st win in NSW)

Overview




    Ultimate Machete, with extreme toughness and a high cruising speed, personified this never-say-die rolling style of racing.

    A big powerful individual, Ultimate Machete is a four time Group 1 winning son of Bettors Delight with a blue blood pedigree. His 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.

    Ultimate Machete is impeccably bred, being a full-brother to super-star crowned NZ Horse of the Year Ultimate Sniper.

    Their dam, Reality Check was a very smart race filly winning the NZ Yearling Sales Series Two-Year-Old Fillies’ Final. However it is in the broodmare paddock that Reality Check has really excelled, she is also the dam of the top Western Australia racemare and Group 1 Oaks winner, Major Reality (1:50.9, $434,415).

    His grandam is the NZ Broodmare of Excellence winner, Maureens Dream, who is a half-sister to the excellent sire Tuapeka Knight.

    Ultimate Machete set multiple NZ records as a three and four year old on his way to be earning end of season awards for both those seasons. His wins in the NZ Sires Stakes 3yo Final (after being three wide) and the NZ free-for-all (after sitting outside Tiger Tara) are two of the most memorable wins in NZ racing in recent years.

    In an outstanding race career, Ultimate Machete’s flagship victories were:

    – The NZ Sires Stakes Three-Year-Old Final at Addington on NZ Cup Day – where he announced his arrival as a rising star. His winning performance was nothing short of phenomenal, being caught out wide and just keeping rolling to be far too good in what was a New Zealand record for 1950m at the time. It is regarded as the best ever performance in the history of the race.

    – Twelve months later, in the NZ Free-For-All on Show Day at the same venue, he did what many thought impossible by sitting outside Tiger Tara before winning the home straight war to claim victory – and in doing so, reclaiming his New Zealand record for the 1950m distance (2:15.7, a 1:51.9 mile rate).

    – He then ventured to Perth where he monstered the Group One double for four-year-olds in the WA Classic and the WA Golden Nugget – wonderful efforts by the big horse around the tight Gloucester Park circuit and a testimony to his gait. He then ran a close up fourth in the Fremantle Cup before injury curtailed a blitz on the Victorian classics.

    As a two-year-old, his second by a ½ head in the NZ Jewels, after being wide early then working to the lead, was a precursor to what would be a wonderful three-year-old season.

    The other highlights to his three-year-old season were equalling the all-age New Zealand 2200m record (2:36.1) in winning the NZ Yearling Sales Series 3yo Final, winning the Alabar Classic and the NZ Flying Stakes (53.9 last 800m) as well as finishing second in the NZ, Northern and NSW Derbies.

    Ultimate Machete, with extreme toughness and a high cruising speed, personified this never-say-die rolling style of racing.

    These qualities should come as no surprise as he is by Bettor’s Delight out of a mare by Armbro Operative, so bred 3×3 to Cam Fella.

    Many broodmare owners will see that breeding to him is breeding to a horse tailor-made for today’s racing.

    With his pedigree, the attributes he brought to his racing and also his stature he will be an ideal consort for the many mares that are bred along speed lines.


    “He was a very tough horse with a great attitude. He never gave in, always trying right to the wire. He was a horse who could really maintain his high speed.”

    – Co-trainer, Mark Purdon


    Race Record

    RaceRecord

    Age

    Starts

    1st

    2nd

    3rd

    Money Won

    Record Time

    2

    6

    1

    1

    3

    $58,608

    2:00.4

    3

    12

    6

    5

    1

    $370,643

    1:52.6

    4

    7

    5

    $404,340

    1.51.9

    5

    7

    1

    1

    $16,770

    1:58.3

    Total

    32

    13

    7

    4

    $850,361

    1.51.9


    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.

    Pedigree
    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
    Reality Check
    2003
    Armbro Operative
    1993
    CAM FELLA
    1979
    MOST HAPPY FELLA
    1967
    MEADOW SKIPPER
    Laughing Girl
    Nan Cam
    1971
    Bret Hanover
    Nan Frost
    Cunning Bunny
    1980
    B G’s Bunny 1974 ALBATROSS
    Brets Romance
    Resourceful
    1967
    Shadow Wave
    Reba Sampson
    Maureens Dream
    1981
    Lordship
    1958
    Johnny Globe
    1947
    Logan Derby
    Sandfast
    Ladyship
    1952
    U Scott
    Lightning Lady
    Tuapeka Dream
    1973
    Lumber Dream
    1958
    Knight Dream
    Miss Dominion Watt
    Mains Lady
    1959
    Light Brigade
    Reality
    Ultimate Crosses

    With his pedigree, the attributes he brought to his racing and his stature, 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.

    Line Breeding

    Many of the best performed horses world wide are linebred. For information and explanations about linebreeding click here.

    Based on linebreeding Ultimate Machete best matches the following broodmares are:

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