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Harness Racing's Best of the Decade (2010 - 2019) - Pacing Sire

Harness Racing's Pacing Sire of the Decade (2010-2019)

How many stallions have increases in stud fee as they get older? At the age of 22, Bettors Delight (Cams Card Shark - Classic Wish) stands for $20,000 -- an increase of 25 percent from his fee a year prior. And his 2020 book is already full and closed.

When your 2019 crop boasted the likes of O'Brien Award finalists Alicorn ($536,907) and Caviart Ally ($1,956,238), O'Brien finalist and Dan Patch Award winner Tall Dark Stranger ($936,868) and the richest Standardbred of 2019, Dan Patch Award winner Bettors Wish ($2,095,808), such a stud fee hike is expected and fully warranted.

Offspring of Bettors Delight earned in excess of $200 million over the decade, far outpacing his closest rival Somebeachsomewhere ($133 million). As a broodmare sire, his daughters have produced the likes of Bronx Seelster ($548,702), Darlinonthebeach ($1,154,356), Kendall Seelster ($956,286) and Shower Play ($558,119).

What They Said About Bettors Delight:

"He will go down as the best stallion to ever step foot on and off the racetrack." - Adriano Sorella, owner and 2019 USHWA President's Award winner

"So many great foals and still, at his age, he had the best three-year-old of 2019." - Jimmy Takter, Harness Racing's Trainer of the Decade (2000-2009) and three-time Hall of Famer

"Unbelievable stats in both hemispheres." - Tim Tetrick, 2020 U.S. Harness Racing Hall of Fame Inductee

Top Three In Voting

1. Bettors Delight
2. Somebeachsomewhere
T3. Camluck, Captaintreacherous, Mach Three

Best of the Decade Selections

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