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High Priced Filly Opens Account

Betamerica, a filly with a royal pedigree, opened her account yesterday (Tuesday).

Stepping out for the second time in her fledgling career at Albion Park, the American Ideal – Splendid Bet filly scooted the sprint lane and scored a narrow yet decisive victory in the Cammibest @ Burwood Stud 2yo Pace.

Betamerica defeated Zaras All Good and Saint Kilda Beach.

The Shannon Price and Scott Miller prepared filly rated 1:58.7 rain affected track.

Splits of 27, 32.7, 29.5 and 29.7 seconds.

Chris Petroff took the winning drive.

“It’s a great result for many reasons, the fact she is a proven winner and rating the time she did only adds to her future value. This family just keeps producing all the big name horses and it’s exciting to have this filly,” Miller said.

“We have no plans this season with her, maybe a few more runs before having eight weeks off and then coming as a three-year-old. Hopefully her attitude will change during that time; she’s very set in her ways.” He added.

Purchased last year at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale in Auckland for a whopping price of $137,500 from Woodlands Stud draft and Charles Roberts, Team Raboki was determined to get their filly despite some spirited bidding from several parties.

The brown filly hails from the hottest family in the stud book, the Scuse Me lineage.

Betamerica is the second foal from the Bettors Delight mare and is closely related to the likes of Adore Me, Christen Me, Dream About Me, Hands Christian, Maxim, Have Faith In Me, Imagine Me and Abide With Me among many others.

Her older full brother Chief Joseph is in work with leading Christchurch trainer Cran Dalgety but is currently unraced.


 Chris Barsby | RQ Web News | May 30 | Photo by Dan Costello