15 time Group 1 winner, establishing 5 track records in New Zealand and another 3 records in Australia.
WINNER of $4,125,988, New Zealand's greatest and most accomplished racehorse of all time, LAZARUS will stand his second "Down Under" season at Yirribee Pacing Stud in 2020.
Bred on Australasia's golden cross, being by breed-defining stallion Bettor's Delight out of a Christian Cullen mare, LAZARUS has eight crosses to Meadow Skipper in his five generation pedigree similar to Sweet Lou, McWicked, Foiled Again and Anndrovette.
Named New Zealand Horse of the Year twice, three-year-old Pacer of the Year, four-year-old Pacer of the Year and five-year-old Pacer of the Year, and Australian Horse of the Year, as well as Australasian Grand Circuit Champion for two years, LAZARUS compiled an international race record of 51 starts, 37 wins 8 seconds 4 thirds and twice unplaced with lifetime career earnings of $4,125,988 in true racing dollars (no conversions), making him the richest standardbred stallion in history to stand at stud anywhere in the world.
A multiple Stakes Winner at 2, the precocious LAZARUS flashed his brilliance as a juvenile winning 6 times from 8 starts, pacing the fastest 2 year old mile ever down under in 1:52.4 with a final quarter 25.1.
LAZARUS was a 15 time Group 1 winner, establishing 5 track records in New Zealand and another 3 records in Australia. Sent to race in North America, Lazarus won the $325,000 Dan Patch in his North American stakes debut. The mile went in 1:48.4. His next US stakes victory would come in the $177,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby where he paced the mile in 1:48.4.
Perhaps his greatest performance on US soil came at the Red Mile. The mighty LAZARUS parked the entire mile much of it without cover finishing in 1:46.3 while gaining at the wire.
This made believers of those in attendance of his extraordinary talent. LAZARUS's trainer, Hall of Famer Jimmy Takter stated in an interview with Michael Guerin, "His (LAZARUS's) official time, if you were to have it on him, he did break the world record,” (as Yannick Gingras was forced wide and to check while going for the lead at the first turn). “This is just a great, great horse. I urge breeders to breed their top mares to him,” added Takter.
"We were so fortunate to have raced such an extraordinary talent as LAZARUS's,” said Duncan Taylor. His sire Bettors Delight has truly been a breed shaper and a renewable annuity. Our expectations are that Lazarus will follow in his sire’s footprint."
2018 Dan Patch (below) winner LAZARUS 1:48.4