02/16/2016 10:01PM

Daehling Ranch gets Alpha Bettor, Mast Track


Alpha Bettor, Canada’s champion older male of 2013, has been retired from racing and will join the relocating Mast Track at Daehling Ranch in Elk Grove, Calif. for the 2016 breeding season.

Alpha Bettor, an 8-year-old son of Alphabet Soup, finished his career with 12 wins in 40 starts over seven seasons of racing and earnings of $838,275. He raced the bulk of his career in Canada, winning the Grade 2 Eclipse Stakes and Autumn Stakes and the Grade 3 Seagram Cup Stakes during his championship season. He also won the Seagram Cup in 2012.

Alpha Bettor’s final start came on Jan. 26, a win in the Portland Mile Handicap at Portland Meadows for new owner Andy Stronach’s Pan Am Racing Stable, who had bought the horse from longtime owner Bulldog Racing.

Bred in Kentucky by the Stronach family’s Adena Springs, Alpha Bettor is out of the stakes-winning Relaunch mare Scatter Buy, whose four winners from five foals to race also includes stakes winner Amazing Buy and stakes-placed Shopping Queen. Alpha Bettor is from the family of Grade 3 winner Concept Win.

Mast Track relocates to Daehling Ranch from Wood River Ranches in Alberta. He has sired three crops of racing age with eight winners and combined progeny earnings of $382,523. Leading the way is Shez a Masterpiece, a multiple-stakes-placed runner at Woodbine.

A 12-year-old son of Mizzen Mast, Mast Track won six of 24 starts for earnings of $928,835, including wins in the Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup Stakes and the Grade 3 Native Diver Handicap.

Bred in Kentucky by Robert Frankel, Mast Track is out of the French Group 3-placed Homme de Loi mare Nawal, who is the dam of eight winners from nine runners, also including French stakes-placed Redbrook, Grade 2-placed Sagitta Ra, and French Group 3-placed Jemayel. Grade 2 winner Ready to Act and French Group 3 winner Kenbu are in Mast Track's extended family.

“This is an incredible opportunity for Daehling Ranch and the California breeding community,” said farm owner Joe Daehling. “Anytime you can bring in a pair of stallions that were talented enough to compete against the best of their generation and accumulate nearly $2 million in earnings between them, you have to appreciate the potential for future success with their progeny.”