Horse of the Year
Lazarus (NZ) crowned 2017-18 NZB Standardbred Horse of the Year
Bred by Gavin Chin and Brian West of Studholme Bloodstock Limited, the son of Bettor's Delight out of Bethany (Christian Cullen) (NZ) was crowned the NZB Standardbred Horse of the Year picking up the 2017-18 title at the New Zealand Harness Racing Awards held in September.
The entire, now owned by Taylor Made Stallions Inc., enjoyed a successful career in New Zealand, Australia and North America where he won multiple Group One's and stakes races including the Inter Dominion final in 2017. He also won the New Zealand Cup (twice), Hunter Cup, Victoria Cup, Chariots Of Fire, Messenger, Taylor Mile; New Zealand, Northern and Victoria Derbies; Harness Jewels 2YO and Sires' Stakes Final 3YO. Lazarus was also awarded the HRNZ Horse of the Year title in 2016-17.
His race record includes multiple NZ Record titles, including mile times of 1.49 in Canada and 1.48.8 in the USA. Purchased for $75,000 at the 2014 New Zealand Yearling Sales, during his career he amassed $4.4 million in prizemoney.
Retired from racing in 2018, Lazarus is due to stand at stud in New Jersey at Deo Volente Farms in 2019.