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Betterthancheddar tears suspensory; is retired from racing
Monday, July 01, 2013 - from the USTA Communications Department

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Columbus, OH --- Harnessracing.com is reporting that Betterthancheddar, who finished eighth in the Ben Franklin Pace this past Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, tore his left front suspensory ligament in the race and has been retired from racing.

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Betterthancheddar won the 2011 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male pacers.

Trainer Casie Coleman said she is hopeful a deal to stand him at stud can be made.

Betterthancheddar (Bettor's Delight-Lady Ashlee Ann) won 19 times in 33 trips to the post in his career, with earnings of $1,634,314.

He banked $777,283 as a 3-year-old and won the Breeders Crown, the Cane Pace and the American-National. Last year at age 4, he added another $799,936 to his coffers and won the Ben Franklin Pace and the Bobby Quillen Memorial.

In just four starts this year, Betterthancheddar had one second and one third, with earnings of $57,095. 

He was bred by Winbak Farm and is owned by Steve Calhoun and Coleman's West Wins Stable.

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