Bred: Claiborne Farm & Adele B. Dilschneider
Dam: Cunning, by Lord At War (ARG)
Bethel won his third start in late January 2013 and stepped onto the Kentucky Derby trail the next month when he entered the Risen Star Stakes (G2). After a disappointing run in that race, Bethel returned to allowance company, finishing third. He have one more stakes race a try during the spring season but went back down to allowance and claiming races before entering the Pegasus Stakes where he finished third.
Bethel is a half brother to the stakes winner Quota.