Outstanding Stallion Arrives at Cambridge Stud After 3 Months "On The Road"

11 Oct 2009

Within three hours of arriving at Cambridge Stud, star stallion Stravinsky had an appointment in the serving barn.


"He will cover a mare at 11.30am this morning and has another booked for 7.00pm this evening," Sir Patrick Hogan told New Zealand Thoroughbred Marketing.


It's the first time Stravinsky has been available to New Zealand breeders since 2006.  In 2007 he stood at Coolmore Stud in NSW due to the Equine Influenza outbreak in Australia stopping him entering New Zealand.  Quarantine complications made his return impossible again last year and Cambridge Stud has worked hard to secure his services for 2009.


"He looks absolutely magnificent - I couldn't be happier with his condition given that he left Japan on the 20th of July," said Sir Patrick.


Stravinsky finished serving at his Northern Hemisphere base on the 10th of July.  After ten days in isolation in Japan he left for America where he had two months quarantine at Ashford Stud in Kentucky.  From there he had a further three weeks quarantine in Melbourne before being transported to New Zealand.


"Breeders haven't had the chance to see Stravinsky for a while, so they are very welcome to make an appointment to come and see him," said Sir Patrick.


Stravinsky is currently the sire of 59 individual black type winners.  The son of Nureyev has had winners in 30 countries including 149 in Australia, 128 in America and 99 in New Zealand.

Courtesy of NZ Thoroughbred Marketing