Rules Prevent Stravinsky's Return

23 May 2008

Stravinsky will again be unable to return to Cambridge Stud for the 2008 season.

"Very disappointed" is how Marcus Corban, Manager of Cambridge Stud, described the situtation which has come about as a result of quarantine regulations between Japan and Australia.

Stravinsky is currently serving his Northern Hemisphere season at Shizunai Stud in Japan.  Protocols between Japan and Australia will prevent him from returning to Cambridge Stud said Sir Patrick Hogan.

Stravinsky was unable to serve his 2007 season at Cambridge Stud due to the outbreak of equine influenza in Australia.

"We've been working hard over the last couple of months and were hopeful we could get him here but it hasn't been possible," Sir Patrick said.

Manager, Marcus Corban said it was unfortunate circumstances but breeders still had excellent options with One Cool Cat on fire in Europe with his first crop and Keeper continuing to produce winners.

"It is an opportunity for breeders to send their mares to these other top stallions," Mr Corban said.

One Cool Cat has produced nine winners from his first crop of 2 yr olds in the Northern Hemisphere.

His progeny have been described as horses "stamped in their sire's image, well-grown, precocious, fast-looking animals."

Keeper has produced 73 winners worldwide from a total of 131 runners. His winners in New Zealand have earned just over $1.7 million in stakes from 79 wins.

Both Keeper and One Cool Cat will stand at Cambridge Stud this season for a fee of  $15,000 plus GST.

With Stravinsky unable to return this season, these two stallions offer great value for breeders said Mr Corban.