Stravinsky not returning

25 Mar 2010

The outstanding Nureyev stallion Stravinsky, sire worldwide of 60 individual black type winners, will not be returning on the shuttle run to Cambridge Stud this year.


“We have been unsuccessful in renewing standing rights to stand Stravinsky in the Southern Hemisphere,” Sir Patrick Hogan reported to New Zealand Thoroughbred Marketing today.


Cambridge Stud launched the Southern Hemisphere career of Stravinsky ten years ago and the stallion has proven to be a wonderful contributor to the gene pool in this part of the world.


According to figures produced by Arion Pedigrees today (, Stravinsky is the sire of 596 individual winners worldwide.  His 60 individual black type winners include the Australian Group One winners (Mr) Baritone and Serenade Rose and the New Zealand Group One winners Keeninsky and Captivate.


Earlier this year Cambridge Stud announced that Viking Ruler had been relocated to Mornmoot Stud in Victoria.


“Viking Ruler has retained his original full syndicate ownership arrangement and now has a fresh opportunity over Australian mares,” said Sir Patrick Hogan.


Viking Ruler is the sire of New Zealand’s leading stayer, Red Ruler, who recently won both the City of Auckland Cup-Gr.2 and Wellington Cup-Gr.2 and shortly heads to Asia for tilts at Group One prestige events in Hong Kong and Singapore, respectively.

Stravinsky - began his Southern Hemisphere career at Cambridge Stud 10 years ago