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Nevele R Stud General Manager, Peter O'Rourke, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of harness racing champion pacer Changeover to commence stud duties in the 2010-11 season. The stud realises the impact of the Direct Scooter line in the Australasian breeding arena and has been keen to purchase a stallion with this lineage.

Harness racing's premier 'Down Under' stallions have had no problems filling their respective books for 2009-2010, while lesser priced stallions are also holding their own just half a month into the new breeding season. In fact when Harnesslink contacted several Stud Farms this week there was an air of both confidence and optimism amongst breeders - in spite of the dubious state of the world-wide financial market.

The Tabcorp Park Battle Of The Claimers series has only been going for 10 years, but already the sought-after event has a trio of dual-winning tharness racing trainers. Tony Dillon, Tony Xiriha and Rod Weightman are the men who have won the race twice and two of them will be looking to claim the record outright when this year's $20,000 final is run on Friday night at Tabcorp Park, Melton.

Nevele R Stud are thrilled to announce that one of North America's most successful and sought after harness racing stallions of recent times, Western Ideal will be available to Australasian breeders this season via frozen semen.

Broadways Best has been trumpeted as Australia's top three-year-old filly since her dominant Victoria Oaks win and she might need to be to win Saturday night's Nevele R Stud Australian Oaks at Moonee Valley. The Shannon McLean-trained star looks like rolling from inside the back row - barrier eight - in the $75,000 Group 1 event.

Two ordinary results at Addington have resulted in Jaccka Jack being at the middle of the fixed odds book for the Nevele R Stud three-year-old Ruby tomorrow but his record otherwise suggests he is more than just a minor player.

Whilst Falcon Seelster's up-and-coming sire son McArdle may be the one more often in the news these days, the senior statesman of the NZ breeding industry is still producing the goods on the track, with the past weekend a particularly good example.

It goes without saying that 2007/08 was another phenomenal season for Live Or Die, with four Group 1 winners, 300 Australasian winners and worldwide progeny earnings of more than $6 million amounting to a stunningly successful season by anyone's standards.

Some of New Zealand's major breeding concerns are getting behind the Canterbury Standardbred Breeders to promote and conduct an informative and entertaining function on Monday 8 September.

Nevele R Stud has confirmed this week that frozen semen of deceased stallions Artsplace and Holmes Hanover will be available again this year, as will that of 2005 US Horse of the Year Rocknroll Hanover.

The former champion New Zealand pacer Courage Under Fire, who has previously stood at Nevele R Stud, Christchurch, is to do stud duty at one of Australia's top studs -- Stallion Station -- where Mach Three 1:49 and Pacific Fella 1:48.4 head a select sire list.

Nevele R Stud in association with Kentuckiana Farms of the US will be standing world champion pacer Lis Mara at Nevele R Stud, Canterbury, New Zealand this season. Nevele R has secured the lifetime breeding rights for the multiple world champion and co-fastest race winning stallion of all time.

Such has been the interest by NZ breeders in up-and-coming stallion McArdle, his book has been closed for the 2008/09 season.

Mark down exciting 3 Year Old filly Rosanna Jaccka as likely to go places after her impressive mile win in 1:58.8 on a rain affected track at Ashburton today Monday 2 June. Rosanna Jaccka drew badly on the second row but ploughed on relentlessly three wide for her auspicious success.

It’s the time of the year when the Jewels are uppermost in everyone’s mind so when there was a winner at Forbury Park tonight (29 May) with a close family connection to a Jewels favourite, you took notice.

Under-rated stallion Badlands Hanover is fast establishing himself as an outstanding sire of top-flight fillies and mares, with Saturday's premier meeting at Addington a perfect example of the calibre of his daughters after Badlands Jewel was a stunning last stride winner of the Group 1 Nevele R Fillies Series Final and Nearea Franco sensational in the first.

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