Located in the harness racing heartland of Canterbury, New Zealand, Nevele R Stud is one of the Southern Hemisphere’s premier standardbred breeding farms.
Founded more than three and half decades ago, Nevele R has been home to numerous top stallions over the years, including the legendary Holmes Hanover (sire of the most NZ bred winners ever at over 1400), Timely Knight, El Patron, Boyden Hanover, Nero’s B B, Soky’s Atom and more recently champion racehorse and sire Falcon Seelster.
Today it is home to a quality, value for money line-up of stallions, with an exciting mix of well credentialed, new and proven pacing and trotting sires.
The past season has seen our young stallions Changeover and Tintin In America continue to make their mark, with Changeover surpassing 100 individual winners of more than $2.6 million in stakes and siring his first Group 1 winner, the smart Queensland 2-year-old Changeoverme, as well as the rising WA star Run Oneover, Harness Jewels runner-up Expressive Victor, NZ Breeders Stakes place-getter Dalness Xchange and the Group 2 winning juvenile Heart Of Change.
Tintin In America's first crop (3YOS in 2015-16) has so far produced three Australasian record holders so he is clearly passing his speed onto his progeny. The standout performers in 2015-16 for him were the ill-fated NSW Derby place-getter Zee Dana and WA Oaks place-getter Dame Puissant and we are thrilled that Tintin In America is a top five stallion on the Australian 3YO sires list by average earnings in 2015-16.
Champion North American trotting sire Andover Hall received a tremendous book of over 85 mares in NZ and Australia in 2015-16. His progeny have continued to excel worldwide with the brilliant square-gaiter Nuncio recently making it two consecutive siring wins, in arguably the world's greatest trotting race the Elitlopp, while his best performed son to date Donato Hanover was the leading US All Age Trotting Sire in 2015.
We've been delighted with the continued terrific response from breeders to the world champion son of Rocknroll Hanover, A Rocknroll Dance, with the former Meadowlands Pace winner serving more than 550 mares in his first two down-under seasons - giving him a fantastic platform for future success. His foals have been outstanding types that have developed into impressive looking weanlings and we're eager to see his first yearlings go through the sale ring in early 2017.
We're also very much looking forward to the first foals of Bettor's Delight's richest Southern Hemisphere bred entire Gold Ace and are certain they'll be absolute stunners like him.
This season, we're also pleased to be able to offer breeders the frozen semen of superstar trotter Father Patrick, the 2013 US and Canadian 2YO Trotting Colt of the Year and 2014 US 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year, along with the leading sire of 2YO Trotters in NZ and Australia in 2015-16, Muscle Mass - sire of the first two runners home in the Harness Jewels 2YO Ruby, Custodian and Heavyweight Hero, along with Australian juvenile stars Illawong Byron and Illawong Shimmer.
Established stallions Live Or Die (sire of more than 1200 individual winners of over $58 million in stakes) and Muscles Yankee (the most successful Australasian Breeders Crown stallion with six winners of nine Finals) are also available in 2016-17 - the former through fresh/chilled semen and the later via frozen.
The Stud boasts first class facilities, its own full time veterinarian, an unrivalled 24 hour foal watch service and some of the most experienced and qualified staff in Australasia.
The farm itself spans 500 acres of mostly irrigated pasture – allowing us to provide an ideal environment for your mare and foal during their stay.