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 sires Falcon Seelster and Live Or Die.
Today it is home to a world class line-up of well credentialed pacing and trotting sires, with an exciting mix of new and proven stallions.
The past season saw a number of changes at Nevele R with the retirement of our grand elder statesman Live Or Die and the relocation of Changeover and Tintin In America, but we are very much looking to the future in 2017-18 with the addition of two phenomenally well-credentialled stallions in Always B Miki and Creatine to our sires ranks.
Always B Miki, who we are standing in Victoria in partnership with Alabar, is a North American cult hero and the fastest pacer of all time with a race-day mark of 1:46, while Creatine, who was a stakes race winner every season that he raced and in both North America and Europe, is the richest and fastest trotter ever to stand in the flesh down-under.
Both are superbly bred and great matches for the majority of the Australasian pacing and trotting broodmare populations.
We can't wait for the first Southern Hemisphere 2-year-olds by A Rocknroll Dance and Andover Hall to step out on the track this season, with the former getting off to a sensational start in North America with a slew of stakes race winners and 1:55 performers to date and the latter a proven, highly successful sire of juveniles, having produced the likes of the superstar youngsters Donato Hanover, Pampered Princess and Nuncio over the years.
We've been thrilled with the quality, as have breeders, of the first foals by former NZ 3YO Pacer of the Year and millionaire son of Bettor's Delight, Gold Ace. His foals and weanlings are outstanding types with terrific conformation and movement and we're looking forward to seeing how they develop as yearlings.
The coming season will also see the first foals of the superbly bred and performed trotter Father Patrick, along with the second commercial crop by Muscle Mass, whose 3-year-olds continued to impress in 2016-17.
Frozen semen for Changeover will still be available from Nevele R this season and we were thrilled to see one of our former on-farm favourites produce a Group 1 winning 2-year-old in New Zealand last season, with Dizzy Miss Lizzy's dominant victory in the 2YO Fillies Diamond making him the first and only Harness Jewels winner to produce a Harness Jewels winner.
The Stud boasts first class facilities, experienced veterinarians, an unrivalled 24 hour foal watch service and consistently has on-farm in foal rates of 90% or more.
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.