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.
This coming season we're proud to offer what we consider is a select line-up of some of the best pacing and trotting stallions available in the world today.
A welcome new addition to our stallion ranks in 2018 is Vincent, a stunning, record breaking son of Art Major, who we are standing in partnership with Alabar. Poised to be Australasia's next superstar, before injury prematurely curtailed his career, Vincent won 16 of his 19 starts, including four at Group 1 level, and is Australasia's fastest ever 3YO.
On pedigree and type he is a terrific match for a wide variety of broodmares, especially Bettor's Delight and Direct Scooter line mares.
Over the past 12 months, A Rocknroll Dance has emerged as one of harness racing's hottest young sires, with a sensational first season in North America in 2017 and a very encouraging start to his down-under career in the past few months.
Not only was A Rocknroll Dance the leading North American first season sire last year, he was also the third leading sire of 2-year-old pacers overall and the sire of the US 2YO Pacing Colt of the Year, Lost In Time. In Australasia, he has already left the smart Western Australian Group 1 winner Its Rock And Roll, along with the classy New Zealand filly Miss Streisand.
The early signs are good too for the two-time US Trotting Colt of the Year Father Patrick to have a similarly spectacular start to his siring career in the Northern Hemisphere, with his progeny dominating the early 2YO qualifying races to date.
We're eagerly anticipating the arrival of the first Southern Hemisphere foals by the US Horse of the Year Always B Miki and the multi-millionaire trotter Creatine, with their North American progeny looking outstanding types. Both received strong support from breeders last year and will have good sized first crops on the ground.
We're also looking forward to seeing the first 2-year-olds by the six-time Group 1 winner Gold Ace on the racetracks this coming season. The feedback on this young son of Bettor's Delight has been very positive and he served more mares last season than in his previous two at stud.
The two proven trotting stallions Andover Hall and Muscle Mass have continued to enjoy success at the highest level in the past year with the former siring the 2017 Hambletonian winner Perfect Spirit, and the latter siring numerous Grand Circuit winning juveniles and finishing 2017 as one of North America's top sires of 2-year-old trotters.
Down-under, Andover Hall's progeny have been highly sought after at the Yearling Sales and he was represented recently by his first Southern Hemisphere bred winner, Quick Andover, who was a stunning 25m winner at Maryborough.
Muscle Mass has continued his incredible Australasian strike rate with 83% winners to starters in both New Zealand and Australia this season and with just the one crop racing finishes the season as New Zealand's leading sire of 4-year-old trotters.
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.