About

Located in Canterbury, New Zealand, Nevele R Stud is one of the Southern Hemisphere’s foremost standardbred breeding farms.

Founded in 1973, Nevele R has been home to numerous champion stallions over the past five decades, including the premiership winning stallions Holmes HanoverFalcon Seelster and Live Or Die, and for a number of seasons was also home to New Zealand’s greatest domestically bred sire, Christian Cullen.

From the outset, the stud has been at the forefront of breeding advances, from A.I. through to the use of frozen semen and embryo transfers.

In 2022, we are proud to offer breeders an outstanding line-up of some of the best Northern and Southern Hemisphere stallions available today.

An exciting addition to our on farm stallions ranks this coming breeding season is the 15-time Group 1 winning and two-time New Zealand Harness Horse of the Year Lazarus, who will stand at Nevele R in partnership with Alabar.

Lazarus is off to a wonderful start with his first crop in North America, and as at the end of July he is fourth on the 2YO Pacing Sires Premiership, with his standout performer to date the New Jersey Sires Stakes Final winner and 1:50 pacer Voukefalas.

His first Southern Hemisphere crop of yearlings sold extremely in New Zealand earlier in the year, with a colt selling for $220,000 at Karaka – an Australasian record for a first season stallion, and his progeny averaging over $55,000 at the Christchurch sale.

The US 2YO Pacer of the Year Captain Crunch will be standing his third Southern Hemisphere season in 2022 and we’ve been thrilled with both the books that he’s received to date and the response to his first crop of weanlings.

He was the leading sire by average at the recent New Zealand weanling sale and was the sire of both the highest priced filly and colt at the sale.

Captain Crunch relocates to Alabar Australia this season, and will stand alongside Always B Miki, Vincent and Ultimate Sniper.

Always B Miki has stamped himself as one of the best sires in both hemispheres over the past two seasons and enjoyed strong yearling sales results in New Zealand in 2022 with his progeny averaging over $66,000 at Karaka and $53,318 at Canterbury Agricultural Park.

In the Northern Hemisphere, he was the sire of three US Dan Patch Award winners in 2021 and to date down-under he is the sire of 20 stakes performers, including the Group 1 winners Franco Indie, The Miki Taker and Tricky Miki.

Vincent’s first crop of 2-year-olds have impressed in 2022, with the dual Derby winner producing five stakes performers as at mid-July, including the Group 2 Sapling Stakes winner Vinke B and the runner-up Wish Me Luck.

He is currently third on the NZ 2YO Pacing Sires Premiership – behind only Bettor’s Delight and Art Major.

This Spring we’re also looking forward to seeing the first foals of the Inter Dominion winner and 2020 NZ Harness Horse of the Year, Ultimate Sniper.

In terms of our trotting stallions, Father Patrick is continuing to build an excellent record down-under, with five Group 1 winners and an incredible 25% of his starters to date stakes performers.

He is currently the leading sire of 2-year-old trotters in both New Zealand and Australia in 2022 – with his best juveniles so far this season, the unbeaten stakes winning fillies High Energy and Valerie Lane.

Marcoola, Sundon’s fastest and richest entire son, is our other trotting stallion available to New Zealand breeders. He stands his third season at stud in 2022.

Offering first class facilities, skilled veterinarians and staff, and a 24-hour foal watch service, Nevele R offers breeders the best possible chance of getting a live, healthy foal and your mare back in foal, with consistently high on-farm in foal rates season after season.

With the farm spanning 450 acres of mostly irrigated and sheltered pasture, we can provide an ideal environment for your mare and foal during their stay.