Nevele R Stud is one of the Southern Hemisphere’s best known standardbred breeding farms and is located in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Established in 1973 by Canterbury property developer Wayne Francis and Tasmanian bloodstock agent Bob McArdle, Nevele R Stud has been has been home to many world class 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 home grown stallion, Christian Cullen, who topped the New Zealand sires table five times in his stud career.

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

In 2024, we are proud to offer breeders an outstanding line-up of some of the best Northern and Southern Hemisphere stallions available today.

The coming 2024 breeding season sees the addition to the studʻs stallion ranks of the most exciting trotting stallion to have ever shuttled to the Southern Hemisphere, Tactical Approach.

Standing at Alabar Australia, he will be the first ever US Trotter of the Year to physically stand in the flesh down-under.

He was the richest trotter in North America in 2023, winning over $1.5 million in stakes.

By North Americaʻs hottest young trotting sire Tactical Landing, Tactical Approach is the first 3-year-old since Muscle Hill to win the Hambletonian, Kentucky Futurity and Breeders Crown in the same season.

Regally bred on his maternal side, he is a half-brother to the millionaire square-gaiter Double Deceiver, while his grandam was a Hambletonian Oaks winning Canadian 3YO Trotting Filly of the Year.

Creatine, Father Patrick and Marcoola round out Nevele Rʻs trotting sires complement in 2024.

Creatine continues to be one of the best value trotting stallions available down-under, with 73% winners to starters, and a very healthy 8.6% stakes winners to starters in the Southern Hemisphere as at the beginning of July 2024.

He is leaving horses the calibre of the 2023 Victoria Trotters Oaks and Need For Speed Princess Final winner Shes Ruby Roo, recent Matriarch Trot winner Virginia Clowers, and the 2024 Group 1 Sumthingaboutmaori Mares Free For All runner-up Lady Adelia.

In North America, Creatine has produced the likes of the 2021 US Trotter of the Year, Jujubee – the only 3yo trotting colt in history to record multiple sub 1:50 wins; as well as the multiple stakes winner and $800,000+ earner Take All Comers.

Father Patrick has been New Zealandʻs leading sire of 2-year-old trotters for the past two seasons and looks to have a strong hand again this year, having sired the first four runners home in the Group 3 Young Guns 2YO Trotters Final.

Last season also saw him place third on the Australian 2YO Trotting Sires Table and fourth on the Australian All-Age Sires List, with the 2023 Inter Dominion Final and Great Southern Star Final runner-up Mufasa Metro his most high profile progeny across the Tasman last season.

Father Patrick currently also has a strong crop of 3-year-old trotters in North America this season with his lightly raced son Highland Kismet, the winner of the recent Goodtimes Final, a leading contender for this yearʻs Hambletonian.

Both Father Patrick and Creatine are available via frozen semen.

Our on-farm trotting sire Marcoolaʻs oldest progeny are 2-year-olds this season and the three-time Group 1 winner has already sired a trial winner in Senior Constable Liz.

With some nice types on the ground, we look forward to seeing them stepping out on race-day as more 2-year-old trotting races get underway later in the season.

Lazarus returns to stand his third season at the studʻs Prebbleton farm.

With his oldest Southern Hemisphere crop just three in 2024, he is already the sire of the smart Group 1 winner Nathan Street – the fastest male juvenile pacer in Australia last season with a mark of 1:50.5, the WA Group 2 winner Grevis, and in New Zealand, from small numbers, the talented Harness Million 3YO Final place-getter Jeremiah.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the two-time New Jersey Sires Stakes champion Voukefalas continues to be his flag bearer, with the 4-year-old stallion taking out the $230,000 Graduate Series Final at The Meadowlands in July, in a career best time of 1:47.6.

Voukefalas has now won 11 races and over $900,000 in stakes.

The 2022 US and Canadian 3YO Pacing Colt of the Year Pebble Beach returns to Alabar Australia for his second season down-under after serving a good book of mares in his debut season in 2023.

The only male pacer in history to have paced sub 1:49 times at both two and three years of age, Pebble Beach won both the North America Cup and the Breeders Crown Final as a 3-year-old and fashioned an elite overall record of finishing first or second in 25 of his 29 lifetime starts.

Always B Mikiʻs results speak for themselves and he is undisputably one of the worldʻs leading pacing stallions.

He is the sire of eight individual Group 1 winners down-under, including the 2024 Queen Elizabeth II Mile winner Aardieʻs Express and Diamond Creek Farm 2YO Classic winner Rubira.

Always B Mikiʻs North American record is nothing short of phenomenal, with the stallion leaving the winners of seven Breeders Crown Finals, along with seven Dan Patch Award winners, from his first three crops.

Captain Crunch
has got off to a great start in both hemispheres with his first North American crop producing the Breeders Crown winner and $500,000+ earner Gem Quality, while in the Southern Hemisphere, with his oldest crop just 2-year-olds in 2024, he has already sired six stakes horses.

His New Zealand stats are particularly impressive, with the 2018 US 2YO Pacing Colt of the Year having sired five stakes performers from just 12 starters as at early July, including the Group 1 NZ Welcome Stakes runner-up Malakai.

As at July 9, he is the sire of 14 individual Australasian 2-year-old winners.

Vincent has compiled a strong record at stud to date, with the son of Art Major siring 110 winners from his first two crops (now 4 and 3), five $100,000+ earners and 10 stakes winners, including the likes of the Group 2 winner and multiple Group 1 place-getter Sherlock.

With  just two crops of racing age to date, Ultimate Machete has quickly made his mark at stud, siring the stakes winners Smooth Machete and Miss Idaho, and the Group 1 place-getters Ultimate Racy Girl and Miss Hepburn from his first crop, along with the 2024 Redcliffe Yearling Sales Series 2YO Final winner Sinabun from his second.

He stands at Cobbitty Farm, NSW and is again available to New Zealand breeders in 2024.

The 2020 New Zealand Harness Horse of the Year, Ultimate Sniper, whose first foals are yearlings this season, completes the stallion line-up.

Nevele R offers breeders first class facilities, spacious and well irrigated paddocks for mares and foals, skilled veterinarians and staff, and a 24-hour foal watch service.

We provide clients with the best chance possible of getting a live, healthy foal, and an in foal mare, with consistently high on-farm in foal rates season after season.