About

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

Established more than forty years ago, Nevele R has stood numerous champion stallions over the past four decades, including the likes of Holmes Hanover, Falcon Seelster and Live Or Die, as well as being home to New Zealand’s all-time greatest homebred sire, Christian Cullen for a number of seasons.

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 2021, we are proud to offer breeders a truly world class line-up of some of the best Northern and Southern Hemisphere pacing and trotting stallions available today.

In conjunction with Alabar Farms, we welcome the reigning New Zealand Harness Horse of the Year, Ultimate Sniper to our stallion ranks this breeding season.

The champion son of Bettor’s Delight became the first 4yo in 28 years to win a traditional Inter Dominion Series, after winning three heats and the Final in the space of two weeks, and won four Group 1 races all up, including both the NZ and Northern Derbies.

Ultimate Sniper stands at Alabar’s Australian farm.

Captaintreacherous’s greatest and richest son, Captain Crunch returns to our Prebbleton farm after serving full books on both sides of the Tasman last year and we’re looking forward to the arrival of his first Southern Hemisphere foals over the next few months.

2021 will also see the first foals on the ground by Marcoola, the New Zealand trotting all-comers record holder and the fastest ever trotting stallion on Australasian soil.

Our multiple Derby winner Vincent’s first crop yearlings made a huge impression at the 2021 Australasian Yearling Sales, with a Spreydon Lodge bred son selling for an incredible $215,000 – an Australasian record for a first season sire.

We can’t wait to see them make their racetrack debuts in 2022.

Boom young stallion Always B Miki has had a sensational start to his stud career in both hemispheres and not surprisingly is already fully booked down-under this season.

North America’s leading first season sire in 2020, Always B Miki’s debut US crop produced an incredible five 2-year-olds that earned over $200,000 in stakes, including the US 2YO Pacing Colt of the Year Perfect Sting.

In the Southern Hemisphere, as at early August 2021, he has already sired eight stakes performers, including the Group 1 winners The Miki Taker and Tricky Miki.

The well credentialled young trotting stallion Creatine has also made a terrific start to his stud career in both hemispheres, with his first crop North American 3-year-olds really hitting their stride of late, highlighted by his son Jujubee recently becoming just the third 3yo trotting colt in history to win in sub 1:50 when setting a new Meadowlands track record of 1:49 4/5ths, and Bluegrass Stakes winner Take All Comers qualifying for and finishing fifth in the $1,000,000 Hambletonian Final.

With his oldest Southern Hemisphere progeny 2-year-olds in 2021, he is already the sire of multiple winners in both New Zealand and Australia, and has a fantastic strike rate to date of 75% winners to starters.

Our flagship trotting stallion Father Patrick has really emerged as a siring powerhouse over the last few seasons in North America, producing two, $1,000,000+ earning US 3YO Trotting Colts of the Year, in Greenshoe and Amigo Volo, from his first two crops, whilst down-under he has already sired six Group race performers from his first crop of just 38 live foals (3yos in 2021), including the Group 1 winners Sangreal and Have No Fear.

He is undoubtedly one of world’s most commercial stallions, siring the most expensive standardbred yearling ever sold at public auction (US$1.1million) and the highest priced trotting yearling in Australian history ($170,000).

He was also the leading sire at the 2021 NZB Sale of Trotters, with his yearlings selling up to $120,000.

Trotting blue-blood and champion North American sire Andover Hall continued to make his presence felt from small numbers over the past season, with his 3yo Australian bred son Is That A Bid recording his second Group 1 win in the Vicbred Super Series Final back in December, and in New Zealand he was represented by the quality performers American Pride, Anditover, Andoverlov and Andy Hall.

The Australian market only stallion A Rocknroll Dance has enjoyed a great run across the Tasman in the last 12 months, with a steady stream of stakes winners, including the Group 1 winners Rock On Top and The Choreographer.

Our other solely Australian market stallion Ultimate Machete has a nice first crop of weanlings on the ground, with breeders impressed by their size, strength and attitude to date.

Offering first class facilities, skilled veterinarians 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 a spacious 450 plus acres of mostly irrigated and sheltered pasture, we can provide an ideal environment for your mare and foal during their stay.