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Nashmiah - Lingfield - 21.03.2009

Nashmiah: got Elusive City's first three-year-old crop off to a flyer

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Elusive City and Iffraaj to shuttle to Haunui again

ELUSIVE CITY and Iffraaj will shuttle to Haunui Farm in Auckland, New Zealand, for the 2009 southern-hemisphere breeding season.

Having originally been retired to Trelawney Stud in New Zealand in 2004, and moved to Haunui in 2006, last year's European champion first-season sire Elusive City will be embarking on his sixth consecutive covering season in the country.

Iffraaj joined Elusive City on the Haunui roster in 2007, and repeated the journey last year. The pair stand alongside the 11-year-old Zabeel horse Don Eduardo.

While the 2009 southern-hemisphere stud fees for Iffraaj and Elusive City will remain unchanged at NZ$12,000 and NZ$8,000 respectively, the fee for Don Eduardo has been dropped from NZ$10,000 to NZ$7,000.

The first northern-hemisphere crop of three-year-olds sired by Irish National Stud resident Elusive City, a son of Elusive Quality, got off to a flying start earlier this month when his daughter Nashmiah was an impressive winner of the Listed Spring Cup at Lingfield.

Iffraaj, a triple Group 2-winning son of Zafonic who stands at Kildangan Stud, has his first northern-hemisphere bred crop of yearlings in 2009.







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