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Mount Nelson to
shuttle to Australia

MOUNT NELSON, who is about to finish his first year of stallion duties at Newsells Park Stud, is to shuttle to Baerami Thoroughbreds in the Hunter Valley, Australia for this year's southern hemisphere covering season.

mountnelson winningthe Eclipse 2008

Newsells Park sire Mount Nelson

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  

It is the first time that Newsells Park has shuttled a stallion to Australia and Newsells manager Julian Dollar said: "We are delighted to have entered into a relationship with Paul Higgins and Baerami Thoroughbreds to stand Mount Nelson in Australia.

"By Rock of Gibraltar, he is a stunning looking horse with the most incredible movement. In covering a quality bookof almost 120 mares at Newsells Park this season, he has all the qualities to appeal to the Australian market."

The deal was brokered by Heritage Bloodstock between Baerami and Newsells Park Stud and he will stand at a fee of A$16,500.

Baerami principal Paul Higgins believes that Mount Nelson is "perfect for the Australian racing environment".

He added: "We are always reticent to get overly excited about the numerous shuttle prospects we are offered. There are so many more factors that need to be taken into account than the bald facts of racing form. Precociousness, racing styles, surface appreciation, physical attributes, pedigree suitability, durability all need to be analysed and on all of these fronts Mount Nelson fits the bill.

"We have had very good success with the progeny of shuttle stallions in the past because we have very strict guidelines of what attributes we look for in them & then how we can couple that together with the local broodmare population. For us, not standing a horse like Mount Nelson was never an option as we feel his credentials to suit Australia outweigh virtually every shuttle stallion coming this year."





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