United States-bred stallion DREAM VACATION will again be available to New Zealand breeders this season through Haras des Trotteurs.
The son of Pine Chip raced and began his stud career in the US, where he stood for five seasons before moving to Sweden.
Dream Vacation produced 265 winners in that time, with 43 in the sub-1:55 bracket and seven running sub-1:53.
The NZ-bred Stent has been the stand-out of his Southern Hemisphere crops.
Stent (1:54.5, 30 wins, $1.13m) took out the 2014 group 1 NZ Trotting Free-For-All, 2015 group 1 NZ Trotting Championship and 2015 group 1 Rowe Cup.
Then in Australia, Stent had the outstanding record of seven wins and two seconds from nine starts, with his victories including the 2014 and 2015 group 1 Australian Grand Prix, and 2014 and 2015 group 1 Great Southern Star.
Dream Vacation had his first NZ-bred foal in 2006 and since then has left 69 individual winners.
He had his first Australasian-bred foal in 2002 – Dougie (1:57.5, 18 wins).
He has only ever had a handful of foals in Australia in any one season – resulting in 47 offspring for 33 winners from 30 starters.
They include group 1 winner Glenferrie Dream (1:52.8, 31 wins) and group 1-placed Lord Liam (32 wins).