Lazarus is on his way to New Zealand

16 August 2021

Release from Alabar (NZ) Ltd.

Lazarus is on his way and is due to land in New Zealand on Wednesday morning, 18 August.

“We’re really looking forward to getting him settled in and getting on with the breeding season – his first one based in New Zealand,” says Alabar NZ ‘s Graeme Henley.

Monday 13 September will be the first day that his semen will be available.

“We’re looking at limiting his book to approx. 100 mares in New Zealand this season – the bookings have been pleasing and we’re on track to achieve this number.”

Please contact Graeme if you are considering breeding to Lazarus. Alabar will reserve a space for you and include you in the Lazarus information updates.

Lazarus has just completed another successful season in North America with really good numbers and fertility results.

He will be based in Auckland this season. With the moderate climate and getting fresh semen around New Zealand in a 6-8 hour window (as opposed to a 36 hour one as previous), Alabar can see no reason why he can’t match here what he’s achieving in North America. “Being conservative should allow us to send a double-dose each time semen is ordered,” says Graeme. “Being transparent will mean we won’t be wasting your time and money.”

Lazarus’ first North American yearlings (of which there are 86) are due to start selling shortly.

His first one goes through the Goshen Yearling Sale on 13 September.  It’s a colt (named Laz To First) and is sure to attract a lot of attention being out of The Summer Wind – a 1:50f, $356,281 winning daughter of Rocknroll Hanover.

Lazarus will also have strong consignments at the sales at Lexington (starting 5 October) and Harrisburg (starting 8 November). These yearlings, New Jersey eligible and out of some of the best mares in North America, are expected to sell extremely well – surely enhancing the value of his New Zealand bred progeny.

By the time the foals bred this New Zealand season are selling as yearlings, Lazarus will have had two glamour crops race in North America – if these crops succeed, the appetite for his progeny here will be fuelled exponentially.

“We’re thrilled to stand Lazarus in New Zealand for the first time,” says Graeme. “We see it as a tremendous opportunity for New Zealand breeders.”