Cambridge Stud Report Strong Early Support for Sword of State

Media Release - Wednesday July 6

Cambridge Stud have been buoyed by the early interest in their freshman sire Sword Of State ahead of the coming breeding season.

Sword of State is a new addition for Cambridge Stud this spring.

“It (interest) has been very good,” Cambridge Stud chief executive Henry Plumptre told Bensley.

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“We are very lucky that we have got some good shareholders in our two horses we have brought in from Europe – Hello Youmzain and Almanzor. A lot of them have taken a share in Sword Of State.

“There is quite a bit of Australian interest in the horse, which is fantastic. We have got three Australian shareholders that have taken a share in the horse and will be sending mares over.

“He is a hard horse not to like. He is a son of Snitzel, he was the fourth highest rated two-year-old of his year across Australasia, he is a beautiful type, and he has got a great temperament.

“We will be supporting him strongly - we will be sending 35 mares to him.”

Sword Of State won 6 of his 11 starts for trainer Jamie Richards, including the Gr.1 Sistema Stakes (1200m) and Gr.3 Waikato Slipper (1200m) on his way to being crowned Champion New Zealand Two-Year-Old.

Sword Of State will stand at Cambridge Stud this coming breeding season for a fee of $15,000+GST.

 

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