Lennytheshark nosing out Smolda and Lazarus in his famous Miracle Mile win. Photo: Ashlea Brennan.
Recently-retired star pacer Lennytheshark was announced on Tuesday as being part of the stellar Victoria-based Empire Stallions lineup for the upcoming breeding season.
But Empire head David James has confirmed the son of Four Starzzz Shark, who famously defeated Kiwi stars Lazarus and Smolda in a stirring 2017 Miracle Mile, who not be available to New Zealand breeders.
“The only stallions from our line-up available in New Zealand are Betting Line, Captaintreacherous, Rocknroll Hanover and Well Said,” said James.
Betting Line is the only one that will be shipped fresh and chilled, the other three all frozen options.
Official promotional material for as-yet-unannounced sire Fear The Dragon appeared in a New Zealand stallion guide this week, but would not be available, according to James.
The other sires on Empire’s line-up are Four Starzzz Shark, recently-announced rookie Huntsville, Modern Art, Pet Rock and Village Jolt.