New Zealand Farm Purchases Generous

New Zealand stud Glenmorgan Farm, which has shuttled Generous from Japan the past two years, has purchased the stallion from the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association (JBBA).

The Epsom Derby winner will stand this year in New Zealand and then become the country's first "reverse shuttler." A few horses do this trip from Australia, like Octagonal, Flying Spur and Danzero, but unlike Generous they were, and their progeny are, unproven in European conditions.

He will stand in New Zealand for the same fee as last year, $27,500, about $12,000 U.S. Generous has sired 30 stakes winners

Generous began stud duties at Banstead Manor Stud in England in 1992. He was purchased by the JBBA in 1996. He has 65 foals in his first New Zealand-bred crop and covered 91 mares there last year. The New Zealand breeding season begins next week.

"In recent months interest from major European stud farms in purchasing Generous had increased and a number of significant offers had been made to the JBBA," said Glenmorgan owner Brett Jenkins. "That came about because of the success of his progeny in Europe and the U.S. and the group one wins of his outstanding half-sister Imagine.

"Glenmorgan has received a number of significant proposals from leading Northern Hemisphere breeding operations who wish to secure the services of Generous on a long term reverse shuttle contract."