Cambridge Stud’s new owners have made a significant move into the stallion market with a 50% interest in Group 1 winner Embellish (NZ).
The Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards-trained Savabeel colt’s stallion profile was given a major boost in November when he triumphed in the New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton.
Te Akau principal David Ellis confirmed Embellish will be raced by current owners the Te Akau 2016 Breeding Syndicate with the Lindsays before his retirement to Cambridge Stud. “He is a magnificent colt and was an absolute stand-out from the day I first set eyes on him,” Ellis said.
He was a $775,000 purchase for Ellis at the 2016 NZB Premier Sale. “I was determined to buy him and at the time he was the highest priced lot ever sold by Waikato Stud. That’s no surprise as he was a magnificent individual that I could see evolving into a top-class racehorse.
Embellish is a brother to the Group 1 winner Diademe (NZ) and his pedigree also features Group 1 sprint winner Sacred Star (Flying Spur).
He will make his next appearance in the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie on January 27. “It’s so important to keep quality horses like Embellish in New Zealand and for people to see them perform at the highest level on the racetrack and then to have them stand at stud,” Ellis said.
“It is exciting to have this joint venture with Brendan and Jo Lindsay, who are already making a massive contribution to our industry and will continue to do so in the years ahead through their ownership of Cambridge Stud.”