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Dalacine Stud is owned by relative newcomer to the industry, local Palmerston North pharmacist Grant Irvine. Grant Irvine has been a very successful breeder of Charolais cattle and is looking forward to the challenge presented by the thoroughbred industry. "I am really excited at the prospect of breeding my mares to Gone For Real" says Grant Irvine. "It is rare to find a horse that can upgrade his mares to the extent that Gone For Real has, his AEI/CI figures place him second only to Danehill and well ahead of sires such as Cape Cross, Stravinsky and Red Ransom amongst Northern Hemisphere shuttle sires familiar to local breeders.

Those breeders wanting to breed to an affordable proven sire should take notice of this impeccably bred stallion" continues Grant. "At a time when proven sires are being priced at unprecedented levels it is reassuring for breeders to know that they can access a horse such as Gone For Real for only $3500 plus GST this season" says Grant Irvine.

"The interest and support for foundation sire Gone For Real in the Central Districts has prompted me to secure a second stallion for Dalacine Stud" says stud owner Grant Irvine. "The Central Districts is undergoing a revival and is in need of quality proven sires at service fees accessible to all breeders. In Helmsman we have a stallion who should fulfill all the criteria that breeders are looking for".