Astek Stud is very excited to have imported a very special new stallion to New Zealand, Cornet’s Air (Cornet Obolensky – Dark Air x Diarado). He is tall, dark and outstandingly handsome, with a veritable roll-call of legends in his pedigree.
A 3yo Holsteiner, 17hh EST he will be the first son of his fabulous father to stand in Australasia. Cornet Obolensky (Clinton x Heartbreaker) is currently number four in the world, represented by an ever-growing host of champion sons, daughters and grandchildren. Four of his offspring were at WEG, making him the third most represented jumping sire of the competition, and one of them (Clooney) took home individual silver.
Cornet’s Air was bred by Gerd Küst in Pinneberg and his dam line is also extraordinary and worthy of much attention. Dark Air, who is a half-sister of the approved stallion Quiwi Dream (Quidam de Revel) through her dam, Panam Air (Contender – I Landadel x Ramiro Z). Quiwi Dream, won the Youngster Cup Final at Aachen in 2013 but died from an airway infection last year. Dark Air’s sire, Diarado, was a winner of the Neumünster licensing in 2007, and her dam, Panam Air, is a really special mare, through her and her grandson Cornet’s Air, the blood of the mighty Ramiro Z, sire of Astek’s other foundation stallion, Ramirez (Ramiro Z x Roberto).
Cornet’s Air is a very dark bay and entirely free of the genetic red factor, meaning he can’t produce a chestnut foal!
“Having the chance to bring Cornet’s Air to New Zealand is the epitome of my career as a horse breeder. It’s very exciting – and life is meant to be exciting!” Sue Fowler
Astek Stud Ltd
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