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Elusive Quality To Head Darley Hunter Roster
At Aberdeen in the NSW Hunter Valley, Darley announced Elusive Quality will now lead its team of shuttle stallions for the abridged 2007 breeding season, along with Dubai Destination, Exceed And Excel, Grandera, Noverre, Tiger Hill & Tobougg. However "returning directly to the US from quarantine are Bernardini, Consolidator, E Dubai & Henny Hughes", while Cape Cross, Country Reel, Dubawi, Librettist, Refuse To Bend & Shamardal "will return directly to Europe". Darley's Australian general manager Oliver Tait commented: "It is unfortunate that circumstances have prevented us from standing all of our stallions this season. However we have a great roster of 12 stallions that will accommodate a wide range of our clients' mares." On a potential release date from Sydney's Eastern Creek quarantine facility for Darley's Huinter-bound stallions, Tait added: "We are hopeful it will be early next week. The Zoning Plan took effect on Friday, allowing the movement of mares to stallions within the Hunter Valley, so we're keen to give our clients access to the shuttle stallions as soon as possible."