Vale ZEBEDEE, a ground breaking sire and beautiful character
It is with a heavy heart that Cornerstone said goodbye to their beautiful, grey stallion ZEBEDEE on Thursday 17th October.
Sam Hayes made the decision to suspend ZEBEDEE from stud duties following an awkward dismount from a mare in late September. Regrettably, that dismount appears to have aggravated a previously undiagnosed level of ataxia and ZEBEDEE had regressed quite noticeably in the last two weeks, losing his full range of motion and some control in his hindquarter.
ZEBEDEE has been laid to rest alongside HUSSONET in the grounds of iconic Cornerstone Stud and his departure leaves sad hollow in the heart of the Barossa thoroughbred industry.
ZEBEDEE, an 11yo son of INVINCIBLE SPIRIT leaves behind a legacy of 277 individual winners and 10 Stakes Winners that include Coolmore’s exciting 1st season sire IVAWOOD that arose from a 1st NH crop of 32 individual 2yo winners. His 1st crop of Southern Hemisphere gallopers have just turned three and trainers across Australia are taking notice of their performances.
“I am extremely grateful for the support that ZEBEDEE received from breeders both here in South Australia and also across the country since his arrival in 2015 from Tally Ho Stud in Ireland” said Sam Hayes. “Zebedee was a beautiful stallion, with a wonderful character and placid demeanour. He was a farm favourite and his early departure has certainly been felt by those that worked alongside him on a daily basis.”