The first and only foal due this season by the clone stallion Cruising Arish has been born at Ireland’s Hartwell Stud.
The chestnut filly foal was born in June from the thoroughbred mare Fantale (Kings Theatre x Furry Baby / Furry Glen).
She is by Cruising Arish, one of the two clones of Cruising born in 2012. It was believed to be the first time a horse was cloned in Ireland.
The McCann family of Hartwell Stud in Co Kildare, who bred and owned the world-renowned show jumping sire, agreed to have DNA samples taken from the horse, who died last September at the age of 29.
Cruising Arish and Cruising Encore were available to breeders this season.
Hartwell Stud said: “As the traditional Irish Horse is sought after worldwide, it is hoped the two clones – Cruising Arish and Cruising Encore, holding 100% of Cruising’s genes will keep Ireland’s reputation of breeding world-class performance horses to the fore.”
Below is a video of Cruising Arish and Cruising Encore, filmed earlier this year.