Ultra’s Buckley explains surrogate mare claims
Ultra Thoroughbreds principal Sean Buckley has hit back at claims his breeding operation contravened Australian Stud Book rules by using artificial insemination and embryo transfers to surrogate mares. Strikeline (Desert Sun), the dam of Nature Strip (Nicconi), and Miss Andretti (Ihtiram) were named as the mares used in the scheme, which is believed to have seen foals born out of the duo by Addictive Nature (Savabeel).
Reportedly, Buckley allowed the two mares to be sent to Western Australia in late 2019 to participate in a nationally recognised artificial insemination program, which he hoped would help them be able to conceive naturally and carry to full term in the future. “On the allegations, as best I can understand them from the media, I fail to see what the issue is,” Buckley told Racing.com. “The progeny of the two mares born in 2020 were not, and were never going to be, registered. A process was undertaken in 2019 in an attempt to improve their chances of naturally conceiving and carrying pregnancies to terms in subsequent years, in a manner compliant with Stud Book rules. I intend to cooperate fully with any inquiry, but until we have received from RV what matters they are inquiring into, I am really unable to comment further.”
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