Dubai Excellence in stud mix-up :: Yahoo! News
In a case of mistaken equine identify, one of the world's top stallions earmarked for stud in Australia was sent from England to a farm in Ukraine, and a lesser known steed came to Australia in his place.There's an opportunity cost story in there somewhere.
The thoroughbred ID mix-up lasted six months, with the unknown stallion booking about A$320,000 (US$250,000) worth of services for the upcoming breeding season. Dubai Excellence, a half-brother of world champion Dubai Millennium, was bought by the West Australian Turf Club chairman Ted van Heemst, who in turn sold about 80 services to mares at almost A$4,000 each.